Business in Mind was founded by Gerard Russell. After completing a PhD in Physics at Queen’s University, Belfast, Gerard worked for a large American corporation for over 30 years in various managerial roles, in the UK, across Europe and the USA. Gerard was introduced to mindfulness early in his career and has been practising for more than 25 years. He has experienced, first-hand, the benefits and relevance of mindfulness within the challenging and stressful environment of the corporate workplace. He has a wealth of knowledge as an experienced teacher, accredited with the British School of Meditation. Gerard has taught counselling skills in the UK, and yoga instruction throughout Europe. He is an accredited yoga teacher and sound healer and a member of the Independent Yoga Network and the College of Sound Healing.
“I am still learning...”
Michelangelo, aged 87
With a background in healthcare and psychiatric nursing, Gail first became interested in the benefits of mindfulness over twenty years ago, particularly in relation to anxiety and depression. She has since worked in various organisational roles in business and academia, recognising the positive impact of mindfulness on health and performance in highly demanding work environments. The practical application of mindfulness techniques has become the essence of Gail's life and work, alongside an interest in the substantive on-going scientific research in this field. Her experience includes over fifteen years of yoga disciplines, with their intrinsic basis in mindfulness.
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”