Responsive Intelligence™ delivers science-driven mindfulness programs and training to thousands of professionals across global organizations. Our team consists of luminary authors, Harvard lecturers, top innovators, neuroscientists, MDs and other standard bearers in the fields of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and positive psychology. We are passionate about integrating these practices into the fabric of organizations to drive greater performance combined with thoughtful actions towards ourselves and others.
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”Leaders who are mindful tend to be more effective in understanding and relating to others, and motivating them toward shared goals. Hence, they become more effective in leadership roles.William W. George, Harvard Business School Professor and best selling authorFormer chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic
The RI team includes nationally-renowned experts in the fields of
neuroscience, mindfulness, psychology, education, healthcare, innovation, and corporate strategy
The Ability to Respond Instead of React
This ability to respond to life with mindfulness, instead of reacting from unconscious patterns, has many profound benefits including: improved work/life satisfaction, empathy and focus, decreased stress, as well as additional benefits related to corporations, healthcare, education, and other sectors. RI utilizes a range of accesible mindfulness-based programs and tools to bring these benefits to organizations through executive coaching, employee training, and whole organization integration.
Mindfulness Science + Human Centered Design
When advising or developing programs for organizations, the RI team integrates the well-respected “human-centered design” consulting methodology to deeply understand our client’s culture, environment and goals through interviews, observations and surveys. We then apply the most effective science-based tools drawing from mindfulness, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and neuroscience to achieve those goals. We also utilize generally accepted evaluation practices to measure performance in alignment with goals.
Responsive Intelligence Team
The RI team is composed of visionaries that span many areas of expertise and includes renowned authors, internationally acclaimed innovators, neuroscience professors, Harvard School lecturer, and many other notable leaders. We implement gold-standard methodologies to deeply understand our client’s needs and apply the best solutions.
Prevention, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Mindful Self-Compassion. Kay is also a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, with her dissertation research focusing on using mindfulness interventions with addictions. Kay is of the most trained mindfulness trainers in the country and guides Responsive Intelligence on applying evidence based strategies to organizational needs.
Nevels currently a research fellow with the American Institute for Education, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship and a board member for The Keen Group, Inc. and Marcus Graham Project. In 2012, she was appointed to serve on the Marketing Committee for Chicago’s Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise. Nevels previously served on the Dallas Independent School District’s Academy of Finance Board of Directors. During her career she served as Global Program Manager for the leader in Customer Relationship Management solutions Siebel Systems, Inc. (Oracle) in San Mateo, CA. As well as, recruited software engineers for e-business consulting firm Proxicom of San Francisco and Keane Consulting of Boston, MA. Nevels was previously Vice Chairman of the Texas Jump$tart Coalition (www.txjumpstart.org), a statewide financial literacy clearinghouse and member office of the National Jump$tart Coalition. In 2004, Nevels was appointed by Consumer Federation of America of Washington, D.C. to serve as State Director for the Texas Saves campaign (www.txsaves.org), a social marketing and asset building campaign supported by Governor Rick Perry, Consumer Federation of America, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and the FDIC.
She has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Black Enterprise Magazine, Fort Worth Business Press and Fast Company Magazine. Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University. She is the author of her 2009 book, Financial Bailout, The Fundamental Financial Guide, and creator or Personal Finance Flash Cards available on Amazon.
Since 2000, Cynthia has served as an adjunct professor for Dallas County Community College District teaching accounting, technology, marketing and entrepreneurship to thousands of students across North Texas.
Realizing that his entrepreneurial endeavors and artistic background give him a unique perspective on the laws and cases facing those groups, Thomas enrolled at SMU where he obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Shortly thereafter, he passed the Texas Bar Examination and was licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.
Thomas first worked for Harrison + Hull, a boutique litigation firm in McKinney, TX where he was focused on litigation. In his role at the firm, Thomas was a constant presence in the courtrooms of Texas, defending his clients and arguing on their behalf to tribunals across the state.
In October of 2015, Thomas knew the time was right to fulfill his dreams and launch his own firm, Maddrey PLLC. Inundated with clients from day 1, Thomas has grown into a master of keeping all the balls of running a law firm in the air at once. In December, he hired his first associate attorney, and multiple clerks to assist with his workload at the burgeoning firm.
Thomas knows that the choice of legal representation is not one undertaken lightly, no matter how big or small the matter. To that end, he is personally engaged with each and every client, and is always available to the clients of Maddrey PLLC.
“There is added responsibility when your name is on the door. I consider that the first contract I enter into with my clients. I will put my name on the work I do for you. I will fight on your behalf. There is no passing the buck. It stops with me, and my clients know it. That forms a bond between this firm and its clients that is built on pride, trust, and honor.”
With over 14 years experience in nonprofit organizations at various roles from consulting to fundraising, Lenita joined Heart House in June 2014 as the Executive Director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Public Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master of Arts in Christian Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary, and Certificates of Nonprofit Management and Nonprofit Marketing from the Center for Nonprofit Management. She enjoys organizational development, building relationships, Zumba, and her family, but not necessarily in that order.
The idea for Heart House was conceived by founders Suzanne Kiefer and Anna Land, while volunteering in the Vickery Meadow community in the late 1990’s. They recognized a significant need for a program to help the children, living in this difficult neighborhood, who often did not have a parent at home after school, or a safe place to study and continue learning. They created Heart House to fill this void by providing a safe haven and academic programs where children would be encouraged to grow, to meet their potential and fulfill their dreams.
Heart House is blessed with a skilled and dedicated staff, a talented and determined board, and caring and committed volunteers. They serve because they see the potential in the students and understand the importance of creating a safe environment, educational enrichment, and opportunity for children to explore the world. They do it as if the children of Heart House are their own.