Mindfulness and the deeper quest for understanding, with Abri Holden

The Ontological Leader

Jun 19 2019 • 34 mins

Abri Holden specializes in individual and organizational transformation at the crossroads of mindfulness and leadership. She has worked as a leadership consultant and coach by designing, facilitating, and managing global learning experiences for leaders across the globe.

Abri currently works at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), a mindfulness non-profit born at Google and based on neuroscience. As a teacher and coach of mindfulness, she works with leaders to help them get out of their own way by building emotional intelligence, resilience, alignment, and envisioning what’s possible by shifting perspectives. She also manages teacher development at SIYLI, creating ongoing support for mindfulness teachers. Abri also leads her own private practice as a personal coach, working with individuals who are looking to create more freedom, connection, and aliveness in their lives.

Prior to these roles, Abri served as a leadership consultant and coach at Korn Ferry Hay Group, a global consulting firm. Before that, Abri was a senior consultant and the director of Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™ and Institute for Leading Diversity and Inclusion™, and as a learning and development manager responsible for company-wide learning, culture and engagement, and organizational development. She is a contributor author for the book, “Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement: How the Best Women Leaders Practice Self-Awareness to Change What Really Matters.” She has also served as a researcher for Harvard School of Public Leadership’s “America’s Best Leaders Project” which was published in US News and World Report Magazine.

Abri is a certified Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) mindfulness teacher. She is also a certified coach through International Coach Federation (ICF), which is the governing body for coaches worldwide. She was trained as a Co-Active coach through the Coach Training Institute. She holds a BA in Organizational Communication and Leadership Studies.




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