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Oli Mittermaier

SIY Certified Teacher

Languages Offered

  • English


Founder and Managing Partner of the Experiential Leadership Initiative (, a corporate consulting and training organization specializing in providing leadership, mindfulness and emotional intelligence training to companies, teams and individuals.

Oli has taught and facilitated mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs in places as diverse as South Sudan, Paris and Alaska. Past clients include the United Nations Foundation, Sony, GlaxoSmithKline, Gemalto, Deloitte, Merck, Google, Microsoft, Capital One, T-Mobile as well as smaller startups.

Born in Portugal to German parents, and raised in Switzerland prior to moving to the United States for college and graduate school. After graduating with a MS from the University of Pennsylvania, founded and ran startup ventures in healthcare and parenting sectors. Oli began practicing mindfulness while going through volunteer training at Hospice by the Bay. He was part of the first cohort of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) teachers, studied Non Violent Communication (NVC) with Marshall Rosenberg, led wilderness expeditions as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Oli lives with his family in Northern California.