Krishna Pendyala

Author, Speaker & Systems Entrepreneur devoted to building a mindful nation where inner awareness guides people to exercise better judgment and thrive.

Krishna Pendyala is the founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of the ChoiceLadder Institute and the president of the Mindful Nation Foundation, a brainchild of Congressman Tim Ryan, whose vision is to help people overcome the stresses of our complex world and lead more fulfilling lives. He is an unconventional life coach, author, workshop leader and social entrepreneur who uses a playful approach to empower people make mindful choices in life. Over the past twenty five years, he has been an accomplished software entrepreneur, award-winning multimedia producer, inventor and sought-after business growth and personal adviser and has guided individuals and teams at Boeing, Carnegie Mellon, the Pittsburgh Steelers, UNESCO and UBS using his simple, yet practical, framework distilled from his varied career experiences. His transformational approach has been featured on TEDx, Barron's, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Inc. magazine among others. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Beyond the PIG and the APE: Realizing Success and true Happiness and his personal blog is For more information, please visit