Better Than Before Episode 204: Julie Potiker on Mindfulness for Business Leaders

Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards talks with Julie Potiker, author of the new book, “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos,” on how mindfulness can benefit business leaders.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses Trends and News with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

02:00 – Trends and News

11:00 – Statistic of the Week

Segment 2: Julie Potiker, mindfulness expert, joins us as today’s featured guest.

14:30 – Guest Background

18:00 – Rewiring Your Brain

20:30 – Befriending Your Inner Critic

25:00 – Personal Core Values

28:00 – Mindfulness Mediation and Prayer

33:00 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: Using Strategic Time for Productive Relaxation

38:30 – Relaxation through Muscular Health

40:00 – Relaxation through Mental Health

42:30 – Relaxation through Physical Health

Figure out what your core values are and then make sure you live in accordance with them - @JuliePotiker #BetterThanBefore

About the Guest

Author and mindfulness expert Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She was trained by Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and UCSD as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She went on to study with Rick Hanson, becoming a graduate of his Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course. Potiker also completed Brené Brown’s Living Brave Semester. Now, she shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life trainings and her new book: “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.


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Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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