Clif Smith, a US Army veteran, former diplomat and intelligence officer, is the author of Mindfulness without the Bells and Beads: Unlocking Exceptional Performance, Leadership, and Well-being (Wiley). He also serves as Ernst and Young’s (EY) foremost advisor on mindfulness and is an internationally recognized leader for bringing mindfulness into the corporate world. Clif brings over 25 years of experience leading through high-pressure situations into his teachings and demonstrates the value of adopting mindfulness as a fundamental part of our personal and professional lives. Following his passion for developing others as a leadership coach and mindfulness teacher, he built EY’s Mindful Leadership program, delivering practical training to over 60,000 EY and client personnel across the globe. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from Bellevue University and Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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