Marc Lesser

SIY Certified Teacher

Residence

  • San Francisco, CA, USA

Languages Offered

  • English

Biography

Marc is Co-Founder, former CEO and Emeritus Board member of SIYLI

He is the author of Know Yourself, Forget Yourself; Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less; and Z.B.A. Zen of Business Administration: How Zen Practice Can Transform Your Work and Your Life. Marc is the founder and CEO of ZBA Associates LLC, a company that provides executive coaching, consulting and keynote-speaking services to businesses and nonprofits. Clients include Google, Twitter, the City of San Francisco, Stanford and Global Fund for Women. He facilitates retreats for CEOs, business leaders and management teams and has co-led Company Time retreats for business leaders for the last decade.

He was the founder and former CEO of Brush Dance, a publisher of greeting cards, calendars and gift items with spiritual themes and artwork. He spent 15 years nurturing Brush Dance from an idea in his garage to a multi-million-dollar publishing company with worldwide distribution.

Marc is the former director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years. He received his MBA from New York University and studied psychology as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. He is a long-term member of Social Venture Network.