Katherine McHugh of Awaken Wellness Resources

Katherine McHugh founded AWAKEN Wellness Resources to bring about positive and lasting change at the individual and organizational level through skills-based awareness practices and personal development training.

She brings over 3 decades of personal practice to the training and over 16 years of experience as a personal development consultant and mindfulness educator in corporate, academic and community settings.

With a Master’s Degree in Comparative Contemplative Practices, Katherine trained at the renowned Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Her work includes a wide scope of organizations:

Aetna , Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Analog Devices, Bentley University, Boston Bar Assoc., Boston College, Cognex, Collegium Pharmaceuticals, Dassault Systemes, Dunkin’ Brands, Ernst and Young, FORMA Therapeutics, Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Schools of Dentistry, Divinity, Law, and Medicine , Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Hasbro, HubSpot, Imperial Manufacturing, Insource Services, KGA, Inc. Human Resources,  Kronos, JP Morgan Chase, MAPFRE Insurance, Meketa Investments, MeQuilibrium, NEHRA (Northeast Human Resources Assoc.), Odysseys Unlimited, Pepsi Co., Progress Software, Sage Therapeutics, Shire Pharmaceuticals, St. Anselm College, Straumann USA, & Wellesley College.

Katherine brings a tailored approach to each client and every new project. She has successfully coached CEOs, business leaders and students to learn to live with more intention and focus, to promote healing, to wholly thrive.


  • A contributor to the health and wellness platform MeQuilibrium, Katherine is the creator and voice of their app,The Mindfulness Meditation Series.
  • Collaborating with Hasbro, she produced videos for children and teens as part of theBe Fearless Be Kind Initiative whose mission it is to nurture empathy, calm and compassion in youth globally.
  • An early consultant for Emindful, Katherine provided live on-line mindfulness classes across the United States and Canada.