Gayle Van Gils is a mindfulness educator and the founder of the consulting and coaching company Transform Your Culture. She has been practicing and teaching mindfulness for more than twenty-five years, and is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. She leads contemplative seminars on personal, business, and societal transformation, both in person and online, and has helped hundreds of people to find more peace, energy, inspiration, joy and success in their lives and businesses. Van Gils holds an MBA from UCLA and is a certified teacher for Search Inside Yourself, the neuroscience-based mindfulness and emotional intelligence program developed and proven at Google to improve leadership skill, innovation, collaboration, and happiness. She and her husband, Gerard, have two sons, Alex and Jonathan who are both musicians. When she is not busy working or practicing meditation, she loves to get her hands dirty in clay and create large sculptural pieces for her home and yard.