Andy Lee

Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna

Andy Lee is Chief Mindfulness Officer at Aetna.  Our mandate is to bring the benefits of mindfulness to Aetna’s employees, members and other stakeholders, and to embed and reinforce the principles of mindfulness in our culture in a way that encourages openness, authenticity and engagement among all our staff. We accomplish this by developing and implementing training programs, communication forums, workplace tools and practices, and other resources that are promote mindfulness in a way that is practical, impactful and accessible.


Prior to coming to Aetna, Andy was Head of Talent Management for Global Business Technology at Merrill Lynch, Founding Partner at Working Mindfully and Senior Consultant for the Potential Project.

Upcoming Conference Sessions Featuring Andy Lee


Mindfulness: From Stress Reduction to Culture Change

Workplace stress is taking a significant toll on the well-being and effectiveness of employees, through its direct impact on physical and emotional wellness, as well as its effects on focus, innovation and collaboration. Mindfulness training has been shown to reduce stress, as well as having additional salutary effects. But beyond individual well-being, mindfulness also has the potential to shift organizational culture in a positive direction. Aetna has been a pioneer in bringing the benefits of mindfulness to its employees. We are currently engaging in a process of embedding mindfulness in our culture.

In this session, you will learn what mindfulness is and how it reduces stress and enhances well-being and performance. We will also discuss how Aetna is approaching bringing mindfulness into its culture. Finally, a model will be presented for bringing mindfulness into organizations in order to drive engagement.

You will learn:

The definition, practice and benefits of ...

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