Our Story


Our Approach

Competing priorities. Conflicting expectations. Unrelenting demands for time and attention. The complex challenges of personal and professional life in the twenty-first century create stress that can negatively impact health and performance, impair decision-making, and strain business and personal relationships to the breaking point.

Drawing on the most current scientific research and evidence-based thinking on the theory and practice of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and resilience, Inseus delivers a transformational impact on the lives of individuals and on the culture and effectiveness of the organizations where they work and lead.

Through experiential learning in workshops and programming, one-on-one training, group training, and consulting engagements, our mindfulness experts connect with and inspire people in profoundly personal ways, empowering them to discover more productive, peaceful, and authentic versions of themselves.

Mindfulness allows you to develop a broad set of cognitive and executive functions, raises self-awareness levels and facilitates emotional regulation, empowering individuals to substitute knee-jerk reactions with more conscious and ultimately more efficient behavior.
— Harvard Business Review

Our History

Inseus was founded and is led by Ashley Nelson, a successful senior executive in a global enterprise, who understands the challenges that organizations, their leaders, and team members face in a turbulent, extraordinarily competitive world.

Confronted by challenging circumstances in her personal and professional life, Ashley discovered that deepening her mindfulness practice heightened her impact, effectiveness and gave her a clearer sense of purpose across all facets of her life as a business leader, colleague, wife, mother, friend, and collaborator.

Recognizing that everyone faces challenges that mindfulness can address, and following training at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Center for Mindfulness, she began offering mindfulness training to leaders and team members as a way to unlock productivity, build resilience, cultivate authentic and compassionate leaders, heighten emotional intelligence, and foster collaboration enterprise wide.

Drawing on the success of those initiatives and her experience as a mindful leader, she has expanded her offerings through Inseus to include leadership development, training programs and consultation for other corporations, organizations, schools, and public service providers as well as individuals.

Ashley understands the many nuances of corporate life. She speaks with authority regarding the myriad benefits of mindfulness.
— Bruce Marcus, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Our Founder

Ashley Nelson

A former senior leader at the Fossil Group, Ashley Nelson is widely recognized as a strategic thinker, team builder, compassionate and proven change management leader with over 25 years of corporate experience.

Her responsibilities at Fossil have included identifying strategy, new business development, country management and leading the Americas business, delivering more than $1 billion in revenues across sixteen fashion and wearable technology brands.  

Ashley completed teacher training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness in the School of Medicine. Currently training at SIY Leadership Institute (launched by Google), she has also studied with some of the most widely recognized leaders in the mindfulness space and is a certified hatha yoga instructor. She serves on the board of directors for Fossil Foundation and Girls in the Game and volunteers extensively teaching mindfulness and yoga to individuals through schools, community groups, and recovery programs for incarcerated women.

Ashley personifies the impact and value of the Inseus approach. She is living proof that mindfulness works in all aspects of life.
— Jamie Harrison, HR Director Americas, Fossil Group

Our Name and Logo

The name Inseus arose from a collaborative effort to embody the spirit and mission of an organization focused on bringing the benefits of mindfulness to others, whether in group settings or as individuals. The name incorporates bits and pieces of English language words that refer to or evoke introspection and insight; observation and understanding; collaboration and inclusiveness.

The visual representation of our name—our logotype—engages people’s imagination and intuitive capabilities to seek order and meaning in seemingly disconnected elements, much as the holistic practice of mindfulness can do in the lives of individuals.

Our Collaborators

Inseus team members and collaborators are trained, certified and/or credentialed experts in mindfulness, emotional intelligence, executive coaching, leadership development, wellness & nutrition, yoga, meditation and stress reduction. Our instructors connect with individuals in profoundly personal ways with empathy, honesty, and warmth. They leverage the power of storytelling and their own experiences to communicate the organizational and individual value of mindfulness, resilience and emotional intelligence training and practice.