Who we are.
Deirdre Maloney, President
Deirdre is an international leadership and communication trainer, experienced facilitator and published author. Her direct approach, combined with practical tips, relatable anecdotes, and a smidge of humor helps people enhance their leadership, their teams, their communication, their effectiveness, and their peace of mind.
Through her trainings, Deirdre has presented sessions around the world for organizations like Kaiser Permanente, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boeing, and National Association of Women Business Owners. Through her facilitations, Deirdre has helped groups like Maui Brewing Company, San Diego Humane Society, and MOXIE Theatre create strategic plans, overcome challenges, and build rapport.
Deirdre has been a contributing writer for such publications as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Her books include Bogus Balance, The Mission Myth and her powerful Tough Truths mini-book series. In addition to her work through Momentum LLC, Deirdre is currently board president of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Other experience includes running a multi-million-dollar nonprofit, teaching marketing for the University of San Diego, lobbying to state and federal legislators, and serving as a broadcast news producer at a variety of television stations. Deirdre is a long-time mindfulness practitioner who continually strives not to strive, and to gain wisdom by just sitting there.
Jay Maloney, Creative Director
Over 25 years of branding, marketing, advertising, and technology experience have created the foundation of skills that Jason uses to focus an organization’s message and drive their customers to take action.
Jason’s background includes several years running his own production company in New York, as well as over two decades spent in the highly competitive broadcast television industry. Jason’s diverse experience in the marketing arena means he can offer a wide variety of services all along the spectrum, from strategic brand positioning and customer-based research, to web design and video production. Jason also brings extensive experience developing internal messaging to motivate company employees.
During his time in marketing and advertising roles at ABC and NBC affiliates, Jason earned numerous EMMY, ADDY and Promax awards for his creative work. His leadership in leveraging new technologies allows him to create the opportunity for fresh, innovative approaches to getting the client’s messages heard and objectives met.
What we do.
Our work helps organizations from all sectors and industries do their work better and help their people sleep better. Though we’ve engaged in hundreds of projects focusing on a variety of objectives, and are happy to customize sessions and retreats based on specific objectives and groups, we break our work down into two primary categories: exceptional trainings and skillful facilitations.
Our interactive, energizing trainings focus on a wide variety of leadership, communication and mindfulness topics to help participants learn best practices, share their own brilliance, and plan on how to integrate new strategies into their daily lives.
Our carefully facilitated group discussions lead to energized teams, meaningful strategic plans, solutions to (sometimes tricky!) challenges, excellent mastermind groups and effective dialogue that gets to the heart of what needs to be said and what needs to be done to move things forward.
We are proud to have partnered with a wide variety of outstanding organizations of all sizes, in all sectors, and with diverse missions. Below is a sample list of current and past clients.
Books and more.
Deirdre is known for telling it like it is, in a way that is relatable and direct, and – when the time is right – integrating a bit of humor about the human condition we all share.
Her writings are no different. They combine provocative lessons, entertaining anecdotes and concrete tips about what it really takes to be a leader, achieve results, and enjoy life more.
Click on Deirdre’s books, below, to learn more about them.
Deirdre’s Blog Archive
Check out Deirdre’s popular, provocative posts from her years as a blogger.
A Few Articles from the Archives
Below are a few of the many articles by Deirdre featured in a variety of publications.