We at ZEN@Work are passionate about sharing the benefits of mindfulness. We believe it helps people to be happier, healthier, more fulfilled and more in control of their lives. For us the most important way of teaching presence and compassion is by trying to embody it ourselves. We also don’t want to put ourselves on a pedestal, and recognise that on some level we are all beginners and can all learn from each other.
Andy Hix is a qualified trainer who has taught mindfulness at organisations such as PwC, Credit Suisse, The Department of Energy & Climate Change, Bain & Company, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Teach First and The National Union of Students.
He became passionate about mindfulness when he saw that practising it made him feel happier, calmer, more focused and that it improved his ability to relate to people. His mission is to share those benefits as widely as possible.
Andy loves travel and is fluent in French, Spanish and Italian.
Andy Paice (yes, we’re both called Andy!) has received 9 years of traditional meditative training as a Buddhist monastic. He is well versed in psychology and is a trained coach and group facilitator. Andy brings the values of empathic listening and a conviction in the inherent ability of every individual and group to grow and change.
He is also a trained Life Coach and holds certificates from PCI and ORSC UK.
Connie McLaughlin is passionate about helping people feel more fulfilled at work. She is an international mindfulness mentor for the largest tech start-up incubator in Chicago, 1871. She is a skillful and experienced facilitator having worked with large corporates, SMEs and start ups.
She was introduced to mindfulness and meditation by a friend many years ago and has practiced ever since, and she attributes that to an unexpected change in her career path.