Hani Kafoury

Mindfulness, Business and Personal Transformation Expert, Psychologist

Hani Kafoury

With over 30 years of business experience, and as a licensed psychologist, Hani’s mission is to help organizations and individuals achieve the transformation they need to achieve results!

This rare blend of business experience and human behavior expertise allows Hani to bring a unique outlook and insight to his keynote talks, seminars and workshops – bridging the gap between the operation of a business and the operation of the mind.

Hani’s entertaining, inspirational and informative talks cover a wide range of transformational topics including how to overcome resistance to change, engaging employees,and professional development. His workshops are renowned for both their simplicity and impact on changing behaviors, whether tackling effective leadership, managing poor employee performance, workplace culture challenges, how to offer productive feedback, to understanding and leveraging individual strengths for performance success.

As a freelance writer, he has also contributed a number of columns on change and transformation for the Montreal Gazette. He is currently writing a book on the secrets of personal and professional transformation.

Hani draws on this broad professional and personal experience to sprinkle his talks with colorful anecdotes that bring to life key business principles or psychological concepts.

He has been invited to talk or facilitate workshops across major cities in Canada as well as abroad: including Los-Angeles, London, and Dubai. He has coached and trained managers and leaders from several organizations and academic institutions, including: Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP, USA, UK and MENA), Berlin & Associates, Business Development Bank, Coca-Cola, Ford of Canada, Genome Québec, Healthcare Businesswomen Association of Canada (HBAC), Health Partners International of Canada, Jubilant Pharma, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies of Quebec (PMCQ), Royal Bank of Canada, Stagnito Business Information and Université de Montréal.

As an athlete, Hani has completed six marathons, two triathlons and has summited at 51, Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. He has recently produced a documentary film of his ascent with six other mid-lifers; the full-feature film, “Head in the clouds: Chasing dreams on Mt Kilimanjaro”, is being entered in a number of national and international film festivals and will premiere at the Cinémathèque (Mtl) in August 2015.

Hani is fully bilingual and lives in Montreal, Canada.

Please contact us for more information or to book Hani Kafoury for your next event.

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  1. MINDFULNESS: The Power of Mindful Living

    Our mind is the most sophisticated “software” known to mankind - unmatched by even the latest cutting-edge computer program. It allowed us to dominate the animal kingdom and achieve prowess that surpassed our ancestors’ most farfetched aspirations – from circumventing Mars to mapping out the human genome. Yet, it is the very same mind that causes 2 in 10 individuals to suffer from anxiety disorders and 1 in 10 from depression. Our mind, for the most part, will focus on thoughts about the past or the future, and may often resist what is. Most of us are unaware of this and if we are aware, we often mistake our thoughts for reality which is a state of “mindlessness”.  In this keynote, Hani will introduce audiences to the power of mindfulness using evidence based benefits and how to make mindfulness a part of your daily life. 

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