The Challenge is significant and requires your help:
There are more than 2+ million technology organizations, and IT services companies globally, with an estimated 200.000+ tech leaders, most of whom are ignorant to the benefits of conscious leading and compassion.
Imagine if most of these leaders would embrace mindful leadership to transform their companies.
This would raise global consciousness significantly on this planet!
This can't be done alone or in isolation and requires collaboration and serious commitment.
For this reason, Reiner Kraft, Ph.D., decided in 2019 to create the Fellowship of Mindful Leaders. Later in 2020, he also emphasized the technology focus more prominently - while migrating the members and content to a new community platform.
Per definition, a fellowship is a group of people with the same purpose, experience, and a shared interest in achieving something worthwhile as a group.
Together we embark on a powerful mission and quest to change the global business and technology landscape, step by step, each of us in their own personal and unique way - but with the common intent of elevating leadership to the next level.
It started as a small initiative and grass-root effort as part of Reiner's teachings from The Mindful Leader. However, it relatively quickly attracted diverse and global technology leaders as well as mindfulness & leadership experts and coaches.
Within the first few months, the Fellowship grew to 35 members from Germany, UK, Ireland, Ethiopia, and California. They represent companies such as Google, Zalando, Adviqo, GameDuell, OLX, Vodaphone, Yahoo!, ANDigital, BMW iVentures, Quandoo, Nyris, Yelp, and eBay Kleinanzeigen.
As the number of our members' increases, the community's diversity and network effect increases, which provides more value to each member.
You won't become a Mindful Tech Leader over night by visiting a seminar, workshop, or reading a blog. It is a lengthy process and serious commitment to your personal growth, which will span over many years.
Becoming a Mindful Tech Leader is a journey. It takes many years of mastering the 7 Pillars of Mindful Leadership - a robust framework that requires a systematic approach to grow personally and as a leader.
To become a Mindful Tech Leader and achieve mastery in New Leadership to transform the business world toward a New Workplace requires a serious commitment to your time and resources, as well as a certain level of openness and curiosity.
"It also requires the courage to go deep inside yourself beyond the traditional thinking and limitations of your mind."
As a foundation, it requires rigorous and consistent training of your mind to elevate your Level of Consciousness (LOC).
You can't do this alone or in isolation.
Research has shown that you are more successful in your personal and leadership growth if you surround yourself with a community of support.
For this purpose, Reiner had the idea of creating a Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders.
Together with other like-minded tech leaders, we embark on a mighty mission to change the business landscape on this planet.
Furthermore, other mindfulness & leadership coaches/experts will be joining the Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders. We need to increase diversity in our abilities to complement & strengthen each other. This can happen through knowledge exchange, training, master-minding, or coaching.
Diversity is a crucial value of the Fellowship, as in my experience, it allows us to complement and support our strengths nicely.
The Fellowship is there to support you in your personal growth during this journey and that you have the opportunity to master-mind and connect with your fellow Mindful Leaders and subject experts.
As we're collaborating, we're focusing on the following topics (but not limited to):
In each of these areas, we have subject experts & coaches who act as moderators to provide you with new ideas and impulses, organize resources and regular events.
Furthermore, Reiner will regularly interview tech leaders (all levels) and present those in the Mindful Tech Leadership Podcast - so that you can benefit from their experience and best practices on tech leadership.
Once you are part of the Mindful Tech Leader community, you can also take advantage of some premium offerings like joining a Mastermind Group.
Usually, within your organization, you work in a very homogeneous environment.
Through masterminding with other tech leaders who are working in
You are benefitting from different viewpoints and an increased level of diversity.
Everyone participating in this group will face similar situations in their daily work-life.
Being part of this mastermind group of Mindful Tech Leaders (different levels) means you can access different perspectives and approaches to problems and challenges.
You also get to expand your network of valuable connections.
You get to give and receive help and support.
The group's energy and the individual support leaders receive from the group lead to greater accountability, rapid momentum, and ongoing motivation, as everyone works toward their goals.
Participation in a mastermind group requires a monthly premium subscription.
There are no long-term commitments, and you can cancel anytime you don't see the resulting value.
Get started with Mindful Tech Leadership by systematically learning proven Methods to train and upgrade your Mind.
We're offering premium training and coaching for those of you who are strongly committed to their personal and leadership growth:
If you commit to this training (1:1 or group setting), absorb and understand the teachings, and apply them immediately in your daily life by regular practice and tackling the weekly challenges, you will see, as a result, significant results of transformation happening.
