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Golbie Kamarei

Golbie Kamarei

Board Member, Healthy Minds Innovations

Golbie’s mission is to promote human flourishing and reduce human suffering, especially within organizations. Her work with Kamarei Advisory centers around coaching CXOs and Executive Teams to augment their individual and collective leadership during periods of growth, transition, or crisis. She also advises Founders and start-ups on issues related to organizational culture, individual and group transformation, and interpersonal communication. 

Golbie has diverse experience across industries, business growth phases, organizational structures, revenue models, and economic cycles preparing her for a range of leadership and cultural styles. Golbie was the inaugural Chief People Officer of Culture Amp, a VC-backed enterprise Saas start-up based in Australia as well as the interim Chief People Officer for Wisk Aero, a private, Fortune 100-backed JV creating all-electric, self-flying eVTOL air taxis. She also served as Global Head of People at Quay Eyewear, a PE-backed omni-channel consumer brand. She also held various roles in investing and organizational development at BlackRock, global investment manager with $10 trillion in assets. While at BlackRock, Golbie also served as Vice Chair for both BlackRock’s NY Women’s Initiative and NY People & Culture Committee. She also founded and led BlackRock Mindfulness which offered self-awareness and self-management training to nearly 1500 employees in 17 countries.

 Golbie has been interviewed and/or had her work mentioned in publications including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Human Resource Executive, and Work. She has guest lectured at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Delaware and delivered keynotes at conferences including TED, Wisdom 2.0, Culture First, Mobius Next Practice Institute, Culture Summit, and the Mindful Leadership Summit.

 Her TED talk, “Success at What Cost?”, highlights lessons learned from teaching meditation on Wall Street, post-financial crisis. She has led guided meditations/workshops at the U.S. House of Representatives as well as several multinational organizations. In June 2015, Golbie was recognized as a Corporate Culture Champion by Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center in partnership with Delivering Happiness.

Golbie earned a M.S. in business management (Sloan Fellow) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in psychology with honors from Stanford University.


  • M.S. in Business Management (Sloan Fellow), Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • B.A. in Psychology with Honors, Stanford University