Our Story

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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
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Our History

Inseus was founded and is led by Ashley Nelson, a successful senior executive in a global Fortune 500 enterprise, who understands the challenges that organizations, their leaders, and team members face in a turbulent, extraordinarily competitive world.

Confronted by disruptive challenges in her professional and personal life, including taking on the role of caretaker for a loved one with a life-threatening illness, 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.

Recognizing that everyone faces challenges, disruption and stress that impacts effectiveness and quality of life, Ashley immersed in training at UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness in the School of Medicine and at SIY Leadership Institute. She began offering mindfulness training to leaders and team members as a way to unlock productivity, build resilience, reduce reactivity, increase awareness and develop bold, authentic, collaborative, compassionate leaders 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 mindfulness, leadership and well-being programs and consultation for corporations, non-profits and 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

Ashley Nelson is passionate about helping people unlock their full potential to lead authentic, more productive lives. A former senior leader at a Fortune 500 company, Ashley helps individuals elevate their effectiveness and in so doing helps organizations create a culture where everyone can thrive and succeed.

She is widely recognized as a strategic thinker, team builder, compassionate and proven change management leader with over 25 years of corporate experience.  For more than a decade, Ashley has been teaching and sharing the power of mindfulness in corporate, community and non-profit settings. A trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and certified yoga instructor, Ashley is pursuing certification at UC San Diego’s Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute and a teacher in training at SIY Leadership Institute (born at Google). 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 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.