Elise Bialylew is a coach, meditation teacher and social entrepreneur who trained as a doctor and psychiatrist. She left the hospital wards to pursue a deeper calling to start a global mindfulness meditation movement and founded Mindful in May in 2012. The campaign has taught thousands of people from around the world the skills of mindfulness and raised funds to bring clean safe drinking water to developing countries.
Elise combines her deep psychological understanding, her training in mindfulness meditation, and her passion and creativity to coach people to discover their own life purpose and transform ideas into action. She thrives on helping people make positive change in their lives through freeing themselves from self limiting beliefs and developing the confidence and courage needed to take bold action. In short, her mission is to help people flourish and reach their full potential.
Apart from coaching, she has trained in relationships counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance commitment therapy and a range of other modalities which have enriched her practice and enabled her to help people with a diverse range of challenges. She has also attended regular silent meditation retreats to deepen her understanding of the mind, and trained with some of the worlds leading meditation teachers including Jon Kabat-Zinn. Her writing and work have been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, United Nations and on National Australian Television. When she’s not catalysing transformation in her clients' lives she can be found dancing salsa, reading non-fiction or brainstorming her next creative project.