David Perls

David Perls, mindfulness teacher

David is an executive coach and mindfulness teacherHis business, shinebright, works with fast paced "always-on" workplaces, providing individuals and teams with the self awareness, concentration and energy for greater performance, collaboration and innovation.

David understands the unique demands of managing stress at work from the inside out. With more than 20 years of business experience, he's worked at ebay and Charles Schwab and has consulted with Fortune 100 companies, Internet start-ups and non-profits in industries including technology, software, financial services, healthcare, education, solar energy, consumer packaged goods, organic food, athletic apparel and entertainment, to name a few. He's passionate about yoga and has been working with Headstand, a non-profit that combats toxic stress for at-risk youth (K-12) through mindfulness, yoga and character education.

David graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and Psychology. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and received his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Born in New York, David grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in San Francisco.