Michael is the founder of Open Mind. He coaches senior people and personally delivers many of our trainings.
The author of “The Mindful Workplace” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and “Mindfulness in Eight Weeks” (HarperThorsons, 2014). He has a masters degree with distinction in the clinical applications of mindfulness and more than forty years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines.
Michael has delivered mindfulness training to groups and senior individuals in a wide range of organisations around the world. He is an adjunct professor at IE Business School in Madrid and an Associate at Ashridge Business School. He was for many years a member of the Core Teaching Team at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University.
Michael also has an entrepreneurial background. In 1979 he founded a fair-trade company. Known as Windhorse:evolution, at its peak the company had sales of £10 million and employed 200 people in the UK and elsewhere. Having given his shareholding to a charitable trust, Michael left the company in 1988 and devoted himself to investigating, teaching and studying mindfulness and related matters.
Michael’s work is deeply informed by his own mindfulness practice and his knowledge of the contemporary research – including cutting-edge neuroscience research – into the use of mindfulness in a wide variety of contexts.
Michael is based in Cambridge – a city he deeply loves.