Phillip Moffitt

Mindful and authentic living and leadership expert


Phillip Moffitt

Mindful and authentic living and leadership expert


Phillip Moffitt occupies a unique position in the world of mindful living and leadership. With the astute business acumen honed during his years as a media entrepreneur, combined with the wisdom cultivated during 30 years as a vipassana meditation practitioner and teacher, Phillip brings unparalleled insights and strategic vision to those seeking to lead authentic, purposeful lives.

Phillip was editor in chief and CEO of Esquire magazine and led the successful turnaround of the magazine in the 1980s. After he left his publishing enterprise, he devoted himself to studying and practicing Theravada Buddhism and is now a nationally known teacher of mindfulness meditation, serving as co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

He is also the president and founder of Life Balance Institute, where he trains individuals and groups in the principles of values-based leadership and living, as well as how to skillfully make major life transitions. He has worked with individuals and groups from both the profit and nonprofit sectors including Google, Pixar, Ford Foundation, and Esalen Institute. He has written for numerous magazines, including Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, and Body + Soul. His books include Dancing with Life and Emotional Chaos to Clarity.

Upcoming Programs

Changes and Transitions

July 28-30, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Throughout life you are faced with making choices about how you want your life to be—and these choices all involve making changes. And...