Robert Chender is a teacher of Search Inside Yourself, the mindfulness and emotional intelligence program developed and tested at Google. He has been a hedge fund executive, lawyer, and mindfulness meditation teacher for 30 years, and frequently speaks to business groups about mindfulness, workplace efficiency, and corporate culture and morale. As an executive coach, he has successfully trained CEO’s and senior management in developing emotional intelligence at work through mindfulness practice. He also teaches at the New York Shambhala Meditation Center, where he was formerly chair of the board, and at The Interdependence Project, where he sits on the board of directors. Robert is a graduate of Vassar College and the NYU School of Law, and is the founder of the New York City Bar Association Contemplative Lawyers Group.