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The Mindful Workday

We deliver in-person and scale with our digital platform.

Keynotes

We have extensive experience delivering topically-relevant keynotes to audiences of any size.

Workshops

Lasting between a half and two days, our workshops can introduce mindfulness into your organization.

Immersions

Deploy our immersive weekly experience or work with us to customize a retreat for your team.

Speaker Series

Interact with and learn from one or more of the world's most recognized mindfulness leaders.
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We transform cultures through mindfulness.

The Wisdom Labs Curriculum

Mindful Leadership

We help managers and senior leaders build skills to cultivate greater presence and influence in fast paced, high performing organizations including:

  • Focus, calm and presence amidst chaos
  • Stress and conflict management
  • Ability to manage complexity
  • Self awareness
  • Trust building and influence skills

Thrive: The Science of Happiness

We have more power to create greater success and happiness than most of us realize. In these sessions we teach individuals and teams to create a culture of thriving by enabling:

  • Success mindsets
  • Positive intelligence
  • Team synergy and connection
  • Recognition, affirmation and gratitude
  • Creativity and innovation

Stress Management and Resilience

Stress is a reality of the modern, 24/7 workplace. We provide science-based techniques to help busy professionals gain control and develop clarity amidst the chaos, with tools that include:

  • Stress buffers
  • Achieving mental clarity and calm
  • Foundations of emotional intelligence
  • Resilience habits
  • Energy management

Emotional Intelligence

Working effectively with emotions and skillfully managing interpersonal relationships are the core skills of our emotional intelligence program, which develops:

  • Self-and-other awareness
  • Emotion management skills
  • Cognitive and emotional perspective taking
  • Empathy, understanding and compassion
  • Social and leadership skills

Igniting Creativity and Innovation

Mindfulness serves as a foundation for reducing cognitive rigidity, learning to solve problems in novel ways and freeing-up mental space for innovation by developing:

  • Pattern recognition and disruption
  • Divergent thinking
  • Perspective shifting
  • Empathy and insight
  • Creativity

30-day Mindfulness Challenge

Kick start mindfulness habits with a 30-day challenge that makes simple, science-based mental workouts a core part of your day, building skills that include:

  • Mental fitness and agility
  • Focus
  • Mental clarity
  • Decision quality
  • Self awareness and compassion

Featured Clients

  • Facebook
  • Salesforce
  • Ford
  • Microsoft
  • Starbucks
  • Google

Meet the Team

We’re on a mission to make life and work a lab for greater health, joy, wisdom and compassion.

  • Rich Fernandez, Ph.D.

    Rich Fernandez, Ph.D.
    Co-Founder and President

    Rich is a Columbia-trained psychologist specializing in leadership and organizational development, most recently as the head of executive education at Google. Rich combines nearly two decades of experience working at organizations such as Google, eBay, and J.P. Morgan Chase with his deep expertise in cognitive psychology, human performance science and organizational systems to deliver transformational people development solutions in business settings. Rich is co-founder of Wisdom Labs.
  • Parneet Pal, M.B.B.S, M.S.

    Parneet Pal, M.B.B.S, M.S.
    Chief Science Officer

    Parneet is a Harvard- and Columbia-trained physician on a mission to scale the ideas that make well-being easy and accessible to all using evidence-based medicine and innovative behavior change models. She made a shift from clinical practice to prevention, focusing on the execution of wellness programs in various business and academic settings. She has directed two wellness spas, expanded a private executive health practice and currently coaches executives and consults with organizations on the design and implementation of lifestyle management platforms. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Pal holds a Masters in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon. Her decade-long meditation and mindfulness practice is key to her personal wellbeing. She continues to foster interdisciplinary health innovation as a TEDMED Scholar.
  • Laura Delizonna, Ph.D.

    Laura Delizonna, Ph.D.
    Chief Learning Officer

    Laura is a positive psychologist who trained at Stanford, Harvard, and Boston University. She designs and delivers practical, science-based trainings that increase wellbeing and mindfulness as well as improve company culture. As an author of four books, international speaker, and executive coach, she provides leaders with practical tools for optimal performance and thriving at work and in life. Since 2005, she has been an instructor at Stanford. Her courses are among the most popular in Continuing Studies, attracting top business leaders from Silicon Valley and beyond. She’s a former researcher of the mechanisms underlying wellbeing, mindfulness, and habit change. Preliminary research suggests that her programs enhance wellbeing, emotional intelligence, and flexibility. Participants often refer to them as life changing experiences.
  • Cory A. Smith

    Cory A. Smith
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Cory is a successful social entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Wisdom Labs. Most recently, Cory was the first Mayor’s Innovation Fellow for the City of San Francisco. Previously, Cory was the CEO of Hub Bay Area, a place for purpose-driven people to connect and build solutions for a better world and Hub Ventures, a startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs build their world-changing startups better and faster. He was also the CEO of the Social Capital Markets Conference, the leading conference that connects global innovators to build a market at the intersection of money and meaning. Previously, he co-founded MediaCast and Webcast Solutions, two companies that produced many of the first webcasts in the world featuring bands, CEO’s and global leaders.
  • Iris Krause

    Iris Krause
    CFO

    Iris has been working with companies to finance their growth, acquisitions and ownership transitions for more than twenty years. During that time, she has negotiated over $3.2 billion in investments across the capital structure and risk spectrum. A native of East Germany, Iris left her communist past the very night the Berlin Wall came down. Her adventurous nature led her to San Francisco via Cologne, Reims, Paris, Nimes, Reutlingen and New York. She initially studied psychology and then went on to business. In addition to helping Wisdom Labs run a financially sound business, she has her mind set on measuring and analyzing the impact of our offerings on both individual and corporate well-being.
  • Jeffrey Wescott

    Jeffrey Wescott
    CTO

    Jeffrey is on a mission to use science and technology to bring more mindfulness to the world. He believes in beautiful design, lean thinking, and agile development. He has been creating software products in one form or another for more than three decades, and has spent nearly his entire career building startups. Before joining Wisdom Labs, Jeffrey was the VP of Product and Engineering at Change.org. He holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bucknell University.