Michael is a pioneer in the application of mindfulness to leadership and workplace contexts. Professor of Practice adjunct at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, he is also an Associate at the Møller Institute at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge, and CEO at Mindfulness Works Ltd.
Michael is the author of “The Mindful Workplace” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), the bestselling “Mindfulness in Eight Weeks” (Harper Thorsons, 2014) and co-author of “Mindfulness for Coaches” (Routledge 2018) and “Mind Time” (Harper Thorsons, 2018) as well as papers and book chapters on mindfulness – in general and in organisations – and mindful leadership.
Along with colleagues at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, he designed and co-led the training on a world-first wait-list controlled trial of the effects of an eight-week Mindful Leader programme with senior business leaders. He co-leads a Masterclass on that theme for the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at Oxford University.
Based on more than 40 years of personal practice of mindfulness, and his masters studies into its application in clinical contexts, he gives keynotes and delivers mindfulness training to leaders and other executives in organisations around the world.