Dawa Tarchin Phillips is a global change agent, mindful leadership expert, author, coach and senior meditation teacher who belongs to a next generation of transformational leaders and conscious entrepreneurs. Phillips is the President/CEO of Empowerment Holdings, LLC, a U.S.-based international leadership training and consulting firm that trains business leaders and organizations on five continents in Mindful Leadership, Conscious Prosperity, and Conscious Business approaches.
He is a Research Specialist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he and his team have done extensive and groundbreaking research on mindfulness in education in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education.
He founded and serves on several non-profit boards bringing secular mindfulness training to school children and youth leaders across the country, including The Institute of Compassionate Awareness. An advanced Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years, he completed two 3-year meditation retreats and teaches as an authorized, non-sectarian lama of the Kagyu School of Vajrayana Buddhism in the U.S. and abroad. His students and clients range from heads of America’s finest learning institutions to A-List celebrities, high performing managers and investors, former U.S. ambassadors and global executives.