How meditation transformed my career and led me to teach others
Hi, I’m Peter Coroneos and I’d like to share some background on why we’re doing what we do to help executives, corporate leaders and just about anyone else who can sit still in a chair for a few minutes a day revolutionise their lives.
Meditation and mindfulness are now almost mainstream. It wasn’t always that way. In fact, when I started practicing in the 70’s, it was the preserve of a culture that was very non-mainstream. The “counter-culture”. It was an era of challenging the conventional view, the peace movement, hippies and Eastern gurus.
So how did something so fringe become so mainstream?
The game changer was the publication of a number of important scientific papers starting in the 70’s, but more particularly from 2007 which showed positive changes in the brain in response to meditation practice. At first they suggested correlation, but have moved to causation, the holy grail of scientific discovery. Once you can show that X causes Y, you have a highly predictive and reliable model for transformation. In the Science section of this site we share some of those findings.
Why Meditation is Important for Today's High Performers
• Most people are using only a tiny fraction of their full potential.
• More of your potential (including feeling happier, more inspired, energised and productive) can be unlocked using techniques that are proven and easy to apply.
• It's easy to include meditation in your day. By spending 10-20 minutes a day (anywhere) doing what we teach, people not only become transformed, they become advocates.
How Do We Know This?
We apply proven mindfulness and meditation tools in the corporate setting to reduce stress, energise teams, unlock insight, tap into creativity and optimise decision making. The links between simple techniques regularly applied and enhanced cognitive function and mood are now well established by brain research. Phenomenally, the science suggests it's grey matter development and neural reorganisation underpinning these changes. We have applied and continue to apply what we teach in our own corporate careers.
What Can You Expect?
You can expect an innovative, refreshing, peer delivered, evidence based and highly effective experience. You will experience a unique mentored approach to support your sustained transformation, mastery and accrual of benefits. We assist organisations to propel individual excellence, job satisfaction and a more conscious engagement with stakeholders, including markets. Our programs are systematic and can be tailored to specific needs.
The Story of Serenityworks
Serenityworks was established in 2013 as a vehicle to spread the skills I’d applied to my own career to my peers.
In the 35 years before creating Serenityworks, I’d practiced, refined and applied the techniques that form the core of the executive performance program.
Qualified in science, education and law, I was given the opportunity to lead in 1997 as CEO of Australia’s then newly established Internet Industry Association, a position I held until mid 2011. Somehow, I fell into a leadership position and somehow I became an acknowledged international expert in cyber policy. Day after day, month after month, year after year, I’d draw huge amounts of inspiration and insight from my daily dip into the infinite well of creativity (that we all have). Each day I emerged energised to lead the development of groundbreaking programs in areas ranging from child protection, broadband policy and cyber security. This inspiration allowed the development of the icode scheme, now a model of international best practice in cyber threat mitigation.
Balancing the competing demands of a high pressure, high profile, politically charged career, I truly credit my capacity to maintain high levels of energy, creativity and enthusiasm on my ability to tap into deeper parts of mind, accessing rejuvenation and inspiration.
And now I’d like to share those secrets with you.