Liza Kindred is an author, speaker, and the founder of Mindful Technology.
She has spent twenty years working in fashion and in technology, eventually specializing in wearable tech. The more Liza helped develop technologies to be worn on our bodies, the more she became alarmed about the lack of attention being paid to whether these devices were serving us... or the other way around. Hearing friends complain about how they don't want to be on their phones all the time, but they feel like they can't help it, sparked a real fire for Liza.
As a meditator of eight years, a student of Shambhala Buddhism, and a reiki practitioner, Liza has had a front row seat to to the realities of how drastic the difference is between how we want our lives to be shaped, and what kinds of technologies we continue to build. Liza began talking about this disparity, and eventually developed the principles behind Mindful Technology, which have been wildly well received. It turns out that nearly everyone loves technology, but also wants to escape from it's grips from time to time. This is the genesis behind Mindful Technology, the company, and #mindfultech, the movement.
Liza has worked with some of the top companies in fashion and in tech, including VOGUE Magazine, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Hearst Media, Time Inc, Microsoft, Cisco, Vodafone, and Amazon.
Liza has been quoted by or featured in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Fast Company Magazine, Cosmo UK, InStyle Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wall Street Journal Market Watch and many more.
Liza travels the globe, but lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Josh Clark, teenage daughter Veronika, and their rescue pup, Eddie.