In 2017 the idea for the Mindful Finance Institute was born by dedicated mindfulness and meditation practitioners with close links to the financial sectors. We share the passion to contribute to a more humane financial system serving people and planet. Each of us is contributing his unique set of experiences, expertise and practices – bringing our minds, hearts and hands into the Mindful Finance Institute.
We have worked in and with different financial institutions in many countries. In positions of responsibility, we have designed and implemented business strategies and cultural change – putting people at the center. With mindfulness and sustainability, we have continued our personal development.
25 years of experience in international cooperative banking. Honorary professor (FH) at the IMC FH Krems. Certified teacher in meditation and mindfulness. Voluntary board member of the Association for Responsible Investment of a global microfinance organization. (Future: Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.)
Founder and director of Awaris GmbH. Many years of experience in mindfulness-based leadership development, including with executives and teams in the German Bundestag, European Competition Commission and international banks.