My Wildest


Laura Sangeeta Biagi,  Ph.D.

Arts, Wellness and Leadership

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Wellness-centered leadership, TEACHING & LEARNING

LEADERSHIP


Wellness, to me, means "to feel whole, complete and content." It is a process and a goal. Over the last twenty years, I have traveled the world to study how humans connect to themselves, each other, the environment, and something larger than themselves.  


Leadership is the capacity, skill, courage, and vision to influence and lead groups of people by promoting and sustaining relevant ideas that create a positive impact on society and the world. 


How do wellness and leadership connect?


Leaders - CEOs, artists, activists, health care providers, teachers, parents... - are often under a lot of pressure because of the need to manage responsibilities that involve the lives of others, and the wellness of our societies and planet. Leadership models that are merely based on competition are no longer sustainable. 


I am committed to connecting people to their calling, and to each other, to create a harmonious society  in which we are challenged enough to evolve, and trusting enough to fell well about ourselves. 


My leadership coaching style is a blend of techniques and practices from multicultural theatre and voice studies,  contemplative practices, yoga, and astrology. 


TEACHING & LEARNING


Over the last ten years, I have developed a method of teaching and learning that is contemplative, inclusive, and wellness-centered. Studies show that human's learning curve is impacted by mood, emotional and mental health. In my research as a full-time faculty at The Theatre School at Depaul University, I am studying how including wellness practices such as deep breathing, deep listening, mindful design, and self-awareness improve not only how teachers teach and students learn, but also the overall school climate, turning classrooms into more fun and inclusive spaces, where education is honored for what it is: an opportunity for people to grow, empower themselves, and shine.