Murray Patterson

Corporate based mindfulness meditation trainer and executive coach

Murray Paterson is an Australian Country Director of Potential Project, a global leadership training, organisational development and research firm. Potential Project helps leaders and organisations enhance performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research. He is part of the author team for “The Mind of the Leader – How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Your Organization for Extraordinary Result” published by Harvard Business Review Press in March 2018.

He has been practising mindfulness since his early 20s  Previously Murray was the Head of Learning and Development at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) a global corporate law firm, having worked in that capacity for 10 years. It was at HSF that Murray introduced and championed the benefits of mindfulness to lawyers, business services staff and leaders, leading regular mindfulness meditation practices, and introducing the corporate based mindfulness program from the Potential Project.

Murray was influential in building the learning culture at HSF designing and facilitating leadership and culture change programs for the firm. He lives in Melbourne.