The Wellbeing Series

Wellbeing series 2022
Since 2012, the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has hosted wellbeing thought-leaders to inspire and educate the community, organizations, and life-long learners through the Wellbeing Lecture Series.
Past speakers like Brene Brown, Atul Gawande, Dessa, Celeste Headlee, Rhonda Magee, and Jon Kabat-Zinn have explored a range of topics including purpose, vulnerability, food and wellbeing, gratitude, technology, and mindfulness, among others.
Discover more about your own wellbeing with us through the Wellbeing Series, an opportunity to engage, learn, and experience what wellbeing means to you.
To make disability-related accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, program and events manager (, 612-625-8164).

Wellbeing Series featuring Dr. Monica Sharma, MD 

Held live via Zoom 
Thursday, November 3, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Central

Monica Sharma

Monica Sharma trained as a physician and epidemiologist, and worked for the United Nations for more than twenty years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an international expert and practitioner on leadership development for sustainable and equitable change. She works with the United Nations, universities, management institutions, governments, businesses, media, and civil society organizations.

Dr. Sharma has generated results worldwide on select sustainable development goals. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums and is the author of Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents.
Dr. Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application—a conscious full-spectrum model—which is for simultaneously solving problems, shifting systems, and creating new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This model has generated sustainable results worldwide.
University of Minnesota Employees and Spouses: Earn 200 points when you participate in these events for the University of Minnesota's Wellbeing Program. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.


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