DR. DAN SIEGEL
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding Co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on the development of mindsight, which teaches insight, empathy, and integration in individuals, families and communities.
Dr. Siegel has published extensively for both the professional and lay audiences. His four New York Times bestsellers are: Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, and three books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D: The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline and the upcoming The Yes Brain (2018). His other books include: The Developing Mind (2nd Ed.), Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which contains over fifty textbooks.
Peter Senge, PhD is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global network of organizations, researchers and consultants dedicated to the “interdependent development of people and their institutions” and co-founder of the Academy for Systemic Change, which seeks to accelerate the growth of the field of systemic change worldwide.
His work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for healthier human systems. This involves major cross-sector projects focused on global food systems, climate change, regenerative economies and the future of education.
Peter is the author of The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization. The Journal of Business Strategy named him one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy in the 20th century. Recently, he was named to the “1000 Talents” Program (Renzai) in China to help China become a leader in systemic change, to benefit itself and the world.
Nancy Costikyan is the Director of the Office of Work/Life at Harvard University, supporting Harvard’s recruitment and retention of a high performing workforce and the wellbeing of a diverse community of staff and scholars. Nancy and her team contribute to the development of Harvard’s policies and special initiatives, and the office oversees Harvard’s University-wide work/life strategies. The office administers a range of programs for staff and faculty including those focused on mental health, workplace flexibility, dependent care, behavioral risk, and workplace-based mindfulness training.
Nancy has worked for 30 years as a psychotherapist, organizational consultant, department director and clinical supervisor. In addition to her work/life role, she is also a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Nancy is the mother of 22 year old twin sons who enjoy reminding her that she is not the paragon of work/life balance that she would like to be. Mindfulness helps, though.
Chicago Cubs Mental Skills Coordinator, Darnell McDonald, is a former MLB player for the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Chicago Cubs. He retired from the Cubs organization’s minor league team. His motto: “The sky is not the limit; the mind is.”
On April 20, 2010, Darnell became the ninth player to hit a homerun for the Red Sox in his first at bat. In the same game, he became the first ever member of the Red Sox to collect a game-ending RBI in his debut with the club. Since his retirement in 2014, Darnell has become a cornerstone of mental health, and development amongst the Chicago Cubs roster, promoting positive energy, and an optimistic lifestyle with his phrase “In Blue, Out Red.” In 2017, McDonald completed his 200-hour yoga certification to unify his theories of mind, body, and soul. He was also presented with a 2016 World Series Championship Ring due to his contributions to direct success of the team on the field.
Raj Sisodia is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College, and Co-founder and Co-chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc. He has a PhD in Marketing from Columbia University.
Raj is co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters and the seminal Firms of Endearment. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011.
Raj received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University in 2016. He has published ten books and over 100 academic articles. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism Inc.
Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD is founder and Co-director of Methodology at Strozzi Institute. He has spent over four decades researching, developing and teaching Somatics to business leaders, executive managers, teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, non-profits, the U.S. government and military.
He was named one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching, and in Profiles in Coaching. He is the co-founder of the Mideast Aikido Project (MAP), which brings together Palestinians and Israelis through the practice of Aikido.
Richard is the author of eight books, including The Leadership Dojo, In Search of the Warrior Spirit, The Anatomy of Change, Holding the Center and The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion. From 2002 to 2007 he was an advisor to NATO and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe (SACEUR) General Jim Jones.
Marvin Riley is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer of EnPro Industries Inc. Prior to that, he held the position
of President, Fairbanks Morse Engine division of EnPro. Marvin has also served as Vice President of Manufacturing at EnPro, as Vice President Global Operations, GGB division of EnPro, and as Vice President Operations Americas, GGB division. Prior to joining EnPro Industries, Marvin was an executive with General Motors Corporation. Mr. Riley’s last positions within General Motors Corporation was Director of Operations General Assembly and Director of Operations Body Assembly.
Marvin currently serves as a board member with Beloit 2020, Books@Work and
Minds Incorporated. Beloit 2020 is a nonprofit development corporation devoted to renewing the historic core of Beloit, Wisconsin. Books@Work brings professor-led literature seminars to workplaces and community settings to build confidence, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Minds Incorporated is dedicated to making DC area schools a more conscious and compassionate learning environment by teaching mindfulness-based practices to students, educators, and parents.
Mr. Riley completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard
Business School in May 2016. Mr. Riley received a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Howard University.
Stephen E. Macadam has served as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director of EnPro Industries, Inc. since April 2008. Prior to accepting these positions with EnPro, Stephen served as Chief Executive Officer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Before joining BlueLinx Holdings Inc., Stephen was the President and CEO of Consolidated Container Company LLC. He served previously with Georgia-Pacific Corp. where he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Pulp & Paperboard and of Senior Vice President, Containerboard & Packaging. Stephen held positions of increasing responsibility with McKinsey and Company, Inc. from 1988 until 1998, culminating in the role of principal in charge of McKinsey’s Charlotte, North Carolina operation.
Mr. Macadam received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, an MS in Finance from Boston College, and an MBA from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Caroline is CEO of Mind Your Brain, Inc. and co-founder with Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute, whose mission is to make the latest neuroscience accessible for professional and personal development through online and in-person programs. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and holds a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Southern California.
