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Marc Lesser

Chief executive officer of ZBA and mindfulness expert

Marc Lesser is the founder and chief executive officer of ZBA Associates, an executive coaching and consulting company with worldwide clients, including Google, Genentech, and Twitter. He is also a mindfulness teacher, author, and speaker.

The cofounder and former chief executive officer of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training for leaders rooted in science, he has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many leading businesses and organizations. He is also the founder and former chief executive officer of Brush Dance, a leader in recycled paper greeting cards and calendars.

Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years. He went on to become director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the Western world, and has now taught Zen for more than twenty years. He currently leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.

Marc is the author of four books, including the most recent Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.

Upcoming Programs

Aware Leadership

August 9 - 11, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

What does it really mean to  lead with awareness—to be clear, open, and compassionate—and to live a life of authentic connection and purposeful engagement? Join best-selling author and renowned psychiatrist Dan Siegel, MD, and mindfulness and emotional intelligence expert Marc Lesser, for an intensive deep dive  on how to cultivate and embody leading with awareness...

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