Introducing A New Workshop Series

Mindful “U” offers a series of 4-week workshops focused on specific topics such as mindfulness, leadership, communications, and emotional intelligence. Mindful “U” teaching methodology is based on three principles: education, application, and on-going support. 

The education section of each class is taught by, Craig Marshall, a 35-year Monk (The Monk). The application section of each class is taught by Rick Ladendorf, a club industry influencer for over 35 years (The Mastermind). They will guide you through a series of exercises and discussions to help you develop practical skills that you can apply to your work and personal life.

There is no better, and more necessary, time than today to develop 21st century leadership skills with the intention of building a strong team and creating a healthy club culture. 

So if you’re ready to invest in yourself and become a more mindful professional, join us today and let’s get started on this journey together.

Upcoming Workshops

Stress Reduction Workshop

Stress is becoming a “new norm”, but burnout and overwhelm are neither healthy nor sustainable. Mindfulness practices are necessary to retain veteran employees and recruit and retain new employees. Mindfulness tools, including communication, meditation and other soft skills, are today’s requirements for building a happy and high-performing you!

Wed/ September 20, 2023 at Noon to 12:50 pm PST

Bonus! Be a part of the weekly conversation

All Mindful “U” students are invited to attend and participate in the Core-Topics Discussion Group, which takes 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.


“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.
“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
"Thank you to The Golden State Chapter of CMAA for giving me an opportunity to attend Mindful "U" and to complete my Certified Mindful Professional (CMP) designation. The education is robust, the support is boundless, and the community of people that gather weekly continues to grow making us not only more mindful professionals, but also more mindful human beings. The work Rick and Craig are doing is changing lives and I am honored to be a part of this program."
Ricky L. Potts, CMP
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications

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. The Mindful “U” Learning 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 and alignment, accomplishing more, with less negative and wasted energy. When team members understand this, they begin to get excited by their personal and professional development. The team takes on a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, making 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.

Mindful “U” provides online and onsite workshops, live group classes, one-on-one coaching, and a 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 in the private club industry.

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

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 schedule a call with Rick Ladendorf.