Spiritual Writer/Meditation and Mindfulness
Jackie Trottmann’s journey from sales and marketing consultant to writer and teaching others about meditation and mindfulness practices began after one insane work day too many.
That day Jackie had a rare opportunity to have lunch with her son, but due to a series of rescheduled conference calls, instead of going out for lunch, they had to opt for carry out. After rearranging schedules multiple times, they finally settled down to have their meal. Suddenly, she received notification that the conference call was happening at that moment.
Jackie stood at her kitchen counter eating her lunch with the mute button on during the call while her son sat at the kitchen table. After that call she felt like she was losing her mind. In an act of desperation to gain some kind of peace, she turned to meditation. Since that day, in 2008, she has continued to practice meditation and to be still. Because meditation was so immediately transformative in quieting her mind, Jackie wanted to share meditation and mindfulness with others. What started as creating a meditation CD for individuals to draw closer to God, has turned into a passion as a meditation teacher to help bring meditative and mindfulness practices to others AND into the workplace.
Statistics show that 70% of America’s work force is not engaged in their jobs. Also staggering are the numbers that 55-65% of people don’t like their jobs. Since work takes up so much of an individual’s life, this disengagement and unhappiness trickles down to all areas of life. For corporations, this means that productivity is reduced significantly.
In her thirty years in the corporate world, Jackie found very little mindfulness and compassion exuded in the workplace. By learning to quiet her mind, Jackie learned how to be a better listener, to focus and be more productive, to respond to situations rather than reacting to situations and to be more compassionate. All of these benefits Jackie wants to bring to people to improve engagement, increase productivity and happiness.
Jackie Trottmann Selected as One of 22 Spiritual Thought Leaders
I am honored to have been selected as part of 22 spiritual thought leaders for a project called Soul Activators. As part of the project I contributed a free e-book entitled: Three Keys to Living your Life from Peace, Power and Purpose. You can access the book here: The Three Keys.
The 22 Soul Activator project is an interactive, online ebook. You can access the experience by clicking this link Soul Activators or clicking the image below. I’m featured on page 7. There is a video in the ebook.
If if busyness and the demands of life overwhelm you, if you work in a dysfunctional environment, quieting the mind, learning to be still, and surrendering your struggle to a higher power or a loving God will bring peace, guidance, joy and purpose to your life. These step-by-step meditations will help.