Global (Virtual) Gatherings – Bringing Calm to COVID

Let’s gather together (virtually) with some of the world’s leading wisdom teachers to find ways through anxiety, stress and fear in these unsettling times.

Vanessa Loder – Thurs, May 7th

Vanessa Loder – Thurs, April 30th

Weekly Planning Tool – Thurs, April 23rd

Dr. Shefali Tsabary – Thurs, April 16th

Vanessa Loder – Thurs, April 16th

Martha Beck – Thurs, April 9th

Sherri Lassila – Thurs, April 9th

Carole Robin – Thurs, April 2nd

Leah Weiss – Thurs, April 2nd

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Bridgette Corridan – Thurs, April 2nd

Rick Hanson – Thurs, March 26th

Vanessa Loder – Thurs, March 26th

Shelley Hodgen – Thurs, March 26th

Marc Lesser – Thurs, March 19th

Vanessa Loder – Thurs, March 19th

Katie and Gay Hendricks – Thurs, March 19th

Additional Resources to Bring Calm to COVID:

Jack Kornfield Equanimity Meditation

Gay & Katie Hendricks “Unlocking the Fear Code”

Vanessa Loder Parasympathetic Breathing Meditation to Calm Anxiety (Day 9 of 15 Day Meditation Challenge, join and get all 15 days free HERE)

Martha Beck

Dr. Martha Beck has published several New York Times bestsellers as well as over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes a monthly column for Maria Shriver’s online blog, The Sunday Paper. She earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, all in the social sciences. She is, in the words of USA Today, “one of the best-known life coaches in America.” She spends part of each year in Africa leading seminars, where she donates the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural Africans. She is a popular speaker and has appeared many times on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and other television programs. Her fondest dream is to help save the world while wearing pajamas.

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages, and edits the Wise Brain Bulletin. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 135,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind transformation for more than 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1974, Gay served as Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for 21 years. He has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap (New York Times bestseller for five years), Conscious Loving and the new Conscious Loving Ever After, (the last two co-authored with his co-author and mate for more than 35 years, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks. He is also a mystery novelist, with a series of five books featuring the Tibetan-Buddhist private detective, Tenzing Norbu. Most recently, he has launched a new mystery series featuring a Victorian-era London detective, Sir Errol Hyde. Gay has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including Oprah, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.

Katie Hendricks

Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., BC-DMT, is an evolutionary catalyst and freelance mentor who has been a pioneer in the field of body intelligence and conscious loving for fifty years. She describes her purpose: “I feel through to the heart with laser-love and evoke essence through deep play.” Katie is the co-author of twelve books, including the best-selling Conscious Loving, At The Speed of Life and Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationship at Midlife and BeyondPassionate about the power of embodied integrity and full-spectrum presence, her work explores the how of consciousness and the structures and practices that befriend and transform fear into presence, relational authenticity and resonant collaboration. She developed and led the unique Leadership and Transformation Training for 30 years, and is currently joining with her community through the Foundation for Conscious Living to create the Big Leap Online Programs. These online videos are designed to support people in coming home to presence, restoring resourcefulness and creating caring communities.

Shelley Hodgen

Shelley Hodgen helps people release fear and feel grounded, protected and at peace. Shelley lives and teaches in Marin County, California, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past 35 years, she has been doing energy healings, clairvoyant readings and teaching intuitive classes. She teaches primarily in Marin County, but has also taught at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California as well as other locations throughout the U. S. Teleclasses are also offered so you can take a class in the convenience of your own home. She does individual sessions by phone with people all over the U.S. and internationally.

