Brenda has been practicing mindfulness since 1998, when she was encouraged by her then Managing Partner to invite the founder of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn, into her law firm to help lawyers reduce stress, strengthen resilience and better navigate the inherent challenges of a demanding professional life. Inspired by the benefits of the program and her experience of mindfulness as a vehicle for well-being, thriving and sustaining optimal performance, Brenda began to study and then teach mindfulness.
Brenda offers training and coaching in mindfulness, resilience and well-being to legal organizations, judges, businesses and in education, government and non-profit organizations. Brenda’s work in the fast-paced and demanding world of a large law firm coupled with her equal years of immersion in the science and practice of mindfulness give her a unique breadth and depth of wisdom and experience to guide individuals in integrating mindfulness into their work and lives.
Brenda writes and speaks extensively on mindfulness and workplace wellness. Her publications include Navigating the Full Catastrophe with Mindfulness, Trial Magazine (July 2020), How Mindfulness Can Help Manage Work Stress, Mindful Leader (June 2020), The Time is Now: Leading the Charge for Lawyer Well-Being, NALP Quarterly (August 2019), among others. Find links to Brenda’s publications in the Resources section.