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Yves Givel

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Zürich, Switzerland

Languages Offered

  • English, French, German


Yves is the founder of The Mindfulness Company with a purpose of bringing the benefits of mindfulness and mindful leadership to the workplace, and the world. The Mindfulness Company focuses on Leadership Development, Mindfulness, Coaching and HR Consulting. Yves is a certified ‘Search Inside Yourself’ teacher, professional coach, and passionate speaker in conferences and universities on Mindful Leadership, Talent Management and Leadership Development.

During his long career, Yves held many senior HR leadership roles such as Corporate Vice President Talent Management in a large global hospitality company, developing processes and philosophies in the areas of performance management, talent development, leadership, and engagement. During this time, he was instrumental in developing the organization's new “Leadership Profile,” a set of leadership competencies designed to help the company become a purpose-driven organization. Before focusing on his own business, Yves’ held the role of Senior Vice President Human Resources, leading the HR organization of the company’s diverse Europe, Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia region.

Yves is a graduate of the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, and holds a Masters of Science degree in Learning and Human Resource Management as well as a Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Leicester. His doctoral thesis focused on Organizational Learning, Learning Organizations and Leadership. As an ambassador for continuous learning and education, Yves also serves on the Advisory Board of a several educational institutes and universities.