ABOUT
LEO
ARISTIMUNO

929-215-5225

Educator. Life Coach. Mindfulness Expert. Entrepreneur. Father.

Through his podcasts, workshops, classes, and powerful life-coaching, Leo has helped thousands of people across the globe enjoy life with more peace, joy, confidence, authenticity, and love.

Life Coach. Entrepreneur. Mindfulness Expert. Educator. Father.

Through his podcasts, workshops, classes, and powerful life-coaching, Leo has helped thousands of people across the globe enjoy life with more peace, joy, confidence, authenticity, and love.

LIFE COACH

Leo is a certified Positive Psychology Life Coach, a practitioner of Applied Positive Psychology, and a certified facilitator of Flourishing Skills Groups.

With this expertise, he optimizes his coaching strategies with the latest research on human flourishing, including scientifically proven strategies to enhance Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, and Vitality.

HEALTH COACH

From 2013-2015, Leo was Founder and Director of the Mindfulness Plus Health & Wellness Center in Montclair, NJ, where he coached private clients and taught several programs in mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, mindful eating, and peaceful parenting.

In 2015, Leo became the first Success Coach at the Health Coach Institute, where he trained and guided over 300 coaches-in-training.

In 2016, he became HCI’s first Director of Curriculum. In this dynamic new role, he taught and helped create leading-edge health coaching strategies for this quickly growing new field of coaching.

LEARNER

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki

Below are a few of Leo’s formal education programs. Nothing compares to life’s challenges and lessons. Ultimately, the job title and degree is less important than the passion with which you live your life.

2016: Positive Psychology Life Coach Certification: The Flourishing Center, NYC

2015: Applied Positive Psychology Certificate: The Flourishing Center, NYC

2015: Experts Academy/Brendon Burchard

2016: High Performance Academy/Brendon Burchard

2002: MFA in Film & Media Production, Temple University, Philadelphia

1994: MA Text, Theater, & Performance Studies, King’s College & Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London

1992: MA Cultural Studies, Lancaster University , UK

1991: BA History, University of Chicago, Chicago

English Confidence Academy Leo Aristimuno COO Founder

ENTREPRENEUR

In 2016 Leo began to develop a new venture: the English Confidence Academy and the American Accent Academy.

Leo created the Total Confidence Method for English Learners, a revolutionary ESL methodology that brings together  mindfulness, positive psychology, and innovative language mastery strategies to empower global professionals to communicate and express themselves with authenticity and confidence.

Launch anticipated in mid-2017.

EXPERT EDUCATOR

As a university professor for over 15 years, Leo created and taught over a dozen courses and thousands of students in media communications, film production, and the art of storytelling at renowned universities in both the United States and Canada.

Leo was a university professor of media arts production for over twelve years. He received the prestigious 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement at Rutgers University.

Leo has also directed and produced several digital films distributed online, on Public Television, and by the National Film Board of Canada.

PLAYFUL DAD

Leo is the proud father of three children who constantly provide him challenges, inspiration, and invaluable lessons in mindfulness, presence, and happiness.

As a father, he dedicates and applies his training, spiritual practice, and quest for personal excellence to teaching, uplifting, and loving his children.

Always returning to love, presence, patience, kindness, the practice of being here and now, discovering the surprises available to us in each moment, being the space for life’s ups and downs, witnessing the the nature of impermanence, being the flow of the moment, acceptance, forgiveness, living-kindness, sharing with love, practicing bringing a smile to each moment, sharing gratitude … These are all themes at the core of Leo’s meditation, coaching, and positive psychology practices.

They are invaluable to peaceful parenting.

As his kids have grown to teenagers, Leo has the real-life experience to share stories and lessons from a life filled with joy, creativity, presence, fun and love.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION TRAINER

Leo leads courses, corporate workshops, and personalized individual training in meditation, mindful eating, stress management, and peaceful parenting.

In his workshops and coaching practice, Leo brings together meditation techniques classical traditions as well as the latest research in the science of mindfulness and happiness. He shares these strategies with a delightful sense of purpose, playfulness, and personal warmth.

Leo’s practice places everyday life at the center of spiritual growth. He believes everyone can experience mindfulness, joy, and inner peace – not by retreating from life, but by directly engaging with it and befriending the challenges and surprises of everyday. This approach helps his clients expand –and sustain- their mindfulness and meditation skills across their own lives with truly transformational results.

His courses include “SOAR in the NOW,” a 5-step mindfulness course, “Peaceful Parenting” the “Mindfulness Plus Stress Reduction Program.” and the forthcoming “America Meditates” online meditation program.

Leo has studied, practiced, and taught a comprehensive range of mindfulness programs, including mindfulness meditation, breath awareness, relaxation techniques, and loving-kindness practices. His teachers have included S.N. Goenka, Ramananda John Welshons, Sharon Salzburg, Ethan Nichtern, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, and Sensei Carl Bachmann.

Living WIth Tolle Leo Aristimuno Producer

PODCASTER

In 2008, Leo joined life coach Greg Larsen to produce and co-host Living With Tolle, a podcast helping people apply Eckhart Tolle’s inspirational teachings on presence, peace, happiness, and thePower of Now to their everyday lives.

By 2009, the Living With Tolle podcast had tens of thousands of listeners worldwide and was ranked #1 in the iTunes Self-Help category.

