Michael Todd Fink

Todd talks… and sings, plays and writes music. He meditates and cares for people and the planet. His songs, videos, articles and lectures on health and harmony inspire many around the world. 

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Todd created the “Kind Mind” podcast and, along with his brother E. Fink, co-founded the internationally-acclaimed music group The Giving Tree Band.  He holds certifications in addiction counseling and mindfulness teaching and earned his psychology and music degrees from Georgetown University.  His essays have been published in hospital newsletters, Peace Planet Journal, Global Harmony Crew and Elephant Journal.  A life-long student of meditation, Todd works fervently to help  individuals, organizations and communities build sustainable cultures of well-being and peace.

New TED TALK video coming soon!

Artwork by Jon Marro

The "Kind Mind" Podcast

Relax and enjoy psychological insights from art, music, science and philosophy for finding personal balance and widening our circle of compassion to embrace all life including our own. 

One of the Top 40 podcasts in the category of Alternative Health!

Podcast Reviews

Personal And Professional Development Services


Todd has lectured and presented at many colleges and universities including Duke University, University of Michigan, Roosevelt University, Lewis University, Benedictine University, Elmhurst College, Chamberlain University, North Central College, Harper College, Joliet Junior College, South Suburban College and Maharishi University of Management.

He also gave the keynote address at the Mindfulness Consortium for Illinois Community Colleges at Triton College on November 16, 2017.


Todd has conducted workshops, seminars, and training sessions for diverse organizations including Fortune 500 companies and other businesses, schools and universities, governments and non-profits, conferences and festivals, retreats and other events.   

He draws upon unique experiences from encounters with eminent scientists, artists and spiritual leaders - along with extensive world travel - to bridge cultures and help point the way to a brighter future.

Other Clients and Collaborations:

UBS Group, TedxNaperville, Ace Hotel, Strive Consulting, Bali Mindfulness Retreat, Dialogue Of Civilizations (Rhodes, Greece), Fitz Chem Corporation, Poly One Corporation, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Academy For Global Citizenship, Plainfield School District, Oswego School District, Naperville School District, Hinsdale School District, Four Winds Waldorf School, Breaking Free (program for incarcerated women),  Edward Medical Group, Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA), APNA Nurse Educator Conference, Village of Plainfield, Village of Bloomingdale, City of Wheaton, City of St. Charles, City of Romeoville, City of Crest Hill, Will County Public Defenders Office, Will County Regional Office of Education, Floyd Fest, Summer Camp Music Fest, Romp Fest, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Metaphysically Fit Fest, Runway To Hope Foundation, Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, St. Ignatius College Prep, Oswego Wellness, Connecting With You yoga retreat, Salveo Wellness Retreat, Mind Curate, Operation Snowball and many more.




Speaking about mindfulness at UBS Group in Chicago

Stress and anxiety lecture at Plainfield North High School

Stress and anxiety lecture at Plainfield North High School


Teaching emotional wellness to elementary students in KY

Sustainability conversation with Todd and E. Fink at Floyd Fest, VA

Sustainability conversation with Todd and E. Fink at Floyd Fest, VA

Todd and E. Fink speak about leadership at North Central College

Todd and E. Fink speak about leadership at North Central College

Todd’s presentation had a profound positive impact, resulting in a cultural perspective shift that has been a great gift to our organization.
— Jill Setork, Program Coordinator | Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
His presentations resonate so profoundly with our employees that over the years we have come to see him as an integral part of our wellness program’s success.
— Joan Zelinski, Human Resources Director | Village of Plainfield
Todd’ seminar was very beneficial for my employees! I can tell how uplifted they felt after learning ways to practice the art of gratitude and just living a happier and more peaceful life!
— Lynn Taylor, Human Resources | Mary Kay Corporation
Todd engaged educators of all levels in learning the science behind mindfulness and the importance of practicing being present and managing stress.
— Dr. Heidi Podjasek, Director of Professional Development | Illinois School District #308
Todd provides the perfect blend of education and inspiration.
— Karen Doyle, Director of Advancement and Outreach | SamaraCare
The positive effect he has had on our school and parent community is amazing and much appreciated.
— Jill Brown, Social Worker | JFK Middle School (Plainfield, IL)
Todd has been a consistent part of our wellness program for many years now. His down-to-earth and approachable demeanor rejuvenate our employee’s attitudes and approach to difficult situations and residents.
— Holly A. Schulz, Human Resources Director | City of Wheaton
The people from our office said nothing but good things about him. It was enjoyed by all. I think they took away a lot of good information and gave them something to think about. We would love to have him back.
— Barb Merner, Corporate Executive | Fitz Chem
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