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THE FOUNDER

Michael Bunting

Michael is the founder of prominent leadership consultancy WorkSmart Australia, a certified B Corp, Awakened Mind and The Mindful Leader. He has engaged in disciplined personal mindfulness practice for over 25 years and has taught mindful leadership to businesses and governments for more than 20 years.

Michael has trained and coached thousands of leaders from CEOs to front-line managers, with a client base that includes numerous global multinationals. He is also the author of the number-one bestseller, The Mindful Leader, and co-author of bestselling books, A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation, with Patrick Kearney, and Extraordinary Leadership in Australia & New Zealand with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the world’s premier researchers and authors in the field of leadership.

The Mindful Leader over the years

Launch of The Integrated Leader program

The first leadership program to introduce the notion of mindful leadershipness; the program later became “The Mindful Leader

Integrated Learning

Integrated Kouzes & Posner’s 5 practices of exemplary leadership into the program

30 years of global search

including over 5000 individual cases studies and over 700 research studies published by third parties.

New publication

The publication of the “Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand”—a book co-authored with Kouzes & Posner

The publication of three-time best-seller

The publication of three-time best-seller “The Mindful Leader” and “A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation”

The launch of Awakened Mind

Awakened Mind is a key supporting resource that empowers leaders and employees to take control of their mental wellbeing and self-development. Download the app here.

Launch of team programs for company teams

Our team programs support scale by giving companies the tools and support they need, allowing them to leverage their internal resources for the delivery of employee training.

The integration of adult development, immunity to change, development culture, acceptance commitment training (ACT) and neuroscience

The Mindful Leader now offers the most complete, researched, and integrated learning experience for developing exceptional leaders.

2021

The Mindful Leader powered by Awakened Mind

Proven methods

evidence-based, highly researched content refined over 20 years working with the largest organisations in the world. The Mindful Leader introduces the world’s most researched and advanced leadership model.

Congruent

on top of hosting The Mindful Leader program, the app offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of wellbeing and growth-mindset training programs to help leaders create and maintain a mentally healthy culture for their teams.

Scalable

The Mindful Leader program is hosted on a mobile application and comes with a facilitator manual, empowering leaders and HR teams to facilitate the program themselves. Roll out our leadership development program throughout an entire organisation with momentum without the need for an army of trainers and consultants.

Sophisticated

the program introduces the latest thinking in adult development theory, growth-mindset development, and neuroscience. We have collaborated with field experts to offer leaders the most advanced learning experience possible.

Transformationable

The Mindful Leader is not an event, it’s a process over time. Adult growth relies on continuous practice, accountability and support. The Awakened Mind app offers extensive practice support, along with a 360-degree feedback tool to foster accountability and a growth-mindset culture.

2021

The Mindful Leader powered by Awakened Mind

Proven methods

evidence-based, highly researched content refined over 20 years working with the largest organisations in the world. The Mindful Leader introduces the world’s most researched and advanced leadership model.

Congruent

on top of hosting The Mindful Leader program, the app offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of wellbeing and growth-mindset training programs to help leaders create and maintain a mentally healthy culture for their teams.

Scalable

The Mindful Leader program is hosted on a mobile application and comes with a facilitator manual, empowering leaders and HR teams to facilitate the program themselves. Roll out our leadership development program throughout an entire organisation with momentum without the need for an army of trainers and consultants.

Sophisticated

the program introduces the latest thinking in adult development theory, growth-mindset development, and neuroscience. We have collaborated with field experts to offer leaders the most advanced learning experience possible.

Transformationable

The Mindful Leader is not an event, it’s a process over time. Adult growth relies on continuous practice, accountability and support. The Awakened Mind app offers extensive practice support, along with a 360-degree feedback tool to foster accountability and a growth-mindset culture.

CASE STUDY

Novartis’ success story

Novartis achieved a 45% reduction in staff turnover with The Mindful Leader program

CASE STUDY

Novartis’ success story

Novartis achieved a 45% reduction in staff turnover with The Mindful Leader program

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