The Team

Introducing The Conscious Professional team – leading experts in mindfulness for professionals and wellbeing at work


Introducing Neil Seligman

“When I created The Conscious Professional in the Spring of 2012, suddenly the twists and turns of my career made sense. Everything that I had been doing finally pointed in the same direction.”

I graduated from Bristol University in 2000 with a law degree and a qualification as a Reiki Master. University had been packed with learning and discovery and I was fascinated not only with succeeding in life, but with the nature of life itself. I passed the Bar, joining a prestigious set of Barristers Chambers in London where I practiced civil law for 8 years. Although I loved the challenge and the skills I was using, I felt uninspired and came to feel misaligned with much of the work I was being paid to do.

I left practice in 2009 and spent 3 years travelling, exploring my creativity through photography and performance and deepening my connection to the energetic and spiritual dimension of life that had always fascinated me.

In this period I also committed to my development as a professional skills trainer. I had begun teaching whilst still in practice as a Barrister in 2005 and I increased this in 2009 working as a Trainer for FreshDG and Bond Solon.

In 2009, I also increased my client work at the Holistic Life Practice and Joshi Clinic where I was offering Meditation & Life Coaching.

When I created The Conscious Professional in the Spring of 2012, suddenly the twists and turns of my career made sense. Everything that I had been doing finally pointed in the same direction.

Since then it has been a delight to watch The Conscious Professional emerge as a leading provider of mindful education to top-tier firms in the UK and Internationally.

My passions remain the same: witnessing the unfolding of human potential, and the pursuit of excellence.

“Neil’s session at our global HR conference was exceptional, receiving glowing feedback and lasting impact.” 

Johnny Nichols, HR Director Bird & Bird

“Neil’s session at our global HR conference was exceptional, receiving glowing feedback and lasting impact.”

Johnny Nichols, HR Director Bird & Bird


The Conscious Professional Team

Andy Paice Mindfulness Trainer


Andy Paice

Mindfulness Trainer

Andy used to be a Buddhist Monastic living in a Tibetan Monastery in France from 1998-2007. Over the years he has devoted thousands of hours and long retreats to Meditation and Mindfulness practices. Now returned to the secular life, Andy enthusiastically brings the skills of his extensive training to helping busy professionals access their innate resources of mental space, calm and clarity.

For the past 5 years he has been pursuing his purpose and passion working as a London based Mindfulness Trainer, Coach and Facilitator in business, corporate and community environments. Andy delivers Mindfulness workshops, courses and one-to-one sessions.

Karen Ledger Executive Coach and Trainer


Karen Ledger

Executive Coach and Trainer

Karen’s work is underpinned by a philosophy of empathic understanding, honesty and respect. She has in depth training and experience which enables her to provide safety and support for people to work at the fringes of their awareness where they are enriched and challenged by their own discoveries.

Karen has over twenty years experience in a wide range of coaching, facilitation and team development interventions. Clients span the independent and public sectors and include cross-boundary working with politicians. She has also worked with Finance Departments, Executive Boards and Senior Management Teams. Her work focuses on building effective relationships and communication to achieve high performance and fulfilment.

As a coach and facilitator she creates an environment of acceptance, transparency, tenderness, realism, and delight.

Dr Barbara Mariposa Mindfulness Expert


Dr Barbara Mariposa

Mindfulness Expert

Dr. Barbara trained at the Royal Free Hospital in London and worked internationally in psychiatry and public health. Following a life-long enquiry into the interdependence of mind, emotion, and physical wellbeing, her work now brings together Five Elements acupuncture, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership. She started practising Zen meditation in the 1980’s, when living in Sweden. 

Also trained as an actor, Barbara brings creativity and science together in her one-to-one work, talks, workshops, and courses, to support people in fulfilling their true potential. She is passionate about building bridges between disciplines and improving how we connect, communicate and relate, generating wellbeing and success at personal and organisational levels. She is also a certified HeartMath coach. 

Laura Clark Conscious Nutrition Expert


Laura Clark

Conscious Nutrition Expert

Laura decided to become a dietitian combining her love of working with people and her passion for food and the science of nutrition. Laura has expertise in health and performance nutrition, as well as behaviour-change counselling.

TV appearances include BBC Breakfast and ITV1’s ‘The Biggest Loser’.

Laura leads Conscious Nutrition workshops for The Conscious Professional.

Chloe Culhane Yoga Instructor


Chloe Culhane

Yoga Instructor

Chloe is an advocate of not competing with yourself and thus teaches yoga as a method of enhancing self-compassion. Her experience in Vinyasa, Bikram, Evolation and Yin Yoga has allowed her to create classes full of diversity and accessible to students of all levels.

Chloe has experience teaching in the UK and USA including corporate classes, open classes, and workshops at Lulu Lemon stores and festivals. Chloe especially loves to work with those who are new to yoga, helping them connect with their own practice.

Neil Stanley Sleep Optimisation Expert


Neil Stanley

Sleep Optimisation Expert

Dr. Neil Stanley is the Sleep Expert at The Conscious Professional. He has been involved in sleep research for 34 years, starting his career at the Neurosciences Division of the R.A.F. Institute of Aviation Medicine.

He is past Chairman of the British Sleep Society (2000 – 2004) and a member of the European Sleep Research Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the European Society of Sleep Technologists.

He is co-author of the European Guidelines for accreditation of Sleep Medicine Centres and Sleep Medicine Education and has published 38 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of sleep research and psychopharmacology and is widely quoted by the media as a trusted sleep expert.

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