David is an innovator in Business, the Arts and Social Change. A lifelong performer (he made his Royal Opera House debut with Placido Domingo at the tender age of nine) he has spent the last 20 years bringing arts-derived creativity into boardrooms of the corporate world. He likes to concentrate on the inspiration that’s available, but overlooked, in daily working life. He is known as the Meeting doctor for the way he brings extraordinary mindfulness to ordinary meetings and his book on the subject “Will there Be Donuts?” made The Times Top Ten list. Street Wisdom, the social business he founded and leads, provides immersive, urban mindfulness workshops in 28 countries around the world. His latest book Story for Leaders helps leaders at every level harness the power of narrative for good. He’s an enthusiastic – if out of breath – road cyclist and entertainer (unpaid) for his two children.
Kate gives talks and workshops to business clients empowering their staff to adopt healthier
lifestyles. Fresh, creative and practical information is delivered in an interactive style that encourages involvement and engagement.
Kate is passionate about making nutritional change easy and effective. She is a highly experienced international speaker and her successful practice methods have secured extensive TV appearances, publishing deals, magazine features and commissions as an international keynote speaker.
As founder and director of the Harley Street clinic The Nutrition Coach, Kate has personally worked with more than 5,500 patients face to face
• TV appearances include UKTV’s ‘The Truth About Beauty’ (with Martine McCutcheon).
• Books include ‘Get Healthy for Good’ (Whole Health), ‘Drop a Dress Size’, ‘Shape up your life’,
‘Be Incredibly Healthy’ and ‘An Unfit Mother’ (Harper Collins).
• ‘Corporate Wellness Bible’ (52 Brilliant Ideas, publish date 2013)
Accenture • Acumen • Bank of England • Bank of New York Mellon • Divertimenti • Channel 4 • Charles Russell Solicitors
• Chiswick Business Park (Nice Place to Work) • Christies Fine Art Auctioneers • City West Homes • Conocophillips •
Discovery Channel Europe • EDF Energy • Food Secret • Investec • Itsu • Jones Lang LaSalle • JP Morgan • Leiths • Ogilvy
and Mather • Origins • Oxford University Press • London Underground Limited • McKinsey Consulting • Merrill Lynch •
Ping Pong restaurants • Prêt a Manger • Royal Bank of Scotland • Skanska • Topshop • Verisona Law
Krishna Pendyala is a noted author, systems entrepreneur, and a change agent who uses a playful approach and empowers people to make more mindful choices at work and in life. He is the founder of the ChoiceLadder Institute, the creator of the AlphaZone workshops designed to enhance the skills of conscious judgment and effective choice-making by improving our Judgment Quotient (JQ). Krishna is the president of the Mindful Nation Foundation, a brainchild of Congressman Tim Ryan, whose vision is to help people overcome stress and lead more fulfilling lives. He also produces and hosts Janice Marturano’s Mindful Leadership and the online workshops for Mindfulness at Work at the Mindful Virtual Academy.
Krishna is an accomplished software entrepreneur, award-winning multimedia producer, inventor and sought-after business growth and personal advisor. He has guided individuals and teams at Bayer, Boeing, Carnegie Mellon, the Pittsburgh Steelers, UNESCO and UBS using his simple, yet practical framework distilled from his varied career experiences. His transformational approach has been featured on TEDx, Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Huff Post Live, and Inc. magazine among others. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Beyond the PIG and the APE: Realizing Success and true Happiness and blogs for the Huffington Post.
Krishna received his B.S. in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, his M.S. in education foundations and media technology from Indiana State University, and has attended executive management programs at both Carnegie Mellon and Harvard universities. In 2014, Krishna was awarded the distinguished alumni award for his professional achievements and community service from Indiana State University. He is also a graduate of Landmark Education’s Curriculum for Living. Krishna lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two teenage children and enjoys playing golf, photography, kayaking, and RVing.
As an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the powers of appreciation and authenticity, Mike delivers keynote addresses and customized seminars that empower people, teams, and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful. He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and productivity, both personally and professionally. Through his speeches, seminars, and writing, Mike teaches people important techniques that allow them to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.
