Jared Seide is the author of the book, “Where Compassion Begins: Foundational Practices to Enhance Mindfulness, Attention and Listening from the Heart.” He is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Council, a nonprofit organization that trains groups and individuals to promote wellness and resiliency, to foster compassion, and to build community. Jared has worked extensively with schools, businesses, healthcare organizations, elder care facilities, prisons, law enforcement organizations, and community-based organizations to build resources and to help these groups thrive and grow.
Jared has developed and shepherded: POWER Training (Peace Officer Wellness, Empathy & Resiliency) to promote health, relationality, and compassion amongst police and correctional officers; CARE (Compassion, Attunement & Resilience Education) for Healthcare Professionals, focusing on burnout and dysregulation amongst physicians, nurses and other first responders; Council for Insight, Compassion & Resilience, an award-winning transformational insight and accountability-oriented rehabilitation program for incarcerated populations; the Organizational Wellness Project, to help build a positive organizational culture within public and private companies; as well as other mindfulness and council-based programs to support and resource impacted communities and emerging leaders.
Jared has led trainings and retreats focusing on compassion, reconciliation, and community-building throughout the U.S., as well as in Poland, Rwanda, France, Colombia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He has led workshops, presentations, and conference seminars around the world and has been a Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. He is a graduate of Brown University and the chaplaincy program of the Upaya Institute.