Networks Senior Manager at The Wellbeing Project
Xymena, also known as Xyme, has navigated from working in corporations (Disney), international organizations (OECD), foundations (Ford Foundation) and NGOs (Ashoka). This has allowed her to have a vast understanding of stakeholders dynamics when it comes to managing diverse groups. She has a broad and global professional experience in networks’ creation, community management and hosting.
Xyme would always find herself organically bringing wellbeing related conversations to the different places where she worked. The Wellbeing Project (TWP) seemed a natural fit at a personal and professional level, and she joined in 2016.
Xyme enjoys designing meaningful experiences to connect people. She loves the feeling of having a blank page, broad vision, and gradually starting to tune into the group’s wisdom and interests to co-create a meaningful experience for the community. The process and art of listening, designing, connecting, allowing things to emerge, and finding the perfect balance between it all brings her fulfillment and joy. As well as creating the necessary conditions and atmosphere for everyone to feel welcomed, show up fully, and tap into their unique potential.
Xyme sees inner wellbeing as an ongoing process of discovery of her authentic self, her intimate relationships, and her surroundings. A path that once integrated as part of her daily life has allowed her to be more aware, feel more whole, and expanded. Embodying inner work from a lighter and more playful side, is something she’s been exploring and enjoying more and more too!
Some of the practices that have accompanied her for over 15 years are yoga and meditation. She has tried many and has enjoyed them deeply (they have allowed her to integrate different parts of herself), but these two are her go-tos. She currently finds inspiration in Abraham Hicks’ teachings, she’s reading a book called: “Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful” by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, as well as tuning more into simplicity and the beauty it brings. Simple rituals like lighting up a candle for a moment of groundedness and gratitude, or taking a mindful break to enjoy a good chai latte (Xyme’s favorite hot drink)!
Public speaking has been present throughout the years in Xyme’s journey too. She believes that the process that goes into preparing a presentation is a valuable opportunity to stop, self reflect and learn. Xyme has been a guest speaker at various global events such as the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, OECD’s netFWD Day in Paris, The Learning for Wellbeing Foundation Community Day in Brussels, Social Venture Institute Conference at Cortes Island in Canada etc.
She’s married and recently became a mom of a baby boy.
What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
Inner wellbeing is an ongoing process of discovery of her authentic self, her intimate relationships, and her surroundings.
Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?
Yoga & meditation
Do you have any favorite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote or educate on wellbeing and related themes?
“Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful” by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa