Since 2000 Mark has been inspiring leaders, groups, and audiences of all ages to become empowered and to take the often scary, but always worth it, leap into greater success, personal responsibility, and happiness. He does this with wit, wisdom, effortless style and candor.


Mark teaches the art of meditation (and other practices to assist people in being here now) in a fun and down-to- earth way that takes out the mystery making it simple, friendly, and easy to develop a consistent practice. He has trained countless people from students to corporate Executives on expanding their wellbeing by exponentially lowering anxiety, calming the mind, and availing themselves to creative solutions and greater success minus the stress.


Mark has worked with hundreds of people ranging from Artists in all mediums to middle Managers to top Executives. He is intuitive and has the innate ability to see potential, but not only see it, help bring it forward and put it into action. He created and facilitated the spiritual practice and self-care programming for Promises Treatment Centers in Los Angeles and Malibu, as well as other Recovery Centers across the country. He travels the country helping Leaders in non-profit and corporate settings change their environment from working in silos into a small group culture where generous sharing and professional and personal support is the new norm.


Mark fearlessly unpacks the trials and tribulations he surmounted along his road to freedom, while weaving in practical tools for transformation that everyone can use for their own personal and professional development. People are left feeling energized and focused.

MAL Overview

Mark Anthony Lord is an author, coach/counselor, speaker, trainer, blogger, team facilitator, minister – a thought leader in recovery and an expert teacher of mindfulness practices.

Professional Bio

After receiving his Masters in Divinity in 2003, Mark founded the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago. For 11 years he was the CEO & Spiritual Director growing it from three people in his living room to thousands of people who have passed through its doors. Prior to this he spent seventeen years working as a Director and Choreographer traveling all over the world including three years with Disney. His genius talent throughout all his work has been his ability to motivate and inspire people to become greater than they ever thought possible. From dancers on a stage in Sydney to courageous entrepreneurs working out of their homes or organization managers struggling to lead their teams to success – Mark Anthony Lord sees through their blocks and fears and elevates them into the place where new solutions and new possibilities prevail.