Mari Woodlief is a founder of Mastermind. Mari decided to learn meditation as a New Year’s resolution in 2015. After a short time working one-on-one with a coach, she discovered the life-changing effects of mindfulness and meditation and wanted to find a way to not only deepen her own practice, but also make mindfulness more accessible in a science-driven, secular environment. The Mastermind concept was created to fit the needs of mindfulness practitioners like Mari, who want a structured, data based mindfulness program in a convenient class environment. In addition to her commitment to Mastermind, Mari also works as CEO of Allyn Media, one of our region’s largest public relations and public affairs firms. She is recognized as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Business” by the Dallas Business Journal, the has been named in the Dallas 500 most powerful business leaders in DFW by D CEO and has been profiled on KERA’s CEO with Lee Cullum.