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Naz Beheshti

New York, NY, USA

Naz Beheshti, Executive Wellness Coach and CEO, Prananaz, empowers leaders and teams to tap into their highest potential for creativity, vitality, and success through mindset and behavior change. She draws from her decade long experience working in the high-stress environments of tech startups and Fortune 500 companies—including working directly for Steve Jobs at Apple. Jobs, her mentor, remains a wellspring of inspiration, especially in regard to her forthcoming book, Pause. Breathe. Choose: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being. Practicing a holistic approach rooted in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology, she has a deep understanding of the challenges leaders and teams face in high-pressure roles.

Naz is a regular Forbes Contributor and has written for Entrepreneur and Thrive Global about mindful leadership and corporate wellness. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Transformational Coach, Certified Advanced N.L.P. (neuro-linguistic programming) Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor and lifelong practitioner, and is initiated in and practices T.M. (transcendental meditation) daily. She also co-founded Rise 2 Shine, a non-profit organization committed to helping alleviate the suffering of young children in Haiti. Naz lives in New York City with her husband, where they enjoy spending time with their eclectic friends and taking fitness classes.