Real Mindful: Eric Schneider (MBA ’21)

We’re back with more Real Mindful conversations, beginning this month with Eric Schneider, who recently joined the Harvard Business School Class of 2021. Eric is an engineer turned consultant and non-profit founder (free GMAT mentorship?? Yes, please!) who’s now not only pursuing his MBA, but also evaluating and advising startups in his “spare time.”

SchneiderE-HBS-191021-003Good thing he’s got mindfulness up his sleeve to help him catch his breath now and then, and stay focused on the task at hand, one present moment at a time.

Take a listen below to learn more about Eric and how he’s been working with mindfulness to achieve big goals, and help others – including his new MBA classmates – do the same.

 


Real Mindful: Evan Trimble (MBA ’18)

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Evan Trimble is in the middle of a lot of things. Like some of you, he’s currently in the middle of closing out the semester – his third one as an MBA student at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He’s in the middle of lining up his plans for winter break, organizing his life after graduation in May, and preparing to marry his fiancée.  He’s also a leader on campus who offers guided meditation sessions weekly and is working with school leadership to gain approval for a new student club, and all the resources and support (and red tape cutting) such an effort requires.

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In other words, he’s really busy. He’s got a lot on his mind. He could be intensely stressed about any one of these things, let alone having all of them in his life at once – and sometimes, he probably is. However, he’s got some powerful strategies up his sleeve for managing those moments. Best thing about Evan? He’s doing everything in his power to make sure those strategies aren’t secret.  Read More