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Joe Burton-Founder and CEO of Whil Concepts

Today on Executives After Hours, Joe Burton is the founder and CEO of Whil Concepts stops by for a chat. Joe and I talk about a lot of things but what stands out for me is that Joe clawed his way out of an abusive household to rise to the top of the advertising world, only to leave. Now he is all about Whil, a digital training platform offering mindfulness, leadership and yoga programs to large companies (90-day free trial @ use executivesafterhours to redeem your trial). He’s an entrepreneur in the digital health and wellness industry, former President of Headspace and spent fifteen years as a global COO in public companies. Joe is alumnus of Harvard Business School (PMD75), a certified Search Inside Yourself instructor and an advisor to nonprofits including Holistic Life Foundation, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and Anonymous Good. He discovered mindfulness as a super stressed executive after dismissing it as “definitely not for me” and it changed his life. He's spent a 20-year career in strategic and operational roles working with Fortune 500 clients, managing operations, sales & technology and launching & working with over 20 startups. He’s a global citizen, having managed global clients in over 50 countries. He is a thought leader and frequent speaker in the areas of mindfulness training, company culture, emotional intelligence, stress resiliency and digital health & wellness.

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