CEO at Mindful
Bryan Welch has led high-growth entrepreneurial enterprises in a variety of fields including software, SAS, manufacturing, insurance, household goods and financial products. He specializes in running impact-driven businesses with strong commitments to social and environmental responsibility. He has grown companies through organic expansion, acquisitions, mergers and multiple rounds of investment funding.
He currently serves as CEO the media and training company, Mindful Communications, including the groundbreaking LifeXT corporate training program, Mindful Magazine and Mindful.org.
During his 19-year tenure at Ogden Publications it was transformed from a declining publisher of two rural-lifestyle magazines to a dynamic, growing B Corporation with 9 media brands and numerous websites and ancillary businesses.
Bryan has been a featured speaker at many major events, including the American Magazine Conference; Outdoor Retailer; the B Corporations Champion's Retreat; Conscious Capitalism's CEO Summit; the Green Business Conference; and Sustainable Brands.
He has served on the boards of several corporations, the International Center for Ethics in Business, Magazine Publishers of America, the Social Venture Network and the Kansas Land Trust, among other nonprofits.
He is a longtime meditator and advocate for mindfulness practices. He has extensive training in meditation and meditation instruction.
His award-winning book, "Beautiful & Abundant: Building the World We Want," appeared in 2011.
He and his wife, Carolyn, raise organic, grass-fed cattle, sheep and goats on a small ranch near Lawrence, Kansas.