Leah Weiss, Ph.D., MSW



About Dr. Leah Weiss: Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and was a founding faculty member of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, conceived by the Dalai Lama. In 2019, she co-founded Skylyte, a company that specializes in using the latest neuroscience and behavior change to empower high-performing leaders and managers to prevent burnout for themselves and their teams. She runs a Mindful Leader’s Academy at Stanford’s Packard Hospital.


Leah has published two books: How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind, which was endorsed by the Dalai Lama and translated into seven languages and The Little Book of Bhavana: The Thai secrets of everyday resilience. Leah has taught and spoken in over 75 organizations across sectors, including Genentech, Goldman Sachs, NASA, the European Commission, FEMA, Google, Kaiser Permanente, BP, and Intuit. Her work has been covered by news outlets around the world, including BBC, the New York Times, TED, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and countless others.

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