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Michael Apollo is a seasoned mindfulness facilitator, registered psychotherapist, and corporate consultant. He draws from neuroscience, mental health resources and emotional intelligence to create sustainable behaviour change.
Michael is Founder and President of Mindful Gateway Consulting and a leader in the field of mindfulness with over a decade of experience delivering and researching corporate mindfulness training internationally within Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and government. Michael is a registered psychotherapist and works with organizations using research-based mindfulness programs and engaging learning methods. His programs and presentations have been called “transformative” and “inspiring”, and have been experienced by over 1-million people worldwide.
Michael leads Canada’s largest professional mindfulness training program, the Applied Mindfulness Meditation (AMM) program at the University of Toronto. Michael regularly lectures at the University of Toronto on neuroscience, psychology, and workplace mindfulness. He is certified in research-based mindfulness training programs, has held a personal practice in mindfulness for 18 years and has attended 34 long-term retreats in traditional and academic settings, and has over 10,000 hours of meditation practice.
Michael is an advocate for leadership mindfulness and has founded one of the world’s largest annual professional mindfulness conference, A Mindful Society, held in Toronto. Canada.
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Michael Apollo's Areas of Expertise
What mindset is needed to lead a transformation? In this keynote at the Bell Network Leadership conference, Michael Apollo shares the […]Read More ›
On February 15th, 2017 the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, a partnership project with the Canadian Mental Health […]Read More ›
Jason CottrellCEO & Co-founder / Myplanet
Michael's work has been truly transformative for our team at Myplanet. We were fortunate to bake Mindfulness into our culture early on. We have since been able to quantify lower turnover, higher rates of creativity and customer satisfaction as a result. Michael has helped us stay on track through many of the ups and downs of growing our business, he is constantly presenting new and relevant ideas. We are in debt to you Michael!
Shanly SuepaulSenior Web Technologist and Agile Practitioner
Michael provides a life-changing service. I very highly value the time that Michael spends teaching us meditation and yoga. Michael is an authentic, experienced and extremely knowledgeable teacher.
Sean KellyTop National Sales Representative / Xerox
"Using these tools when tension and stress run high has been a huge asset to my personal and work life"
Robert BentVice President / Polar Wireless
"Incredible mental relaxation - the ability to let go of the itemized list, (the xyz running in my mind all day), and reflect is very valuable for my everyday performance."
Sam TabbaraNetwork Strategy Senior Architect / Bell
"It almost felt as if I put glasses on, but in my mind. My memory and ability to recollect skyrocketed and my cognitive abilities to deconstruct & solve complex engineering problems for prolonged period of times, without mental exhaustion feels incredible. Thank you Michael"
Kathie/ Toronto General Hospital
This was my first experience with meditation and I found it to be a very valuable tool for refocusing my energy during the work day. The workplace responsibilities and pressures tend to accumulate throughout the day, and having that time to take a break and relax and refocus really does help dissipate some of the building tension and anxiety. It feels rewarding to get away from the usual frenetic pace of the day and find time to slow yourself down and re-direct your energy inwards."
Janet/ University Health Network
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful sessions you provided through the Wellness Centre at UHN. I found your sessions tremendously helpful. I am learning to live through what have been a horrifically stressful personal situation for me and my children. This is the first time in over a year that I have had the opportunity to have moments of peace. The techniques you shared with the group and suggested we explore and adopt as options to find clarity I believe will be very helpful. I do hope UHN will have you back so that we can benefit from your expertise and learn so much more."
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