Karen May

Karen May, PhD, is an American organizational psychologist who was vice president of People Development at Google from 2011 to 2020.


The Power of Stories with Eckhart Tolle & Karen May (Google)

Eckhart Tolle and Karen May of Google discuss the power of sharing our stories in this clip.

Conquering Your Fears of Giving Feedback

Karen may discusses effective training and the nuances of giving feedback to employees in this New York Times interview from 2012.


Mindfulness & Leadership | Arianna Huffington, Karen May

In this interview, Vice President of People at Google Karen May will explore with Arianna her learnings in this area, and the role of mindfulness in supporting a new generation of leadership in society.


Mindfulness in Technology: Karen May, Arturo Bejar, Melissa Daimler, Peter Deng

Practicing Calm Amidst the Storm. Panel with Karen May, Vice President People Development, Google; Peter Deng, Director of Product, Facebook; Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning and Organizational Development, Twitter; and Arturo Bejar, Director of Engineering, Facebook, at Wisdom 2.0 2013.


Karen May: Reflections on Leadership

Google’s Vice President of People Development Karen May talks the difference between emergence and change, role models, insight, disappointment and courage.


The Making of a Mindful, Modern Elder | Chip Conley, Karen May

From Wisdom 2.0's 2018 Mindfulness in America Summit in New York City.


Awakening in the Digital Age: Eckhart Tolle Interviewed by Karen May

One-on-One with Eckhart Tolle interviewed by Karen May.

Getting More Sleep, and Sticking with It

I had been talking about how to get more sleep for a long time—but really I was just complaining about being tired. I like being awake; my work, friends and family are compelling, and I’ve always been willing to trade sleep for exercise.


Mindfulness Summit Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn by Karen May

Karen May, the former VP of People at Google, interviews Jon Kabat-Zinn, teacher and founder of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) in the context of the pandemic.


Yung Pueblo (Diego Perez) on Wisdom & Instagram with Karen May


Arianna Huffington