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Sunday, February 10, 2008

hip tranquil chick podcast #120: buddha 9 to 5

Bonjour! Welcome to the 120th edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu features a must-have pose in On the Mat, Buddha 9 to 5 with Nancy Spears in Off the Mat, and we’ve got Omwork and Savvy Sources for you too. View our shownotes at

On the Mat: Forward Fold

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Off the Mat: Nancy Spears is the author of a new book that offers profound ways to integrate value-based leadership into Corporate America, Buddha: 9 to 5: The Eightfold Path to Enlightening Your Workplace and Improving Your Bottom Line. Founder and CEO of a national marketing and production agency with offices in seven cities coast to coast, Nancy’s marketing expertise includes providing strategic marketing communications counsel and services to Fortune 500 companies who value quality of thinking, execution, and service.

Nancy sold the company she founded, Creative Event Marketing, Inc., to Interpublic Group in June 2000. CEM was renamed CrossMedia as a division of Golin/Harris International. As Executive Vice President of CrossMedia, Nancy managed the group that provided integrated communication solutions to its clients.

Her wide-ranging experience includes marketing, strategic planning, branding, meeting and event design and production, collateral design, audio/video production, speech writing and promotions for numerous Fortune 500 companies including Eli Lilly and Company, Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, Turner/Time Warner, Xerox, Toyota, Nike, AT&T, and AIG.

During the 2002 winter Olympic Games, Nancy and her team designed and produced programs for Coca-Cola, John Hancock, Lucent Technologies, Descente, and Nextel. For the 1996 summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, Nancy developed and oversaw the production of over 57 events and projects in 17 days for many top sponsors including Xerox, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Swatch, Sara Lee, and Texaco.

In 2002 Nancy co-founded Devi Development, Inc., a development company dedicated to creating enlightened environments for sustainability. The firm integrates spiritual elements and green construction into their healthy house design and construction process.

At this stage in her career, giving back to the world to help make an impact is Nancy’s number one priority. To that end, she serves on the boards of the Shambhala Mountain Center, the Children’s Health Foundation, and the Aspen Center for Integral Health.

Nancy holds a B.A. in journalism with a major in public relations from West Virginia University. She and her eight-year-old twins, Clark and Gwyneth, reside in Aspen, Colorado.

Omwork: To encourage a sense of diving deeper into today’s podcast, I will post Omwork relating to this segment on our HTC forum. Please connect with fellow HTCs there and play with the following:

1. How can you practice right intention in your daily life?
2. What about right speech and right action?
3. How can you incorporate the 8-fold path into your everyday?

Savvy Sources:
Buddha 9 to 5

Signature Style: Dolman

Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Celebrate a weekend of all things hip and tranquil in the Catskills of NY in March, plus a WHOLE week in Costa Rica August 30-September 6. Join me for workshops and book signings in Charlotte and Asheville NC in February; back to Denver in April, Ft. Lauderdale in June, Lexington in October. In addition, we've got a week of hip and tranquil chickness at Omega June 2-6 and Kripalu August 10-15. Details for all special events at I hope we'll get to connect!

Join us for our first online creativity circle launching February 25 and our next le chic teleclass chat focused on "Blooming in Spring" on Monday, March 31 at 8:30ET. Details here.

Mentoring: Interested in diving deeper into hip and tranquil topics 1:1 with moi via e-mail, phone or in-person? If so, view all the scoop here.

Chic Community: Mingle with fellow HTCs on our forums. We’re on MySpace and Facebook, so please connect with the community virtually there, too! If you have a product you’d like reviewed on the blog – send a sample to me at 2024 p street, nw dc, 20036. sending a sample does not guarantee placement but I’d love to support our growing community! Make sure you're getting the hip tranquil times by signing up at the bottom of any page on Check out our new YouTube page at More fun stuff coming soon!

Au Revoir: To close out the show, we’re playing Preface by The Shanghai Restoration Project from Promonet. You can get more of their music at

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Anonymous said...

I'm bummed to see the Dolman top is all sold out. I really love that design and would love to order one if you restock!
So pretty!

kimberly wilson said...

oh dear, never fear, we have a few more! i'll get the website updated accordingly when i'm home from new york! thanks for bringing it to my attention. xo

Anonymous said...

Love this podcast - thank you so much for 'turning me on' to nonfiction books. I have always loved to read, but didn't know that nonfiction could be so fun! However, new books keep appearing in my home every week - looking forward to time to read. This book is next on my list.
We spend so much time at work that we need to be more connected and thoughtful.
Thanks Kimberly!

iHanna said...

great show and the 8-fold path is really interesting and something to try to live by I think. I need to read more about it though, and not just in working enviroment but in ordinary life too. Thanks Kimberly for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Kimberly- I am just listening to this today (a week late, but I'm down in Australia so I figure it "takes longer to get down here!" :-)
I'm in the middle of reorganizing my job/life to get a better life balance and this podcast couldn't have come at a better time! Thanks SOOO much for this affirmation of the stocktake I'm doing with my life!
Judy in Oz