About Speaker Anahita Moghaddam…
Anahita Moghaddam is the founder of Neural Beings, and a coach, organizational trainer and International speaker. Her rigorous and experiential methodology is rooted in the Eastern contemplative traditions, and continuously refined under the mentorship of leading scientists and academics in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and the Eastern philosophical systems.
Anahita is committed to serving organizations and individuals who aspire to have a substantial positive impact in the world. She is a coach to executives, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders, facilitates workshops and organizational trainings, and speaks at events around the world.
She has been a student of the Eastern contemplative traditions for over a decade, primarily attending teachings with HH the 14th Dalai Lama, and has been trained in contemplative neuroscience and psychology at the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science in NY. Anahita received her BA in Marketing & Advertising at the London School of Communications and her MA in Social Anthropology at The School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Anahita is committed to a path of self-inquiry, combining analytic insight with experience-based practices. With an objective to refine methods that can unlock the upside of human potential, Anahita leverages her training in social anthropology and contemplative science. Her ongoing research has led her to develop a deep interest in topics that include the relationship between mind, perception and reality; the neuropsychology of happiness; comparative studies of the feminine; healing developmental trauma and the power of habit.
Anahita’s coaching and leadership development style addresses issues on a causal level. It aims to disrupt habitual patterns of behavior by challenging perception and self-reinforcing systems of belief that lock us into cycles of dissatisfaction. Working closely with clients, Anahita makes it easy to dismantle obstacles in the way of happiness by applying critical inquiry into deeply held beliefs and ingrained habits, accompanied by rigorous mind training practices to foster gradual and substantial transformation. After all, how we see ourselves is how we will be.
Echoing the words of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Anahita believes that happiness is our primary responsibility. We are “social animals”, constantly in relationship within a complex, intricately interwoven and deeply interdependent web of life. Anahita believes that the cultivation of pro-social emotions and wholesome mental states will play a fundamental role in ensuring the continuation of life on the planet.
Prior to Neural Beings, Anahita worked in media and journalism for European news agencies, producing macro-economic country reports for Forbes, the Washington Post and The Times. She lived and work in Croatia, Botswana, Indonesia and the UAE, interviewing senior political and business leaders, gaining insight into their mindsets and 7 years later, using those insights to launch Neural Beings.
Anahita’s favorite mode of creative expression is dance. She is trained in Persian Sufi dance and other ethnic and contemporary styles, and performs on special occasions. She also practices martial arts and tries to not take herself too seriously.