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The Noticing Mind: Reaching Beyond Gratitude

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am PST
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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This 90-minute workshop is for leaders who want to lead with authenticity and know that practice makes progress. The Noticing Mind is a fresh way to reimagine your leadership development. The Noticing Mind begins with the practice of gratitude. Gratitude makes good visible. However, this practice of noticing what we value also helps us see what we take for granted and make invisible. When we can see both the visible and invisible, we create the Noticing Mind.

The Noticing Mind helps us become aware of the hidden wholeness of what is seen and unseen. Our blind spots hide in the unseen. Without awareness of these biases, we hit both the accelerator and the brakes of our leadership growth. Awareness of our hidden wholeness allows us to act with greater love and compassion. When you develop the Noticing Mind, you are better able to adapt and find courage in uncertainty. In this space, your joy comes alive. Joy is not just resistance, it is resilience. Investing in your resilience is essential to you thriving in your professional leadership journey.

Participants from the Gratitude and Authentic Leadership session can grow their understanding of how the practice of gratitude can be expanded. However, the Noticing Mind workshop does not require this initial session.

Led by Omar Brownson, Co-Founder and CEO of gthx, whose mission is to make good visible. Omar is the former founding Executive Director of the nonprofit RiverLA. He’s held leadership positions across finance, urban development, and social impact.

Course curriculum includes:

  • Embracing resilience
  • A real-time guided gratitude practice in four steps
  • Exploration of noticing
  • Techniques to build healthy habits and routines



Omar Brownson

Co-Founder and CEO, gthx

Omar is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and public speaker. He is the co-founder and CEO of the gratitude app gthx. Omar is also a leader-in-residence at the software company NationBuilder. gthx has been featured in Goop, Men’s Journal, The Hollywood Reporter as one of the best ways to tap into the power of thankfulness and self-care. 

Previously, Omar was the founding executive director of RiverLA, a nonprofit through which he collaborated with architect Frank Gehry and local leaders to reimagine the 51-mile Los Angeles River. Before leading RiverLA, Omar held leadership positions in finance, real estate development, and social impact. Wherever he is, however, Omar makes sure to take a beat to appreciate the good in his life, and thankful to share the practice of gratitude through gthx.

He received his master’s in design and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Graduate School of Design. He was a Stanton Fellow, Coro Fellow and selected Graduate of the Year by Southern California Leadership Network.


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Current SCG, NCG, and SDG Members: $0
Eligible Non-members: $100

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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