Maureen Cooper combines more than twenty years of experience as a professional educator and senior manager in a non-profit organization with a hands-on education in Buddhism. This training enabled her to manage teams and organizations as a practical application of spiritual values. In 2004 Maureen founded Awareness in Action, a consultancy dedicated to the secular application of mindfulness, meditation and compassion in the workplace. As part of this work she has designed and conducted workshops and training programmes worldwide. Born in London, Maureen now lives in Amsterdam.