Sherri Lassila

Sherri Lassila is an executive coach, leadership facilitator and women’s leadership expert, whose life-changing work has impacted thousands of leaders worldwide.  For the past 20 years, she has run leadership programs for organizations including the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Conscious Capitalism, Wisdom 2.0, and The Shift Network and has coached executives from companies such as:  Charles Schwab, Genentech, Lyft, Dropbox, Gap, Crunchbase, Khan Academy, and a broad range of start-ups.  With a Stanford MBA and MA in Education, multiple coaching certifications and a 20-year mindfulness and meditation practice, Sherri is known for blending transformational inner work with practical results, and for creating highly supportive yet challenging coaching circles where women expand their authentic power, connection, presence and impact.  Sherri is also the founder of the Professional Reboot program which helps women create more meaningful work they love, and her leadership roles have included founding a nationwide professional coaching and online learning company, and serving on the executive team of Insight Out Collaborations, founded by Stanford Business School professor Michael Ray.

Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser is a speaker, entrepreneur, executive coach, author, and Zen teacher.  He helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself program within Google – a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training and was the founder and CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, bringing mindfulness programs to companies around the world – including SAP, Genentech, and the US Government. Marc’s books include Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen. Marc founded and was CEO of 3 companies and has an MBA degree from New York University. Prior to his business and coaching career, he was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the Western world.

Vanessa Loder

Vanessa Loder is a women’s leadership expert, inspirational speaker, mindfulness teacher and founder of the Create Work You Love Career Program for ambitious, unfulfilled women. She’s been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, the Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine. Her Tedx talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 140,000 views. Vanessa’s guided meditations have been streamed over 483,000 times around the globe. Loder is a Stanford MBA, former Wall Street executive who realized she’d climbed to the top of the wrong ladder! Known for her energetic, authentic and inspiring teaching style, Vanessa has guided thousands of people through her popular leadership development courses, online programs and retreats. Vanessa is certified as an Executive Coach by the Hendricks Institute and trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She lives in Lafayette, CA with her husband and two children, who remind her to be mindful and take “mommy time-outs” when she’s losing her marbles.

Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the
University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion
research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over fifteen
years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters
on the topic, she is author of the book; “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of
Being Kind to Yourself”; released by William Morrow.  In conjunction with her
colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training
program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of
teachers worldwide. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook is now available by
Guilford, as well as Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for
Professionals. For more information on self-compassion, including a self-
compassion test, research articles, practices, and Dr. Neff’s teaching schedule,
go to

Carole Robin

Carole Robin is the co-founder of Leaders in Tech, a nonprofit organization offering programs to leaders of high growth tech companies committed to building high-performing and culturally healthy organizations. Prior to that she served as the Faculty Director of the Interpersonal Dynamics for High Performance Executives Program and Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award for her work in numerous courses, including Interpersonal Dynamics, aka “touchy feely” (the most popular elective course at the GSB for over 45 years). Her upcoming book on the power of connection and lessons from touchy feely –co-authored with her colleague David Bradford — is due to be released in February 2021.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University, New York and a world-renowned wisdom-teacher who teaches workshops and courses both online and in-person around the world. Some of the venues at which Dr. Shefali has presented are: Wisdom 2.0, TEDx, Kellogg Business School, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and many more.

Her first book, The Conscious Parent, has been endorsed by Oprah as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read.

Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she created the perennially waitlisted course “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion.” She is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. In 2019, she co-founded Skylyte, a company that specializes in using the latest neuroscience and behavior change to empower high-performing leaders and managers to prevent burnout for themselves and their teams. Her first book, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind (HarperWave), which was endorsed by the Dalai Lama has been translated into seven languages. Her latest book, The Little Book of Bhavana: The Thai secrets of everyday resilience (Quercus), came out in the UK in 2019. Leah has taught and spoken in over 75 organizations across sectors, including Genentech, Goldman Sachs, NASA, the European Commission, FEMA, Google, Kaiser Permanente, BP, and Intuit. Her work has been covered by news outlets around the world, including BBC, the New York Times, TED, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and countless others.


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Bringing Calm to COVID

Global (Virtual) Gathering 

Finding Wisdom, Groundedness and Love Amidst the Fear, Anxiety & Uncertainty of COVID

Bringing Calm to COVID

Global (Virtual) Gathering 

Finding Wisdom, Groundedness and Love Amidst the Fear, Anxiety & Uncertainty of COVID