Michelle Maldonado is Founder of Lucenscia (pronounced loo-SENSE-see-ah), a firm dedicated to human flourishing and mindful business transformation. She is a former attorney turned business leader and an internationally certified mindfulness and emotional intelligence teacher and practitioner. With over 40 years of meditation practice and a deep passion for learning, helping elevate human consciousness and alleviating suffering in the world, Michelle’s work focuses on leadership development at the pivotal intersection of mindfulness, unconscious bias, emotional intelligence, authenticity, and compassion, nestled on a foundation of neuroscience and research and taught through an equity lens. She works across industries with a special emphasis on corporate, tech, government and non-profit communities. Michelle also serves as faculty for 1440 Multiversity's Leadership Center, Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification program and Bill George's True North Leadership program. She has been recognized as one of the “12 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement,” “Woman of The Year,” and a “Top Corporate Leader,” with her work featured in the Mindful Leader, the DQ Institute in association with the World Economic Forum, Mindful Magazine, Wisdom Labs’ [email protected] and Insight Timer meditation apps as well as Thrive Global. Michelle is a graduate of Barnard College and The George Washington University School of Law.