Mind inSight™ programmes are designed and delivered by a team of specialists in each area and include:
Michael is one of the UK’s leading mindfulness trainers. The author of The Mindful Workplace, Michael is also the founder and director of Mindfulness Works Ltd., a major UK provider of mindfulness-based interventions. Based in Cambridge, Michael has more than thirty-five years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines. He is a member of the core teaching team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, where he teaches a module on the part-time masters programme in mindfulness at the University’s School of Psychology. And he is a member of the faculty on the Madrid-based IE Business School's Executive Master's in Positive Strategy and Leadership (EXMPLS).
Michael also has an entrepreneurial background. In 1980 he co-founded windhorse:evolution, a fair-trade company that today has sales of around £10
million and employs several hundred people. After leaving the company in 1988, Michael dedicated himself to furthering his study, practice and teaching of mindfulness and Buddhism. In 2003 he enrolled in the Bangor University masters programme in mindfulness, graduating with distinction in 2006. Since then he has dedicated himself to teaching mindfulness in secular contexts.
As a coach and mindfulness trainer Michael has worked with people from PricewaterhouseCoopers, AXA PPP, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Scottish Re, Pinsent Masons, Mills & Reeve, The Prudential, Saatchi & Saatchi, eBay, the National Health Service, GlaxoSmithKline, the UK’s Home Office and Cabinet Office and several top UK business schools. He has also trained some of the UK’s leading business coaches in mindfulness skills. His book, the “Mindful Workplace”, was published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012. A chapter entitled “Making the Mindful Leader”, co-written with Jeremy Hunter, is forthcoming in the Wiley Handbook of Occupational and Industrial Psychology.
Anna has over 20 years’ corporate experience covering both in-house and consulting roles. Her programmes have been delivered in more than 60 countries up to Board level and she has facilitated workshops in 30 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia including the US, China, Brazil, UAE, Singapore, Russia, Poland, Spain, Hungary and Japan. She specialises in the design and delivery of highly practical communication skills programmes and brings a wealth of examples from both
business and her service in the Royal Navy.
She was most recently Global Director of Learning and Development for KPMG with responsibility for the design and implementation of the global core skills curriculum for 140,000 people across more than 140 countries. As well as leading KPMG’s global learning council she also designed and delivered many of the programmes.
On the Mind inSight™ programme Anna has led the programme architecture, designing an outstandingly practical programme. She uses her skills in client relationship building and staff management to add depth to the application of the content to business situations.
Anna’s earlier experience includes five years with KPMG in the China practice from 1997 to 2001. Prior to this, she worked with Cathay Pacific Airways, Business Solutions and Edgecumbe Consulting. Clients have included Morgan Stanley, UK Government, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong Government, Skandia Investment, CSC, Best Western Hotels and INVESCO. During her time in the Royal Navy she held several roles as a senior staff operations officer and was an inaugural member of the operations branch supporting media communications during conflict.