Leading in these challenging times is a crucial skill we need to nourish. I had a great opportunity to be interviewed for this piece by Authority Magazine and talk about five steps that we can take to develop mindfulness during stressful and uncertain times. I hope you enjoy it!
As a part of my series about “How To Develop Mindfulness And Serenity During Stressful Or Uncertain Times,” I had the pleasure of interviewing Keren Tsuk, PhD.
Keren Tsuk, PhD is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and thought leader in 21st century leadership. As founder of the consulting firm Wisdom To Lead, she specializes in the development of senior management teams and corporate leadership. Tsuk guides companies and senior management teams to reach their full potential using various techniques in the field of mindfulness. She is also the author of Mindfully Wise Leadership: The Secret of Today’s Leaders.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share with us the backstory about what brought you to your specific career path?
I was raised in a home where my father, a scientist, managed large institutions, and my mom, a spiritual woman, worked in education. I always searched to blend these two aspects of life in my work: the material world and the spiritual world. Then, when I was a child, we relocated to South Africa for a few years, and this taught me how to adapt to change and increased my curiosity for people and cultures. In my youth I was active in Scouts, and I loved the activities with all my heart. From all of these experiences, I witnessed and learned how to lead and impact others.
What is also important to my journey is that I was raised in Israel. It is a country of contradictions, a country in survival mode, in conflicts with its neighbors. At the same time, it’s also a cosmopolitan country made up of various identities, known as a start-up nation at the cutting edge of technology and innovation. When I reached eighteen, I served in the Army as part of my mandatory service to my country. I was a combat sniper instructor, which is a masculine role. I found that taking on this work strengthened and nourished my leadership abilities and provided me with qualities such as toughness, focus, determination, and structure. Later on, when I went to university, I decided to study to become an organizational consultant.