About Us

John Windisman

John Windisman

Founder: Optimistic Brain Inc.


I aim to bring mindfulness practices into the workplace by developing the best mindfulness-based professional development programs.

Mindfulness is a proven way to approach life experiences by incorporating meditations and other exercises. It allows us to consciously experience our own thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations in an open and non-judgmental way. Mindfulness has been proven to help increase focus, reduce stress, increase empathy and emotional intelligence, reduce anxiety and depression, increase mental toughness, improve overall health and well-being , etc. Ultimately, mindfulness is the necessary skill that allows us to gain more balance in our daily lives. When you apply a mindfulness strategy and change your workplace culture, you increase your focus and productivity, reduce sick days, and improve how you interact with each other and your customers.

I have been conducting my own mindfulness practices since 2005. I myself have realized how useful these skills are in my personal and professional life. My approach to mindfulness is very practical.

My presentation skills are in high demand. I regularly travel around the world to train various teams, such as customer service teams, sales/marketing teams, and engineering teams.

I also lead 1:1 coaching sessions for high-functioning individuals seeking a deeper understanding of their minds’ work and how to unlock their will and determination to succeed and be happy.

I received a Bachelor of Science degree from the prestigious University of Waterloo and my applied mindfulness meditation certification from the University of Toronto. I am also a certified teacher for the Search Inside Yourself program, which was first developed by Google and then deployed to hundreds of companies worldwide.

If you want to know more, please email me, and I will be happy to discuss how we can help you.

“In every situation you have choices.  You can live in the past, the present or the future. You can focus on the positive or on the negative.  Whatever you choose, be aware of what you are doing and the choices you are making. This is called being Mindful and it’s the key to developing an Optimistic Brain. It’s YOUR Choice – YOUR Power!” JW

Bachelor of Science Degree

Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certification

Certified Teacher