Episode 145 of The Davidson Hang Podcast on Mindfulness, Compassion, and Living a Well Balanced Life

Check out Episode 145 of The Davidson Hang Podcast with Scott Shute. I knew him from my days at LinkedIn where he was the head of Mindfulness and Compassionate Programs. Yes, we were fortunate enough to have a person whose job was to install compassion and mindfulness into the core being of LinkedIn.
Scott is a keynote speaker, author, executive coach, and teacher.
Taken from his LinkedIn Profile and website.
“Have you ever wondered “How can I be a good person and also do well at work?” I specialize in combining the practicalities of leading in the modern business world with the wisdom of ancient traditions to help individuals and companies be leaders in conscious business.
This results in businesses thriving financially while providing their customer’s long-term value and leaving employees feeling inspired and whole. When done consciously, work can be a part of the collective healing that needs to take place in the world.
After twenty-five years of customer-oriented leadership and executive roles, and three years leading Mindfulness and Compassion programs at LinkedIn, I’m now helping other leaders and companies transform, becoming more compassionate and effective. I work with leaders who want to both do good in the world, while helping their organizations and employees thrive. It’s a role in which I get to utilize my entire skill set, experience, and passions.
I’ve been studying and practicing mindfulness and related wisdom teachings since I was thirteen years old, and teaching since I was in college. In this work we get to explore the possibility of human potential, helping employees become the very best version of themselves. With mindfulness, we’re building employees’ capabilities around resilience, self-awareness and growth mindset. With Compassion, we’re working to expand employees’ capability and capacity for service. Ultimately, the intention is to build these practices and consciousness into the very fabric of a company – how we develop products, how we sell, how we service – in a way that serves our employees as well as our customers. My operations lens helps me focus on scaling the work we do.”
If you would like to connect with Scott, you can connect with him on LinkedIn

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Purpose: I create an empowering context for curious and hungry people looking for fulfillment, experiences, and creativity. We do this by developing their growth mindset, introducing self-love, and powerful group experiences. It results in people with strong boundaries, resilient mental health, and practical life skills

People leave with the ability to land their dream job, have autonomy and flexibility with their lifestyle, travel the world, and create from their heart and soul.


Davidson was once broke, insecure, low-confidence, and frustrated by doing all the wrong activities. Addicted to drugs, validation, and wallowing in self-pity. No relationship to family, and at the mercy of other people’s suggestions and opinions.

It was hell.

After spending $100k hiring different coaches, traveling the world doing workshops around the world, reading>1000 books, and through curiosity, have created the most effective system to remove people from that situation. My life’s work is to bring joy and abundance to people who as on a similar path as I was and bring back the joy and abundance of their life.

Through shared experiences and storytelling, I inspire and model behaviors that lead to a richer, more fulfilled life full of joy, experiences, passion, and ecstasy from the richness of relationships and being able to experience the depths of the human experience.

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