Past News and Events


Chartered Professionals in Human Resources

January 2020

"Mindfulness in the Workplace:  Be. Here. Now"

Perspectives on implementing workplace mindfulness.

The Energy Medicine & Body Wisdom online summit​

Feb 7-8, 2020 - 'Bringing humanity back into the workplace' - my interview by Alison Palmer on this free online summit.  

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Change Leadership 'Summer Splash Summit'  

Aug 13-15, 2019:  Online free summit featuring 17 change leadership experts.  Hosted by April Callis-Birchmeier, I'm pleased to be a speaker on this summit, speaking about my research in combining change management with mindfulness.

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"Conversations on Change", an interview by Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner

July 26, 2019.

In this video interview, we discuss the relationship between mindfulness and organizational change. This includes Wendy Quan's research results.

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Assoc of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) webinar


June 27, 2019. 

There's never enough time to help individuals through change at work.

This ACMP members only webinar is for those leading change or wanting help through change personally.

Learn about the research behind combining change management and mindfulness.

Missed the webinar? ACMP members can view it for free in ACMP's Resource Library.

Thanks Sherry Palmateer, Director of CM at PRA Health Sciences, for saying that CM and mindfulness "go together like peanut butter & Jelly" - I love it!


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May 9, 2019

"3 Mindfulness exercises to try when you feel overwhelmed"

Try these techniques to focus when your brain races.

CPHR webinar, Dealing with Change Mindfully

Webinar: "Dealing with Change, Mindfully"


Feb 13, 2019.

Hosted by CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources).

Attendees will receive a special VIP price for the Dealing with Change Toolkit!

FREE for CPHR members, $19.99 for non-members.  Replay here.


World Happiness Summit


Thrilled and honoured to speak in Miami, March 15-17, 2019!   This in-person event united the world’s leading experts in the science of happiness and well-being with a global audience to learn practical tools for a happier life.

This was a beautiful event in every way.

Watch this video to get a feel for this summit, and key take-aways.

(12 min)

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The Change Leadership Summit


February 25 - March 1, 2019.

A 5-day online event features 40 experts sharing proven leadership tips and strategies to help you become the best leader you can be.   Wendy is interviewed on February 28.

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Garrison Institute articles


"Mindfulness for Innovative Change Management"

Honored to be published by the Garrison Institute, whose mission is to disseminate the importance of contemplative practices to build a healthier, safer and more compassionate world.

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"All In Your Mind: How mindful and meditative practices are gaining mainstream momentum"

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September 2018 - CBC radio series looks at the scientific and practical side of mindfulness.  Covers mindfulness in the workplace, schools, personal stories and controversies.  

Using mindfulness in the workplace to manage stress, featuring Wendy Quan (starting at the 4 min mark).

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Mental health issues and mindfulness, featuring Cass Lucke, series journalist, and Cortland Dahl, researcher at Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mindfulness in schools, MindUP program.

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Important misconceptions of mindful practices, featuring Nicholas Van Dam, neuroscientist at University of Melbourne.

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Gloria Macarenko's series wrap-up panel discussion, includes research controversies and Wendy Quan.

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Keynote at BC HEAP Conference

Nov 14 & 15, 2018

  • Keynote and breakout sessions at the BC Healthy & Education Administrative Professionals Conference, Victoria, B.C.

  • Thanks everyone!  What a great audience!

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"Dealing with Change, Mindfully" at Robert H.N. Ho Conference

Nov 21, 2018

  • Conference for nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Session oversubscribed - VCH staff may replay this for free in your Learning Hub

Wendy Quan change management and mindfulness summit

July 16-20, 2018

  • A week-long summit for change leaders and HR professionals. 

  • Wendy spoke on Friday, July 20 'How mindful meditation helps employees through change’

The Calm Monkey, mindfulness meditation facilitator training

'Dealing with Change' public study by The Calm Monkey

January 22 - February 5, 2018 - An innovative meditation study to help you through difficult change!  View the results here!  This is creating high interest so ensure you are on The Calm Monkey's newsletter list to hear about a new offering in 2018.


"How HR can create a great workplace mindfulness practice"

Replay available for FREE for CPHR members.

June 19, 2018.  Webinar hosted by CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources).

Hear the popular options for bringing mindfulness into a workplace, what HR's role is, and see a practical implementation roadmap. All previous webinars by Wendy Quan for CPHR sold out with waitlists. 

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April 13 & 14, 2018 - held at the beautiful 1440 Multiversity campus in California

A gathering of top mindfulness speakers!  I'm very grateful to have:


  • Presented "How to bring mindfulness to your workplace (with no ongoing operating costs)"

  • Discussion panel with Google, Brighton Jones and Sonoma County Counsel.

See my review of the Summit below:


"Using mindfulness for innovative change management"

Webinar by The Change Management Review, Feburary 21, 2018

Fantastically oversubscribed, Wendy spoke about starting a workplace mindfulness practice with your own employees and the power of combining change management with mindfulness. Shared her new Dealing with Change study results.

