Shalini Bahl


Shalini Bahl, Ph.D., is a mindfulness coach, an award-winning researcher, keynote speaker, and Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Search Inside Yourself teacher. Based on 15 years of research. and a cross-disciplinary approach, Dr. Bahl provides customized solutions to business, education and political clients for building essential mindfulness skills to disrupt default thinking and cope with stress, become more resilient to life’s obstacles, and live with empowered choice for personal and collective fulfillment.

Certified at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute originating at Google, Dr. Bahl is the Founder of Know Your Mind LLC, a social business with the mission of making evidence-based mindfulness skills widely accessible. Dr. Bahl’s understanding of neuroscience, psychology, and management gives her a deeper understanding of client’s habits and decisions to meet them where they are.

A former successful entrepreneur and business professor, Dr. Bahl’s cultural experiences of living and working in three countries—India, Kuwait, and the USA—allow her to engage with diverse audiences including CEOs and executives at Fortune 500 companies, educators, and students. As an Affiliated Expert at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass, Amherst, Dr. Bahl provides her mindfulness teachings via accredited leadership programs to executive MBAs, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Bahl is a TEDx speaker and a Town Councilor in Amherst. Her research has been published in premier marketing and public policy journals, and won the ‘Best Research Paper’ Award from The American Marketing Association in 2019. Her guided meditations and programs have had over 250,000 plays on the Insight Timer and Simple Habit app and her upcoming book is called Return: 8 Mindful Habits to Return to Yourself for A Clearer, Bolder Life.

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