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Maya Mathias

Maya Mathias is a global leadership veteran, with a life and career spanning 3 continents and 5 inspired self-reinventions. She is a peaceful leadership advocate and mentor, bringing her unique blend of East & West to her leadership development and innovation management practice. Maya’s life began with a lower-middle class upbringing in Asia, surrounded by poultry & vegetable farms and the ‘simple life’. She doesn’t forget her humble roots, and her body of work seeks to bring more equality, justice and personal purpose in troubling times. Learn more about Maya here.

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#PeacefulMondays: The “slow” wheels of justice

By Maya Mathias / October 24, 2017

Here in the USA, citizens have mixed feelings about investigations into whether and how Russia interfered with the 2016 Presidential elections. For now, there’s no concrete evidence that the interference changed the vote count in any obvious or measurable way, so it has to some extent become background noise as we go about our daily […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Our power with each other

By Maya Mathias / October 16, 2017

A few #PeacefulMondays ago, I shared the realities of using my voice in a label-happy world – as a woman, minority and immigrant – knowing how far our species has yet to go in transcending the struggles those labels represent. So when news of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual exploits unfolded this week, I thought […]

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#PeacefulMondays: How to lead a life uncommon

By Maya Mathias / October 9, 2017

We’ve had a week where Catalonia wants to break away from Spain, Kurdistan pushes forward in breaking away from Iraq, and Nigeria and Cameroon deal with protesters who want to break away from their ruling governments. According to this New York Times article, security forces have been accused of killing protesters in both Nigeria and […]

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#PeacefulMondays: The deadly denial of the unhealed

By Maya Mathias / October 2, 2017

Sunday nights are our time, a moment when I shut out the outside world, and when I hold you in my heart and mind for this #PeacefulMonday note to emerge. That moment was shattered last night, as yet another US mass shooting played out at an open-air country music concert in Las Vegas. It’s now […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Regular folk

By Maya Mathias / September 25, 2017

How was your week and, if you live in a temperate climate, your transition into the Fall? Though I was nursing a stomach bug for most of the week, I made time to ingest some of what unfolded at and around the United Nations General Assembly. As I shared with you last week, The UN […]

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#PeacefulMondays: The Super Bowl of Diplomacy

By Maya Mathias / September 18, 2017

Are you still thinking about Hurricane Irma, the hurricanes that threaten to follow in her wake, or friends and loved ones who were affected by her wrath? A couple of days ago, I was on the phone with a close friend and learned she has family in Florida. One had a home in the Florida […]

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Manifesto for the Star In Your Soul

By Maya Mathias / August 23, 2017

I’m thrilled to launch my “Star In Your Soul” manifesto. Is it just me, or have the last couple of years been filled with one (okay, more like 10) too many globally-renowned icons passing? It’s sad enough when luminaries like Nelson Mandela and Maya Angelou leave us after a full and ripe life. But when […]

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Where Can We Go To Belong? #WorkHuman

By Maya Mathias / May 27, 2017

Something intriguing resurfaced when we entered the 21st Century. Fueled by movements like social entrepreneurship, conscious business, mindfulness at work and positive psychology, we began to re-examine the tug of war between commerce and cause, purpose and profit, bottom line and life line, machine and man. These opposing forces can be difficult to reconcile, but […]

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