“This project is the most exquisite orchestration of human technology we have ever seen.”
— West Point Logisticians commenting on the InnerWork Ultimate Warrior Training Program (aka Jedi Warrior) for the US Army Special Forces
“The Leveys’ work has great prospects for bringing the Dharma to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these inner sciences and technologies of mental development and transformation.”
— The Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate and advisor for a number of the Leveys’ projects
“The Leveys offer a skillful blend of time-proven antidotes to the stress of modern life.”
— Daniel Goleman Author, Emotional Intelligence
“The work of Joel and Michelle Levey has long been a luminous thread in the fabric of the Great Turning. They embody in many ways the epochal transition to a life-sustaining society.”
— Joanna Macy, Deep Ecologist, Author, Widening Circles, Bioneers Lifetime Award Recipient
“You have been so inspirational in the field of mindfulness teaching over so many decades.”
— Chris Ruane, MP, British Parliament
“The Leveys stand beside Steven Covey as pioneering leaders for balancing inner and inner growth and outer productivity.”
— Kent Peterson, M.D., Former MD for President Carter, President of Occupational Health Strategies, Former President of American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Former V.P. American College of Preventive Medicine
“Joel and Michelle Levey have skillfully woven together contemporary insights into the value and need for mindfulness and mind-fitness training with a large number of evocative suggestions for practice. Joel and Michelle clearly have a great deal of experience teaching a wide range of different settings and this is reflected in the precision and vividness of their instructions. There is strength in the simplicity of their explanation of the value of these mindfulness and mind-fitness disciplines and their clear instructions for how to practice.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and Founding Director The Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Author of many books on Mindfulness.
“The Leveys’ Ultimate Warrior Training Program was the most intensive and comprehensive leadership development program to be offered in modern times.”
— George Leonard , Editor , Esquire magazine , and Michael Murphy, Founder, Esalen Institute
“Joel and Michelle bring a profound sense of caring to their work along with their deep knowledge and understanding of the human heart and mind, and decades of experience in helping to transform leaders and organizations from conditions of imbalance and stress to healthy, happy, integrated and whole entities. In my role as a senior organization development practitioner with a major Fortune 500 company, they helped us define an integral model of change leadership.
“I had never met anyone like them in my life. I was delighted to know that there are people like them, these masters at translating perennial wisdom into practical everyday principles and practices. I have had many conversations over the years with them on a variety of organizational and leadership topics and have always come away with a special and enduring insight. And on top of all that, they are just a whole lot of fun to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend them and their work.”
— Bill Hefferman, Organization Development professional in a Fortune 100 company in the computer industry that the Leveys designed a world-wide leadership development program for.
“The Leveys offer us a path to finding clarity amidst confusion, calm amidst intensity, and a joyful confidence amidst the uncertainty of our modern lives. They offer core competencies for increasing our capacity to work with increasing intensity and complexity in our wired world (or the world of modern business.) Joel and Michelle offers solutions that can grow with us as our lives continue to change.”
— Jim Channon (Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army, retired), Founder, The Arcturus Design Group, Fellow of the World Business Academy, Author of Evolutionary Tactics: A Manual for the First Earth Battalion, Visionary founder of the First Earth Battalion.
“It’s amazing to see that the work we did together with Joel and Michelle Levey on the Vision Project is still paying off — even after all these years, and all the major changes that the Travelers has gone through. We’ve really used our learnings to work help us through some rough times and I hope that others can draw some inspiration from our success!”
— Suzanne Mamet ,Vice President . The Travelers-Aetna
“Deming did Japan an enormous favor by giving them access to Western Quality Control after WWII. The Leveys have returned the favor by making inner quality control technology and higher order wisdom available to Western business.”
— Bill Veltrop, Founder , International Center for Organization Design
“In a climate of constant change, Joel and Michelle Levey’s work in our healthcare institution (M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center) has provided essential tools for our faculty to deal with complex changes in their internal work environment and their personal lives. They have equipped our medical and research faculty to be more resilient through work in mind-fitness, mindfulness, imagery, meditation and personal mentoring. They have worked with several teams to develop a collective reference point of wisdom and intelligence. All their work infuses loving-kindness throughout their interactions and teachings which is transferred to everyone participating.
