JANUARY 2018

Lisette Cooper Reflects on Mindfulness and “Doing Business in the Moment” with Real Assets Adviser

Athena Capital Advisors’ Founder and Managing Partner, Lisette Cooper, spoke with Real Assets Adviser magazine about applying mindfulness to business.

In the profile, “Doing Business in the Moment,” published January 2018, Cooper reflects on her commitment to mindfulness and integrating elements of the practice into her everyday personal and professional life.

As explained in the article, mindfulness is being aware of whatever arises in the present moment with kindness and without judgement. Mindfulness connects us to the timeless now, without ruminating about the past or anticipating the future.

“Mindfulness is good for the bottom line,” says Cooper, adding, “It’s good for the wellbeing of individuals in the company and for the culture of the company overall.”

Cooper further explains how practicing mindfulness, such as taking short breaks, can improve team productivity, focus, and creativity. In her own life, mindfulness has had a powerful impact, including “providing perspective, less reactivity, and more kindness to weather the ups-and-downs of daily life.”

For additional insights from Cooper on the practice of mindfulness, read the full article here.

Dr. Lisette Cooper founded Athena in 1993. She sets the firm’s overall direction and leads Athena’s Investment Committee.