Brenda Fingold, JD, MA, is assistant director of workplace and leadership education and a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health. She previously served as the manager of community and corporate programs at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For almost two decades, she has been teaching mindfulness as a way to enhance focus, resilience, well-being, leadership excellence, and the ability to skillfully respond to challenge and change. She works with businesses, legal organizations, judges and in education, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to teaching mindfulness, Fingold spent 17 years as a member of the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr (merged to become WilmerHale), where she was a litigator and the partner responsible for training and professional development. She is a cofounder and former chair of the Professional Development Consortium, a national lawyer training organization, and for many years was an Instructor at Boston University School of Law. Her almost two decades in the busy and fast-paced world of a large professional services firm coupled with her equal years of immersion in the science and practice of mindfulness give her a unique breadth and depth of wisdom and experience to guide professionals in integrating mindfulness into their work and lives.