Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior
Contact Info
LeahWeiss
Lecturer in Management
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Leah is a contemplative scholar and writer specializing in the application of meditation in secular contexts. She leads courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is Principal Teacher and Trainer for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, founded by HH the Dalai Lama. She also leads Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience.

Research Interests

  • Resilience
  • Mindfulness
  • Compassion
  • Self-Compassion
  • Communication
  • Work Environment

Bio

Leah Weiss, PhD, is a researcher, trainer, consultant and author. Dr. Weiss specializes in the optimization of mindfulness and purpose in the workplace. She teaches courses on compassionate leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is Principal Teacher and Trainer for Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Program, founded by the Dalai Lama. She also directs Compassion Education and Scholarship at HopeLab, an Omidyar Group research and development nonprofit focused on resilience. Leah consults with a variety of organizations customizing trainings and creating programs ranging from healthcare to hedgefunds to optimize well-being, mindfulness, purpose, innovation, and collaboration in the work environment.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Theology and Education, Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Lynch School of Education, 2012
  • MSW, Boston College, 2006
  • BA, History, Stanford University, 2000

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB

Professional Experience

  • Creative Lead of Compassion Education & Scholarship, HopeLab

Publications

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

The course explores the role of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion in the workplace, and the contribution of these qualities to leadership. Topics addressed will include: How can mindfulness enhance clarity in purpose and productivity?...

2016-17

The course explores the role of mindfulness, self-compassion and compassion in the workplace, and the contribution of these qualities to leadership. Topics addressed will include: How can mindfulness enhance clarity in purpose and productivity?...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Stanford University Affiliations

Greater Stanford University

  • Principal Teacher and Trainer, Stanford Compassion Cultivation Program

In the Media

BeWell Stanford, September 6, 2017
Huffington Post - The Blog, February 14, 2017
Greater Good - The Science of a Meaningful Life, January 21, 2016
KQED Science, November 8, 2013
NPR All Things Considered, November 21, 2012
TEDx Traverse City, May 2012