Mindful Leadership Summit Partners


Mindful is an initiative that celebrates being mindful in all aspects of daily living—through Mindful magazinemindful.org, and social media. For those who want to be mindful and those who are interested in various forms of mindfulness practice, we offer a broad range of personal stories, news-you-can-use, advice, and insights. 

Mindful is published by the Foundation for a Mindful Society—an independent not for profit corporation supported by generous funders and a board of movement leaders who act as our advisors.

The 1440 Multiversity is a learning community serving as a catalyst for the connection to your best self. On our expansive 75-acre campus near the gorgeous coastline of Santa Cruz, California, we offer year-round workshops and conferences, bringing together learners with leading minds in whole-person education, yoga and wellness, leadership, professional development, and more. Surrounded by magical, towering redwood trees, you can relax in our restorative healing arts center; enjoy all-natural, plant-based cuisine; and participate in daily meditation and yoga classes.

Reduce stress, improve concentration and take your meditation and yoga practice to the next level with Muse: the brain sensing headband.

Muse improves your wellbeing by helping you to train your brain. It’s designed to help you build a healthy mind and body by providing you with real-time feedback during daily guided training sessions as short as 3 minutes per day – practice in the privacy of your home or office anytime. Muse is like a fitness tool where you exercise the most important muscle you have – your brain.

Founded by Scott Nash in 1987, MOM's has grown to become the Mid-Atlantic region's premier chain of family owned and operated organic grocery stores.

After almost three decades MOM’s has stores in three states and DC, employs over 900 people, and has created a corporate culture centered on Our Purpose: To protect and restore the environment. We stock a higher volume of organic products than any other store, including 100% organic produce.

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The Garrison Institute and its program initiatives work to apply the power of contemplation in practical, systematic ways to the key change fields of education, contemplative care and ecology.

We research and develop contemplative-based tools and approaches to help teachers, caregivers and environmentalists sustain and deepen their challenging work. We also use contemplative-based tools and methods to help shift workplace cultures, nurture new professional fields, activate leadership and learning networks, and work for change at the systems level. 

Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business and society. Guided by that purpose, it is a business school that produces knowledge and educates leaders to address the most significant challenges and opportunities facing business and society today.

Georgetown's rigorous academic program is supported by a strong culture that encourages students to collaborate, forge close friendships, and extend their learning outside of the classroom and beyond campus.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.

IMCW’s teaching collective offers a range of meditation classes, workshops and retreats throughout the DC metro area. These trainings in Insight (Vipassana or mindfulness) meditation cultivate our natural wisdom and compassion. The teachings and practices, along with offerings that nourish and serve our larger community, lay the grounds for bridging separation and bringing healing to our earth. We invite you to join IMCW at local classes and events, and to explore our online presence where you’ll find talks, resources and fellowship in a community that spans the globe.

We teach students, educators, and parents simple, daily mindfulness practices that build awareness and concentration, Social Emotional Learning, compassion, and creativity.

We work closely with school leaders and their communities to customize our programming to their needs,  build their local capacity, and embed  knowledge of mind-body practices in their community for the long term. Ultimately, we aim to transform the culture of our  client schools, making them safe, inclusive, and compassionate places to learn.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University has been recognized as the nation’s leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and traditional Western scholarship.

Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is considered to be the birthplace of the modern mindful movement.

Leading in a time of crisis. Influencing people to succeed in achieving a common goal. Understanding how to tap into the strengths of others. Today’s leaders face a range of new leadership challenges.

NYU Stern’s Leadership Development Program helps MBA students prepare to meet leadership challenges mindfully by providing a personalized leadership development framework that empowers students to continually evolve as effective leaders who create value for business and society.

Darden Executive Education is a top-ranked, global provider of executive development. Delivered by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation and taught by the Darden School of Business’ highly acclaimed faculty, Darden Executive Education prepares and inspires leaders to succeed in a global marketplace. Darden shapes the way the world does business through our research — energized by 10 research Centers of Excellence — and draws upon our collective knowledge and experience to cultivate responsible, innovative leaders. Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.

Born at Google from one Engineer’s dream to change the world, Search Inside Yourself is now a globally-recognized program & network. Bridging age-old practices of mind training with modern neuroscience and technology, SIYLI helps people in organizations bring out the best in themselves, from the inside out.

SIYLI's teachers and coaches have helped senior executives and upper management at Fortune 100 companies, worked in the world’s top neuroscience labs and held prominent executive positions in leading companies.