Leah Weiss, PhD

Leah Weiss, Ph.D. is a lecturer, researcher, writer, and author. She’s trained thousands of executives, team leaders, students, veterans, and Silicon Valley’s best and brightest in mindfulness, purpose, and compassion. In her first book, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim your Sanity and Embrace the Daily Grind (HarperWave, 3/13/18), Dr. Weiss helps us understand and bring our whole self to work with the latest research and neuroscience, as well as ancient Buddhist practices. With this holistic approach, she helps us improve our experience of the workplace. Her book has been endorsed by Kelly McGonigal, Abraham Verghese, Thupten Jinpa, and The Dalai Lama.

Some of the clients that Leah has worked with include Google, LinkedIn, The Omidyar Group, and others. She currently lectures at the Stanford School of Business—where her course ‘Leading With Mindfulness and Compassion’ has been waitlisted since 2013. Her academic work is regularly used at the Stanford School of Business, the University of California, the Stanford School of Medicine, the US Department of Veteran Affairs, and elsewhere (nationally and internationally).

In addition to academic research, consulting, and teaching, Leah has spoken at Kaiser Permanente, Harvard Medical School, Accredited Investors Wealth Management, Intuit, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, TedX, to name a few.

Leah also writes (as a columnist) for the Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, and the Huffington Post. She is regularly called upon to voice her opinion on the topic of mindfulness in the workplace by journalists from a variety of business publications.

She has worked alongside the Dalai Lama’s main English interpreter (Thupten Jinpa), with popular health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, and with Pierre Omidyar (founder of eBay) through the Hope Lab where she implemented the Compassion Education and Scholarship program.

Leah currently lectures at the Stanford Business School and the University of California, along with running her own consulting business.