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How I Brought Mindfulness Training Into a Wall Street Giant

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“My goal is to help people recognise that they are way bigger than their job title.”

Golbie Kamarei founded a meditation program in one of Wall Street’s largest asset management companies (BlackRock) that manages over $4.7 trillion and employs 12,000 people. Golbie was the former Global Program Manager at BlackRock and is now a leading trainer for some of the world’s largest organisations including the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, Golbie was recognised as a Corporate Culture Champion by Berkeley University’s Greater Good Science Centre.

During this conversation, Golbie shares how attending meditation retreats eventually led her to bringing mindfulness training into a Wall Street giant.

We also explore:

  • How Golbie began a weekly mindfulness class in that grew into a community of over 1,500 employees in over 30 cities.
  • The importance of using work appropriate communication in high performance environments.
  • How her program has changed thousands of lives, humanised the workplace and shifted culture.
  • How service and surrender are the true motivators for her work.

Golbie is an inspiring example of how one person can impact an entire culture. In her words, “People began showing up with humanity and compassion – friendships were being created that were beyond normal work colleague relationships.”

 

Golbie Kamarei was the former Global Program Manager at BlackRock asset management. She is now a Corporate Wellbeing and Performance Consultant leading training for multinational firms including the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2015, Golbie was recognised as a Corporate Culture Champion by Berkeley University’s Greater Good Science Centre.

More about Golbie:
LinkedIn | Article About Her Work