My own experience working at Apple headquarters in Cupertino (in a short, non-technical stint), combined with my ongoing interactions with engineering students as a workshop facilitator for CONNECT, an arts-based communication program at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, has given me insight into the challenges engineers face as well as the highly developed skill sets they possess. I have witnessed firsthand how engineers utilize their engineering skills in daily life to optimize routines of living, save time and work towards creative solutions in all facets of life. Still, a delicate balance exists between professional success and personal well-being; life and work can seem at odds with the long hours and demanding deadlines. Wellbeing can sometimes take a backseat to stress and extended crunch times hunched over a computer.
As an expert in movement and coordination of thinking and activity, I’ve harnessed the innate knowledge our bodies have possessed for eons along with the latest advances in neuroscience and decision-making to create courses and workshops for engineers dealing with the challenges and day-to-day experience of working in large technology-focused companies, like Apple, Facebook and Google. With these tools, engineers can increase productivity, creativity and well-being, prevent and reduce computer-related injury, and live more fully.