Inspire and Educate Your Audience
Elevate the hearts, minds, and souls of learners, professionals, and students
Share a profound experience that changes the way people see the world and their place in it.
Due's presentations are often rated by attendees as one of the most compelling and memorable sessions in the many conferences and programs where she has spoken.
A sample of powerful Calm Clarity presentations
Three Critical Skills to Navigate Crises:
Re-center Your Body, Re-set Your Mind, Re-connect to a Greater Purpose
What physiological changes do crises trigger in the human brain and body that make it even more challenging for people to be calm, think clearly, and collaborate effectively? What can we do to counteract these changes to restore optimal functioning and prevent prolonged stress from wearing down our bodies and fogging up our minds?
This experiential session sheds light on the impact of stress and adversity on the brain, so you are able to recognize these patterns in yourself and your team and understand the importance of investing in self-care as a critical component of a leader's daily routine. In addition, you will learn how to exercise and train your brain using various mindfulness techniques to enhance resilience, mental agility and clarity, connection, and collaboration so you can more effectively navigate and steer your organization through the crises that inevitably arise.
Recognize how stress impacts the brain in ways that negatively affect how people feel, think, interact, and make decisions
Use mindfulness practices to optimize your brain functioning and develop resilience, mental agility and clarity, and connection, and collaboration
Harness your inner wisdom and strength to rise to the toughest of challenges
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness:
Experience how mindfulness alters your brain
Do you ever ask yourself "am I doing this right?" when you practice mindfulness? Fortunately, contemplative neuroscience has shed light on what happens in the brain during mindfulness practices in ways that can help you answer this question and practice mindfulness with more confidence and effectiveness.
This workshop will help you understand and experience how mindfulness meditations "work out" different brain systems and empower you to reap the benefits of a regular meditation practice.
Understand how mindfulness meditations create changes in the brain
Learn the 4 main brain systems enhanced by mindfulness meditations: the attention system, the meta-awareness system, the resilience system, the connection system
Experience how various types of mindfulness practices activate each system so that you can more effectively guide yourself and others to meditate
The Neuroscience of Inclusion:
How to Mindfully Steer Brain Activation to Develop Inclusive Leadership
How does your brain activity affect the people around you and your organization? Furthermore, what differentiates the brain of an inclusive leader and how does their brain activity affect the people with whom they work?
In this experiential session, you will gain a visceral understanding of why inclusion is vital to outstanding performance at the individual and organizational level. You will learn about the impact of exclusion on the human brain, how it impairs the functioning of key neural networks that support our capacity for emotional intelligence, collaboration, creativity, and innovation, and how this impairment can become contagious. You will also learn how inclusion improves the functioning of these key neural networks and how intentionally developing and strengthening these neural networks builds the capacity for inclusive leadership. In addition, you will learn and practice mindfulness techniques to activate and “exercise” these neural networks so you can more effectively create inclusive spaces and facilitate inclusive conversations.
Understand how to connect exclusion and inclusion to three primary patterns of brain activation.
Use insights from neuroscience and mindfulness to shift your own pattern of brain activation by building up the brain systems that support emotional intelligence and inclusive leadership
Intentionally harness the contagiousness of your own brain pattern to foster an inclusive environment for growth and collaboration
The Neuroscience of Wisdom:
How Mindfulness Builds the Neural Networks for Emotional Intelligence
Are widespread beliefs that emotions negatively impact reasoning and decision-making true? Is our ability to reason separated from or intertwined with the "emotional brain"? How can insights from neuroscience help us understand and harness the wisdom of our emotions?
The purpose of this session is to provide a deeper understanding of emotional intelligence by synthesizing research on the brain systems that correspond to processing emotions, empathy, and decision-making. Experiential exercises will bring these insights from neuroscience to life to give you a visceral understanding of how emotions are vital to cognition and the development of wisdom. You will also learn and practice mindfulness techniques to enhance and build the neural networks that correspond to emotional intelligence.
Improve self-awareness by learning how to connect emotions, urges, and impulses to three primary patterns of brain activation
Use mindfulness techniques to center yourself and shift into the pattern of brain activation that enhances wisdom and intuition
Learn how to intentionally guide brain activation through interpersonal interactions to strengthen connection, empathy, compassion, and collaboration
The Neuroscience of Anxiety:
How to Manage Uncertainty & Stress
During the pandemic, anxiety skyrocketed around the world among all age groups, all occupations, and all management levels. How have you navigated these anxious times? What more can be done to heal?
In this session, you’ll gain insight into how anxiety impacts the human brain. You’ll also discover practical techniques to improve your own brain functioning to make more effective decisions in the midst of uncertainty, stress and adversity.
Understand and befriend the biological role of anxiety and how it manifests physiologically, emotionally, and mentally
Learn science-based techniques to manage anxiety by shifting our physiological state, emotional state, and mental state
Gain a toolkit to harness anxiety that equips you and your clients to more effectively handle adversity and overcome challenges
A Mind-Hacker's Guide to Healing Addiction and Trauma
What insights from mindfulness and neuroscience can guide people on the journey to recovery? How can mindfulness enhance our awareness of patterns that hold us back and empower us to break these patterns?
In this experiential session, Due Quach sheds light how experiences of trauma increases vulnerability to addiction, which often results from turning to self-medication as a coping mechanism. She also shares lessons and techniques from her journey of combining neuroscience and mindfulness to heal the long-term effects of poverty and trauma in herself and in communities experiencing great adversity.
Understand how acknowledging and healing trauma is an important part of the path to recovery
Apply a simple, easy-to-remember framework to recognize and re-wire neurobiological mechanisms that underlie urges and impulses related to addiction
Learn techniques and practices to strengthen the neural networks that enable people to replace unhealthy coping behaviors with strategies that support well-being
"Understanding a bit of the neuroscience behind how our brains process social rejection, and the pattern that we then carry into our lives, is a great neutral primer for taking on info about DEI issues. Without this primer, there is a high degree of resistance, apathy or defensiveness in audiences learning about DEI issues. I'm using this info to help me prime my audience for the DEI training materials I'm creating. I'm also using the info personally in my own growth."
—Alyssa Hand, e-Learning Trainer, MOM's Organic Market"
"This was extremely well structured and shows the clear and research-supported individual and societal benefits of living mindfully, especially in a world that frequently brings out reactive and exclusionary us-and-them attitudes and behaviours in us. The model Quach presents is elegant and shows concretely and practically the path to integrating mindfulness and compassion in our everyday challenges and encounters, be they in the workplace or elsewhere. Bravo and thank you!"
—Dr. Meagan Daley, PhD, psychologist and professor, Clinique de Psychologie et d'Insomnie, Quebec, Canada
"Due Quach provides a compelling and thought-provoking approach that enables leaders and their teams to gain a better understanding of what is happening inside the mind. Her engaging manner and personal story grab a hold of you. The big takeaway is a framework that can easily lead to greater understanding and success in personal interactions."
—Bernard Dagenais, President & CEO, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce