Wendy O’Leary, M.Ed. is an Author, Educator and Public Speaker with expertise in emotional well-being for children and adults. She teaches mindfulness and self-compassion to support emotional awareness, regulation, and resiliency. Wendy is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Parent Educator and Yoga Teacher with additional training in self-compassion for children and adults and trauma. She is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.
Wendy is the co-author of the award-winning children’s book, Breathing Makes It Better and the author of The Monster Parade. Wendy's third children's book, IT'S OK: Being Kind To Yourself When Things Feel Hard, is scheduled for release in March 2023 and focuses on self-compassion.
Wendy teaches internationally on the topic of mindfulness and self-compassion and is a speaker at conferences, and summits and a guest lecturer in college undergraduate classes. Wendy has taught in hundreds of PreK-12 classrooms and facilitates professional development trainings and parent workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion for children.
Her work with adults includes ongoing meditation groups and a 6-week introduction to mindfulness course. She teaches classes and workshops on mindfulness for businesses, organizations, and community groups including her popular course on happiness.
Wendy is an active volunteer with a passion for supporting services that empower children and families and the recipient of the Girls Inc. 2019 Advocate for Girls Award in her community.
"Wendy O'Leary is a gem! Her presence is loving, compassionate, and giving. I have been blessed to be in the meditation group she has created to meet weekly for meditation, teaching, discussion and sharing. A wonderful community of interconnected beings has been formed! "I find wisdom here" one member shared. I agree! My practice is strengthened and my life is changed from her facilitation and the support and inspiration of this group!"
Johanna, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
"These techniques are so beneficial to the students and so easily incorporated into our daily routines. Thank you for all you do. You truly make our school a happier place to spend our days."
- Jamie, grade 1 teacher