Our mission is to foster the advancement of mindfulness and compassion in the workplace. 
Through collaboration and alliances with non-profits, universities, corporations, experts in neuroscience, organizational behavior, leadership development, mindfulness, and compassion, we curate and convene events, learning communities and educational resources to inspire, develop and connect Mindful Leaders. Yeah, that's a mouthful.
 
Mindful Leader is a social impact for profit organization, headquartered in the Washington DC Metro Area, USA. 
 
 
Letter from President - Mo Edjlali 
 

Hello Mindful Leader, welcome to our organization. I've always found it's important to know why an organization exists and what's the drive behind it.  

To give you a little background, I spent the first part of my career working as an IT and Management consultant for Accenture and Fair Isaac, working with international clients in energy, banking, retail, government agencies, universities, startups, and F500 companies. 

I launched my own company, bootstrapped, grew it from 0 to 30 people, and created a multi-million dollar business in less than 3 years. I struggled with leadership and hired a business coach to help me and he told me: 

"Your employees are like horses, one set will take you from point A to B, then you put then down and get a fresh set to go from point B to C"


I embraced a ruthless, aggressive, gangster style of leadership to drive the company and its financial goals forward. Simply put, I was an a-hole leader and caused a great deal of suffering to my staff, my vendors, and myself.

Thankfully the company collapsed and caused me to take a hard look at what I had become and question what's REALLY important? I was incredibly fortunate to discover Mindfulness. The intersection of Mindfulness in Leadership and Business has been my focus over the last decade, first starting ZenCEO in 2009 and eventually launching the first Mindful Leadership Summit in 2013.     

I made some big mistakes and hurt many people when I was leading ruthlessly. For me this is personal, I want to help folks avoid the same mistakes I made. I want to help develop of a new way to lead and redefine what good leadership is.     

 

MO EDJLALI
President of Mindful Leader
Speaker - Mo Edjlali