Who We Are

We exist to help people along journeys of personal growth, emotional healing, and spiritual connection.

We do this by curating insights and inspiration about the human condition, and organizing them to make them accessible and useful to a wide audience.

We believe that people can help themselves around their biggest life challenges. We are providing learning material that helps people help themselves. We also provide a community platform that allows people to connect around this subject matter.

We don’t favor any particular philosophy, theory, or religion. Instead, we believe that sampling of diverse perspectives is stimulating and healthy.

Our Team

Neal Goldman, Chief Executive Officer

Neal’s desire to bring FindCenter to life grew out of his own challenging life experience, and the friction and confusion he encountered in his own healing journey. He has coached leaders of several high-growth tech companies, including as an Operating Partner at Spider Capital. Previously, Neal was founder and CEO of Relationship Science and Capital IQ, both innovative and category-creating information technology businesses. Neal is also a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a Life Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School.

SEE NEAL'S COLLECTION

Zainab Salbi, Chief Awareness Officer

Zainab is a humanitarian, author and journalist. Oprah identified her as one of the 25 women changing the world, President Clinton nominated her as a “21st Century Heroine,” Foreign Policy magazine named her as one of “100 Top Global Thinkers,” and Fast Company identified her as “One of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.” Zainab is the founder and former CEO of Women for Women International—a humanitarian organization that supports survivors of conflicts. Under her leadership, the organization mobilized nearly half a million women and raised $120 million in aid. Zainab is the author of the national bestseller “Between Two Worlds.”

SEE Zainab’S COLLECTION

Caroline Pincus, Director of Content

Caroline joined FindCenter’s founding team after a long and distinguished career in book publishing, where she was responsible for discovering and developing numerous New York Times bestsellers. FindCenter’s core mission aligns well with Caroline’s areas of publishing expertise—personal and spiritual growth and health and wellness. Her particular passions for discovering wisdom in unexpected places and for promoting work that expands our sense of joy and justice also find a good home at FindCenter. When she’s not busy directing her content team, Caroline is a community organizer, sings for the dying, and mothers a creative young adult. Her primary form of meditation is cooking.

SEE Caroline’s COLLECTION

Noël Chrisman, Content Manager

Noël Chrisman is a self-described time machine mechanic, joining FindCenter from the world of book production and wisdom literature. Noël’s close work helping wellness and spiritual practitioners across a wide spectrum of traditions speak their truth has reinforced her belief that the more lights one uncovers, the more one can see one’s own path clearly. She holds a deep belief in the power of language and stories to shape our understanding of ourselves and each other, and she is an evangelist for the transformational power of play, the rejuvenating power of delight, and the sacred power of doubt.

SEE Noël’S COLLECTION

Sherra Johnston, Director of Operations

Sherra is a seasoned operations manager and has served as Director of Operations for several technology companies. Passionate about organization, mountain climbing, and women's rights, Sherra is dedicated to moving the needle by helping women become strong leaders. Her mountain climbing achievements include Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Fuji, and The Grand Teton.

SEE Sherra’s COLLECTION

Neal Goldman, Chief Executive Officer

Neal’s desire to bring FindCenter to life grew out of his own challenging life experience, and the friction and confusion he encountered in his own healing journey. He has coached leaders of several high-growth tech companies, including as an Operating Partner at Spider Capital. Previously, Neal was founder and CEO of Relationship Science and Capital IQ, both innovative and category-creating information technology businesses. Neal is also a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a Life Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School.

SEE NEAL'S COLLECTION

Zainab Salbi, Chief Awareness Officer

Zainab is a humanitarian, author and journalist. Oprah identified her as one of the 25 women changing the world, President Clinton nominated her as a “21st Century Heroine,” Foreign Policy magazine named her as one of “100 Top Global Thinkers,” and Fast Company identified her as “One of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.” Zainab is the founder and former CEO of Women for Women International—a humanitarian organization that supports survivors of conflicts. Under her leadership, the organization mobilized nearly half a million women and raised $120 million in aid. Zainab is the author of the national bestseller “Between Two Worlds.”

SEE Zainab’S COLLECTION

Caroline Pincus, Director of Content

Caroline joined FindCenter’s founding team after a long and distinguished career in book publishing, where she was responsible for discovering and developing numerous New York Times bestsellers. FindCenter’s core mission aligns well with Caroline’s areas of publishing expertise—personal and spiritual growth and health and wellness. Her particular passions for discovering wisdom in unexpected places and for promoting work that expands our sense of joy and justice also find a good home at FindCenter. When she’s not busy directing her content team, Caroline is a community organizer, sings for the dying, and mothers a creative young adult. Her primary form of meditation is cooking.

SEE Caroline’s COLLECTION

Noël Chrisman, Content Manager

Noël Chrisman is a self-described time machine mechanic, joining FindCenter from the world of book production and wisdom literature. Noël’s close work helping wellness and spiritual practitioners across a wide spectrum of traditions speak their truth has reinforced her belief that the more lights one uncovers, the more one can see one’s own path clearly. She holds a deep belief in the power of language and stories to shape our understanding of ourselves and each other, and she is an evangelist for the transformational power of play, the rejuvenating power of delight, and the sacred power of doubt.

