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Masterclass Workshop

Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader with Marc Lesser MBA




Learn how the inner work of mindfulness meets the outer work of leadership and business as a force for positive change.  This mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training integrates self-awareness, communication skills, and cutting-edge neuroscience with depth and accessibility for leaders. This workshop will draw from Marc Lesser’s acclaimed book Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.

Become a more authentic, mindful leader by optimizing:

  • Your leadership presence
  • Your ability to thrive in the midst of change and challenges
  • Your power and your ability to empower others


This highly interactive training is structured around seven core mindfulness practices:

  • Love the work
  • Do the work
  • Don’t be an expert
  • Connect to your pain
  • Connect to the pain of others
  • Depend on others
  • Keep making it simpler


Marc Lesser MBA is a CEO, Zen teacher, and author who offers trainings and talks worldwide. He has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations, including Google, SAP, Genentech, and Twitter.

This daylong workshop is presented by A Mindful Society and ZBA Associates Inc., and sponsored by Mindful Gateway Consulting.

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Date & Time

Friday November 22nd, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

University of Toronto Hart House, Music Room, 2nd level, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Continuing Education Credits

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*A Mindful Society events are accessible for both non-professionals and professionals.

Presenter Bios

Marc Lesser MBA is Co-Founder, former CEO and Emeritus Board member of SIYLI. He is the author of Know Yourself, Forget Yourself; Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less; and Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration: How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work and Your Life. Marc is the founder and CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, a company that provides executive coaching, consulting and keynote-speaking services to businesses and nonprofits. Clients include Google, Twitter, the City of San Francisco, Stanford and Global Fund for Women. He facilitates retreats for CEOs, business leaders and management teams and has co-led Company Time retreats for business leaders for the last decade. He was the founder and former CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards, calendars and gift items with spiritual themes and artwork. He spent 15 years nurturing Brush Dance from an idea in his garage to a multi-million-dollar publishing company with worldwide distribution. Marc is the former director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years. He received his MBA from New York University and studied psychology as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. He is a long-term member of Social Venture Network.

Details at a Glance

Date & Time

Friday November 22nd, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

University of Toronto Hart House, Music Room, 2nd level, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3

For all general questions or inquiries, please contact us via email at info@amindfulsociety.org

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