Our Coaching Team

Want to hire one, some, or all of Mindful Life, Mindful Work's coaches and consultants. Our mindfulness-informed approach can be tailored to focus on three specific areas within your organization: 1) Business Strategy and Executive Leadership; 2) Team Performance and Development; 3) Workplace Health, Wellness, and Culture. Visit our Mindful Leadership, Business Coaching, and Executive Coaching pages, then contact us to set up your free strategy session.

Team member biographies and areas of specialization can be viewed below.

(Clicking on above photos reveals each coach's geographical location)


Beth's Services: Financial Education and Coaching, Mindfulness Training, Facilitation

CFO & COACH/CONSULTANT
CFO & COACH/CONSULTANT

Beth Crittenden enjoys working within the broad spectrum of practical/factual to emotional/energetic (i.e. spreadsheets to empathic listening; P & L reports to identifying and practicing healthy boundaries; data analysis to deep, clarifying conversations). She brings training and experience in Somatic Psychology, bookkeeping, small business consulting, coaching and communication support for individuals and partners, group facilitation, workshop delivery, Profit First Professionals, mediation, and mindfulness practice (including tennis, which continues to provide her patience and humility!).

CFO & COACH/CONSULTANT

Dana's Services: Executive Coaching, Mindfulness Training, Wilderness Retreats

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT
A trusted leadership advisor, Dana Menlove works with high performers exploring human potential at the intersection of awareness, peak performance and societal impact. Her work bridges the leading edge of neuroscience and ancient contemplative tradition and is in service of raising consciousness and authenticity by deep integration of inner and outer life. Dana helps her clients focus, reveal insight, remove blocks and uncover clarity and compassion while maintaining competitive edge. In addition to ongoing work with individuals and small groups, Dana guides retreats in wild places, including an invitation-only Conscious Leaders Retreat at a pristine lodge on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River deep in Idaho wilderness. Her university degrees are in literature and her professional experience spans from raising and releasing peregrine falcons on a remote mountaintop to advising in high-level political circles and corporate business settings to naturalist guiding and meditation retreats in wilderness, where getting to the heart of things comes spontaneously.

COACH & CONSULTANT

Hedy's Services: Team Coaching, Dialogue Facilitation, Leadership Coaching & Programs

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Living and working in Paris, France as an executive coach and leadership development consultant for more than 20 years has enabled Hedy Caplan to develop the skills and sensitivity that lead to effectiveness in working with diverse populations, ages, national and corporate cultures. The key to performance resides in our ability to focus attention, appeal to intrinsic motivations and develop the confidence to make decisions and follow through. To this, Hedy brings years of Mindfulness practice, and she assists her clients in developing greater awareness, confidence, emotional stability, and clarity that facilitate commitment to objectives and outcomes aligned with what brings meaning, joy and the sense of good work done well. In addition to individual and team coaching, Hedy has developed a process for transferring her skills to co-development peer groups, bringing emotional intelligence, self-mastery and openness to differences into the space where collaborative dialogues and peer-development dynamics can be developed. Hedy's approach is informed by her training in psychosynthesis, which promotes the integration of body, mind and emotions. She became a coach under the guidance of Sir John Whitmore and his team of Olympic coaches.

CEO & FOUNDER

Jen's Services: Corporate Yoga, Private Yoga, International Yoga Retreats

MEDITATION/YOGA INSTRUCTOR
MEDITATION/YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Jen Burk Reynolds designs and executes on-site corporate yoga programs that complement organizations' in-house workplace wellness initiatives. Jen works with organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that seek to increase overall employee engagement, employee job satisfaction, and the development of a mindful, emotionally intelligent workplace.

MEDITATION/YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Jim's Services: Sales Teams, Leadership Resilience, Corporate Presence

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Jim Schaffer is a mindfulness trainer and consultant who has had a decades-long career in the corporate world, primarily in advertising and market research. He has been conducting workshops and speaking on mindfulness in business since 1990. Jim helps organizations and leaders develop the ability to see things clearly, focus on getting results, and maintain high morale & deep resilience, regardless of what is going on around them. He has been a featured speaker at the Boston Whole Health Expo and the Babson College International Symposium on Business and Spirituality. Jim lives with his wife in the Boston area.

