The Full Body Yes

Change Your Work and Your World from the Inside Out

Scott Shute

Stop treating your work and your life as separate.

Work doesn’t need to be a burden that takes place outside of our “real life.” It can be a source of happiness, development, and authentic meaning—if we work from the inside out. In The Full Body Yes, LinkedIn’s head of mindfulness and compassion programs Scott Shute reveals how the evolution of the organization lies in the evolution of ourselves. After all, an organization is the sum of its people: we decide where, how, and why we work.

Shute demonstrates how the journey to a working life of happiness and authentic meaning is fueled by compassion. Through guided activities to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others, we’ll move toward a work lifestyle that allows us to discover what is important to us, so that we can spend more time doing just that. Shute shows us how to recognize and empower the deeper part of ourselves and measure our success by our own happiness. He gives us permission to develop and evolve at work, so we can truly love and serve all of life—including ourselves.

Everyone deserves to do work that makes them happy and leaves them fulfilled. With compassion, we can all get there.


“Scott Shute shares a fascinating tale, well-told, making a heartfelt case for self-awareness, full presence, and compassion. I couldn’t stop reading.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”


“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.”

“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.”


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.

ISBN 978-1-77458-001-1
$29.95 CAD $26.00 USD
Published May 11, 2021
5.5 × 8.5 240 Pages
Hardcover, ebook, audiobook