Caroline was a civil litigator for over ten years, mainly representing Japanese corporate clients in intellectual property matters. She served as Vice President in Litigation at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and prior to that she was Senior Counsel at Spelling Entertainment in Los Angeles, where she supervised litigation and was production attorney for Judge Judy. Caroline has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s mediation panel. She has had a meditation practice for over thirty years.
Caroline lectures worldwide on how the latest science, including the science behind mindfulness, can optimize our personal and professional well-being. She is currently writing her first book, tentatively titled The Mindful Woman.
David Gelles is a business reporter for the New York Times and the author of Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out. He has practiced meditation for over a decade, and he spent two years traveling the U.S. unearthing stories about the uses of meditation in business. In his talks about mindfulness, he reveals what business leaders around the country are already discovering: meditation is a secret key to fostering a happier, more productive workplace. His talks show the profound impact mindfulness can have on the world of work, and he teaches audiences how to become more mindful themselves.
He has given mindfulness talks at Renaissance Weekend, Wisdom 2.0, Authors At Google, and SXSW, and appears frequently on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNBC, NPR, and the BBC. As a New York Times reporter, he covers mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and Wall Street.
Chris Schmidt has recently been re-elected to serve another term as CEO of Moss Adams LLP until June 30, 2022. Chris joined Moss Adams in 1986 and in 1991 he was admitted to the partnership. In 1997 he became the managing partner of the Orange County office. In 2004, he assumed the role of President and COO for a five-year term. He was reappointed to a second term in 2009.
As CEO, Chris is responsible for establishing and promoting the firm’s strategic plan, including maintaining firm-wide commitment to the highest level of professional practice. Chris is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In November 2015, Chris began serving three-year terms on the AICPA’s Board of Directors as well as Praxity’s Management Board and Governing Council respectively. Chris has also served on the AICPA Council as well as the Council's Nominations Committee.
Gina LaRoche is a consultant, facilitator and coach. She is the Co-founder of Seven Stones Leadership Group, a professional services firm that invites individuals and organizations to engage in transformational change. She develops leaders and works with change agents on their personal and professional journeys. Gina leverages over 25 years of experience in delivering executive programs that have challenged leaders, teams and entrepreneurs to accelerate results using vision, strategy and accountability. Her current focus is working with individuals and teams on developing mindfulness and embodiment practices to enhance organizational effectiveness.
She is also a writer and collage artist, and the author of Living in Sufficiency: A Daily Journey and Unstuck: Make the Shift. Gina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSBA from Georgetown University. She spends time serving on not-for-profit boards, currently with the Interdependence Project (IDP) in New York City, a global organization working to make meditation and mindfulness practices accessible to all people.
Jennifer Cohen has studied the art and science of transformational coaching and facilitation since 1992. She is a co-founder of Seven Stones Leadership Group. Her coaching and training is distinguished by her applied studies in Communication Theories, Quantum Physics, Ontology, Neuroscience, Somatics and Systems Thinking. Jennifer has brought executives from the board room into a dojo style learning environment to hone their leadership skills through in-depth training and development opportunities she both designed and lead. She has a niche in coaching world-class academicians from institutions such as Simmons and Harvard Business School.
Jennifer is currently working on a book The Seven Laws of Enough to be published by Parallax Press in 2018. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis on systems theory from the Antioch New England Graduate School and is certified as a Master Somatic Coach by The Strozzi Institute.
Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, the global leader in customized leadership and organizational training programs based on mindfulness. Potential Project works with fortune 500 companies in 22 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Clients of Potential Project include Accenture, Nike, American Express, Microsoft and Sony to name a few. The objective of their programs is to enhance individual and organizational performance and well-being through skillful application of mindfulness in a corporate context.
Rasmus' background includes a career in the Sony Corporation as well as a researcher in organizational development. Rasmus has a Master’s degree in Organizational Development & Adult Learning and degrees in Philosophy and Human Resources. His book One Second Ahead – Enhance Your Performance with Mindfulness was published in October 2015. His next book will be published with Harvard Business Review in March 2018.
Johann Berlin is CEO and Chief Energy Officer of TLEX Institute, a cutting edge leadership development program that develops employee leadership towards resilience and human moments by harnessing the power of breath, meditation, and social connection. Since taking on its executive leadership, Johann has grown TLEX into a leading brand in prominent institutions and Fortune 100 companies, including: GE, American Express, Accenture, Intuit, Microsoft, Amazon, The World Bank, and Coca-Cola. As an entrepreneur, executive coach and advisor Johann has been a speaker at: TEDx London, GE HealthCare, Stanford Center for Compassion, Dartmouth on Purpose, Wharton School of Business, and a contributing writer for Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Virgin Unite, Real Leaders, Thrive Global, Huffington Post.
Johann has scaled boutique triple bottom line and social sector companies from concept to high-impact, with a special focus on advising emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs with innovative and disruptive wellness, leadership, and innovation initiatives.
Jim Robinson is the Executive Director of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. He is a senior executive and change leader with more than 25 years of experience in leading large-scale organization change, strategic human resources development, and organization effectiveness, consulting with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Robinson's work has focused on the development of empowering leaders and the building of high commitment/high performance organizations that achieve outstanding results. Areas of expertise include: Leadership Development Systems, Executive Coaching, Performance Improvement Initiatives and Change Management, Breakthrough Labor Relations Strategies, Strategic Human Resources Architecture and Policies, and Organization Design and Development
Mr. Robinson writes, lectures, and leads workshops in the field of personal self-empowerment and personal effectiveness. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Rutgers University.