COACH & CONSULTANT

Jonathan's Expertise: Business & Leadership Coaching, Corporate Culture, Mindful Leadership

FOUNDER & CEO
FOUNDER & CEO

Jonathan Reynolds is founder and CEO of Mindful Life, Mindful Work. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jonathan’s business and leadership coaching clarifies and leverages the value propositions and key relationships of his clients. Since 1997, Jonathan has trained extensively in the discipline of mindfulness, and his work with leaders emphasizes simple and practical ways to improve performance, efficiency, and workplace cultures by integrating mindfulness sensibilitiesRead More

FOUNDER & CEO

Julie's Services: Production Floor, Leadership Training, Wellness Programs

Julie Fraser
COACH & CONSULTANT

Julie Fraser is a change leader who helps clients create environments where all people can flourish. She does this by creating safe, supportive and business-appropriate mindful experiential learning programs for leaders and their teams. Julie explains and delivers opportunities to experience the benefits of mindfulness plus effective collaboration, communication and performance coaching. A meditation and certified yoga teacher, she also guides moving mindfully, taking pauses in the workday to regain energy, calm and focus. Her company Present Source offers programs to guide clients to better communication, productivity, focus, innovation, influence, teamwork, and employee engagement.

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Kari's Services: Leadership Coaching, Co-Founder Coaching, Team Consultation

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Kari Sulenes has a passion for facilitating the development of workplaces and life designs that allow people to be their most authentic selves.  Her background in clinical psychology and mindfulness practice make her an intuitive and attentive partner for leaders, employees, teams, and organizations.  Kari believes that showing up as your full self is a holistic endeavor and she strives to integrate the mind, body, community, and transcendent aspects of life in all of her work.

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Megan's Services: Nutrition Coaching, Mindful Eating, Wellness Programs

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Megan Barnett works as an educator and coach facilitating the incorporation of healthy behaviors into her clients’ daily lives using nutrition, lifestyle, and mindful eating to promote overall wellness and optimal functioning. Megan has a BS in Dietetics from Kansas State University, is a certified yoga instructor and is currently completing a Master's degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

COACH & CONSULTANT

Nichole's Services: Mindfulness Training, Coaching & Facilitation, Retreats & Workshops

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Mindfulness Trainer, facilitator and coach, Nichole Proffitt, has worked with small and large groups facilitating mindfulness based programs and transformation processes for over 10 years. Her passion for her work and her own personal growth are founded in the belief that mindfulness brings us closer to the truth. She sees her work with clients as a shared journey of personal exploration and inner cultivation. Nichole works with clients in private practice, teaches workshops, daylong and weeklong retreats and offers mindfulness-based programs at various institutions and organizations throughout the Bay Area. She has degrees in psychology and education, and is a graduate of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center/Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior as a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF). Nichole is also currently in training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP).

CEO & FOUNDER

Pete's Services: Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Yoga and Meditation Instruction

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

Pete Chandonnet brings over 13 years of experience as a leadership coach, yoga and mindfulness instructor. He assists individuals to be their best selves and to do their best work, thus thriving in all areas of their life including their work. Prior to coaching, Pete spent 12 years working in leadership development and experiential education. Pete has advanced Falling Awake coaching training, as well as an MS from University of Michigan and a BA in Economics and Political Science from University of Richmond.

COACH & CONSULTANT

Varun's Services: Business Growth Coaching, Harnessing Intuition & Creativity

COACH & CONSULTANT
COACH & CONSULTANT

“Magic unfolds when rational thinking and gut intuition can exist in unison”, and Varun Gupta is a man on the journey to harness both. Based in Goa, India, he helps businesses worldwide achieve stellar results by simply tuning in - businesses grow when entrepreneurs grow from the inside. Varun's work draws upon his experience as an improv-theatre actor and his understanding of human dynamics and complex business processes. An engineer by education, he believes that most complex problems come down to just 1-2 key variables. In addition to his work with leaders, Varun is curator of the Global Shapers Community in Goa, a World Economic Forum initiative; a Starting-bloc fellow; and until recently, was a partner at MaynardLeigh Associates, a UK based behavioural consulting firm pioneering the use of theatre, psychological insight, and frameworks for organisational change. Varun's clients have included McKinsey & Company, HSBC, Coca-Cola India, EY, and Genpact.

     Varun lives an off-the-grid life in Goa, practicing Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form, growing (some) and cooking (most) of his own food. He loves spending time outdoors (sailing, swimming, trekking, cycling) and spiritually engages via movement, minimalism and meditation. He is currently working on a book and dabbles in theatre and facilitation whenever he finds the time.

COACH & CONSULTANT



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