Leadership Training to create a New Workplace 

Reiner Kraft, PhD

Cultivate your Consciousness Growth,

Upgrade your Mind, and become a better Leader

Choose from a Variety of Leadership Training Topics:

  • New: Breaking down Communication Silos and working together as one Team

  • New Leadership: Take your Leadership Capabilities to the next Level

  • Toward a New Workplace 

  • Getting started as a New Leader: An Introduction to Modern Leadership

  • Personal Leadership for Everyone: A framework to accelerate your Personal Growth

  • Becoming Stress Resilient

  • Deep Innovation

And different Leadership Training Formats:

  • An introductory and inspirational presentation to your HR or Leadership Team to understand the bigger picture (1-2 hours)

  • half-day workshop to for your HR or leadership team as an introduction and deep dive in a select topic

  • A one or two-day workshop to cover more aspects and go deeper

  • 4-6 weeks program with virtual workshop meetings (each 1.5h-2h) to systematically cover a select topic in depth

Training can be delivered conveniently over Video (Zoom) or Onsite

In English or German


Contact me to setup a (free) 30 minute introductory get-to-know Call over Video or Phone

Training for Leaders to shape a New Workplace

My training is targeted for leaders (all levels) in organisations to give them the capabilities, methods, and tools to create and shape a New Workplace. 

In the role of a leadership trainer I usually work together with HR Business Leaders and senior management to organise targeted training programs based on specific business needs for the leadership team of an organization. The scope and duration of such training programs usually is designed to make a long lasting and sustainable impact. 

Objectives of the Training


The goal of my training (but not limited to) is to upgrade leadership capabilities by providing knowledge, growth impulses and new ideas to the leadership team, and using mindfulness leadership methodologies as a foundation. 

The nature of this training is truly transformational if the participating leaders are open to it. It can help them to: 

  • receive new ideas and growth impulses

  • increase their level of consciousness 

  • improve their overall self-awareness and self reflection to increase the quality of their decisions

  • increase their emotional intelligence (EQ) to become better communicators and collaborators

  • achieve clarity on their essential values and mission, but also on the organisational purpose and values 

  • identify limiting thoughts or false beliefs that hold leaders back and prevent growth and transformation to happen

  • replace old habitual thought patterns with more positive and helpful ones

  • increase their level of consciousness to accelerate their personal and leadership growth 

  • optimize their body and mind to become stress resilient in order to maximize their impact in this world 

  • build a system to systematically tackle their personal growth based on a scientific and data-driven approach

Reiner Kraft, PhD

I have more than 15+ years of experience leading high-impact technological organizations both large and small, and have spent 20 years in the Silicon Valley. The past 4 years I have been working in Berlin, which also has a very diverse and vibrant startup culture.  

Furthermore, I have applied Mindful Leadership concepts to large organisations (such as Yahoo and Zalando), as well as startups (e.g. Yunar), and therefore collected valuable learnings and practical, hands-on experience.  


I can therefore teach you Mindful Leadership from the view-point of a leader.

During my professional career I have built up comprehensive teaching experience to diverse audiences. For example, as a professor at University of California in Santa Cruz I have been teaching lectures and seminars and  for many years. Teaching is one of my core passions and strengths. 

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How we work Together

I'm flexible and can adapt the training formats to your specific organisational and business needs. 

To get started I recommend an introductory get-to-know meeting to understand your business objectives and goals. 

Based on the feedback of the introductory session and your training needs we can work together to identify the most effective training plan and setup.  For this reason I compile a high level proposal (1-pager). We will then set aside time to discuss and review the proposal. After that you can decide whether you want to proceed or not.  

I may suggest having additional meetings with a few leaders in your organization in order to get a better understanding of the organizational context, as well as getting to know the leaders and collaboration dynamics. 

To maximise the impact I can generate in your leadership team I'm looking for a longer term business relationship. During our collaboration I get to know better your needs, the people in your organization, the objectives, and therefore I can work most effectively, even on short deadlines.   

Given my own timing constraints and other obligations, I can typically support only 2 organisations at once in the role of a trainer and consultant. 

We can conveniently connect online (over Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, Skype), or onsite (please note I currently live in Berlin).

Currently I'm offering training that is targeted for leaders at all levels (team level, head level, VP or C-level), HR leaders & experts, as well as business professionals (e.g., product managers) and innovators.


