Mindful Leadership w/ Francesca

ISS EDUlearn: Ask Me Anything

Jan 25 2023 • 26 mins

Today, Francesca Mullazi joins us on the show as we expound on Mindful Leadership.

Francesca is a Mindful school leader & head of Upper School at Saint George's School with over 24 years as an educator.

In the session, we delve into Francesca's struggle with mindfulness & reactivity, her ten years' journey to mindfulness & navigating challenges in her first school leadership role. Ultimately, she expounds on self-compassion, common humanity & self-kindness as mindfulness tactics.

Ultimately, Francesca expounds on cognitive restructuring, the benefits of mindfulness, and pausing amidst challenges to recenter as one of the best mindfulness practices.

Tune in for more insights!


[01:02] Housekeeping Items

[01:27] Introducing today’s guest “Francesca Mullazi.”

[02:35] How she got started in her career in international schools in 8th grade

[04:55] Whether education & mindfulness came before the actual practice of mindfulness for Francesca

[06:39] Francesca’s challenges in her first school leadership role

[10:29] The benefits of mindful leadership

[12:09] How Francesca works around the heavy workload & external circumstances to be effective in her job & maintain mindfulness

[14:30] How the Mindfulness Community helps people deal with the fear of failure

[17:44] Practices to cognitive restructuring

[22:06] Whether schools should have a Mindfulness department

Mentioned Book

Emotional Agility by Susan David

Mentioned Resource


Let’s Connect

Connect with Francesca Mullazi on;

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesca-mulazzi/

Connect with Dr. Dana Specker Watts on;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/teachwatts

Connect with Mike Pierre on;

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ayitis_SigmaMan

More resources

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