Who We Are
Calm Clarity's mission is to improve collective well-being and develop inclusive leaders. Our innovative programs combine neuroscience and mindfulness to calm anxiety, heal trauma, deconstruct unconscious bias, and develop inclusive leadership skills.
Our work is inspired by a vision of a world where all human beings and communities thrive and face challenges using Brain 3.0. To make this vision a reality, we are working to close disparities in mental health by addressing how challenges experienced by marginalized groups, such as poverty, racism, and community violence, impact the brain.
Our Efforts to Strengthen Brain 3.0
Brain 3.0 is a state of brain optimization that enables people to:
realize their full potential and manifest a greater vision and purpose
embody their core values and aspirations
navigate challenges and crises
counteract unconscious biases
- heal trauma and change limiting patterns
master their urges and impulses.
We provide training, consulting, and other resources to guide people and organizations to develop and strengthen neural networks of Brain 3.0. We also guide leaders and organizations to harness and use Brain 3.0 to inclusively co-create transformation at the individual, organizational, community, and systemic levels that move us towards collective well-being, prosperity, and flourishing.
Our Non-Profit Initiatives
Since our first programs in 2013, we have supported diverse groups facing financial hardship and adversity to develop and strengthen Brain 3.0. The support we provide enables them to more readily navigate obstacles, improve their lives, and positively impact their community.
Currently, to address disparities in mental health, we are expanding access to our high-quality mental health resources. We are building a digital platform, a peer mentoring and support program, and a community healing program to support more people to improve their well-being.
Funding for our non-profit programs comes from donations, the Calm Clarity book and cards, our courses, and our speaking, training, and consulting engagements. Our donors and clients enable us to share the benefits of Calm Clarity with first-generation college students and schools, non-profit organizations, and workforce development programs serving low-income communities.
Access - we support marginalized groups who are often ignored by premium training and development services.
Inclusion - we welcome people from all socioeconomic backgrounds and identities.
Wisdom - we help people tune in, listen to, and follow their inner compass.
Growth - we nurture transformation and healing by strengthening the neural networks of Brain 3.0.
Integrity - we practice what we preach by embodying Brain 3.0.
Experimentation - we creatively generate ideas, thoughtfully pilot programs, and continuously improve what we do.
Collaboration - we invite volunteers and organizations to co-create ways to shift into Brain 3.0.
Resourcefulness - we embrace a human-centered, lean, and agile approach to building and running the organization.
Author, Founder and CEO
Due Quach (pronounced ‘Zway Kwok’) is an inspiring social entrepreneur and the author of Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment and Joy, one of Fast Company’s best business books of 2018. Her social enterprise, also named Calm Clarity, uses neuroscience and mindfulness to guide organizations and individuals to address unconscious bias, develop genuine inclusion and inclusive leadership, and nurture healing and integration.
Having started life in poverty as a refugee in inner-city Philadelphia, Due turned to neuroscience to heal the long-term effects of trauma, graduate from Harvard College and the Wharton School of Business, and build a successful international business career. Due’s powerful story is featured in The Portal, a beautiful documentary film about meditation as a portal for healing and transformation.
After her autobiographical essay, “Poor and Traumatized at Harvard,” became a viral sensation, she collaborated with student leaders to start a grassroots organization, the Collective Success Network, to mentor, support, and empower low-income, first-generation college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers.
Due draws from her leadership in building social ventures, international business experience, in-depth understanding of neuroscience and mindfulness, and personal success in transcending unconscious bias and exclusion to provide guidance on how to harness the transformative power of Brain 3.0. to build high-performing, inclusive, and diverse organizations. Through her consulting work, she supports clients to design systems and processes that enable people to bring their full selves to work, embody the highest expression of who they are, and collaborate to fulfill the organization’s greater vision and purpose.