LEADERSHIP Philadelphia features Calm Clarity in their Feb newsletter

The following write-up of the Calm Clarity session for LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s Core class on Feb 12, 2015 was just published in their February newsletter:

Each year, brand strategist Ed Tettemer runs a session on identifying your personal brand. He cajoles you into boiling your brand down to a phrase, often in response to, “Why are you here?” My answer is “to call people to the better angels of their nature.”

Last week, we introduced a Core segment that directly supports this brand promise. After years of wanting to add meditation into the curriculum, we found the right person: Due Quach from Calm Clarity. Her approach offers scientific research combined with an easily understood framework to practice meditation.

Due refers to her work as neuroscience-based resilience training. Her model presents ways to move yourself from “Brain 1.0” (stress, worry, and negativity) past “Brain 2.0” (pleasure, acquisition, and competition), to “Brain 3.0” which is about well-being and mastery. This is the place of altruism, collaboration, innovation, and courage.

In subtle ways, the Core program moves participants from Brain 1.0 to Brain 3.0. Due’s model offers a specific practice to cause this evolution. If you’d like to hear more, visit her website. She ended class with a meditation that we all can use:

May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be peaceful.
May you be prosperous.
May you live in harmony with others.
May you have calm clarity.


Liz Dow
CEO, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia

Written by duecalmclarity

Due Quach (pronounced “Zway Kwok”) is the founder of Calm Clarity, a social enterprise that uses science to help people across the socioeconomic spectrum master their minds and be their best self. A refugee from Vietnam and graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA Program, Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful career in management consulting and private equity investments, she created Calm Clarity to help more people overcome adversity and unlock their potential. Calm Clarity creates social impact by using revenues from corporate training services to deliver the same high quality training to disadvantaged groups such as low-income first-generation college students and inner city teenagers.

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