We help people at work unlock their capacity for mindfulness and compassion
Enabling higher levels of focus, empathy and resilience
Allowing people at all levels to be at their very best
We have led countless groups and workshops, given any number of talks, written screeds of articles, published books and used millions of pixels to get our points across. Mostly, we love working with people: in person or online, doing what we can to help.
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)Read More
Megan Reitz consults to organizations around the world on the themes of Mindful Leadership, Dailogue and Speaking Up.Read More
Amy Bradley teaches, consults and researches on the topics of resilience; engagement and compassion at work. She is the author of The Human MomentRead More
Chris Nicols consults to organizations around the world around themes of complexity, change, creativity and working well in challenging timesRead More
"For several years now we have partnered with Michael to coach TBWA's talent around the world in various Leadership Programs.
What’s most remarkable is Michael's ability to meet each of our program participants at the place of their challenge and give them a unique entryway into the practice of mindfulness. Michael demystifies mindfulness and makes a powerful tool that enables our leaders to live out their ambitions of being empathetic, energetic, and kind."
“Michael ran several workshops on Mindfulness for High Performing Leaders for us here at Regeneron. His deep expertise on the topic, his passion and the practices he shared built a compelling case for the power of Mindful Leadership and he helped participants overcome some of the real or imagined barriers to engaging in that.
As someone who’s been personally engaging in the practices he shared, I’ve noticed a positive shift in my overall mood, attention span and outlook.
I highly recommend Michael and the tools he offers.”
"There isn't one single part of the course that I can identify as benefiting me as I feel the whole course has been fantastic. The various elements have all improved my home/work life."
“This was by far the most useful course I’ve ever done in the workplace. Just these four sessions have had a huge positive impact on how I feel day to day. I don’t feel so overwhelmed by work or so anxious about the future.”
"Before I did this programme, by 5pm on a Friday afternoon I would have been really anxious, looking at a terrible weekend and panicking, ‘… I’ve got such a huge amount to get done next week…!’ But now I sit there and think ‘Yes, I’ve got a huge amount to do, but it’ll get done. It's ok.’ And it does all get done."
“I find I'm taking more time to really listen to people, and really be aware of their reactions and my reactions, and that's building stronger bonds. That lets us all collaborate so much better. The other area where it’s really helped is that I’ve found an increased ability just to come away from it all from time to time – to get some space and some quiet.”
"At RWE we ran an extensive organizational development intervention over several years for our top 350 leaders - including all of our C-suite executives. Michael was a key contributor to this with scientifically-informed input and practical guidance on Mindful Leadership. He introduced ideas and practices in ways that were easy to access for those with no prior knowledge of the topic and he added further insights for those already acquainted with it. The mixture of sound scientific knowledge and deep personal experience gave him great credibility. It was all delivered with outstanding skill to well-seasoned business leaders."
"Michael led sessions on Mindful Leadership on our most senior leader development programme. He very successfully introduced the ideas and practices to around 200 senior leaders over a few years and wonderfully connected the practice of Mindful Leadership to elements of the the bank’s leadership framework. Feedback from the sessions was excellent. The leaders responded strongly to Michael's style and approach. Most left the sessions intending to put what they learned into practice and many have continued to do that."
“Michael has been my coach for 4 years and his impact on my professional and personal life has been beyond words. We started out when I was struggling to decide the future direction of my business (and my wider life). I was lost and struggling. We’ve worked hard on every aspect of my work and personal life since then and achieved extraordinary results.
Personally, I have never felt more in touch with my family, community, and purpose. Professionally, B&A has grown 20% year or year culminating in being acquired by Accenture Interactive 18 months ago. Michael helped guide me through a very complex process, ensuring that every stakeholder did brilliantly – employees, partners, the acquirer and myself. Furthermore, he has worked hard at directing me towards a new role in Accenture Interactive where I can have an impact on the key issues of the day.
He is calm, razor smart and knows how to get the very best out of people. The proof is in the pudding and I recommend him regularly to other entrepreneurs, clients and friends. I always will.”
“I am less stressed by not having immediate solutions...better able to reflect and wait for the solution to arise.”
“Previously I shied away from complexity. Now I approach problems ... with openness and curiosity. I approach issues, rather than running away from them or ignoring them.”
“It gave me a way to take back control over my own thinking. I see that I’m choosing my thoughts, and they’re not me, they’re just the noise of what’s going on.”
Since doing the course… “I can put myself into quite a detached and objective place, almost at will… I can acknowledge others’ emotions without feeling hijacked by them.”
“I’ve decluttered my head. I say ‘this is the only thing I’m going to think about’. Maybe this is leading towards an ideal of problem solving...”
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