An expert on Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now, Leo also organized and facilitated two popular Meetup groups: “Living With Tolle: Powerful Presence Now” in Montclair, NJ, and the “New York City Eckhart Tolle Group,” with a total of over 1,500 members who met regularly to meditate and to cultivate inner peace, presence, and joy in their daily lives.

LIFE COACH

Leo is a certified Positive Psychology Life Coach, a practitioner of Applied Positive Psychology, and a certified facilitator of Flourishing Skills Groups.

With this expertise, he optimizes his coaching strategies with the latest research on human flourishing, including scientifically proven strategies to enhance Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, and Vitality.

English Confidence Academy Leo Aristimuno COO Founder

ENTREPRENEUR

In 2016 Leo partnered with ESL expert Sean Morgan to create the English Confidence Academy and the American Accent Academy.

Together, Leo and Sean created the Total Confidence Method for English Learners. Their revolutionary ESL methodology brings together  mindfulness, positive psychology, and innovative language mastery strategies to empower global professionals to communicate and express themselves with authenticity and confidence.

Launch in November 2016!

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION TRAINER

Leo leads courses, corporate workshops, and personalized individual training in meditation, mindful eating, stress management, and peaceful parenting.

In his workshops and coaching practice, Leo brings together meditation techniques classical traditions as well as the latest research in the science of mindfulness and happiness. He shares these strategies with a delightful sense of purpose, playfulness, and personal warmth.

Leo’s practice places everyday life at the center of spiritual growth. He believes everyone can experience mindfulness, joy, and inner peace – not by retreating from life, but by directly engaging with it and befriending the challenges and surprises of everyday. This approach helps his clients expand –and sustain- their mindfulness and meditation skills across their own lives with truly transformational results.

His courses include “SOAR in the NOW,” a 5-step mindfulness course, “Peaceful Parenting” the “Mindfulness Plus Stress Reduction Program.” and the forthcoming “America Meditates” online meditation program.

Leo has studied, practiced, and taught a comprehensive range of mindfulness programs, including mindfulness meditation, breath awareness, relaxation techniques, and loving-kindness practices. His teachers have included S.N. Goenka, Ramananda John Welshons, Sharon Salzburg, Ethan Nichtern, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, and Sensei Carl Bachmann.

EXPERT EDUCATOR

As a university professor for over 15 years, Leo created and taught over a dozen courses and thousands of students in media communications, film production, and the art of storytelling at renowned universities in both the United States and Canada.

Leo was a university professor of media arts production for over twelve years. He received the prestigious 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement at Rutgers University.

Leo has also directed and produced several digital films distributed online, on Public Television, and by the National Film Board of Canada.

HEALTH COACH

From 2013-2015, Leo was Founder and Director of the Mindfulness Plus Health & Wellness Center in Montclair, NJ, where he coached private clients and taught several programs in mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, mindful eating, and peaceful parenting.

In 2015, Leo became the first Success Coach at the Health Coach Institute, where he trained and guided over 300 coaches-in-training.

In 2016, he became HCI’s first Director of Curriculum. In this dynamic new role, he taught and helped create leading-edge health coaching strategies for this quickly growing new field of coaching.

Living WIth Tolle Leo Aristimuno Producer

PODCASTER

In 2008, Leo joined life coach Greg Larsen to produce and co-host Living With Tolle, a podcast helping people apply Eckhart Tolle’s inspirational teachings on presence, peace, happiness, and thePower of Now to their everyday lives.

By 2009, the Living With Tolle podcast had tens of thousands of listeners worldwide and was ranked #1 in the iTunes Self-Help category.

An expert on Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now, Leo also organized and facilitated two popular Meetup groups: “Living With Tolle: Powerful Presence Now” in Montclair, NJ, and the “New York City Eckhart Tolle Group,” with a total of over 1,500 members who met regularly to meditate and to cultivate inner peace, presence, and joy in their daily lives.

PLAYFUL DAD

Leo is the proud father of three children who constantly provide him challenges, inspiration, and invaluable lessons in mindfulness, presence, and happiness.

As a father, he dedicates and applies his training, spiritual practice, and quest for personal excellence to teaching, uplifting, and loving his children.

Always returning to love, presence, patience, kindness, the practice of being here and now, discovering the surprises available to us in each moment, being the space for life’s ups and downs, witnessing the the nature of impermanence, being the flow of the moment, acceptance, forgiveness, living-kindness, sharing with love, practicing bringing a smile to each moment, sharing gratitude … These are all themes at the core of Leo’s meditation, coaching, and positive psychology practices.

They are invaluable to peaceful parenting.

As his kids have grown to teenagers, Leo has the real-life experience to share stories and lessons from a life lived with joy, creativity, presence, fun and love.

LEARNER

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki

Below are a few of Leo’s formal education programs. Nothing compares to life’s challenges and lessons. Ultimately, the job title and degree is less important than the passion with which you live your life.

2016: Positive Psychology Life Coach Certification: The Flourishing Center, NYC

2015: Applied Positive Psychology Certificate: The Flourishing Center, NYC

2015: Experts Academy/Brendon Burchard

2016: High Performance Academy/Brendon Burchard

2002: MFA in Film & Media Production, Temple University, Philadelphia

1994: MA Text, Theater, & Performance Studies, King’s College & Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London

1992: MA Cultural Studies, Lancaster University , UK

1991: BA History, University of Chicago, Chicago