SOM Podcast: Steve and Stefanie Cohen of, Teaching Meditation to Organizations


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On this edition of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, the guests are Steve and Stefanie Cohen from, a nonprofit organization that helps corporations and other groups benefit from the practice of meditation.

About the Guests

Steve Cohen is co-founder and the Chairman of the Board for Meditation4Leadership. An active partner, practice area manager and office manager at a large international law firm, Steve observed that he could be more personally satisfied and professionally effective by applying the lessons learned from regular meditation practice. It was then only a small leap for him to wonder how much more effective an entire business, community or political organization could be if a critical mass of leaders in the organization meditated regularly. Steve has been facilitating workshops on meditation and leadership for several years and is completing a book, tentatively titled Leading from Within, which links 13 key leadership traits with associated meditations. His goal is to enlighten people in understanding how incorporating mediation practices improves personal and organizational focus. Steve is thrilled by the value added by—and enthusiasm created with—the other co-founders and board members to bring the Meditation4Leadership vision into reality.

Stefanie Levine Cohen

Stefanie Levine Cohen is excited to bring to Meditation4Leadership her passion for helping people to connect to their inner truth and to one another. Stefanie is a writer, instructor and full-time volunteer focused on issues involving birth, death, afterlife and the human condition. Her work explores moments of transition in people’s lives and focuses particularly on the intersection between the psychological and the spiritual. Stefanie’s signature workshop, “Writing from the Heart,” helps writers at all levels explore their personal truth through authenticity and creative expression. Stefanie has studied religion, spirituality, meditation and intuition with numerous teachers including Sylvia Boorstein, Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, and James Van Praague. She earned bachelors and masters degrees in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from New York University School of Law. Stefanie’s writing has been published in a variety of literary journals and anthologies and can be viewed at

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