Patricio Barriga serves as International Relations Coordinator and Senior Instructor with the Institute for Mindful Leadership. He has been developing his Mindful Leadership experience for the last ten years. He is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher receiving his training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and he is a qualified Mindful Leadership Senior Instructor, receiving his training from the Institute for Mindful Leadership.

For the past 25+ years, he has been working as the CEO-President of Fagor Group, a leading European consumer products company, for North, Central and South America. He developed and executed the long term plan and vision for doing business in the two continents. Once he created each country partnership, he developed the full business training and strategy. His experience includes all facets of business development, strategy definition, deployment and implementation, developing strategic alliances. His view is creating corporate value through values in the business world.

As International Relations Coordinator, Patricio is a core member of the leadership team, identifying and connecting with the people and programs whose experience, location and resources can support the Institute’s mission and growth into an ever expanding community around the world. Below are examples of some of the organizations and events at which he has taught:

AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
Givaudan
Young Presidents’ Organization – Multiple chapters
Mindfulness and Corporations Congress – Spain 2017
Full Day, Open Enrollment, Mindful Leadership Workshops in US
Co-Taught 5-day, Open Enrollment, Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness Retreat



“Patricio led a group of fellow CEO’s (YPO members) and I through a two day retreat. We had asked Patricio to guide us through a program that would be focused on personal development to empower corporate leadership. The mindfulness program that he created was engaging and informative. His experience as a CEO garnered a great level of confidence among the group and his personal story provided a great point of reference. Our group continues to meet and we rely on our experience on a move forward basis.”

Mazyar Mortazavi BES, M.Arch
President and CEO
TAS Design Build, Toronto

“The Instructor was incredible – engaging and knowledgeable. He presented the materials in ways we understood and it was very relatable to life moving forward.”

“The quality of instruction was excellent, well presented with sample stories that were relevant to make a point. I learned to slow myself down and be aware and focused on the “present”. The book is a great reinforcement of the teaching.”

US Navy – China Lake, California