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10/6/2020 Member News
Mindful Leadership, a Blend of Experience and Authenticity

More than two decades of working in organizational leadership and human resources along with a newly discovered life purpose have led Angie Chaplin to found Mindful Leadership, a coaching and consulting practice. Ms. Chaplin will celebrate her new business with a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. at 1200 N Center Point Road in Hiawatha.

“My passion has always been leadership development,” said Chaplin. “When I was approached by two former classmates about working on leadership initiatives, I felt the timing was right to launch this new venture.”

Ms. Chaplin has spent much of the past two decades as a leadership coach, facilitator, consultant, author, and educator. She is one of only 40 Certified Master Facilitators in the country, and only one in the upper Midwest, for The Leadership Challenge, an internationally recognized book, curriculum, and workshop. Recently, she found a new purpose for her career path through recovery from alcohol addiction.

“The heart of leadership is relationships. My work is to authentically connect with people where they’re at in leadership, and in life, to help achieve their goals. Those can be goals in serving strong families, thriving community organizations, successful small businesses, and high-performing companies,” Chaplin added.

Connecting with people is what led Chaplin to partner with Dusty Swehla, owner of Panda Marie LLC in Hiawatha. Panda Marie is a holistic wellness studio offering services and programs to help others live the lives they love, naturally, and Mindful Leadership’s business coaching complements Panda Marie’s personal coaching and holistic modalities. Swehla was one of the first people Chaplin met after she moved to Marion in July and joined a Yoga of 12-Step Recovery class at Panda Marie.

“Partnering with Panda Marie, an existing successful business, while also operating as a stand-alone company allows me to experience the best of both worlds.”

To learn more about Mindful Leadership, visit the Facebook page, or contact Angie Chaplin at 319-404-7357 and