Crim Mindful Fellow, Jeremy Goodman

Happy holiday wishes from the Crim to you and yours! We hope you enjoy many moments of health, peace, gratitude, and joy; even during these collectively challenging times.

Today, we are celebrating a generous gift for Flint from the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute – the mindfulness-based leadership program designed at Google – and now accessible in the Flint Community. This organization made it possible for the Crim Fitness Foundation to launch a new fellowship program. Sarah Sullivan, Director for the Crim’s Mindfulness Initiative shares,  “The Crim is grateful for this opportunity to engage 18 diverse leaders – doctors, lawyers, teachers, non-profit leaders, business leaders, and civic leaders – in a learning community to become certified to teach and share this program to support the practices of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and compassionate leadership.”

The Crim looks forward to sharing a story about each and every fellow so that over the next few months you will get to meet them all virtually in this way – and then in person when possible. Today, we are delighted to introduce and celebrate Crim Mindful Fellow, Jeremy Goodman. Jeremy has a passion for health and fitness, and he inspires others to live an active and healthy lifestyle. He works at Consumers Energy, owns his own company, JGood Fitness, LLC where he provides personal training, fitness, running, and health coaching services, and leads fitness classes at Trv Fit Flushing.

He is an avid runner, weight lifter, cyclist, and mindfulness practitioner. He has run over 100 races (including the Crim 14 times and 8 marathons).  He also enjoys dance, gymnastics, and traveling with his wife and daughters.

In Spring 2020, Jeremy was inspired to apply to serve as a Crim Mindful Fellow. He shared, “I am serving as a Crim Mindful Fellow as a call to action to help transform the lives of the people and organizations in our community. This initiative will improve the quality of the greater Flint Community and help develop the next generation of leaders. There is a growing need for people to step up and give back in this way.”

Jeremy practices mindfulness on a daily basis through meditation, mindful eating, mindful exercise, and with breathing exercises. Jeremy shares, “Emotional intelligence and mindful awareness of myself and others support me to be an effective leader by helping with conflict management to successfully navigate sensitive topics or issues. In life, there are things that happen that are outside of your realm of control, however, you have 100% control on how you react to the situation. You can always bring a mindful awareness, kindness, and curiosity to any challenge that may arise in your life.”

The Crim is grateful to Jeremy Goodman and his generous service as a Crim Mindful Fellow. We look forward to sharing more about the other incredible fellows in the weeks to come.  If you would like to access mindfulness practices and resources please click here and for a schedule of upcoming workshops and programs please click here.