Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is one of Google's earliest engineers. His job title at Google (which started as a joke) is Jolly Good Fellow, and his official job description is, "Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace". He led the creation of a groundbreaking mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course called Search Inside Yourself, and authored the New York Times bestselling book of the same name. He also co-founded the non-profit Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI, pronounced “silly”, of course). Meng is also Co-Chair of One Billion Acts of Peace, which has been nominated 7 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has spoken at TED, the United Nations and the White House. President Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama give him hugs. He made his mom proud.
Cindy Tan is the founder of Guru GPS International LLC and Co-Chair of Wisdom 2.0 Asia. She was born and raised in Singapore, and graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Technology). She held engineering and management responsibilities in Singapore Technologies Pte Ltd and Citibank Singapore. She was an active social volunteer where she made use of her good planning skills. Her friends know her to be caring, sensitive. She has a passion for bringing esteem leaders to inspire people to lead with compassion.
Soren Gordhamer is the founder and host of Wisdom 2.0, and the author of Wisdom 2.0, one of the first books to explore living with mindfulness and wisdom within the context of our modern technology age. He works with individuals and groups on living with greater mindfulness and purpose in our technology-rich age.
Soren has spoken on or taught mindfulness to people around the world -- from youth in New York City's juvenile halls, to trauma workers in Rwanda, to staff at Google's corporate headquarters.
When Cat attended the inaugural Wisdom 2.0 conference in 2010, she was a corporate banker and real estate agent. The experience moved her, and sparked an inner exploration to take a deeper dive. Today, Cat is a wellness devotee, living and practicing mindfulness in an urban Zen center in San Francisco, and an explorer of the human journey.
Cat is deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with an amazing team.
Bringing over a decade of experience in program development and event management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, Graunya is thrilled to be a part of the Wisdom 2.0 team where she feels many of her skills and passions converge.
In her early career, Graunya managed International licensing at Comedy Central and was a writer for MTV in New York City, ultimately relocating to the Bay Area where she enjoyed working several years in programs and development for Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
A student of yoga and meditation, Graunya strives to bring a practice of embodied awareness, curiosity and play to everything she does.
It took Nisha 3 years and 26 days to hear back from Soren that he was ready to bring Wisdom 2.0 to Asia!
Nisha’s journey on this road to mindfulness started 8 years back and since then the deep dive into this space has only revealed some amazing insights on self, the mystical universe and some priceless mystical connections. Well, try it and you will know for yourself ?.
Her life of being ‘mindful’ 24/7 also falls into a beautiful rhythm with her family of 1 Buddha like husband and 2 daughters who keep her on her toes and give constant feedback on how she must improve herself ?. Very Mindful ;-)
Professionally Nisha is an eternal entrepreneur and having sold her 12 year old business to MCI (world’s largest live communications company) she now is Regional Director and Management Board member at MCI where she takes care of the business development across Asia Pac and Japan.
Now excited about being the Ambassador for Wisdom 2.0 in Asia and working with amazing Bodhisattvas Soren, Meng, Cindy and Cat.
Lots still to do and much to be grateful for.
From her childhood, Jungeun You had wondered whether there was a way to make people happier. To her, most Korean people looked unhappy and stressful, especially at work. To look for an answer, she had worked as a HR consultant for over 7 years trying to fix problems in organizations after majoring in Personnel Management at University of Warwick. But unfortunately, she realized that nothing could be changed unless people in organizations transform themselves. Now she believes that Mindfulness is ‘The Answer’. She tries to introduce mindfulness practices in Korea while studying the effectiveness of mindfulness in organizations at Seoul National University as an Organizational Psychology Researcher.
In her search for understanding what made great leaders develop great teams, companies and products, Marion found mindfulness as a personal and communal practice was that cornerstone; and has been preaching that message in her roles as keynote speaker, author, coach, change management facilitator and friend.
She has a Masters in Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard, USA and is a learning specialist with over 20 years of experience and trained over 10000 adult learners,
Her Signature Workshops speak about Mindfulness, Coaching, Multi –Generational Workforce and Resilience. She is a Certified Search Inside Yourself Facilitator, Master Coach faculty with Behavioral Coaching Institute and a Supercoach with Michael Neil's Supercoach academy.
As a writer; she has co-authored “Adventures in Manifesting: Conscious Business” and “Turning Gen Y on at Work” (in print), as well as 3 children’s books. You can find her personal insights on LinkedIn and Elephant Journal.
She is Uber- stoked that Wisdom 2.0 Asia is in her homecity, Singapore and offers to bring you around once you get here.
?Peter is a newcomer to Wisdom 2.0 and Mindfulness, but excited to be on board.
American by birth but international by choice, he has lived in 7 countries, having moved back last year to the U.S. after 7+ years in Singapore. An MBA graduate, he has worked in both start-ups and corporations in a variety of roles in the I.T., consulting, and F&B industries, and most recently in media as a movie producer.
He is thankful for being allowed to join the wonderful Wisdom 2.0 team and learn better how to connect in a more meaningful, deeper, and mindful way.
Kimiko is a pioneer to bridge eastern depth with western pragmatism, and business with authentic being.
After a successful career in brand management in global corporations such as Procter & Gamble and LVMH, she has been assisting business leaders for better performance, leadership, and mental health through mindfulness in Japan, US, and European countries.
Books: NLP Innovations (Co-author: Crown Publishing), Walk till 100 Years Old (Co-author: Japan Fitness Association)"