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I left the workshop a slightly different (and, in my opinion, better) person than when I arrived. I feel the same way about my sonThe work that you have done to merge the complex concepts of neuroscience with the often misunderstood and counter to much of our culture notion of mindfulness and meditation and package it in such an easy to understand way is truly impressive and commendableit is an incredibly valuable investment of time and money, no matter the distance.”
..      ~Chris Noble, Director, Portfolio Development and Pipeline Innovation (Fortune 500 Company)

“Devereux recently invited Due Quach to be the guest speaker at our most recent executive leadership council meeting. My senior executives and I found her mindful leadership training very inspirational. Her powerful personal story touched all of us, and her faithfulness to the science impressed a very tough crowd (including the past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.) Our senior executives not only found personal value in Calm Clarity’s training, we also expressed a strong desire to support Due in her efforts and to find additional ways to work with each other going forward.”
..     ~Robert Kreider, President and CEO, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Engaging. Inspiring. These are just two words to describe Due Quach’s Mindful Leadership Program. M&T Bank invited Due to present to a diverse group of approximately 50 employees; ranging from executives to support staff to salespeople. What resonated with each individual was Due’s compelling, personal story, which served to build not only credibility, but also an openness amongst the group. From there, Due taught us the tools that can be used to unlock the brain and build resilience. A number of attendees even declared to have a reduction in stress immediately following the program!
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~Melissa Govette, Vice President, M&T Bank

Due presented to a standing room only crowd at New York University. Her message and methods were resonant for a diverse range of people within our community from freshman first generation students, to doctoral candidates, senior administrators and faculty alike. Her expertise is of value no matter your field or role. In just one short hour, she was able to move people with her own personal story, convey the complex brain science behind her methods and enable people to experience the power of mindfulness. We see that our students are busier than ever these days, juggling academic, professional and personal commitments. The practices Due shared can be easily applied in any life – no matter how busy you are – to increase focus, reduce stress and achieve high performance.
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.     ~Bethany Godsoe, Associate Vice President, Student Leadership Initiatives, New York University

Calm Clarity gave us a common language when talking about maintaining presence in our work and with ourselves and each other. We’re even finding value in using what we’ve learned with Calm Clarity when thinking about big organizational questions like how do we help our staff grow and develop, what type of people do we look to hire, and what questions should we be asking of ourselves and of candidates as we grow as a company. It was definitely worth it!
..     ~John Silkey, Director, Milepost Consulting

I have personally witnessed the program transform a room full of skeptical individuals into believers. The key, in my view, is layering neuroscience on top of the meditation. By answering the “why”, the program allows people to more easily embrace the meditation exercises, greatly enhancing their effectiveness.
      ~Brett Topche, Managing Director, MentorTech Ventures
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The session was a powerful reminder that a few minutes of thoughtful meditation can have a significant impact on mental well-being and personal effectiveness. Calm Clarity seems well designed to fit into the realities of busy professionals.
      ~Idehen Aruede, CFO, Whitney Museum of American Art

After years of wanting to add meditation into the LEADERSHIP PHILADELPHIA 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.
      ~Liz Dow, CEO, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia

Due brought the Calm Clarity techniques to a sold out Wharton Club & Penn Club event…She was an extremely engaging speaker with a unique ability to convey important ideas to the audience about brain science and how to bring more calm to our stressful lives. There were many positive comments from audience members after the program. I would highly recommend the program!”
      ~Heather Aspras, President, the Wharton Alumni Club of Philadelphia

“The Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia and Wharton Alumni Club of Philadelphia hosted a joint event with Due as the speaker. Our alumni experienced a wonderful evening of learning and meditation. The experience was exceptionally positive, and we look forward to working with Due and Calm Clarity again soon.
      ~Stephanie Yee, President, the Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia
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Calm Clarity is an effective program geared at increasing mindfulness and reducing stress. This creates a more productive work environment. As a School Leader I deal firsthand with the effects of stress on staff and students. We are working with Calm Clarity in order to give tools to students to address their major stress factors. It is a vehicle to address the negative impacts of the greater society on our students in a systemic way. I highly recommend the program and look forward to continued collaboration in the future.
      ~Aaron Bass, Chief of Staff, KIPP Philadelphia Schools

I found that everything I was able to take in [from the workshop] was amazingly applicable. I’m totally engaged in the practice as a beginner and I’m already feeling the positive outcome. I am spreading the word to everyone I know from my immediate family to nurse professionals at my work place. Everyone needs to practice what is offered in Calm Clarity to restore their lives what is robbed by stress and high levels of cortisol…Thank you.
      ~Marcia, Registered Nurse

I write to sing the praises of the “Calm Clarity” Program…In my view, all of our students—undergraduate and graduate, at-risk and honors—would benefit much from taking this program. The scaffolded and sequenced modules are clearly presented, intertwined with examples from across the disciplines, and offer a mix of scientific theories coupled with hands-on tools taught and practiced in each session: an impressive blend of meta-cognition meets mission statement; college success meets leadership studies; positive psychology meets lifelong learning…Indeed, there would be much gained by having it as part of an all-campus faculty, staff, and administrator development series, consonant with the College mission.” 
……~Nancy, Faculty observer of the Calm Clarity pilot at Cabrini College

It’s a great program. I really enjoyed how the program was a mix of meditative activities and learning about the science behind why these activities work. I am calmer with my students and with my own children and family. I can take a deep breath and react less impulsively than before. I also feel reconnected with my passion and purpose in life… I am more committed to the importance of bringing these tools to students, and I realize how taking time to focus on well-being is not being lazy or soft, but rather essential for people to achieve great things in their lives.
      ~Jenn, Teacher and pilot coordinator at Masterman High School.

“This model offers such an empowering potential; that entering more deeply into who we are and how we are feeling can actually lead directly to our sense of happiness and success.  I have some exposure to mindfulness / meditation. but this was the clearest and comprehensive explanation of the science behind it (I loved all of the brain diagrams, etc.). I am really excited to use the resources (esp. the audio recordings) to help sustain the practice.
      ~Emma, Medical Student, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

2 comments

  1. The concept of “Pay it Forward” does not begin to even scratch the surface of the sacrifice and altruistic dedication which Due Quach has attributed to this enterprise. It must be borne in mind that this endeavor is delivered by a successful Harvard and Wharton graduate, an expert Yoga teacher – whose learning was obtained on site in India and Singapore, not from some quack in NJ. Due has dedicated her life to the empowerment and welfare of the disadvantaged youth as well as ALL those in need. I can honestly attest that to have a professional of such caliber deliver meditation, healing, harmony and calm clarity techniques to anyone (let alone our children) is an opportunity of a lifetime – Not to be Missed!

    Joseph Gunchenko
    Allentown, PA

  2. I have been taking the class at Carver, and I am amazed at how some of the techniques have already improved my quality of life. Thanks Due.

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