SIY Certified Teacher
- Montreal, QC, Canada
Lorna has taught SIY and customized mindfulness-based emotional intelligence programs for business and educational organizations in Asia and North America. She combines academic rigor with practical wisdom and caring, helping leaders understand concepts and implement transformational practices in daily life.
In addition to teaching SIY, Lorna is an Associate Professor at Fudan School of Management, where she helps a wide range of students including executives and full-time MBAs reach their highest potential through mindfulness-based emotional intelligence. In her teaching, she draws on her academic research, her multiple publications in top tier academic journals and her leadership experience in TEDxPuxi, TEDxShanghaiWomen, and Labatt Brewing Company.
Early in her career, Lorna worked as chemical engineer, drawing on her strong analytical capabilities. But ultimately, she found her true passion in the area of emotional intelligence. She has conducted research and taught courses on emotional intelligence for over 20 years. Over the years, Lorna has become increasingly convinced of the importance of mindfulness in building emotional intelligence.
Lorna began a daily meditation practice in 2014 and has completed 10-day silent meditation retreats at Insight Meditation Society and at Quebec Vipassana Meditation Centre-Dhamma Suttama. Lorna also practices interpersonal mindfulness at Authentic Montreal.
Lorna holds a PhD in Management from Wharton and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from University of Ottawa. She splits her time between Shanghai and Montreal and loves the live jazz scenes in both cities.