MindWell-U Founders

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Geoffrey Soloway PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer

Dr. Geoff Soloway has been working in the area of health promotion, mindfulness and wellbeing for 15 years. Geoff completed a PhD on Mindfulness at the University of Toronto, as well as a Master's of Education on Holistic Education. Geoff has worked as an Instructor at University of Toronto and University of British Columbia (UBC) and as a consultant offering mindfulness-based workshops and programs for professionals in the workplace. Geoff received a certificate in Organizational Coaching for UBC.  .


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Ann Gallery, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

Ann Gallery is an award-winning marketing communications executive with 25 years of experience helping organizations effectively communicate to internal and external audiences.  After 10 years of working in-house at some of Canada's largest employers, Ann founded High View Communications, a boutique PR firm based in Toronto.  At MWU, one of Ann's roles is to help clients promote the Challenge to employees in order to increase awareness, registration, participation and completion.

Watch this short video on how Ann made the transition from a career in PR to mindfulness!


Company Timeline

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Mindfulness in Education

  • Created Mindfulness Based Wellness Education Program; results published inInternational Journal of health Promotion and Education 
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Mindfulness in Sports

  • Taught mindfulness in schools and sports teams
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Mindfulness Consulting

  • Consulted with corporate clients on how to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace
  • Taught mindfulness at universities
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Established Evidence Base

  • Research study proves MW’s ‘Mindfulness@Work’ program:
    • Significantly effects levels of mindfulness
    • Positively impacts work performance, creativity and conflict management
  • Created and delivered customized mindfulness programs for head offices of international network
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Online Programming

  • Developed online mindfulness training for the workplace
  • Grant Award: Received innovation grant from the Movember Foundation to research and develop a blended mindfulness solution for the workplace
  • Delivered in-person corporate training
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Blended Learning

  • Launched 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge online
  • Delivering training to businesses
    • In-person 
    • Online
    • Blended

Expanded Offering

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  • MWU updates the evidenced-based Challenge
  • Challenge is translated into French
  • Training being taken by universities, government, hospitals, business and first responders
  • Delivering leadership workshops across Canada