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Ethical Leadership, Corporate Responsibility, and the Transformative Power of Yoga

June 5, 2020
Episode 149 - Guest: Mike Huggins, MBA


Mike Huggins is a leader in the medtech world whose journey from Synthes, USA COO to an indictment and prison sentence has run parallel to his discovery of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, weaving together these experiences that have developed his passion for ethical leadership, corporate responsibility, prison reform, and the practices that have helped him along the way.


Mike Huggins, MBA

Founder & Board Chairman

Transformation Yoga Project

Mike is the Founder and Board Chairman of Transformation Yoga Project (TYP). He has been practicing yoga since 2004. Since 2010, Mike has dedicated his time and passion to provide individuals in justice and recovery settings access to mindfulness-based yoga practices, which have been proven to improve self-regulation while reducing depression, stress and anxiety. A registered yoga instructor (200 E-RYT), Mike continues to be an active teacher in addiction recovery centers, prisons and hospitals while also serving as a key spokesperson, fundraiser and board president for the organization. Mike has a BS degree from Villanova University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has been featured on NPR, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC news as well as the Yoga Journal and Yoga International. He is the author of Going Om: A CEO’s Self Discovery Behind Bars and co-author of Yoga for Recovery, A Practical Guide for Healing. He is also a contributor for Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System.

Meet Our Host, Geoff Pardo

Geoff has been in medtech for over two decades in both operational and investment roles. He is passionate about the industry potential and sharing stories from the front lines of innovation.