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 and founder of High View Communications, a public relations consulting firm with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. For 25 years Ann has been providing communications counsel to a wide variety of clients including Ford, Revlon, Heinz, Vail Resorts, City of Toronto, the CBC and more. 

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

  • 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