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Pema Sherpa

Keynote Speaker | Mindfulness Researcher | Trainer

Pema Sherpa, mindfulness researcher, keynote speaker and teacher, is a compelling public speaker with the passion to help people gain mastery of their own minds. Pema combines her robust scientific background with her lifelong mindfulness practice to educate and empower individuals and organizations to peak their wellbeing, performance and inclusivity standards.

Born and raised in Nepal, Pema Sherpa has been training in mindfulness principles for over two decades.                     

Her intellectual exploration of mindfulness shaped her academic journey of studying psychology and philosophy and achieving a Master’s degree from Harvard University. Her work at Harvard revolved around studying the effect of practical mindful thoughts and actions in sharpening clarity and focus. 

Focusing on the benefit of mindfulness in helping employees peak their wellbeing, performance, creativity and inclusion in the workplace, she founded Pema Solutions. Pema combines her background in psychology and philosophy to provide mindfulness informed performance, wellbeing and bias training to corporations.

She is passionate about teaching mindfulness practice without stripping away its robust philosophical and scientific implications while keeping it relevant and accessible.

While not on stage, Pema enjoys traveling and exploring new cities with her husband and business partner, Brendan Barca. Aside from her mindfulness work she’s passionate about red wine, good coffee, fresh produce, and hip hop music.

To say Hi you can send Pema an email at or drop her a note on LinkedIn!

What Sets Pema Apart

Combination of traditional mindfulness and academic rigor

By combining the age-old tradition of mindfulness with academic rigor, you can restructure your mind to receive increased focus and productivity. Pema’s roots in mindfulness and experience at Harvard has shaped her into the perfect guide for navigating the balance of these two realms.

Champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Pema Solutions recognizes that diversity is what allows organizations to thrive. No matter your background, experience, strengths, or weaknesses, we will meet you where you’re at and direct you toward your greater potential.

Evidence Based Solutions

Pema’s experience in analytics, philosophy, and neuroscience has shaped her process from the beginning. Everything she teaches, from mindfulness to implicit bias reduction, is backed by academic research.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I thoroughly enjoyed your sessions and would like to pursue mindfulness more. My biggest take-away was the ability to step back and refocus/reframe my mind to become calmer, more empathetic and patient and less reactive. I feel that the improved mental clarity and empathy gained through meditation will help improve my skills and effectiveness as a leader within the organization and make me a better person in general.


I have found the course so valuable and have now incorporated time every day to reflect on the day and meditate. I am feeling the benefits of it and am finding myself taking time out to breathe when things start getting a bit stressful to calm myself down and let me approach things with a more rational mindset.

Georgie B.Head of Channel Marketing

How these sessions have impacted me personally and as a leader, I think it all comes back to balance. I can't say that I am 100% on my daily meditation practice but I absolutely notice a difference in the way I feel on the days I do. I’d put my hit % at about 70% of the time. On those days I do feel calmer and more present and have an increased ability to take the daily pressures with a more balanced approach.

Andrew A.DVP

I love the workshop you designed for us! Personally I’m a big believer of meditation and mindfulness. Appreciate the effort you made to educate us on this important aspect of living.

Chenmei W.Research Analyst

Interactive and insightful bias workshop! I learned that we can only respect and tolerate different opinions by relying on views based on a respectful facts and ethical foundation.

Moritz M.Chief Strategy Officer

Thank you for shedding light on this very delicate but important topic in an effective manner.

Silvan S.VP Product Marketing

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