Joel and Michelle Levey
Joel Levey, PhD, and Michelle Levey, MA, are founders of Seattle-based WisdomAtWork.com, a firm that specializes in developing and renewing organizational cultures in which change resilience, creative intelligence, life-work balance, and inspired leadership can thrive.
Their clients include: Google, Intel, Boeing, Microsoft, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle Center, Hewlett Packard, Providence Health Systems, Swedish Medical Center, World Bank, Stanford Research Institute, MIT, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, and the Clinton Global Initiative. Michelle & Joel Levey have coached a number of Olympic and World Class champions, lectured at West Point, and designed & directed the US Army Special Forces’ acclaimed “Ultimate Warrior Training Program, aka “Jedi Warrior.” This extensive training program was described by West Point leaders as, “The most exquisite orchestration of human technology that we have ever seen.” Michael Murphy & George Leonard, founders of the Esalen Institute, praised this work, saying, “Jedi Warrior was the most extensive advanced leadership development program to be offered in modern times.” Joel served as the Director of Biofeedback and Stress Management Programs for Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. Michelle has served as lead clinician for the Biofeedback and Stress Management Clinic at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
The Leveys are clinical faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Center for Spirituality and Health, Bastyr University’s Center for Spirituality, Science, and Medicine where they have developed an extensive Meditation & Medicine program, and teach at Mahidol University in Thailand, and the Indian Institute of Management in India. They serve on the national advisory board for the Institute for Health and Productivity Management as chairs for the Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health, and are advisors for the International Institute for Compassionate Cities, Compassion and Business, Resilient People and Climate Change.
The Leveys’ published works include: Wisdom at Work; Living in Balance; Luminous Mind: Meditation and Mind Fitness; Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds; Intuition at Work; Community Building in Business; The New Bottom Line; and Corporate Culture and Organizational Health. They blog for Huffington Post.
The Dalai Lama, an advisor and supporter on a number of the Leveys’ projects, encouraged them in their work writing: “You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the inner sciences of human development and transformation to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings.”back to top