Supporting the whole person means focusing on the mental, physical and spiritual.

Don deLaski was a life-long learner who would not accept Western medicine’s approach to his life-long asthma.

From Don’s initial days funding Dr. Floyd Malveaux of the Merck Childhood Asthma Clinic to help families better understand the condition, to his later support of Dr. James Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University, there was always a deep-rooted belief that challenging medicine’s status quo was as critical as the new ideas themselves.

Don was ahead of his time in his view that positive thinking does actually promote well-being. And that leaders would one day study positivity and resilience and train their organizations to pay attention to the “whole person.”

Our focus on health and well-being is about supporting inspiring leaders and organizations who are expanding our knowledge about what it means to live well.

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