Nov 7, 2018
Julie Rosenberg, M.D. is a pharmaceutical executive and global healthcare leader. Dr. Rosenberg is also an executive coach who helps successful leaders get even better by developing themselves, their people and by embracing more conscious living. Julie has devoted the last 16 years to the in-depth study and practice of yoga and meditation. Her work demonstrates that the millennia-old physical, mental, and spiritual discipline of yoga not only supports good health and wellbeing, but also helps to strengthen one’s personal and professional leadership skills. In 2017, Julie was selected from among 16,000 applicants by Number 1 Executive Coach and Leadership Thinker, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, as one of the MG 100, a group of over 100 leading coaches, thinkers and senior business leaders, each of whom is committed to paying it forward. Her first book, Beyond the Mat: Achieve Focus, Presence and Enlightened Leadership Through the Principles and Practice of Yoga is nothing short of transformative—teaching you how to destroy the noise, reflect, and focus.
Julie knows that yoga is more than just running to the studio with your mat. She has been an avid practitioner of the art and has seen firsthand the lessons it has to teach. The practice is one that makes an observer out of you. It can teach you to drown out background noise (like my dog you may hear in the episode) and focus. The practice of yoga is one that enables you to make choices, to lose your ego, look on the inside, and move forward despite the nose that is there.
But change doesn’t have to involve the whole yoga routine. Breath work can get you to change in two minutes, there is no excuse to say you don’t have time to work on yourself. Pausing to breath gives us a moment to make choices. It stops the automatic, harmful reactions we may have to stressful situations. A breath is the space to make a choice to be present and limit the noise in your life.
Wellbeing is a term that Julie is setting out the redefine. It is a term that encompasses being integrated, stable, and happy. It’s a practice that includes meditation, mindfulness, becoming less sedentary, and engaging with your community and exploring gratitude practices. Change starts with you, you’re the genesis of it—and guess what? That change radiates outwards, which is how you integrate with your community and live in the present to open up more opportunity for you and those you love.