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Historic Mindful Leadership Summit Set for Washington, DC on November 14-16

Mindfulness in the Workplace Reaching Tipping Point as Leaders from Across the Country Convene for the First Conference on Mindful Leadership Ever Held in U.S.

Washington, DC, October 24, 2014 --( More than 500 leaders from business, nonprofits, government and academia converge on the Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA on November 14-16 for the Mindful Leadership Summit (, a groundbreaking event exploring the growing movement towards mindful leadership. Organizations from Google to the NFL champion Seattle Seahawks to Harvard Business School are embracing mindfulness and mindful leadership, and the Summit is set to explore many aspects of this emerging path of leadership excellence.

The Summit features more than 25 speakers, including Congressman Tim Ryan, Emotional Intelligence author Dan Goleman, Nature Conservancy President Mark Tercek, clothing designer/entrepreneur Eileen Fisher, Insight Meditation Community of Washington founder Tara Brach, Motley Fool CEO Tom Gardner, and Janice Marturano, executive director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership who recently spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos with Arianna Huffington.

“The tipping point was very evident at the World Economic Forum in Davos… I witnessed this personally by leading a sold-out Davos dinner on the topic and participating in two other sessions on ‘Mindful Leadership’ ” says Huffington.

Recent research by top universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, UCLA and Brown, has shown the tremendous positive effects that mindfulness can have on an individual, as well as the way it can help transform organizational cultures.

“A mindful leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others," says Marturano. "Through mindfulness training and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity and widespread compassion."

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Additional Speakers Include:

Tom Andrews, President and CEO of United to End Genocide, former Member of Congress
Barbara J. Krumsiek, President, CEO, Chair, Calvert Investments
Sharon Salzberg, Co-founder of Insight Meditation Society
Nance Lucas, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University
Dr. Rezvan Ameli, Senior Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health
Elizabeth Powell, Assistant Professor at University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Rich Fernandez, Co-founder of Wisdom Labs and former Director of Executive Development at Google
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