Executive Producer,
The Calm & Free Podcast


Former Investment Banker
Empowering Women & Girls
 Author, The 3-Day Reset


Pooja Mottl is a speaker, lifelong wellbeing advocate, mind and philosophy coach, and executive producer of the podcast Calm & Free with Pooja Mottl, a collection of reflective, deeply engaging conversations that highlight the "inner skills" high-achievers and entrepreneurs need to find calm, meaning and freedom in a fast-changing, burnout-inducing world.  

She is the author of The 3-Day Reset (Seal Press/Hachette, 2014), a self-help book on transitioning from processed to healthy, whole foods endorsed by John Mackey, Co-Founder of Whole Foods Market.


Pooja also serves as an affiliate at the Markman Lab within the Department of Psychology at Stanford University where she is a co-author on a working study examining language in feminist-style children's books and its impact on girls' motivation to lead.

Mottl gained a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics, beginning her career as an Investment Banker at premier bulge bracket global investment banks and as an economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She is also a graduate of the professional Chef Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) and earned a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.


She has appeared on Good Morning America, WGN-TV, Martha Stewart Radio, WomensHealthMag.com, Glamour.com, Style.com, The Better Show, Good Day Austin, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Serendipity Magazine, HuffPost Live, Time.com, WomensDay.com, and other media outlets.

Pooja was born and raised in the Midwest and was a resident of London, England for nearly a decade. She is a mother of two, a meditator, an avid athlete, sports enthusiast, and a former 3-sport HS varsity athlete. She is a graduate of the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program developed at Stanford University and a student of the Sri Sri School of Yoga TTC.