The training is designed to fuel and accelerate your consciousness growth if you put in the required time and effort!
It is structured logically to give you the maximum impact and results per week, with about 1-2 hours of effort per week.
As you're reading these lines, something has drawn you to this topic. You are probably ready to take action and do the next step.
To join the Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders, simply request access to the community above, and we will review your request.
There are currently no fees or costs for admission to the Mindful Tech Leader community.
As we're continuing to evolve the Fellowship and provide more value by adding courses, live events, workshops, and more helpful resources to support your growth as a leader, you may be able to decide and purchase useful courses, subscriptions, or leadership coaching offerings when these become available.
However, as said, becoming a Mindful Tech Leader requires some of your time, resources, and a strong commitment to personal growth.
Signing up for the Mindful Tech Leader community is the first step to demonstrate this commitment.
As we advance, we will have casual and occasional get-to-together with the Fellowship: bi-weekly Mindful Tech Leader meetings, mastermind groups (different levels of leadership experience), weekly live events, mindful technology leadership courses, Q&As, and other opportunities to connect. Those are all optional, and you decide, based on your schedule and objectives, how you will benefit, take advantage of, and contribute.
Meetings will be conducted virtually over Zoom so that everyone independent of location can participate.
To share some common principles and methodologies, I suggest reviewing:
The 7 Pillars of Mindful Leadership (as a framework to organize leadership growth)
The 12 Mindful Leadership Principles (applying mindful leadership to organizations)
To accelerate and direct your personal and leadership growth, members of the Fellowship are encouraged to create "The Quest" - Your own Personal and Leadership Growth Plan.
This comprehensive plan is a working document that you own and comprises 7 categories and dimensions of your personal and leadership growth according to the "7 Pillars of Mindful Leadership). Each of those is further organized into 6 sections.
I got motivated to create The Quest when observing typical problems many of us leaders are encountering.
You may already have some goals, but are they the right ones?
Your current leadership development plan may focus too much on skills, not on sufficient consciousness growth and upgrading your mind.
You may be learning but not transforming.
The Fellowship will provide the necessary templates, support, and resources so that you can create your version of "The Quest."
In the end, you can print out the content that you create and arrange it in a nice folder - like a book. This becomes your guidance on your journey to becoming a Mindful Tech Leader.
This list will continually evolve as we're working together to upgrade "old" leadership and define the New Workplace.
"The Quest" will be available as training for those who want to fuel and accelerate their personal and leadership growth.
As we're growing the Fellowship organically, we had a purpose workshop in mid-March 2020. As a result of our collaboration and the workshop, we have decided to focus our efforts on these three areas:
Support each other on our journey of growing our consciousness to accelerate our personal & leadership growth
Create a platform and space that creates awareness and where people can come together, be honest, open, and authentic about their struggles without judgment
Enables discussions, guidelines, masterminding, networking, coaching & mentoring support through subject experts
To identify the underlying issues in our personality and thought process and use them, providing guidance on creating a structured & customized development plan to become a better version of yourself.
Concrete recommendations/examples of how to implement more mindfulness in organizations and teams
Access to knowledge & resources (books, workshops, seminars, courses, events, …) around mindfulness, empowerment & encouragement
Guide relevant knowledge and directly applicable skills to become a more effective leader in the organization
Develop hands-on techniques on how to implement mindfulness in a (non-mindful) Organisation
Spreading knowledge about mindfulness, best practice sharing from bringing mindfulness to life in business-related measures
Guidance on the impact of mindfulness on bottom-line business results
Providing education, cultivating awareness, and increasing the size of the mindfulness population in the workplace
How can we motivate and inspire other leaders (e.g., build a toolset, strategy) to develop their company's awareness?
True Personal transformative work and the communication of the impact of this. So others get inspired and can change the way they lead.
Get more insights on research findings on how mindfulness benefits the workplace
These focus areas are evolving as we're shaping the future of our Fellowship together!
Building a community of like-minded leaders and experts to raise and cultivate awareness of mindfulness in the workplace, develop best practices of mindful leadership, and enabling the transformation of tech leaders, teams, organizations, and communities through new leadership principles
"This is your journey, and you need to take ownership on your own personal growth!"
Research has shown that your chances of success are increasing if you surround yourself with a supportive community.
Therefore, joining the Fellowship of Mindful Tech Leaders could be a helpful step to have the right support and community of like-minded Mindful Leaders.
What are you waiting for?