Elmo Shade
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Elmo Shade

Elmo Shade teaches Mindful Leadership and leads Mindful Dailies on the eM Life platform. He specializes in Mindful Grief Recovery and is the author of a 5-part audio series, “Grief Collection”, available in the On Demand library.



Elmo has more than 40 years of teaching/facilitation experience, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Leadership in both corporate and higher educational settings. He facilitated Leadership Development & Executive Leadership Coaching for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee from 2012-2021, as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health from 2010-2016. In addition, he served as the Leadership Development Coach for Bridgestone America’s Communication Division from 2014-2020. Elmo received his formal mindfulness training from the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center, Vanderbilt Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Development Program, and is a graduate at the Institute of Mindful Leadership. He is accredited as a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). He currently volunteers his spare time with Meals on Wheels in Washougal, WA. Elmo is the author of several books on poetry and writes to support his coffee consumption during the rainy season in the Pacific Northwest.