• Have better work-life balance
  • Reduce stress
  • Be a more effective communicator
  • Have more empathy
  • Become a better leader
  • Get promoted
  • Enhance your resume
  • Renew your contract
  • Pursue your passion

Welcome to the
Mindful Professional Certification Course™

A self-paced, online certification course to enhance your professional life

Whether you want to be a better leader, advance your professional career, or sharpen your interpersonal skills, our Mindful Professional Course provides the education, tools, coaching, and ongoing support you need to reach your goals. In only one-hour per week, students become better leaders, more effective communicators, and 21st-Century leaders.

Our self-paced classes are built on the 7 Mindful-Living Habits™, developed by “The Monk” and “The Mastermind” for busy working professionals. Classes are for General Managers, Aspiring General Managers, Marketing and Membership, and Club Professionals. 

The Mindful “U” Learning Platform includes videos, audios, tools and practical exercises, and guided meditations to help you become a better leader.

Our 26-lesson Mindful Professional Course is a 26-week curriculum, self-paced course.

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

Participants in this safe learning environment are open, honest, authentic, and vulnerable. Led by Craig Marshall, The Monk and Rick Ladendorf, The Mastermind, these discussions are intended to go deeper on subjects that matter most to working professionals, including helping to improve work-life balance, reducing stress, developing better communication skills, and more.


If you are not ready to start the Mindful Professional Course, no worries. We have an option to help you.

Join as an individual member and connect with other mindful professionals. Get access to a library of tools and resources and participate in our weekly one-hour live Core-Topics Discussion Groups.

Or enroll in our 4-week workshop series. Workshop topics include becoming a mindful manager, stress reduction, enhancing work relationships, and more. 




In today’s competitive workplace, employers are looking for people who are balanced, and open to learning and growing.

Beyond skills and knowledge, 21st Century leaders need to be collaborative, empathetic, and effective communicators.

Mindful “U” offers one-on-one coaching and consultation services to help get to the root of what matters most to you, find solutions to work challenges, and reach your goals. Mindful “U” coaches have been trained in mindfulness.

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 told him that she had learned how to manager 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 and differentiated her from more qualified candidates.

Complete the 26-lesson Mindful Professional Course within 12-months of enrollment and become a Certified Mindful Professional (CMP). Become a more skilled leader, build your resume, and stand out from the competition. Many clubs will reimburse for training, ask your employer! Payment plans are available.

Mindful "U" – Member Testimonials

"My personal dashboard has helped me establish clear goals and really focus on what I need to do next. I’m holding myself accountable more than ever, and I can’t tell you how excited I am.”
Nicole Poole
Banking Executive
This program is a kind of super-conscious “therapy”, fueled by incredible intellectual resources, plus the depth of Craig’s 35 years as a monk. The tools and practices are powerful - especially the mini-meditations!
James Aram
Business Executive


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

Members have access to network with other mindful professionals, one-on-one or on a private Linkedin group. The Mindful “U” Learning Platform provides useful tools to help organize and manage notes, as wells as curated library of mindfulness resources.

Frequently asked questions

Whether you have aspirational goals, are going through a life-stage transition, or in need of stress relief, Mindful “U” helps you find clarity and purpose. Our system is based on education, application, and ongoing support. 

We help guide you through stressful transitions like becoming a new leader, changing jobs, or moving to a new club. 

And we help the aspirational person who wants to enhance their professional skillset.

Mindful “U” meets you where you are and takes you as far as you want to go!

Our programs are developed by Craig Marshall a yoga monk for 35-years and Rick Ladendorf a entrepreneur for 35-year, known as “The Monk & The Mastermind”. 

Unlike other programs, we provide online and onsite education, application tools, and ongoing support with a unique perspective based on life-experiences.

Members receive access to our proprietary platform that contains content, courses, and a community of like-minded professionals. 

We also provide one-on-one and group coaching for those seeking more personalized support. We use our proprietary 7 Mindful-Living Habits™ to help you realize success in your life. 

Mindful “U” is a network of mindful professionals.

We teach the things that most of us didn’t learn in school. Our relevant original content is offered in a fun and inspiring way.

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].