Identifying and satisfying customer needs better than the competition at a profit is the creative challenge of every organization.  Bridging the gap from creativity to innovation; from good ideas to action that produces value is key to succeed in today’s world.

Our Value Philosophy


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Mindful Innovation exists to help organizations maximize their human resource potential by creating cultures of innovation.  We know there is unlimited creativity along with a wealth of untapped and underutilized human potential within every organization.  Our focus and talent is utilizing FUNctional frameworks to define relevant problems, stimulate new ideas and create sustainable solutions.

Mindful Innovation designs and implements individual and collective leadership experiences that are interactive, multi-modal and collaborative.  Our FUNctional Frameworks inspire and develop a culture of “mindful” innovation where individuals and teams get the tools and supports they need to be innovators and bring ideas, products, programs and processes into their work/the world that are needed and accepted to create the organization’s competitive advantage.

li Jackie Levin, Leadership Coach | Insightful Facilitator | Social Entrepreneur


Working in public education and business settings over the past 35 years, Jackie has designed a wealth of products and programs including life resource tools and guided self discovery experiences that inspire individuals and teams to bring their full expression into “work life” and “life work.” As a co-founder of AbleNet, Inc. in 1985, Jackie led the development of assistive technology products and curriculum that offer a means of independence and fulfillment for individuals with disabilities worldwide.

As an independent consultant, Jackie currently provides leadership training and development in profit, non-profit organizations and public school settings with a focus on building capacity for self trust through the TRUST -ology™ personal development program and quality collaboration through Designing Effective Meetings: Ten Essential Elements™.

As an Art of Convening and Art of Hosting practitioner, Jackie co-designs and guides community gatherings, inviting authentic engagement through essential conversation and collaborative problem solving to address relevant social issues.

What I love about my work with Mindful Innovation is the opportunity to engage the natural creative potential that exists in all individuals and collectives.  When we provide contexts that are safe, supportive, fun and engaging, where people can open, explore, challenge, connect, and grow each other within a culture of collaboration, the amazing resource of our unlimited human potential is realized…and everyone wins!

Learn more about Jackie and her work at:

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li Natasha Tong, Principal and Innovation Activist | Product and Team Coach

Natasha-TongNatasha has worked in product and business management and development with a focus on design over the past 15 years.  Educated as a mechanical engineer, Natasha has led the design, manufacturing, and marketing of services, businesses and products to the global market in multiple industries.

Natasha currently advises entrepreneurs and teams and co-designs innovation models and frameworks.  Her consulting focus is on providing multi-modal interactive simulations for leadership, organizational development and innovation training and product development in profit, non-profit organizations and public school settings.  Natasha engages people and organizations who want something different, better or more. Natasha holds the philosophy that “The first step of defining the challenge is always the hardest and only through a new experience can we change our thinking to achieve a new behavior.”  Natasha is certificated as a SCRUM Product Owner in Agile practices and Pragmatic Marketing (PMC) and trained in Design Thinking, the Art of Hosting and the Art of Convening.

I love helping people and organizations be successful.  My greatest enjoyment is when someone did something they never thought was possible.

Diane Maki, Phd, President and Consultant, Strategic People Development, LLC.
DianeDiane Maki is a consultant in human resource development, change management, process improvement, and strategic planning for small and medium for-profit and non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Diane worked in industry for 15 years as a manager in purchasing and facilities for two global companies. She has taught courses and workshops in management and human resources for over ten years.

Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in the MA in Human Resource Management program, and at Metro State University Twin Cities in the Marketing program. Before her current teaching positions, Diane was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota in the Human Resource Development graduate program and in the Marketing Department at the Carlson School of Management.

Diane has a B.A. in Spanish from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, an M.B.A. in Management from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She lived for two years in Mexico City where she studied Spanish and taught English with American Express Language School. Her favorite places to spend leisure time are New Mexico and the north shore of Lake Superior.





Kathy Flaminio, MSW, RYT, Consultant and Trainer

kathy3Kathy Flaminio is the founder of 1000 Petals, LLC, a wellness training and consulting company on the scientific practices of mindfulness and movement. Kathy holds a masters degree in social work and is a registered yoga teacher with more than twenty years experience guiding people to higher levels of holistic health and wellness.  She is committed to developing products and services that provide transformative experiences for adults and children.   Kathy offers graduate level accredited courses and coaching that teach yoga-based movement, mindfulness and social/emotional learning processes to educators, social workers, administrators and other related service providers.

As a co-creator of the TRUST -ology™ personal development program, Kathy offers leadership development for companies and organizations wanting to build capacity for self trust as a foundation for full engagement and quality collaboration.  Keeping the Body in Mind is a unique coaching opportunity where team members learn how to integrate the science and practices of mindfulness and movement in a variety of work environments to achieve optimal performance.

The body is now the access point to my work.  Nervous system regulation is the foundation, for when the body is regulated, heart rate lowered and the mind brought to the present moment, the brain is at its optimal learning state. This is where my work begins.

Learn more about Kathy and her work at:

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Vicki O’Day, Human Potential Coach, Vitality Trainer, and Inspirational Speaker


“Vicki is committed to serving active professionals who want to stay healthy, manage stress in the moment, and create a life of Vibrant Well Being.”

She is masterful in acknowledging and connecting the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual dimensions of our being.

Vicki believes this process celebrates the total magnificence of who we truly are as powerful creators of health, harmony, and happiness.

Vicki holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development. She is a Master Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, a Master Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Licensed HeartMath® 1:1 Coach. An inter-dimensional communicator, Vicki works with human physiology, neurology, psychology, physicality, and spirituality.

She is the founder of LOVE’s Intelligence.  LOVE’s Intelligence is the innate wisdom of love present in every human being. It is our nature state of essential being. Vicki believes LOVE’s Intelligence leads us to the transformation of old fear based patterns that no longer serve. Through LOVE’s Intelligence we are supported as the responsible creators of our integrated, whole, and vibrant well being.

I HAVE A VISION–Love has the power to heal all things. The gift of heart centered living empowers us to choose love for self and others consciously, intentionally, and fully from our natural essence. Open your heart; access the wisdoms at your core; power an evolution in your life; create Vibrant Well Being. Revitalize you!

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