Mindful Technology: Digital Wellness & Tech-Life Balance

Over the years, technology has become our BFF and made life and work easier. With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries have limited human gathering and interactions. As a result of social distancing and lockdowns, people and organizations have increased their reliance on and use of technology as they live, study, work, and shop from home.

Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your relationship with technology? Are you glued to your digital devices for the majority of your day? Are so you plugged in that you are suffering from stress, anxiety, and a lack of sleep? Are you constantly distracted by email, texts, social media, and notifications? Is it difficult for you to focus your attention and concentrate for long periods of time? Has your productivity level decreased?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you have landed in the right place! I am here to help you embrace technology in mindful, intentional, and healthy ways. With my support, you will gain digital wellness skills that will help you create tech-life balance.

When we work together, you will learn the Thriving Mindfully Academy‘s heart-centered approach to being the REAL YOU in your life and career.

With my digital communications expertise, digital wellness and mindfulness training, and project management skills, I teach you how to:

  • slow down and become aware of your thoughts, emotions, and behavior with compassion and without judgment
  • set intentions on how you want to use technology in your life and career
  • increase your concentration and productivity
  • overcome tech distraction with time management and unplugging practices
  • communicate mindfully with email, social media, and texting
  • create a mindful technology toolkit that will support you in accomplishing your tech-life balance goals with action planning, accountability, and self-celebration

My services are offered virtually (via Zoom, Facebook Live, Google Meet, Skype, and FreeConferenceCall.com) and in-person. I offer trainings, workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions. I am available to speak at your next conference and event, and for digital, print, radio, and television interviews. Contact me {ananda@anandaleeke.com} to discuss how we can work together.

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Who I Have Worked With

I have worked with a diverse group of companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs including:

  • BlogHer
  • Everywhere Agency
  • Law Students in Court (now Rising for Justice)
  • Nonprofit Technology Network
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Web of Change
  • Wonder Women Tech

My Digital Communications Career Journey

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My love affair with digital communications was born during my tenure at the Hamilton Securities Group, Inc.  While at Hamilton, I spearheaded the design and implementation of the firm’s intellectual property protection and contracts administration programs for Internet products and services. My expertise in these areas allowed me to serve as a team member on community venture capital transactions in underserved communities. I also built, maintained, and conducted team trainings on intellectual property, Internet promotions, and privacy.

My Hamilton experience launched my career as a business consultant who conducted trademark searches, prepared copyright registration and domain reservation applications, and provided legal disclaimer language for web sites, products, and services. It laid the foundation for my work as an online columnist for the women’s channel on NetNoir.com, a multimedia services company and website that focused on African American culture and lifestyle. I later tapped into my content creation skills to create blogs, podcasts, social media marketing strategies, and videos to market my art, books, coaching practice, and reiki and yoga services. As a result, I was able to utilize my expertise to design and manage the first-ever social media technical assistance and training program for over 25 affiliate agencies at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).

After leaving USCRI, I worked as a digital communications consultant, volunteered at the Obama White House and was recognized as a social media thought leader (see below), launched the first-ever social media and workplace mindfulness programs as Digital Communications Director at  Law Students in Court, and shared my social media expertise as a commentator on The Daily Drum, a radio program that airs on WHUR 96.3 FM. Currently, I serve as the Chief Social Media Officer at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and on the Nonprofit Technology Network’s Board of Directors.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, my relationship with social media and technology intensified. My screen time increased dramatically which caused digital distraction, information overload, and eye strain. My sleep routine was also impacted. In an effort to achieve tech-life balance and to strength my mindful technology skills, I completed the Digital Wellness Institute’s 10-week certification course.

White House Recognition & Service

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The Obama Administration recognized me as a social media thought leader. From 2014 to 2016, I worked with the White House to provide social media storytelling at national conferences and events including the State of the Union, Arrival Ceremony for French President Francois Hollande, Tumblr Q&A session on education and college affordability, Spring Garden Tour Social, Conference on Aging, InstaMeet, United State of Women Summit, and South by South Lawn. In 2015, I advised the White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman on digital engagement strategies.

Photo Credit: wocintechchat.com and Dave McCulloch

What People Are Saying About Me

Ananda Leeke is a mindful digital powerhouse! Her Digital Wellness 101 Webinar was transformational! Creating a Digital Wellness Plan Statement is impactful. Ananda offered clear strategies and a host of resources for me to continue on this digital wellness journey. I am thankful and grateful for having the opportunity to work with her on so many projects. She is a dedicated public servant. Thank You, Ananda!  Kamaria T. Richmond, Founder/CEO at KTR Media and Host of The Stroke Diva Fabulous Show and The Ed Brown TV Show, Bowie TV

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