Parneet Pal

Science of Wellbeing

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How can we prepare for an unpredictable technological future with our jobs, wellbeing and planet at stake? Historian Yuval Harari has said that mental resilience & emotional intelligence were the most important skills for the future of work. He poses this question: how to scale these skills? They are not amenable to learning just from a book or lecture. Parneet presents a science-backed technique that can help us scale not just mental resilience and emotional intelligence, but better health, creativity, collaboration and wise leadership. That technique is the inner technology of mindfulness and compassion.


Parneet Pal is a Harvard-trained physician working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, technology and behavior change. She is currently the Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a San Francisco based company solving for stress, loneliness, burnout and anxiety in the workplace, using the science of mindfulness, resilience, and compassion. A TEDMED scholar, Parneet teaches, writes and speaks internationally on the multi-disciplinary connections between personal, social and planetary wellbeing. She has presented at global conferences including Web Summit (Lisbon), Slush (Helsinki), (Paris), The Next Web (Amsterdam), Wisdom in Business (Amsterdam), Tech Open Air (Berlin), WELCOA (Wellness Council of America), ACLM (American College of Lifestyle Medicine), and Wisdom 2.0 (San Francisco). She is a podcast host at [email protected] podcast; writer and presenter of The Science of Wellbeing at Work video series; Harvard Business Review contributor and has been featured on the cover of Mindful magazine. Parneet strongly believes we can create a compassionate society where health is the default. She wishes she was the author of this Raymond William’s quote: “To be truly radical is to make hope possible, not despair convincing” and is committed to advocacy and education that drives systems level change for humanity’s grand challenges.