The Full Body Yes: Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out


“In The Full Body Yes, Scott Shute shares a fascinating tale, well-told, making a heartfelt case for self-awareness, full presence, and compassion. I couldn’t stop reading.”
―Dan Goleman, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence

“Writing with vulnerability, humor, and compassion, Scott Shute shares his insights and life lessons in The Full Body Yes. You will see yourself in these pages and truly enjoy the journey to more connection with yourself and with the people you lead.”
―Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change

“Scott Shute is an admired leader within LinkedIn, where he has helped individuals and organizations transform. In The Full Body Yes, Scott gives you the secret sauce that will help you transform your work and life―from the inside out.”
―Ryan Roslansky, CEO of LinkedIn

“Scott Shute sits at the intersection of the modern workplace and ancient wisdom traditions. His simple wisdom on how to change the world by changing ourselves is true for all ages and could not come at a better time. This inspiring book helped me see that I am a lovely work-in-progress and so is the world.”
―Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of Wisdom at Work

“Scott Shute is a shining beacon for us all. His writing is vulnerable and powerful. His journey is our journey. The Full Body Yes is a delicious, life-changing tale of learning how to fully love.”
―Oshoke Abalu, co-founder of Love & Magic Company

“Through captivating personal stories, The Full Body Yes clearly demonstrates how important it is to reclaim your power by deeply knowing yourself. This shift in awareness can positively impact your life and work. Scott Shute has created a greatly needed road map to reinvigorate the inner space of the mind and heart. This medicine is especially valuable during challenging times. The Full Body Yes is for anyone who is looking to bring a deeper meaning into their life and work.”
―Yung Pueblo, author of Inward

“This book is such a gift. I couldn’t put it down. Scott Shute offers us no more and no less than the stories of his own life, and his courage, vulnerability, and learnings along the way have so much to teach us.”
―Scott Kriens, co-creator, 1440 Multiversity, Chairman, Juniper Networks

“In The Full Body Yes, Scott Shute shows us that optimism, self-awareness, and compassion aren’t just feel-good concepts―they’re how we build a great career and a great life.”
―Mike Robbins, author of We’re All in This Together

“Scott Shute is a masterful storyteller. His stories bring us right into the heart of the human experience and our deepest desires to find meaning and connection. Writing with vulnerability, he shows us that the fulfillment we seek lies right in the midst of our business challenges and personal challenges. The transformation happens from the inside out, and The Full Body Yes inspires and uplifts us so we can engage wholeheartedly and humbly in that process.”
―Tami Simon, founder of Sounds True
About the Author
Scott Shute has journeyed from America’s heartland across the world, discovering more about what tears people apart and what brings them together. As vice president of global customer operations at LinkedIn, he led an international team of one thousand customer service employees supporting over seven hundred million network members around the world. Today, as head of mindfulness and compassion, he is implementing his vision of changing work from the inside out by building industry-leading mindfulness programs and operationalizing compassion.