Contact me to setup a (free) 30 minute introductory get-to-know Call over Video or Phone

Improving Communication and Collaboration in your Team and Organization 

New: Breaking down Silos and working together as one Team 

The most common dysfunction of a team or organization is the lack of communication and collaboration. This severely affects the output and deliverables, producing sub-optimal results. 

We can observe this behavior on a team level, where because of a lack of communication or trust, the team is not functioning well. Or, on an organization level, where leaders of different teams or business units, who are supposed to collaborate together as one virtual team instead prefer to work in silos, not leveraging each other's capabilities and resources. 

To address these problems in both scenarios, I devised a novel team building approach based on mindful leadership methodologies, that focuses on increasing collaboration, and opening up communication to a new level to create a team that truly acts as one team.  

The training and process is designed to work over a time-frame of 6-9 months.


In the first 3-months we are focusing on laying the groundwork, providing the necessary training, leadership training and coaching, and collaboratively establishing common principles of collaboration and communication.

In the following 3-6 months we apply and live these new principles, measure our progress, and course-correct fast if needed to achieve an optimal mode of collaboration.  

The training will be focusing on aspects of Mindful Leadership to build up a the necessary leadership capabilities:  

  • We are using an approach based on mindfulness to cultivate consciousness growth for the participants, to help them train their mind, and learn several proven methods to increase their self-awareness and self-reflection capabilities. 

  • We achieve a better quality of communication through increasing emotional intelligence (EQ) in each participant. 


This is achieved by providing training material and videos for self study, combined with bi-weekly group coaching sessions, to deepen their knowledge, provide guidance, clarify questions, and ensure fast as well as steady progress. 

In addition, the team will collaborate together on crafting a proposal to establish principles on collaboration, communication, and leadership on how to work together as one team.


In my role as a trainer I will challenge the participants, and provide impulses and ideas that strengthen the proposal. In the proposal the team will also come up with clear performance indicators (KPIs) on how to evaluate and measure progress. 

Once the proposal has been reviewed and agreed upon. the changes will be rapidly implemented, and there will be monthly check ins. Group coaching sessions will continue one a monthly-interval (or ad-hoc if needed), and focusing on current challenges encountered during the implementation phase. Progress will be evaluated on a regular basis, and modifications made if needed. 

A modern and science-based approach to Mindful Leadership

New Leadership

If you want to take your leadership to the next level this comprehensive training will help you to learn and apply a powerful system for your personal and leadership growth - the 7 Pillars of becoming a Mindful Leader, 

Mindfulness is the foundation of my approach, but not the end goal. Rather, mindfulness training helps to increase your level of consciousness (LOC), which in turn increases your emotional intelligence (EI) and thereby reveals further new leadership qualities in you or improves existing ones.


For example:


  • better self-reflection and perception

  • increased ability of collaboration and unity thinking

  • higher stress resilience

  • increased ability to focus

  • deeper connection with your intuition

  • overall better effectiveness as a manager


The approach I am teaching here is based on a scientifically sound and data-based approach. We tackle the topic of mindfulness, awareness growth, and all other areas of the framework with a clear inventory of the current state, and then define exactly what "progress" means in each of the areas and how it is measured. In this way, progress and personal growth become very concrete and understandable.

We are covering the following growth dimensions and topics in sufficient depth and I will provide you with appropriate impulses and new ideas: 

  1. Consciousness Growth and Mindset Shift: Increasing your level of consciousness (LOC) and present awareness. From “lost in your ego” to becoming the conscious observer of your thoughts

  2. Clean-up and Upgrade: Identifying and reprogramming your false beliefs by methods of continuous inquiry

  3. Conscious Decisions: Becoming aware of your unconscious reactive thought patterns, also referred to as your “pain body”, and replacing those with conscious & quality decisions.
  4. Cultivating your "forgotten" Qualities: As a side-effect of your growing consciousness new qualities are emerging and your emotional intelligence is increasing. Learn how to train and cultivate these new qualities

  5. Clarity on Purpose: Strengthen your connection with yourself to determining your essential values, purpose, and mission in life

  6. New Leadership: Building up an organization based on principles of clear purpose, sound values, authenticity, and sustained long-term value generation 

  7. New Workplace: Applying the 12 Mindful Leadership principles to organizations for building a conscious business from the ground up, or upgrading traditional businesses to new ways of working. 

Built a modern and sustainable Organization to positively change and impact the world!

