Michael is one of the pioneers of the application of mindfulness in leadership and in the workplace. He is the author of the agenda-setting book The Mindful Workplace(Wiley, 2011) and the bestselling Mindfulness in Eight Weeks(Harper Thorsons, 2014). Based on his 40 years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines, Michael now shares his insights and research with audiences worldwide as a keynote speaker, coach, consultant, and teacher. He works with global corporations and public sector organisations, as well as individuals, so that they better understand mindful leadership practices.
Michael has also been a successful social entrepreneur, founding a fair trade company that came to have annual sales of £10 million and 200 employees. He is founder and CEO of Mindfulness Works and a Professor of Practice at Ashridge Business School. He is based in Cambridge, UK.