“On a personal note, they have influenced my life through their teachings and practices on a profound scale. This provides a basis for me to have an increased capacity to thrive in very chaotic times.”
— Danna Kurtin, Associate Vice President, Faculty Academic Affairs, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
“Michelle and Joel Levey have been to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center many times to share their wisdom with our clinicians, researchers and staff. Those of us who have been privileged to enter into deep conversations with them about the work that we do and the meaning of our work and lives have benefited enormously from their compassion and knowledge. Like thirsty souls wandering in the desert of modern life, we have drunk deeply from their spiritual insight and come to respect, honor and love them. It would take only a minute of observing a room full of doctors, nurses, harried staff, and administrators all gathered round the Leveys, listening intently and sharing openly, to understand what a space they create for people to be authentic and genuine. This is what we hunger for in a world in which we over value the thinking, rational parts of ourselves at the expense of our spirits.”
— Janis Apted, Executive Director, Faculty Development University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
“The Levey’s work with our leaders at Decurion has been a gift. Joel and Michelle bring decades of experience in human potential, mind fitness, clinical research, innovative development programs, mindfulness and the contemplative traditions, and more. And they are able to bring all of this to each moment in a way that left us more whole and integrated. Their program unlocked a new level of potential for us.”
— Bryan Ungard, COO Decurion
“The Leveys’ work is both artful and practical. Joel and Michelle provide the most up-to-date guidance for living in balance yet bases it on techniques that have stood the test of centuries, even millennia. They help us to gently yet with discipline moves us toward greater mastery of our lives in a way that can be specific to our own needs and opportunities… So no matter what your occupation or role in life, you can settle into the practices so beautifully teach. The Leveys have had more than a quarter of a century of experience of bringing these approaches to people who need them. They will not let you down. The methods of mind-fitness training that they teach us aren’t really optional in today’s world. They’re essential and so their work.”
— Michael Ray, Ph.D. Coauthor, Creativity in Business, Professor of Creativity and Innovation and of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
“If you are interested in enhancing the quality of your health, relationships and performance, or in developing the extraordinary potentials of your mindbody you will find tremendous value in Leveys’ work.”
— Jack Cirie (Lt. Col., U.S.M.C. retired) Director of Training & Development , SportsMind, Inc.
“In nearly 25 years of exposure to corporate team development programs, I have never experienced anything even close to the value offered by the Leveys’ programs. Their professional skill and personal warmth has helped us to produce lasting and measurable business results. It is my hope that this opportunity will be made available to everyone in our company and to many other companies struggling to build a humane and effective business in the face of constant change.”
— Mario Narduzzi , Senior Manager , Hewlett-Packard and Agilent
“Joel and Michelle Levey share wisdom gathered through years of working with high achieving and stressed-out people. Their teachings balance a scientific clarity about the negative effects of stressful “out of balance” living with dozens of empowering mindfulness practices to re-center ourselves. The loving presence of Joel and Michelle is an inspiring model of balance in action, making their teachings a gift of the heart.”
— Alex Grey, visionary artist, founder of CoSM, and author of Sacred Mirrors
“It has truly been a blessing to know Joel and Michelle Levey. These teachers walk in grace and offer wisdom with every word. They offer their generous spirits to all who cross their path. We are grateful for the gift they bring to our Mother Earth, who is calling us all to love this big.”
— Alli Chagi-Starr, Arts Activist, Cultural Arts Director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights’ Reclaim the Future Programand & Ashel Eldridge, music and meditation facilitator with Art in Action, Youth Leadership Program in Oakland
“We have a fairly mature business and organization. We have needed to find ways to increase the organizations ability to change more rapidly. We have also evolved from a product focused business to a solutions focused business. We have focus in two areas, the culture/identify of the division and the business itself. The work we have been doing with InnerWork Technologies and Joel and Michelle Levey, has helped us succeed in building trust and commitment is a core need for a team to be effective. We learned that by building understanding and an open environment, our communication improved dramatically. We have a much stronger sense of operation as a team as opposed to a group of individuals.”
— Forrest Whitt , Quality Manager , Business Laser Division, Hewlett-Packard
“The Leveys’ work offers primer for waking up. Practice their techniques and your life will change.”
