Organisations I've worked with
Work-related stress is an epidemic
There has never been a better time to invest in the wellbeing of your staff. Indeed, research has shown that investing in staff mental health is a no brainer (pardon the pun):
According to a Deloitte report, for every £1 employers spend on supporting employees' mental health, they get £5 back on their investment in reduced presenteeism, absenteeism, and staff turnover.
"Smart, forward-thinking employers are investing in staff wellbeing, and those who do tend to save money in the long run. This report shows the link between prioritising staff wellbeing and improved loyalty and productivity; and decreased sickness, absence, and resignations."
– Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind
Why work with me?
Unlike most meditation teachers, I know what it’s like to work in a corporate environment. I have almost a decade of experience working in corporations. When I’m not teaching meditation, I continue to work as an independent economic and political risk analyst for a number of internationally-renowned global research houses.
My joint corporate and meditation experience is what makes me stand out from other teachers. I’m just as comfortable presenting to corporate clients about global economic trends as I am about meditation. I've taught meditation to finance firms, start-ups, government departments, wellbeing businesses, charities, and many more, in classes as large as 50 people in some cases. Put simply, I know how to speak a language which your staff will understand. And will give them tools to improve their own mental wellbeing.
Mike provides a space for our community to help them manage their challenges
St. Joseph's HOSPICE
Mike has been running an online mindfulness meditation group for St. Joseph’s Hospice for almost two years which is attended by our patients and their carers, volunteers and staff. He also works one-to-one with individual patients and carers. Working with Mike provides a space for our community to help them manage their challenges and support those living with or working with those with life limiting illnesses. Mike’s professionalism and presence is greatly appreciated by all who practice mindfulness with him and he is a valued member of the team at the Hospice.
What I offer
I offer Corporate Meditation Workshops, which utilise my meditation experience and corporate background. These include a ‘Five Week Introduction to Meditation’ programme, or they can be customised to suit your organisation’s needs. Workshops are a time-efficient way to improve staff wellbeing, productivity, and focus in the workplace.
Five Week Introduction to Meditation Course
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His corporate background shone through
I 'd already meditated for a few years before the course, but still found it really useful. Mike gave us some great tips to improve wellbeing at home and in the workplace. His corporate background shone through, and made his teachings very relevant to working in a corporate setting. I have massively benefitted. Thanks!
Latest meditation posts
September 25, 2023
My new book – The Travelling Ape: What Travelling (Nearly) Everywhere Taught Me about Humanity, Geopolitics, and Happiness – is out now.
April 8, 2022
While we revere ‘great thinkers’, too much thinking is the path to misery.
November 25, 2021
The rise of meditation apps has been an amazing thing for global mental health. Here’s why.
September 28, 2021
Training your mind – meditation – sounds like it should be easy. But it often isn’t. Here are some tips to set you on your way.
June 27, 2021
Despite their ‘woo woo’ reputation, silent retreats can be transformative. Everyone should try a retreat at least once.
March 2, 2021
Many people think meditating is incompatible with wanting a successful career. Flatly, this is wrong. Nothing will boost your career like meditation will.
November 3, 2020
Meditation has a reputation for being unscientific. But this is changing. Scientists are now showing that meditation is very good for you indeed.
September 19, 2019
Ever tried a silent meditation retreat? I didn’t think so. Well, a ‘10-Day Silent Torture Prison’ would be more accurate name for it, as I discovered in Northern India.
Excellent course and teaching
Excellent course and teaching - a great way to relax while also learning. Our Introduction to Meditation course has been informative while also providing us with time to put our new techniques into practice, in a safe and supportive environment. Highly recommend.