Shauna Shapiro

Shauna Shapiro, PhD is a best-selling author, clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three critically acclaimed books, translated into 16 languages. Shauna has presented her research to the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Summit, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Google, Cisco Systems and LinkedIn.

Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, OprahMashable, Wired, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, and the American Psychologist. Shauna is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University and a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Her TEDx Talk, The Power of Mindfulness, has been viewed over 3 million times.

Dr. Shapiro offers keynote presentations customized across a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Mindfulness,  Self-Compassion, Neuroplasticity, Leadership and Well-Being.

Rasmus Hougaard

Rasmus is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, a global research, leadership development, and consulting firm on a mission to create a more human world of work.

His prescient views on the critical qualities of future leaders got him recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world's most influential business thinkers.

  • He is one of Harvard Business Review's most read author and author of the ground-breaking and best- selling book by HBR "The Mind of the Leader" and the upcoming "Compassionate Leadership - How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way".
  • Through his company Potential Project, Rasmus has been leading their large-scale research studies on more than 35,000 leaders across thousands of companies in more than 100
  • Rasmus has spent extensive time in monasteries in the East, receiving and teaching how to master the mind for mental clarity, focus and high performance and collaborates with Dalai Lama on leadership development ideology and
  • Voted 1 speaker at the prestigious WorkHuman conference 3 consecutive years.
  • Rasmus lives in Copenhagen with his family and three cats.