— Richard Strozzi Heckler, PhD., Author, Anatomy of Change, Aikido and the New Warrior, and In Search of the Warrior Spirit
“The Leveys offer ground-breaking guidance for developing peace through personal and social action and for developing the qualities of mind essential for effective personal, professional and organizational relationships…. They offer practical strategies for making the personal changes necessary for making lasting and beneficial social and organizational changes.”
— Tom Campbell, M.C.P, Senior Associate , America Speak
“Few people in my life have touched my life in such a positive way as Joel and Michelle Levey. The depth of their understanding, compassion and love inspires me in every creative endeavor I undertake. I highly recommend their work workshops to anyone wanting to go deeper into their creative source. Should their paths cross yours, count yourself as one of the blessed.”
— Sidney Genette, Founder, Lighting Designs, Inc. and Zyzzyzone Music
“Many of the current problems in business and society are the result of limited thinking. Our rapidly evolving, interdependent world requires that we learn to think in a new and integrated way and I believe that these fresh thoughts are born within a still and centered heart and mind. The Leveys help open the door to these much needed human resources.”
— Michael Lindfield, Author of Dance of Change, and former Internal Organization Development Leader at Boeing Aerospace
“The Leveys offer something for everyone interested in self-improvement.”
— International Stress and Tension Control Society
“Joel and Michelle Levey are pioneers and synergy-sensing bridge-builders whose wisdom and experience spans many disciplines. They have spent decades engaged in action research and exploration into the seemingly separate worlds of business, of ancient wisdom teachings, and of modern mindbody technologies necessary for high-order wisdom at work. Their work has positioned them as world-class guides to us in our search for health and wholeness in the midst of ever-increasing change and chaos of our times.”
— Bill Veltrop, Founder, The International Center For Organization Design
“What does the Travelers get out of these sessions with the work of Joel & Michelle Levey? We’ve been working with them for over two years now. As a division head, we’ve seen three outstanding benefits that have helped us build a better business as a result of this work. I’m convinced that there is much better team work, much more collaboration, and most importantly much better communications.
“Whether we like it or not, and whether or not you are technically oriented, keep in mind that we are still fundamentally in a people business. We need to work as team. What you’ll get from their work is some personal satisfaction, some personal knowledge, some benefit for you as an individual and as a result the organization will gain. This is a fundamentally worthwhile experience that will continue to produce important business results for years to come.”
— Julian Coolidge Senior Vice President, ISD, Travelers Insurance Company
“Joel & Michelle Levey are consummate teachers because they live the teachings, humbly and compassionately laying out a roadmap that anyone motivated to lead a happier, more balanced life can follow. The simple exercises they teach and questions they ask were like lightbulbs that helped me see my own life more clearly. Their work really does have the power to help you change your life.”
— Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, and A Woman’s Book of Life, cofounder and former director of the Mind/Body Clinic, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
“The Leveys invite us to return to the inner source of wisdom within. Never before have we so urgently needed the clear, compassionate teachings that are so lovingly teach through their work and writings.
— Larry Dossey, MD, Executive Editor, Alternative Therapies
“The Leveys inspired work destined to influence how Americans integrate greater wisdom, balance and strength in their lives.”
— Peg Jordan, R.N., author of Awakening the Fitness Instinct, Founding Editor, American Fitness Magazine; Editor-in-Chief, STYLE Magazine
“Michelle and Joel Levey demonstrate–in a style that is graceful and gentle and personal and inspiring–how balance in our individual minds and lives is both the key to healing the world and the source of our greatest happiness. Their work offers a graceful, personal and inviting presentation of the profound necessity to devote/dedicate oneself to as full a practice of living in balance as one can, without at all trivializing it and making it less profound than it is, but making it sound like everybody can do it–like it’s just normal–which is what it is!”
— Sylvia Boorstein, author of: It’s Easier Than You Think, and, Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There.
“I strongly encourage anyone who has the opportunity to experience the collective wisdom field facilitated so compassionately and expertly by Joel and Michelle Levey. Their light shines through all that they do, and is so clearly grounded in decades of inner work and being in service to such a vast diversity of groups and organizations. If you are seeking to move into the heart of a collective issue or exploration, these are the two who can guide you there with true grace and feeling.”
— Jeet-Kei Leung, Vancouver, Film Producer, The Bloom