Dan Siegel, MD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, and the Dalai Lama. His books include Mindsight and The Developing

Linda Lantieri, PhD, author of Building Emotional Intelligence, has 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher, administrator, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City.

Daniel Goleman, PhD, brought the concept of emotional intelligence to a global audience and reported on behavior and the brain for the New York Times for many years. He is a cofounder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) at the Yale University Child Studies Center (now at the University of Illinois at Chicago), whose mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide. He is the author of many books, including Emotional

Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD, coauthor of The Art and Science of Mindfulness, is associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University. She has conducted extensive clinical research investigating the effects of mindfulness-based therapies and has published more than 60 book chapters and journal articles.

Jyoti Subramanian has worked for nearly a decade at Challenge Day, a nonprofit organization that addresses bullying, teasing, suicide, alienation, and isolation among teens. She facilitates workshops for more than 100 teens at a time, utilizing compassion and understanding as tools to help teens look at themselves and their world with new perspective.

Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, is the founding director of the Mindful Education Institute, a year-long mindfulness in education teacher training program. He has helped create curriculum for organizations such as Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindful Schools, and The Mindful Mothering Project. Rechtschaffen is a licensed marriage and family therapist and maintains a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips is founder and executive director of the Institute of Compassionate Awareness. A classically trained meditation teacher, Buddhist lama, and former Buddhist monk, he collaborates on research exploring the many positive effects of mindfulness training on school children.

Leslie Booker has worked with at-risk communities and facilitated mindfulness-based interventions for adolescents through New York University. Passionate about teaching yoga and meditation to incarcerated youth through the Lineage Project, she also leads Lineage Project teacher trainings, along with other trainings in yoga and activism.
Gunilla Dobrin has extensive experience in clinical work with children as a cognitive therapist and method developer in Swedish institutions. She is founder of Repulse, which develops programs for Social and Emotional Learning and tools that help people manage their emotions, negative impulses, and ways of thinking. The method is widely used in Scandinavia. 
Pål Dobrin has a background in international crisis and conflict management and is chief executive officer of Empaticus, a Swedish company producing mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning tools.