The New Workplace Transformation

If you are already immersed in the topic of new leadership and have gained experience, then it is now important to put what you have learned into practice. Specifically: How do you build a contemporary and sustainable company that positively changes the world? Or how can you transform an existing, old-established company ("Old Workplace") into a contemporary company "New Workplace"?


Note: In order to successfully set up a new workplace, you should already have dealt very closely with the topic of New Leadership. In my experience, an "old-school" leadership approach will not work here. Therefore I recommend to start with the training "New Leadership" in order to develop a good foundation.


The world has changed a lot from the Corona Virus in the past few months. You can feel that every day in private life, but also in the business world. We won't go back to where we were. That means we need new methods and principles on how we now want to align and position ourselves in a future-oriented manner. This is a challenge for all of us - but it is also a great opportunity!


The importance of a virtual team is now becoming clearer and remote work is becoming the new norm. Many companies are not prepared for this. It takes a lot of creativity and rethinking to get old processes and procedures going again in this new environment.


On the one hand, the challenges are of a technical nature, such as creating the necessary digital and technical prerequisites for how a virtual team can collaborate effectively. On the other hand, there are also new challenges for managers, such as the management of remote workers who can work well partly from home or from remote offices.


But it's also about re-creating our own way of working. This is a great opportunity that we can redefine the "New Workplace" with fresh ideas!

In my training, we deal with the following New Workplace dimensions and topics in sufficient depth and I will give you the appropriate impulses and new ideas. You can then use them directly in your company:


  • Clarity about the meaning and purpose, your mission and the values ​​in your company: The most important question that every entrepreneur and manager should think about is: Why are we doing this here at all? What values ​​are important to us and what is our mission to make a positive contribution to this planet? It is about creating clarity about the meaning and purpose, the vision, and how we get there in order to achieve sustainable positive change on this planet - and to do it authentically.

  • Clear communication: Many companies have a confused and non-transparent culture of communication. Important information is not clearly formulated or obscured in powerful meaningless PowerPoint slides. The New Workplace is defined by a clear and simple communication strategy with principles that facilitate collaboration and that everyone has quick and easy access to important information.

  • Organizational Health: How do you ensure that your teams are "healthy" and that there is harmony and unity in the company instead of unnecessary power struggles and stress that makes life difficult for everyone? How can you quickly learn about problems and shortcomings and then have a basis to be able to offer targeted support when it "burns". I would like to introduce you to a comprehensive Team & Organizational Health system that can be adapted to your company and grow with you.

  • Building a performance culture: How can you build a high-performance culture by cultivating trust and clearly delineating responsibilities, where everyone does their best? Systematic feedback and honesty in self-reflection is a very powerful tool.

  • Autonomy, Purpose and Mastery: How can you build a culture of the "self-regulating" company that is based on decentralized authorities and does not require micromanagement? How do you ensure that everyone in the company can grow personally, and that the company also grows faster?

  • The scalable and adaptable organization: The state of continuous change is the normal state. A company is also designed for growth. Everything is constantly changing. How can you still build a team structure that automatically adapts to the constant changes, working towards the goals, but also offering the necessary stability and support for everyone?

  • Set up a data-driven system with clear KPIs: To systematically track and determine your progress.


Contact me to setup a (free) 30 minute introductory get-to-know Call over Video or Phone

Learn the leadership basics to be successful when creating the New Workplace  

Getting Started as a New Leader - An Introduction to Modern Leadership

For "fresh" leaders, who recently started a leadership position, or are still relatively new to the topic of leadership, this will help you learn the basics and build up a solid toolbox based on principles of New Leadership.  

We are covering the following growth dimensions and topics in sufficient depth and I will provide you with appropriate impulses, resources, and new ideas:

  1. Leading through Inspiration: Understanding purpose, vision, and your mission   

  2. Building up Trust: Take steps towards building up a trust relationships with team members

  3. Toward Autonomy and Mastery: Support your team members personal growth and their quest to autonomy with clear ownership and accountability

  4. Clear Communication: How to built up a clear communication style

  5. Setting up a Feedback Culture: This is the foundation how you can systematically grow and support your team

  6. The Purposeful Organization: Aligning individual, team, and organizational purpose 

  7. Managing Change: Support your team through rapid and ongoing changes 

  8. Performance Management: Setting up a culture of high performance

  9. Mindful Leadership: Understand how mindful leadership can take your leadership capabilities to a new level 

  10. Toward New Leadership: Where to go from here

Transformational Training to connect deeper with your Intuition

Deep Innovation 

Scientists and inventors, when asked about under what circumstances they are most creative, many of them state that their ideas originate from a "deeper" level, or when they were in some flow state.  ​


I learned in the past decade that this is indeed the case: The most creative ideas originate from the depth of your consciousness, from stillness, not from your busy mind.  


