Business in Mind was founded by Dr Gerry Russell. With a PhD in Physics from Queen's University Belfast, an engineering background, and 30+ years of international managerial experience with IBM, Gerry has practised mindfulness for most of his career. He has experienced, first-hand, the benefits and relevance of these techniques within challenging and stressful corporate environments. He has a wealth of knowledge as an experienced accredited teacher and a passion for creating positive workplace cultures. Gerry has also taught counselling skills in the UK and yoga instruction throughout Europe and is a member of the Independent Yoga Network and the College of Sound Healing.
“I am still learning...”
Michelangelo, aged 87
Gail Ross-Wham is co-founder of Business in Mind and has worked in both the private and public sectors implementing training intervention programmes to improve all aspects of workplace functioning. Gail’s background in health care and psychiatry introduced her to the impact of mindfulness at a young age. Using it throughout her career in publishing and academia, she has seen the positive effects of these techniques on health and performance in demanding work environments. Having practised these methods for over 30 years, Gail is an accredited teacher with a passion for relieving stress in the workplace. She has an on-going interest in the substantive scientific research in this field.
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”