(Free playback here)


"Times are a-changin' for Change Management"

Wendy Quan interviewed by Magazine, January 2018.


How change management needs to be more innovative, and Wendy's method of using mindfulness meditation to increase change resiliency.


Conference:  2017 ProjectWorld/Business Analyst World

October 31, 2017

Speaker at the Project World/Business Analyst World conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.


TEDx EastVan event

Sept 16, 2017 

Opened event with a 5 meditation session at TEDx EastVan event, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Watch the video below to achieve mindful presence.


"Mindfulness Meditation at work: Building employee

(and organizational) resilience from within"

CPHR PeopleTalk magazine article, Fall 2017.

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Conference Speaker:  2017 Assoc of Change Management Professionals

Sept 14-15, 2017 

Speaker at Canadian conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.


2 Webinars:  Chartered Professionals in Human Resources


Webinar:  'Mindfulness for busy HR Professionals' July 27, 2017 SOLD OUT 450 attendees.

Webinar:  "How to bring Mindfulness into your workplace with no ongoing operating costs" on August 22, 2017. SOLD OUT 450 attendees.


"The New DNA of Change"

Wendy Quan interviewed by SAP's Digitalist Magazine, Sept 2017.

How change management needs to be more innovative, and Wendy's method of using mindfulness meditation to increase change resiliency.


"Mindfulness Meditation, Change Management and Resiliency" - mindfulness and agile

Interview by SolutionsIQ's 'Agile Amped' series while at ACMP 2017 conference in New Orleans.  Wendy spoke 6 times during the conference. May 2017.



CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources) and The Calm Monkey partner to offer The Calm Monkey's online Facilitator Training & Certification  May 17, 2017


Conference:  2017 Assoc of Change Management Professionals

May 21 - 24, 2017

Speaker at the global Assoc of Change Management Professionals conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Administrative Professionals conference

May 12, 2017

Speaker at the Administrative Professionals conference conference, Vancouver, Canada.

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Government of Dubai

February - April, 2017

Online Facilitator Training course for the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

March 9, 2017

Speaker at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

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E-Comm 9-1-1

March & April 2017

Speaker for employee development days.


Department of Health, Cincinnati, Ohio

December 1, 2016 and January 26, 2017

In-person Facilitator Training workshop and employee kick-off for the Department of Health in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Google company

September - December 2016

Online Facilitator Training course for Google employees.

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University of British Columbia


'Learn to Meditate' course run 5 years in a row for the University of British Columbia's staff and faculty, and, Speaker for various Vancouver General Hospital events.


Conference:  Justice Institute of British Columbia

June 17, 2016 - New Westminster, British Columbia

Keynote speaker for 'Knowledge & Beyond Day'


Conference:  Pershing (BNY Mellon) INSITE2016 global financial management conference

June 7-8, 2016 - Orlando, Florida. Speaker.


Conference:  2016 Assoc of Change Management Professionals

May 16, 2016 - Dallas, Texas

Speaker: 'Innovating the Power of Mindfulness in Change Management'


Interview by: Solutions IQ

2016 Interview by SolutionsIQ agile development's 'Agile Amped' series. "Wendy Quan finds business value of pairing meditation and change management"

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Conference:  2016 Human Resources Management Assoc

April 26, 2016 - Vancouver, British Columbia

'MAX' Speaker: 'Improving Organizational Resilience: Implementing Workplace Meditation as a Change Management Tool'

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Conference:  Mindfulness & Well-Being at Work, at the Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

November 13 & 14, 2015 - University of California, Berkeley

'3 Tips for Mindfulness Facilitators at Work'

Day 1 - Wendy was a speaker amongst the industry's top names. See a video of her talk.

Day 2 - Wendy trained over 60 people to become workplace meditation facilitators with the Calm Monkey Facilitator Training course.  (SOLD OUT)

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Connect Health Integrative Medical Centre


'Learn to Meditate' course taught regularly for centre's clients.

Conference:  2015 Association of Change Management Professionals

April 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada

'Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool'

Wendy Quan's presentation at the 2015 global Association of Change Management Professionals conference in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas.  She was rated the top conference speaker.


Interview by:  Business Brain Mapping

November 2015 - Australian Business magazine.

Business in Vancouver magazine article

October 6, 2015

'More Mind Over Matters in the Workplace'

Mindfulness meditation classes helping build staff resiliency

Webinar: Association of Change Management Professionals

August 20, 2015

'Meditation - a Powerful Change Management Tool'


Vancouver Sun newspaper article and video

February 2013

'Empowered Health: Minding the day-to-day moments gives strength'

How meditation helped Wendy's cancer struggle and turned into teaching meditation in the workplace.


Interview by:  Erica Pinsky, Respectful Workplace Solutions

February 2013

'The Value of Meditation at Work'

How Wendy started a successful and innovative workplace meditation practice.