Jon Treanor is a serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of international senior management experience. He has raised over £100m in investments and has successfully driven companies to revenue and profit in months rather than years. Jon sits on the board of a number of companies and mentors numerous CEO's and senior business executives.
Jon was Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2001 and Technology Advisor to Channel 5's "Money Programme". His career has spanned the film, music, new media, software and technology industries, operating as a senior executive at Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Corp and Philips NV.
After spending three months filming the BBC 2 TV ‘The Big Silence’ series which followed him and five other people on a journey of self-discovery through eight days of silence in a Benedictine Monastery, Jon became a Transpersonal Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
He has consequently established the Mindful Mentoring programme; the approach is a powerful programme that provides a fusion of services including mindfulness, coaching, mentoring, counselling and therapy into a personal development programme for senior executives. Jon is a member of governing bodies in counselling and psychotherapy UKCP and BACP.
He has been a visiting tutor in Mindfulness and Leadership at The Praxis Centre, The Cranfield School of Management and has trained as a mindfulness-based cognitive practitioner with Oxford University.
Maxine Altman is an accredited psychotherapist and coach, with 7 years’ experience working with individuals in corporate and private practice. With a 15-year career managing business development in internet technology, Maxine works to promote best practice in leadership and help organisations to attract and retain their most talented staff.
Having discovered the benefit of Mindfulness meditation to reduce stress and improve wellbeing, she has incorporated it into her own life and encourages clients to embrace a mindful approach to life and work. Maxine focuses on the individual world of each person, with a belief that life is about realisation of unique potential.
She helps people to perform at their best under pressure, remain focused on priorities and operate with insight. Maxine’s clients say that she inspires them to feel confident, self-aware and calm.
Karl Burrows is the co-founder and Managing Director of Manaia, a London based company which utilises tools from Maori culture to motivate, inspire and build teams and in doing so help people make deeper connections, build trust and embrace values.
Karl trained as a lawyer and was heavily involved in resource management and representing tribes in Maori land claims in New Zealand. In 2001 he came to London and as a commercial lawyer negotiated high value contracts on behalf of global companies. Karl has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.
For the last 8 years Karl has worked with senior management teams and companies, spoken at events and ran workshops where he shares and applies Maori cultural knowledge with its emphasis on connectedness and togetherness to help teams work better together. While the methodology he shares has specific cultural origins, Karl works on the premise that we all have the same capacity to draw on the energy and power that resides within and share it with others to enhance group power and effectiveness. Karl teaches how to engage this energy and share it with others in a unique and accessible way.
A firm believer in mindfulness and spiritual practice and the necessity of becoming self aware in order to expand and to grow, Jeni Whittaker brings her practice into the business world where she works as a consultant qualitative researcher. She has 8 years experience in Qualitative Market Research, conducting research for large international organisations as well as smaller start-ups in the UK and internationally. She runs online communities, conducts ethnography and B2B interviewing and leads focus group discussions with a wide variety of aims including concept development and comms testing, branding, U&A studies and innovation.
Jeni is also a Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in private practice in South and Central London. She works both transpersonally and integratively and tailors her work according to the needs of each client. She particularly believes in the effectiveness of mindfulness, creative and music techniques and is also an NLP and Timeline Therapy Master Practitioner as well as a Reiki Master. In addition, Jeni is training to be an Imago Relationship Therapist and is therefore experienced in facilitating dialogue between two conflicted individuals of any background.
Mindfulness means the awareness that emerges when we learn to pay attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to things as they are.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living