Dr. Gunther Weil
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Gunther Weil is an organizational consultant, psychologist, and educator who is also a 40 year veteran student and teacher of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. As the founder and Principal of Value Mentors, LLC, he provides guidance and support to executives and their organizations in the areas of leadership, innovation, team-building, strategic planning and executive wellness. He has served numerous institutions in the United States and Western and Eastern Europe in both the public and private sectors for many decades. Gunther was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Europe and received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1965.
Following his graduate studies he was invited to teach at Brandeis University by Dr. Abraham Maslow, the farther of Humanistic Psychology. In the business sector, he served for 10 years as the CEO of Intermedia Recording Corporation and senior vice president of Intermedia Systems Corporation; a publicly held media production and consulting firm. His credits include the hit recording, Jet Airliner, by his music publishing company, No Thought Music, which received both gold and platinum status for sales exceeding two million.
Gunther was the founding Chairman of the US National Qigong Association (NQA). He has studied with a number of leading teachers and direct lineage holders in the spiritual traditions of Gurdjieff, Taoism, Buddhism, and Advaita Vedanta, as well as Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang and Qigong. He worked closely with Mantak Chia in the early 1980’s in introducing the Healing Tao system into the West. In 2001, he received the personal approval of Eckhart Tolle, author of the best sellers, “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth”, to teach and facilitate the Practice of Presence. His program: “Qigong As a Portal to Presence”, is an integration of spiritual work and internal energy practices, introducing students to a direct and immediate embodiment of Presence/Awareness through the portal of Qigong.