JANE GRAFTON

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Bio

Jane Grafton, Mindfulness Coach and Facilitator is British, is based in Singapore, works globally and specialises in mindfulness for the work place and leadership.  Much of her work is with Potential Project, www.potentialproject.com   a global Corporate Based Mindfulness Training company with whom she has been a senior trainer since 2011. Her background includes 20+ years in management in large organisations in UK and Singapore.  Since 2004 she has been an independent consultant.

Jane’s first experience of mindfulness was in 1992 as part of an MBA program.  Since then she has increasingly been drawn to practicing and studying mindfulness with a particular interest in it’s relevance to the workplace and personal and professional development.  Part of her own journey included three and a half years learning from and working with a Benedictine monk in a monastery in London and running a Meditation Centre at Georgetown University in Washington DC.   Jane is a also a Certified Trainer with a London based company Mindfulness at Work  www.mindfulnessatwork.com  and trained with the former American Institute MMFT (Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training for the Military and Emergency Services).

Jane’s earlier career included:  Serving as a uniformed British Army Officer 1979-1994 in a variety of postings such as Assessment & Selection of Officers for the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Staff & Protocol Officer in Berlin.  Jane was awarded the Member of The Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contribution to Leadership Development.  In 1994 she retired as a Major.  On leaving the military she spent 6 years in senior management with The John Lewis Partnership in UK 1994-2000. Her role included responsibility for employee relations and the company constitution.  In 2000 she moved to Singapore to be a Corporate Training with The British Council Singapore designing and delivering their suite of Leadership Programs.

Jane holds a MBA, MEd in Adult Learning, a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, USA, is an ICF PCC accredited coach.  She has completed a Certificate in Neuroleadership, is a licensed HeartMath biofeedback Coach & Trainer, and a Certified Neurofeedback Trainer.  She speaks on mindfulness and in a voluntary capacity coordinates the Mindfulness Professionals Network Singapore at Singapore Management University and mentors on mindfulness.  In her spare time she loves doing comedy theatre, Iyenga yoga, laughter yoga, walking daily, she also co-ordinates the Singapore Eckhart Tolle Silent Meditation Group (established 2002) and generally seeks to nurture a healthy lifestyle.