Rich Fernandez is CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization developed at Google that now offers mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs to communities and organizations around the world. He is also the co-founder of Wisdom Labs, an organization that brings the science of mindfulness, resilience and thriving into organizations.
Rich formerly served as the director of executive development at Google, and prior to that was head of learning and organization development at eBay. Rich also has a decade of experience as a learning and leadership development executive in the financial services sector – at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America.
Rich’s leadership brings together the best of mindfulness training and scientific research to create programs that benefit lives at work and at home.
A trained psychologist, Rich received his PhD from Columbia University with a focus on organizational psychology. He is an author and frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, a neuroscience enthusiast, and a long-time mindfulness practitioner and teacher