Founded by Olympic performance coach, Cornelia Cannon Holden, Mindful Warrior is a coaching and culture design firm with a global clientele.


We are on a mission to train brains in order to transform minds, teams, and cultures. Our clients receive clear, actionable performance coaching that yields tangible results. We synthesize the research and best practices coming out of fields like neuropsychology, spirituality, human performance, leadership development, team dynamics, and systems thinking so our clients don’t have to.

Our clients are top performing executives who understand that elite-level performance thrives in values-driven cultures and takes constant training. They are willing to do the tough and rewarding work of changing their performance mindsets to build low-drama, values-driven teams in order to maximize impact and provide their customers with unparalleled service and value.

Clients also include school boards, heads of school, and athletic departments. We introduce shared conceptual frameworks and practices to all members of the school’s leadership team so they can partner effectively with colleagues to affect healthy relationships, lead high-performance teams, and build values-driven cultures where the whole student thrives.


Founder + CEO

We are a global network of professionals, athletes, Olympians, academics, researchers, and practitioners.


Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv


Cornelia holds a Masters in comparative religion and contemplative studies from Harvard Divinity School where her program of study also included courses at Harvard Business School on family business management and leadership. Following her tenure with The Bridgespan Group, the non-profit consulting division of Bain & Company, she ran a private, holistic healthcare practice focused on body-centered pastoral counseling and trauma resolution. Cornelia trained the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team from 2006 through the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as the team’s mental skills, team building, and leadership development coach. During that time, the team enjoyed unprecedented success achieving its first-ever No. 1 world ranking. Cornelia has lived and worked on a variety of campuses -- Bowdoin, Harvard, Yale, Hotchkiss, Stevenson, the Navajo Nation, and the Olympic Training Center -- which has given her deep, first-hand knowledge of the pressures and privileges of high-performance, intercultural environments. Cornelia also understands elite-level training and commitment: she graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College, where she was a NCAA Division II giant slalom ski racing champion and a member of both the varsity tennis and crew teams. Her experience working with people in diverse environments informs her work coaching high-performance executives and their teams through periods of growth and innovation.

Associates & Staff

Amani Legagneur
Retreat Facilitator

Trish Deitch
Content Development

Eva Boynton

Camille Kirkpatrick
Administrative Assistant

U.S. Women’s National and Olympic Ice Hockey Teams (CO)

Private Wealth Management Teams (CA)

Middlebury College Athletic Department (VT)

Stevenson School (CA)

Kambala School (AUS)

Hotchkiss School (CT)

Thacher School (CA)

Rivers School (MA)

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (MA)

Brown University Women's Lacrosse Team (RI)

Columbia University Spirituality Mind Body Institute (NY)

Georgetown University Women's Lacrosse Team (DC)

Yale University (CT)

Navajo Nation (AZ)

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