Richard Fernandez


Rich Fernandez, Ph.D.

Rich is co-founder and President of Wisdom Labs, a think tank and leadership consultancy delivering evidence-based learning solutions to promote mindfulness, resilience and well being in organizations.

Rich was formerly director of executive education at Google, and before that was head of learning and organization development at eBay. Rich also spent over a decade as learning and leadership development executive in the finance industry.

Rich is also a master teacher of the Google’s Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence curriculum, as offered through the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

Rich was trained as a psychologist and received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Organizational Psychology both from Columbia University. Rich received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego, where he majored in surfing and extended beach walks. He still practices these arts today where he lives with his family in San Francisco, California.