His clients include some of the top organizations and institutions in the world, such as: Google, Wells Fargo, Adobe, Charles Schwab, Twitter, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, New York Life, Stanford University, Chevron, Yahoo, Kaiser, UC Berkeley, Genentech, the San Francisco Giants, and many others.
He has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, the Washington Post, and many others. He is a regular contributor to Oprah.com and the Huffington Post.
Sara is a Senior Learning & Development Professional and resilience coach for executives as well as a Sustaining Resilience at Work (StRaW) practitioner who specialises in resilience, wellbeing and mental health awareness training. She is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer.
Areas of particular interest are sustained transformational behavioural change through executive resilience coaching and working with firms and organisations to put wellbeing and resilience strategies in place. Being able to draw on her psychometric practitioner experience, she is able to raise self-awareness in individuals around behaviours they wish to change to achieve increased performance and success. As an accredited Certified On line Learning Facilitator (COLF), Sara is able to provide support remotely as well as face to face.
She is passionate about de-stigmatising and eliminating discrimination around mental health and wellbeing and this is where she is able to provide support at organisational strategic level. She believes that everyone should be treated with respect and given appropriate support to live life to the full.
Sara is currently training as a Mindfulness training practitioner with the Mindfulness Association and will complete the Level 2 training in June 2017. She is about to undertake a suicide prevention train the trainer qualification and mental health first aid training for youth, aimed at people who live, work or interact with young people.
Axis Minds is an advisory and coaching firm specialising in delivering services to the investment management industry.
Founded in 2013 by 2 ex-investment professionals with over 40 years experience in trading and portfolio management between them, Axis Minds aims to provide support to institutions and individuals by focussing on organisational and individual processes either through one-to-one coaching or broader team coaching and structural advisory work.
On an individual level, the work is often focussed on developing awareness of tendencies and biases within the clients investment process to enhance and support decision making in this high pressure environment.
For more information please see: www.axis-minds.com
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion provides information about MSC, an 8-week program designed to cultivate self-compassion skills for daily life. Founded in 2012 by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, the center is a place where people can learn about self-compassion, find out where to train in MSC, continue to practice MSC skills, and explore how to teach MSC to others.
Given that great teachers are in high demand, they are unable to reach all their students via a traditional classroom. Today, we’re proud to provide high quality instruction direct to your screen through an experience you’ll enjoy.
The topics we cover are geared towards helping people make better choices in life. Current courses include teaching mindfulness at work, leadership, battling burnout for health professionals and teachers.
Created by business innovator and creativity maestro David Pearl in 2013, Street Wisdom delivers inspirational urban experiences through a growing network of volunteer street leaders, professional Street Wizards, and bespoke experiences for businesses. For more information go to: streetwisdom.org
During 25 years of working with organisations developing cultures for success, culture expert and CEO, Carolyn Taylor, crafted and refined a comprehensive methodology focused on all aspects of building a culture. The core of this methodology was outlined in her book, ‘Walking the Talk: Building a Culture For Success’ (Random House, 2005) still a trusted road map for leadership teams and curious individuals who are looking to explore the ‘soft’ side of business and need a pragmatic guide.
Prior to this, Carolyn was the CEO of the British Meditation Society, teaching mindfulness to hundreds on a daily basis. Through their partnership with Mindfulness at Work, Walking the Talk use mindfulness training as a powerful tool to help organisations and individuals work on behaviours and mindsets at a much deeper level than traditional corporate training programmes, leading to more transformational and sustainable culture change.
“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
This was the inspiration that led city investment analyst, Louise Chester, to create the not-for-profit Retreat within the grounds of Witherdens Hall in 2004. A beautiful barn conversion in the stunning Kent countryside, Witherdens Hall Organic Spa Retreat offers an entirely bespoke, boutique style experience which enable guests to relax and recharge, away from the frenetic, draining influences of modern life.
Louise has enjoyed the benefits of Witherdens Hall first hand and now devotes her career to enabling others to achieve their own breakthrough moment. By helping people to discover the tools they need to succeed in their business or personal life, Louise helps empower people to take steps that will change their life forever. Guests can also choose to book one of our affiliated Health and Beauty practitioners, which are of the highest calibre and help guests to relax and rejuvenate.
To complete this offering, The Retreat Workspace was especially designed to stimulate creativity and learning, where you can attend or host a course, workshop or business away day.
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