Daisy Swan, MA, CPCC

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH/MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR -- Daisy Swan, MA, CPCC, career expert, strategist, coach, counselor, and meditation instructor has assisted thousands of clients over the past 25 years to make career transitions and personal choices that change their lives for the better. With her innate curiosity, intelligence, and compassionate and straightforward approach, Daisy guides her clients to clarify their needs and goals, supporting them as they determine their optimal career plan and ways to live with more mindful balance. Clients are located across the globe: senior executives, managers, and assistants; from strategy, sales and IT professionals to writers and producers from companies such as Google, Yahoo!, Mattel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sony, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, YogaWorks, UCLA, USC, Intel, Microsoft, and ESPN. Daisy also works with new graduates from an impressive array of colleges who are just starting their job search process.

As a trusted advisor, Daisy assists with tricky communication and relationship management, as well as organizational development issues, to help individuals, leaders and organizations grow to be the best they can be. Daisy's organization, 21st Century Attention, provides customized mindful awareness meditation programs which aim to increase emotional intelligence, resilience and productivity in the workplace.

Daisy has appeared on network TV on ABC, CBS and on KNX Radio. She has been widely quoted on career and life issues in the Washingtonpost.com, The LA Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, the NY Post and Yahoo HotJobs.com, eHarmony, Hitched and Huffington Post.

Daisy’s holistic approach with clients is founded on her own grounding knowledge and experience of mindfulness and somatic practices.

specialties

Career Coaching, Transition and Development, Leadership Development, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Productivity, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development and Workshop Facilitation. She is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator from the UCLA Mindfulness and Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute on Neuroscience, has taught classes at Insight LA on Mindfulness and Career Transition, regularly attends silent meditation retreats, and is a Certified Somatic Coach.

industry background & education

Daisy earned her B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and her Masters degree in Social Sciences from University of Chicago. With experience in higher education, healthcare, hospitality and entrepreneurial ventures, Daisy stays up-to-date on other industry changes by attending conferences and meetings that highlight latest social trends affecting business, such as Wisdom 2.0, the New York Times’ sponsored panels hosted by Thomas L. Friedman, as well as The New Yorker Magazine meetings and the Mindful Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

noted accomplishments

  • Published her first book, Making Work Work: Secrets from a Career Coach’s Office, in 2012, which highlights effective strategies she has utilized with clients throughout the 25 years of her coaching career. She is currently working on a second book about work and life in the ‘Empty Nest’ phase of life.
  • Daisy has appeared on network TV on ABC, CBS and on KNX Radio. She has been widely quoted on career and life issues in the Washingtonpost.com, The LA Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, the NY Post and Yahoo HotJobs.com, eHarmony, Hitched and Huffington Post.
  • Spearheaded successful mentor programs that engage seasoned professionals with students in high schools (San Jose and Manhattan Beach), as well as MBA programs (USC Marshall School of Business and Pepperdine University School of Management), for career exploration and networking purposes.