The One Moment Company: Founders
After studying philosophy at Yale and earning an MBA at the Yale School of Management, Marty began to study alternative paths to insight, including Zen, depth psychology, somatics, and theatre.
Marty distilled much of this research into One-Moment Meditation®, a radically-reframed approach to meditation training. Through his book, app, and digital training programs, he has helped millions of people break through the time barrier and start meditating now.
Marty is a faculty member of Mobius Executive Leadership. He founded the One Moment Company to help people solve the problem of time.
After a precocious career in New York as a teenage political activist, Marty studied philosophy at Yale University and then earned an MBA at the Yale School of Management.
Finding the analytic approach to management useful but limited, he eschewed a career on Wall Street and began exploring alternative approaches to decision-making, innovation, and insight.
He trained with visionary psychiatrist Stanislav Grof in the psychology of breakthrough experience, ran intensive workshops in personal transformation using breathwork, and worked as a trauma therapist. He became a formal student of Zen, trained as a coach with the Neuroleadership Institute, and developed a unique model of whole-brain decision-making. He was awarded a three-year grant from the Irish Arts Council to promote innovation in the arts.
In 2007, Marty distilled many of his insights into One-Moment Meditation®, a radically-reframed method of meditation training that helped people remove time as an obstacle and experience the power of one moment of focused attention.
His book, The One Moment Master, published by Random House, was translated into twelve languages and was featured as a thirty-day series on stress relief for Oprah.com. His animated film, How to Meditate in a Moment, has been seen by almost two million people.
Marty’s training programs in One-Moment Meditation and his novel approach to time mastery have been offered to leaders and staff at Citibank, GAP, the US Air Force, Plantronics, Kaiser Permanente, Florida Power & Light, Charles Schwab, Barron’s Financial Services, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and many other organizations. He is an adjunct faculty member of Mobius Executive Leadership for whom he coaches partners and directors of professional service firms.
Marty founded the One Moment Company to help individuals and organizations realize the potential of time mastery for decision-making, innovation, and change.
Carmel spent most of her working life being too busy for meditation and self-reflection–busy advising multinational organizations on tax management, including Barclays, Pfizer, and as a director at Deloitte and partner in EY (Ernst & Young).
Realizing that great teams deserve more than busy leaders, she trained in NLP and began coaching others to find time and space to be truly effective. In EY, she was a pioneer on the first mindfulness program.
Carmel left in EY in April 2017 to concentrate on her mission to ease the burden of the working world as a director of the One Moment Company.
Carmel has spent most of her working life with her back turned firmly against anything to do with meditation, introspection or self-reflection because she was far too busy.
A Chartered Accountant by training, she has spent over thirty years advising large, multinational organizations on tax strategy, management, and compliance.
She was in-house Tax Director at Barclays for thirteen years, while cramming in an MA from King’s College London in English and American literature ‘for fun.’ This was followed by a stint as a Director in Deloitte’s Tax Management Consulting Team. She then joined Pfizer and enjoyed three very happy years as Senior Director of the European Tax Centre.
At Pfizer, when the challenge of a highly talented and diverse team required something more than a driven, high-stress tax director, Carmel became an NLP Master Practitioner. Her interest in easing the burden of the working world had begun.
She was appointed a partner EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in 2009, advising clients on tax policy and improving operations. In 2016, Carmel broke free from the confines of tax and became the first Transformation Director for EY’s People Advisory Services, which helps companies develop a coherent strategy for managing talent.
At EY she was a member of the executive coaching team, supporting new partners, integrating external partners, and helping senior women negotiate boundaries to create more space and time. She was a member of the initial pilot group for the EY mindfulness rollout. In 2016, she completed the Organizational Development practitioner training at Roffey Park.
Carmel left in EY in April 2017 to concentrate full-time on her mission to ease the burden of the working world, and is now a director of the One Moment Company.