SEE Noël’S COLLECTION

Sherra Johnston, Director of Operations

Sherra is a seasoned operations manager and has served as Director of Operations for several technology companies. Passionate about organization, mountain climbing, and women's rights, Sherra is dedicated to moving the needle by helping women become strong leaders. Her mountain climbing achievements include Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Fuji, and The Grand Teton.

SEE Sherra’s COLLECTION

Our Advisory Board

Ted Bunch

Ted Bunch is an author, educator, activist, and lecturer working to advance gender and racial justice and create a more equitable society. Bunch is Chief Development Officer of A Call to Men and is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on issues of manhood, male socialization, promoting healthy manhood/masculinity, preventing violence against all women and girls, diversity, equity and inclusion, and promoting gender and racial equity. More about Ted

The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, PhD

When she was eight years old, the Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis hid under her bed as bullets flew in her Chicago neighborhood following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In that moment, she felt called to work for racial equality in the United States. More about Jacqui

Fariha Róisín

Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Brooklyn, New York. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, in liminality, otherness and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam and queer identities and has been featured in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and Vogue. She is the author of the poetry collection How To Cure A Ghost (2019), as well as the novel Like A Bird (2020). Her upcoming work is a book of nonfiction entitled Who Is Wellness For? out spring 2022, her second book of poetry is entitled Survival Takes a Wild Imagination.

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is cofounder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness, now in its second edition; her seminal work, Lovingkindness; and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, released in September of 2020 from Flatiron Books. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences, and retreat centers worldwide. Her podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed over 3 million downloads and features interviews with the top leaders and thinkers of the mindfulness movement and beyond. Sharon’s writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post.

David Surrenda

Dr. David Surrenda is a pioneer in the study of human consciousness. As founder and dean of the Graduate School of Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, the first accredited graduate school of its kind in the world, he developed nine unique master’s degree programs as well as spearheaded the development of research and counseling centers. These programs have graduated over 10,000 students and were the forerunner to the current efforts in Integrative Health. He supervised 31 faculty and over 600 graduate students. He was appointed to teach within four separate university departments: Management, Psychology, Liberal Arts, and Holistic Studies. He has taught in ten colleges. More about David

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British Turkish novelist. She has published 19 books, 12 of which are novels. She is a
bestselling author in many countries around the world and her work has been translated into 55 languages. Her latest novel
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize; and was Blackwell’s
Book of the Year. The Forty Rules of Love was chosen by BBC among the 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. The Architect’s
Apprentice
was chosen for the Duchess of Cornwall’s inaugural book club, The Reading Room. Shafak holds a PhD in political
science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US, and the UK, including St Anne’s College, Oxford
University, where she is an honorary fellow. She also holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bard College. More about Elif

Ted Bunch

Ted Bunch is an author, educator, activist, and lecturer working to advance gender and racial justice and create a more equitable society. Bunch is Chief Development Officer of A Call to Men and is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on issues of manhood, male socialization, promoting healthy manhood/masculinity, preventing violence against all women and girls, diversity, equity and inclusion, and promoting gender and racial equity. More about Ted

The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, PhD

When she was eight years old, the Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis hid under her bed as bullets flew in her Chicago neighborhood following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In that moment, she felt called to work for racial equality in the United States. More about Jacqui

Fariha Róisín

Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Brooklyn, New York. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, in liminality, otherness and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam and queer identities and has been featured in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and Vogue. She is the author of the poetry collection How To Cure A Ghost (2019), as well as the novel Like A Bird (2020). Her upcoming work is a book of nonfiction entitled Who Is Wellness For? out spring 2022, her second book of poetry is entitled Survival Takes a Wild Imagination.

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is cofounder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness, now in its second edition; her seminal work, Lovingkindness; and her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World, released in September of 2020 from Flatiron Books. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences, and retreat centers worldwide. Her podcast, The Metta Hour, has amassed over 3 million downloads and features interviews with the top leaders and thinkers of the mindfulness movement and beyond. Sharon’s writing can be found on Medium, On Being, the Maria Shriver blog, and Huffington Post.

David Surrenda

Dr. David Surrenda is a pioneer in the study of human consciousness. As founder and dean of the Graduate School of Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, the first accredited graduate school of its kind in the world, he developed nine unique master’s degree programs as well as spearheaded the development of research and counseling centers. These programs have graduated over 10,000 students and were the forerunner to the current efforts in Integrative Health. He supervised 31 faculty and over 600 graduate students. He was appointed to teach within four separate university departments: Management, Psychology, Liberal Arts, and Holistic Studies. He has taught in ten colleges. More about David

Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British Turkish novelist. She has published 19 books, 12 of which are novels. She is a bestselling author in many countries around the world and her work has been translated into 55 languages.Her latest novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize; and was Blackwell’s Book of the Year. The Forty Rules of Love was chosen by BBC among the 100 Novels that Shaped Our World. The Architect’s Apprentice was chosen for the Duchess of Cornwall’s inaugural book club, The Reading Room. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities in Turkey, the US, and the UK, including St Anne’s College, Oxford University, where she is an honorary fellow. She also holds a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bard College. More about Elif

Our Content Curators

The members of the content aggregation and curation team come from the worlds of book publishing, journalism, technology, business, and academia. Under Caroline Pincus’s direction, the team searches for wisdom from established experts as well as newer and emerging voices across a broad spectrum of traditions and perspectives.

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