About Us


SkillfulMeans is a community of individuals pursuing our unique paths toward well-being and supporting each other to become the leaders of our personal enlightenment. 

The name "Skillful Means" comes from the Pali word “upaya,” which in Buddhism translates as the skillful path or skillful actions one takes to achieve freedom from suffering. 

For our purposes, SkillfulMeans are the timely and effective skills we use to wake up to our life and align our behavior with our needs, passions and values.



Dr. William Jackson is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and founder of SkillfulMeans. While meditating as a monk in remote jungle huts for 12 to 14 hours a day, William developed a fascination with how people living fully engaged modern lives could experience the life-changing benefits of meditation. This calling led him to leave the monastery, study psychology, and develop the SkillfulMeans approach to complete wellbeing. It is the goal of SkillfulMeans to help you infuse insight into every facet of your life.