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About Wendy Quan

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Wendy Quan, founder of The Calm Monkey, is the pioneer in workplace mindfulness facilitator training and certification. 


Wendy is the expert for workplace mindfulness for The Great Courses and Wondrium. 


Through her cancer diagnosis in 2010, she found her passion for mindfulness and meditation for her own conscious well-being and to help others create a better experience of life.

She helps organizations and individuals implement self-sustaining mindfulness meditation programs and integrate change management techniques to help people through difficult change.

Her previous career was in corporate management specializing in Human Resources, Change Management and Information Technology.


She's a speaker, author, workplace mindfulness expert and loves to help mindfulness enthusiasts help others!

Flagship services:

  1. Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training & Certification.

  2. Dealing with Change Toolkit.

  3. Mindfulness for the Workplace is a video course for anyone interested in creating a better experience for themselves at work - on The Great Courses, Wondrium and Audible

The pioneer and leader in training & certifying mindfulness meditation facilitators for the workplace and community, and combining change management and mindfulness to help people through change.


Partners of The Calm Monkey

A snapshot of Wendy Quan:

  • The mindfulness field's pioneer in Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator Training & Certification, started in 2014. This is the first and best-in-class program that trains mindfulness facilitators to be skilled facilitators and how to implement mindfulness in the workplace and community. Over 430 facilitators trained worldwide.

  • The featured expert in the Mindfulness for the Workplace course from The Great Courses, Wondrium and Audible, released October 2022.

  • Since 2011, she has been helping organizations implement successful mindfulness practices in their workplaces.

  • A certified organizational change manager since 2007, with a long career in corporate management roles in change management, human resources, organizational development and information technology.

  • Published, award-winning paper 'Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool' with the global Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

  • Innovative 'Dealing with Change mindfulness meditation research study'.
  • Conference and keynote speaker.

  • Wendy's Facilitator Training course was taught at The Greater Good Science Center of UC Berkeley in 2015, as part of the 'Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work' conference.

  • Partnered with Mindful Society Global Institute. 

  • Partnered with the British Columbia's 'Chartered Professionals in Human Resources' - who provides Wendy's training to their membership.

  • The Successful Body book co-author, launched February 2021.

  • Founded the Vancouver Change Management Practitioner’s community of practice, the predecessor group of the ACMP Vancouver chapter.


​Combining change management (helping people through change) with meditation and mindfulness has resulted in remarkable personal resilience and stress reduction for participants, which in turn, helps increase organizational resiliency.

global ACMP founding member
Helping people create a better experience of life.
~Wendy Quan

Wendy's personal story:

Wendy believes her personal history mirrors many people's lives today. 


She was living a typical, striving life of being very busy with a career and family, feeling that being chronically stressed was just the way life is, and didn't place much priority on her state of being. 


In 2010, Wendy was diagnosed with cancer, and the life she knew came to a halt.  She decided to apply her knowledge of change management to herself -- 'how was she going to react given a situation she had no control over?' 


She decided to make sizable changes to her lifestyle, including making meditation and mindfulness a serious part of her everyday life.  This practice gave her the strength to change her perspective and deal with this life changing event. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with cancer, please watch this video to see how mindfulness and meditation helped Wendy through this difficult time:

In 2011, by request from co-workers, Wendy started teaching meditation and mindfulness to a small group at work on a volunteer basis. The attendance grew to 25% of the organization attending these sessions. 

Full of uncertainty and having the imposter syndrome (because in 2011, meditation was a closet practice, was not discussed at work and no facilitator training existed), she pulled from her own experience and kept intensely learning and practicing mindfulness and meditation.  Through trial and error in showing others how to practice, collecting data and publishing the results, she put herself 'out there' and the chain reaction began.

The case study of Wendy's beginnings is documented in the award-winning, peer-reviewed white paper 'Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool' which opened up Wendy's vision to create the world's first mindfulness meditation facilitator training & certification program in 2014. 

Now, she is grateful to have had the opportunity to have taught thousands of people about mindfulness and meditation, and over 425 facilitators worldwide.

Join Wendy in helping people create a better experience of life,

personally and at work.

Consider becoming a mindfulness meditation facilitator if this compassionate, important work resonates with you.



Please send Wendy a private email at

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