We have devoted their lives to studying, researching, and teaching disciplines related to how to live and thrive in greater harmony and balance. We have worked with hundreds of leading organizations and communities around the globe to inspire people to deepen their capacity to bring a deeper wisdom, compassion, resilience, and creative intelligence to life, work, and relationships. Their clients include: NASA; Google; British Parliament; N.I.H.; Intel; M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center; World Bank; NOAA; The Clinton Global Initiative; U.S. Army Special Forces; West Point Military Academy; Earthsave; Stanford Research Institute International; U.S. Surgeon General’s Office; Washington Athletic Club; St. Francis Hospice; M.I.T; and World Business Academy. They served as Chairpersons for the Center for Corporate Culture & Organizational Health at the Institute for Health & Productivity Management, and on the Board of Advisors for the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities.
The Dalai Lama, an advisor on a number of our projects, encouraged us in their work, saying: “You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the Dharma (the inner sciences of transformation) to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings.” Joanna Macy, Deep Ecologist, Author, has said, “The work of Joel and Michelle Levey has long been a luminous thread in the fabric of the Great Turning. They embody in many ways the epochal transition to a life-sustaining society.” We have studied closely with many of the world’s most respected teachers in the mind science and contemplative science traditions, and were fortunate to participate in a year-long silent contemplative retreat.
We are co-founders of Wisdom at Work; the International Institute for Mindfulness, Meditation and MindBody Medicine; InnerWork Technologies Inc. We serve as clinical faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Bastyr University where they teach special programs on Mindfulness, Compassion, Meditation, and Mindbody Medicine. We have also developed and taught special graduate programs for Mahidol University in Thailand; Indian Institute of Management; Antioch University; and University of Texas Center for Spirituality and Health. We were honored by the Institute of Noetic Sciences as leading “teachers of transformation.” Joel and Michelle directed clinical programs related to mindfulness, resilience, stress mastery, and biofeedback for Group Health and Children’s Medical Centers, and developed advanced biocybernautic training for the U.S. Army Special Forces’ Jedi Warrior Program, which was described by leaders in the military and human potential movement as, “The most exquisite orchestration of human technology we have ever seen,” and “the most intensive and advanced leadership and human development program to be offered in modern times.”
Our published works include: Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World; Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind-Fitness; Wisdom at Work; ; Luminous Mind: Meditation and Mind Fitness; The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds; Corporate Culture and Organizational Health; Learning Organizations; Community Building in Business; Intuition at Work; The New Bottom Line; and VUCA Savvy Leadership: Thriving in Complex Times. We also blog for Huffington Post.