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Michael is a pioneer in the application of mindfulness to leadership and other workplace contexts. He is the author of the agenda-setting book The Mindful Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and the bestselling Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (Harper Thorsons, 2014), and has co-authored Mindfulness for Coaches (Routledge, 2017) and Mind Time (Harper Thorsons, 2018).

Based on more than 40 years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines, Michael now shares his insights and research with audiences worldwide as a keynote speaker, coach, consultant, and teacher. He works with global corporations and public sector organisations, as well as individuals, so that they better understand mindful leadership practices.

Michael has also been a successful social entrepreneur, founding a fair trade company that came to have annual sales of £10 million and 200 employees. He is founder and CEO of Mindfulness Works; a Professor of Practice adjunct at Hult Ashridge Executive Education; and an associate at the Møller Institute at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge.
Michael Chaskalson