Pamela Weiss is an executive coach, meditation teacher, and the founder of Appropriate Response, an organization dedicated to bringing mindful awareness to the workplace. Weiss has coached dozens of senior executives and management teams inside organizations, including Genentech, Roche, Pixar, Salesforce, Brandcast, the Tipping Point Community, and the Center for Executive Development at UC Berkeley. She is the creator of the Personal Excellence Program (PEP), a mindfulness-based group coaching process offered to over 1,000 leaders across the United States and Europe. PEP has been featured in publications such as Computerworld and Harvard Business Review, and has received numerous awards and recognition for management and leadership innovation. Weiss has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher in the Zen and Insight meditation traditions for almost 30 years, including several years of Zen monastic training. She co-leads the Community Dharma Leader program at Spirit Rock, leads a meditation group through San Francisco Insight, and offers meditation workshops and retreats internationally.