an invitation to contemplative leadership

Training for Leaders & Teams on Contemplative Practice  


Dr. Thulani On


Of all the qualities needed for effective leadership, resilience has never been more important. Discover how to lead with clarity, calm and wisdom during times of uncertainty and change. 

Leadership and Team Development

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I am a seasoned facilitator, organizational development consultant, and leadership coach. My mission for the past 20+ years has been helping leaders and teams build resilience, optimize potential and improve organizational effectiveness through the lens of contemplative practice.

I am passionate about developing innovative training solutions that inspire dialogue, critical self-reflection and individual and group transformation.

My book, An Invitation to Contemplative Leadership, will be launching in the summer of 2022. In addition, I am engaged in research exploring contemplative practice in leadership, how leaders build a mindful culture and the role of mindfulness for reducing unconscious bias. To learn more about my work, please click here: 

Feel free to explore my website and read through my articles and papers.  Reach out if I can be of assistance. 

"Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others." - Marion Wright Edelman

Contemplative Leadership


  1. Practices that help to cultivate insight, self-awareness, deep listening, concentration, compassion, etc.

  2. The ability to lead with calm, clarity and focus amidst change and uncertainty.

  3. A practice of ongoing awakening, reflection, questioning, and expanded self- awareness.


Having a greater sense of self-awareness is an essential component of emotional intelligence and effective leadership. 


a kind of mental resource or psychological capital that help leaders to lean in when faced with adversity and challenges in the organization.


Being present is key to enhanced productivity and effective leadership. It allows leaders to be more in the moment and available to their teams.

become more mindful & inclusive

Mindfulness Training for Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias in the workplace has become a major focal point in diversity and inclusion work. Industries across the country are seeking solutions to foster a more inclusive and equitable work culture. However, an important piece of the puzzle is missing: Mindful Awareness

Even the best trainings are limited if they do not address cognitive processes and internalized fears and prejudices that underlie unconscious bias.  Learn why mindfulness is key and should be included in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. 


Contemplative Leadership

 From Thulani's dissertation, learn how  contemplative practices build resilience and effectiveness in leaders.

Featured EBook


for Unconscious Bias

Thulani's eBook introduces mindful inquiry as a practice to engage in difficult conversations about racial equity with compassion, objectivity and neutrality.

Featured Article

From Stress to Flow 

Thulani's article discusses how to create a flow mindset. Reframe stress into fuel for performance rather than the fuse for burning out.