Who We Are
Calm Clarity's mission is to improve collective well-being, develop inclusive leaders, and co-create a world where all human beings and communities thrive together.
Our work is inspired by a vision of a society free of violence, exploitation, marginalization, and disparities—a society where everyone can live in Brain 3.0 and experience alignment and wholeness, realize their full potential, and become the highest expression of who they are.
To make this vision a reality, we apply neuroscience to foster community healing and peace and address the impact that challenges and traumas experienced by marginalized groups, such as poverty, inequality, stigma, discrimination, community violence, and toxic stress have on the brain.
Rewiring the Brain 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 training we provide enables them to more readily navigate obstacles, improve their lives, and positively impact their community.
To address disparities in mental health, we are expanding access to our high-quality mental health resources by building online courses and a train-the-trainer platform. Our Community Healing & Peace Project aims to bring our leadership and life skills curriculum to communities impacted by violence and trauma.
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 underserved groups who are often overlooked by premium training providers.
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 new programs, and continuously improve what we do.
Collaboration: we invite individuals 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 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. The book shares the story behind her starting Calm Clarity as a social enterprise in 2013 with a mission to improve collective well-being, develop inclusive leaders, and co-create a world where all human beings and communities thrive together. Calm Clarity fulfills this mission by combining neuroscience and mindfulness to guide individuals, teams, and organizations to lead in alignment and wholeness, address unconscious bias, and co-create genuine inclusion.
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 in management consulting and private equity investments.
In addition, after her autobiographical essay, “Poor and Traumatized at Harvard,” became a viral sensation, Due started a nonprofit called the Collective Success Network to support and empower first-generation low-income college students to successfully navigate college and enter professional careers.
Due draws from her life experience using science to address inequity, bias, and marginalization to provide insights on how to steer brain development to build high-performing, inclusive, and diverse organizations. She guides organizations to build cultures 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.
Due’s inspiring story is featured in The Portal, an uplifting documentary film about meditation as a portal for healing and transformation.