Ananda Leeke discovered mindfulness, self-care, and wellness when her career as a lawyer, an investment banker, and a digital communications professional stressed her out, caused burnout, and did not produce the level of success she expected. During Ananda’s healing journey, she studied and practiced meditation, yoga, reiki, journaling, art-making, and creative writing. They helped her develop self-care practices, navigate change, and become resilient. As a result, she became a certified yoga + mindfulness teacher, a digital wellness educator, a reiki master practitioner, a sound healer, and an artist-in-residence for the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts at Howard University Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Today, she coaches and trains high achievers and mission-driven companies, organizations, and communities to outsmart stress and burnout, to embrace digital wellness, to tap into creativity, to navigate change, to become resilient, and to thrive mindfully. As the Chief Mindfulness Officer of Ananda Leeke Consulting, she leads a wellness company that specializes in personal and professional development, and the Thriving Mindfully Academy, an online education platform and membership site. She serves as a Human Design Doula and a legally ordained interfaith reverend, and hosts and produces the Thriving Mindfully Podcast.
In 2019, Ananda was selected by lululemon to serve as a lululemon luminary, received Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman in Professional Development – USA Award, and was named a Well-Being Warrior by the Well-Being and Equity Bridging Network. Her books, Love’s Troubadours, a yoga-inspired novel; That Which Awakens Me, a mindful creativity memoir; and Digital Sisterhood, a mindful technology memoir, are available on Amazon. Currently, she is writing Thriving Mindfully as the REAL ME: A Memoir of Lipstick, Loving Kindness, Joy, and Everything in Between.
She speaks at conferences and events, conducts trainings, and leads coaching sessions for Amazon, Allied Media Project/ZEAL Press, Association of Wedding Professionals, Automattic/WordPress, BlogHer, Body Connect Health Wellness, Community Associations Institute, Eaton DC, Insight LA, Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Keela, Marisla Foundation, National Association of Corporate Directors, Nonprofit Technology Network, Sierra Club, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, The Conference Board, and Wonder Women Tech Summit.
Ananda is a proud alumna of Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, Morgan State University, and Elizabeth Seton High School. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She lives in Washington, DC. Learn more at AnandaLeeke.com.