MUM student Brooke Hadfield
In Thailand with students of a girls’ school
At an MUM Women’s Institute event with Ann Mortifee
Brooke Hadfield — Consciousness-Based Leadership
Brooke Hadfield learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique at the age of 18 on the recommendation of a friend, and discovered MUM through a brochure at her local TM center in Australia. Four years later, in 2006, she came to MUM to begin her journey towards self-discovery and leadership.
Before becoming a student, Brooke learned the TM-Sidhi® program and spent nine months on the Invincible America Assembly. Next she joined the Mother Divine program for a year, where she took courses for credit at Maharishi University of Enlightenment.
Participating in all these programs inspired Brooke to create her individualized MUM degree in Consciousness-BasedSM leadership with a specialization in women’s leadership studies. “The study of Consciousness-Based leadership for me was a natural unfoldment in the course of my academic studies, and is ultimately the art of leading one’s self to be in tune with natural law,” said Brooke.
Last year, she completed a two-month internship with the Global Mother Divine Organization to set up the Women’s Institute at MUM. Brooke’s assignments included directing and hosting events and creating content for a website. During the same year, she traveled to Thailand with MUM’s Rotating University course to help create a documentary about a girls’ school run by Buddhist nuns where all 300 students and faculty practice the TM® and TM-Sidhi programs.
"Brooke's expanded vision and enthusiasm make her a natural leader, and her insight into the profundity of Maharishi Vedic Science will allow her to fathom the deepest value of leadership,” said Dr. Candace Badgett, International Trustee (Raj Rajeshwari) of the TM Women's Organization. “She has set a beautiful direction for herself to ensure that everything that she does will uphold the flow of evolution, and that is the definition of a real leader."
Being true to her mission, Brooke is now applying for the Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training Course to be held in November. “I really believe in Maharishi’s technologies and see the need for it all over the world,” said Brooke. “I am especially passionate about taking Transcendental Meditation to at-risk youth and children in need across the globe.”