Caroline WelchCo-founder and CEO, Mindsight Institute
Caroline Welch is co-founder and chief executive officer of the Mindsight Institute in Santa Monica, California, and Co-founder of an educational entertainment startup in New York City. She offers lectures and workshops to enhance well-being in our personal and professional lives. Caroline began her mindfulness practice forty years ago while working in Japan.
Caroline’s first book, The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women, is now available for pre-order. Its release date is March 17, 2020.
Born on a working dairy farm, Caroline’s first trip out of Darien, Wisconsin was to Shiraz, Iran on a high school exchange program. That was the beginning of her love of travel and exploration which has included climbing Mount Kenya, teaching English in Japan for three years, and backpacking through 25 different countries.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, Caroline started her legal career as a corporate litigator. She has served as a Los Angeles County court appointed mediator, in-house counsel at MGM Studios, and vice president of litigation at Spelling Entertainment Group.
Caroline is an avid watercolorist. She and her husband live in Santa Monica with their dog Charlie, and have two adult children.