The Team

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

Introducing Neil Seligman

The role of the leader is to create a space of possibility for others
to know themselves, to inspire collaboration, and
catalyse solutions that exist outside of fear.

Neil Seligman is a master mindfulness teacher and pioneer of the Conscious Leadership movement.

He believes firmly in the possibility of bringing conscious solutions to the challenges of our world by inspiring leaders to adopt the Conscious Leadership model and supporting them as they future-proof their business and cultivate conscious cultures.

Neil is the author of two books: Conscious Leadership and 100 Mindfulness Meditations. Neil is Founder and Conscious Leadership Officer (CLO) at The Conscious Professional.

Neil’s passions are witnessing the unfolding of human potential and the pursuit of excellence.

Our Titles

Conscious Leadership by Neil Seligman

In 20 proactive lessons – each including powerful practices and exercises – Neil Seligman provides you with the essential tools to increase your emotional intelligence, build stress-resilience and lead yourself and others with greater compassion, clarity and joy.

100 Mindfulness Meditations by Neil Seligman
100 Mindfulness Meditations by Neil Seligman

Neil Seligman’s first book offers a thorough compendium of mindfulness meditations that enhance creativity, build happiness joy and compassion, reduce stress and anxiety, and nurture inner calm. A firm favourite amongst professionals seeking variety and inspiration for their mindfulness practice.

“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

Leadership Trainer and Executive Coach

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.

Karen and Neil Seligman train together on the Conscious Leadership Program.

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 wellbeing and performance nutrition, as well as behaviour-change counselling and specialist expertise in supporting women through menopause.

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.

MaryAnn Voli

MaryAnn Voli

Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Leadership Coach

MaryAnn’s coaching and training work is founded on 13 years of personal senior leadership experience at three multinationals. Since then, MaryAnn has been coaching leaders from different sectors for the last 11 years in Milan, Bogota, Quito, Japan, Madrid, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Philippines.

MaryAnn’s expertise lies in coaching individuals through developing self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness and a mindset shift from the inside out for long lasting impact. Her areas of coaching include leadership skills, personal branding, resilience, stress management, role change and personal effectiveness. The foundations of her work are emotional intelligence, mindfulness and positive psychology.

Suzan Grootscholten

Suzan Grootscholten

Life Coach & Mindfulness Teacher

Originally from the Netherlands, Suzan is now based in Valencia. As a certified mindfulness trainer, life coach (and parent) her drive is to inspire, motivate and empower people to define their path for personal growth.

After completing her degree in Human Resources Management in the Netherlands, she worked for several multinational companies in Learning, Personal Development and Recruitment. In 2009 Suzan was introduced to Mindfulness and attended the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training (MBSR) which gave her such valuable insights that she decided to bring mindfulness centrally into her work, training as an MBSR teacher and life coach.

Shalini Sequeira

Professional Skills Trainer

Shalini collaborates with leaders and professionals, helping them to solve complex challenges and to develop their skills and resourcefulness. She brings a deep empathy, sense of humour and honesty to every interaction, and strives to do excellent work focused on the needs of each individual or group. She creates a supportive environment for people to think and to connect to their own experience, leading to insight and solutions, and higher performance for both individual and organisation.

Shalini has over 25 years experience of living and working in different countries, as a lawyer, as a leader, as a facilitator of learning and a coach. Her work in the corporate world is complemented by not for profit work. She has been involved in many business sectors and has worked with leadership teams, senior managers and CEOs. She brings her varied experience of the world, and her unique perspective, to all her work.

Her passion is in seeing people at all levels develop and grow, enjoy more of what they do, and work smarter.

Tuire Schoonen

Mindfulness Stress, & Burnout Expert

Having worked in many corporate positions for the first chapter of her career, among others as a Global Brand Development Manager at Unilever, Tuire’s own personal challenges with burnout brought her to a point where she decided to follow her calling. Today she is an experienced senior Mindfulness Trainer, Supervisor and Coach helping people who may be exposed to high stress, have symptoms of exhaustion, or have difficulty managing the demands of work and life.

Through her personal burnout journey, she brings not only her professional skills but a deeply compassionate and practical approach to help others avoid burnout, or successfully recover when burnout arises. Tuire works with organisations educating staff and bringing awareness to the risk factors that can lead to employee exhaustion.

Most of Tuire’s time is currently spent training Mindfulness teachers both in Spain and Russia as well as working as trainer and facilitator for private and corporate clients, delivering workshops, courses and private coaching sessions. Tuire’s work is based on authenticity, openness and appreciation for our shared human experience, always with a touch of humour.

Caleb Packham, Yoga

Caleb Packham

Yoga and Wellbeing Expert

Caleb Jude Packham is an internationally renowned yoga teacher with 25 years experience in the wellness industry. He is on a mission to assist men to achieve their highest potential through yoga, media and events.

Like many who find yoga, Caleb discovered the ancient practice following an injury in 2014. He traveled to India to train as a Sattva Yoga Master, qualifying under world- renowned Yoga Master, Anand Mehrotra, at the Sattva Academy in Rishikesh.

Successfully leading the charge in the men’s yoga revolution, Caleb is flipping the traditional female-heavy ratios to see men outnumber women in many of his classes. He is passionate about making yoga more accessible and appealing to men. It helps that a class with Caleb is far from run of the mill, with his events set to live music proving hugely popular in venues such as Ministry of Sound, Paddington’s Floating Pocket Park and the View From The Shard.

Currently Caleb is developing a TV format in the space of men’s mental health alongside a self-help book for men. He is delighted to lead corporate yoga trainings through The Conscious Professional and can also be engaged for 1:1 sessions.

Sarah Bedi

Sarah Bedi

Theatre Skills, Presence & Play Facilitator

Sarah Bedi is a director and writer, having trained first in acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Sarah has worked with Harold Pinter, Dominic Hill and Tim Carroll and credits included ETT, National Theatre and the Traverse.

In 2012 Sarah became co-artistic director of BAZ Productions and since has created work for the likes of Shakespeare’s Globe, the Young Vic and BBC Arts.

As an experienced theatre coach, Sarah appears regularly on faculty for leading drama schools and facilitates dynamic training sessions for corporate clients.

As well as delivering sessions on behalf of The Conscious Professional, Sarah has worked through CMS, Teach First and MindGym.

Stephen Lue

Professional Resilience & Communication Skills

Barrister, Stephen Lue is Co-Lead of the Family Group at Garden Court Chambers and has established a strong reputation as a skilful advocate in the Family Court and Court of Protection.

Alongside his practice, Stephen is a regular speaker at client events, and trains solicitors in a variety of professional skills including advocacy and negotiation. Stephen is an elite swimmer, team coach, and keen meditator. Through his role in chambers, work with athletes, and his dedication to his own personal development, he has established himself as an expert in both Wellbeing and Professional Resilience.

Stephen is delighted to offer Professional Skills and Resilience training through The Conscious Professional.

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