CULTURE CRUSH RX Levelhead CEO Saundra Schrock and Tallwave COO Ed Borromeo
In this episode of Culture Crush Rx, Deb dives into mindfulness in the workplace with Saundra Schrock, CEO and founder of the app Levelhead, a workplace mindfulness program that helps encourage a clear mind and optimal performance on the job, and Ed Borromeo, COO of Tallwave, the design and innovation company that helped develop Levelhead (and also uses it in their own workplace).
Listen in to learn how even two or three minutes of mindfulness practice a couple of times a week can help lower stress, boost happiness and spur more creativity and innovation. If you’re a leader looking to get your team to perform better and be more engaged at work, you won’t want to miss this episode!
Levelhead is a mindfulness-based program designed specifically for the workplace delivered through a digital engagement. We understand that people perform best when their mind is clear and their emotions are balanced. Our practical approach delivers scientifically based benefits to help employees understand “what” to do and “why” it works.
Levelhead’s CEO, Saundra Schrock, has had a dynamic and wildly successful career in the financial services industry. From her career beginnings as a bank teller to her role as Executive Vice President of J.P. Morgan Chase, Saundra credits much of her success to embracing the main tenets and practices of mindfulness. The dramatic impact these practices had on her life ignited her passion for sharing the practice with as many people as possible.
Tallwave is a business design and innovation company that helps its clients transform great ideas into commercial successes. Specializing in development of new products and services, values-based branding, engaging and highly- relevant marketing, and creating an enhanced customer experience, the company has grown to more than 70 team members who have helped hundreds of companies solve their biggest business challenges and achieve true transformation. Launched in 2009 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tallwave has ranked on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies three years in a row.
As Chief Operating Officer, Ed Borromeo oversees Tallwave’s business operations, and he is most passionate about making its clients successful and helping build great teams. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Ed has led some of the company’s largest engagements for clients including American Express, Equality Health, PayPal, and Shutterfly.
Prior to Tallwave, Ed consulted for early stage and growth companies and their executive teams, and was also the VP of operations for a publicly traded company in the utilities technology space. Previously, Ed was a captain in the United States Air Force. He holds an engineering degree that he never got around to using and a MBA dwarfed by the hard lessons learned in real world business.
Outside of work, Ed enjoys films, food, Googling stuff, and quality time with his two sons and better half.
ABOUT CULTURE CRUSH Rx
Culture Crush Rx is an exploration of what makes a great company culture, how successful leaders create it, and how it affects the overall success of the company. We highlight the companies in our community who are crushing it with culture and get practical tips from local experts on how to do the same.
Each episode, we dive into real-life experiences, tips, and best practices for creating a healthy work environment in which everyone is functioning at their highest level and finding joy and satisfaction in their work. Whether you’re a top-level leader, a startup entrepreneur, or part of team, we aim to provide you with valuable insights to help make your work enjoyable and your life well-rounded.
If company culture isn’t consciously created, it will still be created.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Deb Caron is the owner and principal consultant of Anahata Marketing, a Phoenix-based marketing and brand communication consultancy that focuses on empathic listening and content creation to foster real connection between businesses and the customers they serve. She hosts Culture Crush Rx as part of her personal passion for helping people live healthier, more fulfilling, well-rounded lives. Deb is also a registered yoga teacher and she truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for the practice with her community. Deb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Linkedin.