Our Mission

We gather and develop leaders who want to thrive and make a positive change in the world. Together, we seek and attain the highest wisdom for mindful and compassionate action.


Our Team

 
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Dr. Home H.C. Nguyen, Ed.D

Founder, Coaching & Leadership Development

Dr. Home H.C. Nguyen is a professor of leadership, and an advisor to leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators. He has coached mid-level and C-suite executives of Fortune 200 companies and numerous start-ups. He has taught courses on Self-Awareness Training, Interpersonal Group Dynamics, and Adult Development at Columbia Business School and Yale School of Management. 

As a trusted adviser, Home helps his clients to overcome stress and anxiety, and to get clear on why they do what they do, and to develop mindfulness and practical wisdom to exert greater influence. A certified executive coach, Home received his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. To read more...

 
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Rev. Leng L. Lim, M.Div, MBA

Executive Coaching & Faculty Development

Leng Lim has 20 years' experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and workshop facilitation. He has coached senior executives in the US, Europe, and Asia at leading companies such as Prudential Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIMB, the National University of Singapore, and in INSEAD's Executive Education programs.  

He received his Master's in Divinity and MBA from Harvard, and has studied both in the ministry and in Eastern mindfulness meditation. Leng's unique perspectives bridge the outer world of business achievement with the inner world of mindfulness and wisdom.

 
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Vibha Chokhani, MBA

Business & Program Management

Vibha Chokhani is a social entrepreneur who supports leaders of social-good organizations in all areas of business development, operations management, and program design & administration.

Vibha received her MBA in Operations and Entrepreneurship from The College of William & Mary and her Bachelor of Management Studies from University of Mumbai, India. She also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and trained as a Yoga instructor. She previously worked for NYC-based social enterprise Catchafire, supporting a number of nonprofit and social organizations.

 
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Peter Harriss, MBA

Health & Finance Coaching

Peter Harriss is a Health Coach and Financial Planning Consultant who works with clients interested in connecting the world of heart and money.

Peter received his MBA in Finance & Leadership with Honors from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors from Boston University, where he also studied psychology and philosophy. He is a CTI trained coach and also holds an Integrative Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and works as a Comprehensive Life Planner at SunRaven, The Home of Slow Medicine.

 
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Dr. Nayla Bahri, Ed.D.

Global Talent & Organizational Development

Dr. Nayla Bahri specializes in culture and employee engagement strategy, leadership development, succession planning, management curriculum, leadership coaching and workplace learning.

She serves as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Business School and with the Institute for Personal Leadership. Previously, she served as the Dean of Students at Columbia Business School for ten years where she coached, taught, and advised thousands of students and co-founded the Leadership Lab.

Nayla graduated from Smith College and the University of Pennsylvania, and has a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

 
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Dr. Schon Beechler, Ph.D.

Leadership & Executive Program Development

Dr. Schon Beechler served on the faculty for Columbia Business School for 17 years, 14 of which she spent as the Faculty Director for the Columbia Senior Executive Program. She is currently a Senior Affiliate Professor at INSEAD, living in France. She is Academic Director of INSEAD’s top-ranked MBA program and also directs and teaches in INSEAD executive programs for senior leaders worldwide. 

Schon received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Sociology and Business Administration and has a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College. She also holds certifications in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), MBTI, and the Hogan Leadership Assessment Suite.

 
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Simon Egan

Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership

Simon Egan has 14 years experience as a senior executive and CEO of a number of companies in the food, pharmaceutical, and commercial property sectors in New Zealand, USA, and Brazil. Simon combines his global entrepreneurial business interests and experiences with his long-term study and practice of Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in order to grow his own and others’ capacities for leadership, balance and compassion.

Simon’s multiplicity of perspectives is born of his life-long interest in learning and experimentation, meditation, philosophy, and hands-on business applications for the growth of people and enterprise stakeholders.

 
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Emina Bajra

Coaching & Business Leadership

Emina Bajra is dedicated to cultivating compassionate leadership. She has worked in Japan, China, India and Nepal at the World Bank and with mission-driven organizations, building teams that span cultural boundaries but share a common interest of doing good in the world.

Emina has an MBA from the Yale School of Management with an emphasis on social enterprise. Prior to business school, she led a human capital team at a b-corp certified global technology firm. She is currently in psychotherapy training and obtaining her CTI coaching certification. She also serves on the board for Code for Nepal, a non-profit dedicated to social equity through digital awareness, and Mitra Path, a foundation teaching mindfulness to entrepreneurs.


Our Partners

We partner with values-aligned organizations that complement our expertise and help us to bring our work to a wider audience.

  The Feast fosters a community of leaders who are striving for social impact, connecting makers, doers, and innovators to transform communities. 

 

The Feast fosters a community of leaders who are striving for social impact, connecting makers, doers, and innovators to transform communities. 

Dream See Do is an online group learning and coaching platform that helps people learn, receive feedback, and practice together.

Dream See Do is an online group learning and coaching platform that helps people learn, receive feedback, and practice together.

  The Clearlake Group is a partnership of senior consultants who advise on strategy and organizational development.

 

The Clearlake Group is a partnership of senior consultants who advise on strategy and organizational development.

  Bluestone is a farm and residential community located in Brewster, NY, working to promote the principles of organic agriculture and animal husbandry, biodynamics, and permaculture.

 

Bluestone is a farm and residential community located in Brewster, NY, working to promote the principles of organic agriculture and animal husbandry, biodynamics, and permaculture.

Coming Into Your Own is a women's leadership program offered globally and centered around a dynamic personal retreat providing opportunity for reflection, renewal and refocusing one’s life.

Coming Into Your Own is a women's leadership program offered globally and centered around a dynamic personal retreat providing opportunity for reflection, renewal and refocusing one’s life.

  Prime Produce is 21 Century guild of craftsman and artists in a collaborative work space in NYC dedicated to “slow entrepreneurship.”

 

Prime Produce is 21 Century guild of craftsman and artists in a collaborative work space in NYC dedicated to “slow entrepreneurship.”

Courageous Community is a learning community committed to developing the wisdom, accountability, and heart needed for wholehearted living and effective leadership. 

Courageous Community is a learning community committed to developing the wisdom, accountability, and heart needed for wholehearted living and effective leadership.