Professional Bio

Emily Bennington is a mindful leadership expert and founder of AWAKE EXEC® Conscious Career Design. Her work deep dives into “the space” between stimulus and response where she challenges professionals to choose intentional, values-centered action.

Named a “Career Expert to Follow” by, Emily has led training programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has been featured in press ranging from CNNABC, and Fox, to the Wall Street JournalGlamourMarie Claire, and Cosmopolitan. Her Minute Mindful blog was included in the 2013 Forbes list of “100 Best Websites for Women” and is read by thousands of professionals seeking holistic, yet practical approaches to career success.

Emily is the author of two books – Effective Immediately: How To Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job and Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination, which was featured as a “Book of the Month” by the Washington Post. In addition to writing and speaking, she also coaches executives from around the globe on mindfulness-based approaches to leadership, self-awareness, conflict management, and emotional resilience.

Emily is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and is currently training to receive coaching certification from the International Coach Academy. She can be found online at

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