WBI CEO Megan McDonough was recently featured in an edition of the Kripalu Perspectives podcast, posted on the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health website. Megan spoke with host Portland Helmich about the difference between staying balanced in life and staying centered; embodied emotions; why positive psychology isn’t just about looking on the bright side; and the three words that encapsulate her most dearly held values.
As the founder of Wholebeing Institute, Megan McDonough leads with divergent thinking and creative perspectives to build organizations and networks that harness the best in people for the greatest good. She has decades of leadership experience in diverse settings, in roles ranging from Alliance Manager at DuPont; to General Manager of RISE at Kripalu, the largest yoga retreat center in North America; to numerous online-learning startups. A yoga enthusiast, Megan has practiced for more than 20 years and taught for more than a decade, and brings that mindfulness practice to managing stress. Her degree in biology, natural science, and nuclear medicine, along with in-depth work in positive psychology, informs her evidence-based approach to thriving. She is the award-winning author of four books on living mindfully, and is the lead faculty for the Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology.