Christopher Reina is the founder of Leading Without Ego, LLC and an assistant professor in the Department of Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. He coaches leaders and leads trainings on mindful leadership and how to more effectively manage the emotional space within organizations. His research focuses on the intersection of leadership, mindfulness, and emotions in the workplace and how they aid employees and organizations in successfully adapting to change. Christopher is especially interested in understanding the impact of leadership on followers and how this translates to customer and patient outcomes. Christopher received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and he has corporate experience in leadership training and development as well as sales and marketing in the healthcare industry.