For this reason I have created the "Deep Innovation (Level 1)" Seminar. This introductionary seminar is a start on a journey to transform your innovation capability, increase your intuition and level of consciousness, and includes several practical ideas for systematic brainstorming sessions to immediately generate value to your organization and in the workplace.  

If you want to go deeper into connecting with your intuition, and applying and cultivating Deep Innovation in your daily work, this comprehensive training might then be a good option for you. ​

We are covering the following growth dimensions and topics in sufficient depth and I will provide you with appropriate impulses and new ideas:  ​


  • Pillar 1: Consciousness Growth & Mindset Shift: Increasing your level of consciousness (LOC) and present awareness. From “lost in your ego” to becoming the conscious observer of your thoughts

  • Pillar 2: Connecting with your Intuition: Tap into the power of your intuition. I will teach you an effective method to do that effortlessly.   

  • Pillar 3: Idea Engineering: Learn how to systematically apply Deep Innovation to your workplace or personal life.    ​

The capability of "Deep Innovation" will jump-start your ability to innovate and prolifically produce high quality ideas on an ongoing basis. You will be amazed what ideas can originate from your deeper state of mind!


Contact me to setup a (free) 30 minute introductory get-to-know Call over Video or Phone

A powerful framework that organizes and accelerates your personal growth 

Personal Leadership for Everyone


If you are working in an individual contributor role (e.g., engineer, product manager, designer, ...) or simply want to grow and apply best leadership principles and practises to drive your own personal growth, this coaching series can have a profound impact!

We are covering the following growth dimensions and topics in sufficient depth and I will provide you with appropriate impulses and new ideas:. You can apply them both to your personal and to your business life:


  1. Consciousness Growth & Mindset Shift: From “lost in your ego” to becoming the conscious observer of your thoughts

  2. The Mind - Clean-up and Upgrade: Identifying and reprogramming your false beliefs by methods of continuous inquiry

  3. Toward Conscious Decisions:  Get out of your old reactive patterns, so that you become fully in charge of your life.   

  4. Clarity on your Purpose, Mission, and Values in Life: The most important question everyone should reflect on is: Why are you here? What Values are important for you, and what is my mission to make a positive contribution to this planet? 

  5. Properly Cultivating all Areas of your Life: Life is more than your "career"! There are a variety of areas that deserve attention like Health & Fitness, Character building, your Relationships, ... We will systematically tackle all of them so that you can have a clear vision and strategy in each of those areas.  ​

  6. Finding Balance: With all the different areas in your life and lots of things going on, finding a good balance and learning to prioritze is an important skill that you will develop. 

  7. Becoming Stress Resilient (Overview): To be able to cope with life's daily challenges, the capability of becoming stress resilient is a must have skill in todays world. I offer a full coaching series on this topic, but will provide a solid overview to get you started. 

  8. Setting up a Data-Driven System for your Personal Growth: To track your progress, and determine whether you are moving in the "right" direction, you will develop a system that works, and so that you don't get lost in your daily endeavours. 


Contact me to setup a (free) 30 minute introductory get-to-know Call over Video or Phone

Optimize your Body and Mind

A systematic Approach to Becoming Stress Resilient

When asking leaders to prioritize where they would most likely need an immediate improvement in their work and personal life, the number one answer is typically becoming more resilient to stress. 

For this reason I created a one-day seminar on becoming stress resilient

However, if you would like to go much deeper and also learn advanced topics in more depth, then I'm offering you the option of personal coaching on becoming stress resilient. 

We are covering the following growth dimensions and topics in sufficient depth and I will provide you with appropriate impulses and new ideas:

  1. Consciousness Growth & Mindset Shift: Increasing your level of consciousness (LOC) and present awareness. From “lost in your ego” to becoming the conscious observer of your thoughts

  2. Theoretical foundation and review of latest research on stress, measuring methodology and tracking devices  

  3. The Mind - Clean-up and Upgrade: Identifying and reprogramming your false beliefs by methods of continuous inquiry

  4. The Body 

    1. ​Optimizing Sleep

    2. Optimal Nutrition & helpful Supplements

    3. Sufficient and effective Exercise 

  5. Putting it all together: A Science based system to becoming stress resilient 

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