This six-week course is a beginning course exploring the essentials of becoming a mindful professional. 

One hour, weekly class topics will be announced soon. 

Begin Your Mindful Journey

Mindful “U” teaches professionals how to be less stressed, better leaders, and have a greater work-life balance. This unique leadership development program is based on Craig Marshall’s 35 years as a yoga monk and Rick Ladendorf’s 35 years as a business leader and influencer. Together they are The Monk & The Mastermind, creating a network of 21st Century leaders

All Mindful “U” students are invited to weekly Core-Topics Discussion Groups, which take place  every Wednesday at 1:30 PST. These one-hour interactive sessions include education, meditation, and interactive dialogue where our members share their experiences, opinions, and best-practices.

Participants in this safe learning environment are open, honest, authentic, and vulnerable. Led by The Monk and The Mastermind, these discussions are intended to go deeper on subjects that matter most to working professionals; to help improve work-life balance, reduce stress, develop better communication skills, and more.

Mindful “U” has taught thousands of leaders and team members how to build healthy and sustainable cultures.

One of our students was asked by a prospective employer about her Mindful Professional Certification. She explained that the course taught her how to be a better listener, questioner, and how to deal with workplace drama. She also told them that she had learned how to manage her ego, facilitate collaborative meetings, and get the most out of her team. She got the job and felt her certification was the determining factor in securing her new role.


We have a proven record of success. We have been recognized by BoardRoom Magazine as “Educator of the Year”, our curriculum has been approved by CMAA and PCMA for continuing education credits, and we are Content Partners with PGA Magazine and Troon.


“You guys blew me away! I can’t believe how deeply you engaged our entire team! Everyone is so excited to jump into the program.”
Jeff Mcfadden
CEO at the Union League of Philadelphia
“Craig and Rick received raves for their “mindfulness” presentation. They’re a great team - where contemporary meets old soul.”
crystal thomas
Managing Director, the Golden State Chapter of CMAA, Inc.

Mindful “U” students have access to a personal dashboard, course material, class recordings, practical tools, guided meditations and relevant content.

Need a little support? Members have access to network with other mindful professionals one-on-one or in a group. Also, Mindful “U” offers all members access to “Ask the Monk”, a private, confidential conversation. Last but not least, the Mindful “U” Platform provides useful tools to help organize and manage notes, comments, ideas and thoughts to help you journal then share with your team.

Trusted results for trusted organizations

Frequently asked questions

Mindfulness can upgrade every aspect of daily work life. It’s like working ON your team vs. working IN your team. The goal of mindfulness is greater engagement & alignment, accomplishing more, with less negative and wasted energy. When team members understand this, they begin to get excited by their personal & professional development. The team takes on a spirit of cooperation & collaboration, and colleagues begin to think of themselves as a family.

Almost any change will meet initial resistance. Introducing mindfulness practices will be embraced by some of your team, but some may be lukewarm. We understand. That’s why we designed our Leadership Development Program™ and our Mindful Professional and Mindful Leadership Course™ to be fun, easy and shareable. Use the Class Recordings and tools to mentor, educate or train your team members.

It depends on your schedule and commitment to ongoing leadership development, training & education for your managers, mid-level managers and staff.

Mindful “U” provides online and onsite workshops, live group classes, one-on-one coaching and a proprietary learning platform.  

We begin with a discovery call to help guide you through the process and make recommendations that help you achieve your most important goals. 

Mindful “U” is a network of mindful professionals serving individuals and companies.

We teach the things that most of us didn’t learn in school. We produce fresh & relevant original content, offer fun & inspiring courses & classes, provide coaching & on-going support, and connect like-minded members to a supportive and inspiring community.

Craig Marshall, a 35-year modern-day yoga monk and Rick Ladendorf, a 35-year business leader, translates mindful principles into practical solutions, at work and home. They co-developed the 7 Mindful-Living Habits™, the core principles behind the education, curriculum and mindful certification programs.

If you have questions or would like to get a custom quote, please call us at (805) 888-2060 or drop us an email at [email protected].