The Breathworks Foundation has a board of trustees guiding its activities.
Prasadu is Director of Psychology & Honorary Buddhist Chaplain with Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. He runs a chronic pain management programme within this role. His past includes a period as Technician Engineer in the Royal Air Force 1967-1977. He then went on to explore psychology, gaining a BSc (Psychology) from Hull University 1980 and MSc (Clinical Psychology) Manchester University 1982. Since then he has held various posts as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS.
His charitable roles include being a trustee of Manchester Buddhist Centre and Breathworks Foundation and he is married with four sons.
Dominic Houlder is one of Europe’s leading experts on B2B and professional services firms. He helps the leaders of major firms to connect with their clients, their colleagues and themselves in different and compelling ways.
Dominic brings a unique mix of theory, practical experience, and spiritual insight to his work. He is Adjunct Professor in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management at London Business School where he has been based since 1994. Previously, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and held senior leadership positions in the corporate world. Dominic has been a committed Buddhist practitioner for many years.
At the London Business School, Dominic was Associate Dean of the School’s flagship Sloan Fellowship Programme. He continues to be closely involved in the programme, which attracts highly successful, senior professionals at turning points in their careers and lives, and he won the Sloan Fellows’ “Best Teacher” award for 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he was appointed Academic Director for the School’s Global Business Consortium for senior managers - from Oracle, Emirates, GEA, Nokia Siemens Networks and Mars - who are moving into key leadership positions.
The author of Mindfulness and Money, Dominic’s articles include “How Your Corporation Can Avoid a Mid-Life Crisis” (Sloan Management Review) and “Do Your Commitments Match Your Convictions?” (Harvard Business Review). He is also a founder investor in Imparta, an award-winning multi-media learning business; and is former Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on the Future of Cities, helping to shape the annual Davos meeting.
Dominic’s major clients include PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, SAP and Saatchi & Saatchi. His engagements typically involve a customised mix of seminars, action-oriented workshops, and client events, as well as coaching and advisory roles with senior leaders. He designed and leads London Business School’s new executive workout programme, “Unlocking Your Client’s Strategy”, and co-led the Australian Graduate School of Management’s consortium programme for the leadership teams of professional service firms. He has also worked with business and government institutions - including Deutsche Bank, the UK Ministry of Defence and British Airways - on developing strategic supplier relationships with their professional advisers.
Dominic has an MA in History from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Cate came to a Breathworks ‘Mindfulness for Health’ course on the advice of her GP in 2006. She was looking for ways to help her to manage her chronic pain and fatigue in a more balanced and sustainable way. She has practised the techniques on the Breathworks course ever since.
Having worked as a trainer in industry, the Health Service and in the arts sector, Cate decided in 2007 to qualify as a Breathworks trainer. She now regularly runs courses in Manchester for people with chronic pain and illness and finds it very rewarding as she says “I’ve seen it change lives”. She also works with the Breathworks Training team, teaching NHS staff and others about mindfulness and its role as a health care intervention.
Gordon has spent the last twenty years working for various charitable bodies, in various roles. For 6 years he lived and worked at Padmaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre. For the last three years he was manager and secretary to the Board of Trustees.
He then trained as a yoga teacher, moving to Cardiff in 1999 to set up the Cardiff Yoga Studio, from which he has taught ever since.
Since moving to Cardiff he has also been closely involved with the Cardiff Buddhist Centre, teaching both Buddhism and meditation. He has also served on the Board of Trustees in various capacities and has been the Chair of the Charity for the last 5 years.