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Wibo Koole, Business leader, mindfulness instructor

Wibo Koole is a director of the Centrum voor Mindfulness in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the architect of its renowned Mindful Leadership programs. After a long career as a CEO, he now combines global management and leadership consulting with teaching mindfulness and compassion. He is the author of Mindful Leadership.

Koole is a certified mindfulness teacher and a member of MIT's Presencing Institute's practitioner team. A leading expert on the research and modern scientific insights on mindfulness meditation, he is a practiced student of its applications and of various cultural and contemplative traditions, including Insight Meditation and Zen Buddhism.

Besides teaching mindfulness-based leadership programs, Koole has served as campaign and strategy director with the Dutch Consumer Association, head of communications for Oxfam Novib, and CEO of the Dutch Nature and Environment Foundation.

Having gained a wide inside knowledge of many economic, political, and technological sectors, Koole is also a management consultant specializing in strategy and innovation, change management, and leadership development in a range of global organizations, both corporate and social. Clients include Air France-KLM, ING Bank, the Ministry of Agriculture in Ethiopia, international NGOs Oxfam and Synergos, and various other city and state governments, engineering companies, and hospitals.

He is a featured public speaker on leadership, mindfulness, and organizational development.

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