LATEST EVENTS

Christoph headlines again at the Holistic International Festival of Yoga this Summer!
Victoria Baths Manchester
28/07/2019

HOLISTIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF YOGA 2019

I’m thrilled to be a guest speaker again at the International Festival of Yoga in Manchester!
After last year’s sell-out success, this fantastic weekend event, organised by Manchester Holistic, returns on 27/28 July.
My talk = ‘Find Your Ikigai”
Full Event Info and Tickets:

 

 

NEW! Mindful Manager (edition 14!)
Friends Meeting House, Manchester
22/06/2019

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I am delighted to announce the first Saturday morning edition of Mindful Manager instead of the usual Tuesday evenings!
Are you into Mindfulness, spirituality and holistic personal development?
Then join us for a morning of inspiration and networking with like-minded people!

“Very informative event. Great listening to others. Christoph really makes you think.”

When helping others grow is not just a rewarding career choice but your raison d’être, the pressure to be a role model can be significant.

Always in the frontline absorbing energy from clients and colleagues, under significant pressure to drive change within an organisation, or trying to establish our own work/life balance, times can get stressful for leaders.

What makes it worse is the (often self-imposed) pressure that we have to be the perfect role model and somehow be masters at handling change, anxiety, and uncertainty. Yet we are human beings too and need to look after our own mental wellbeing if we want to lead the way for others.

That’s why I invite you to join me for the 14th edition of Mindful Manager on Saturday 22 June in Manchester.

“It was amazing to see what happens when we’re given the opportunity to open up and share our feelings outside of a formal structure. All sorts of really interesting insights emerged.”

No slide decks, no training models, no graphs. Just a safe space for participants to decompress, recharge and network with like-minded conscious leaders.

I will host a short inspirational talk and after that, there’s plenty of time for Q&A in open-forum style. Nothing is off-limits; the challenges of wholehearted leadership, life purpose, the soul journey, anxiety, impostor syndrome, loneliness, relationships, …

I’m looking forward to sharing coaching energy to help you resolve personal and professional challenges and create more headspace in a uniquely refreshing way.

Whether you have a specific question or just want to come along to recharge your batteries and network… Mindful Manager is the inspirational event for you (and of course non-managers are also welcome!)

It’s OK to put yourself first… You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Energy Always,

Christoph

More feedback from previous Mindful Manager participants:

“It was an open discussion, there was no agenda, no objectives. We let the conversation and energy flow where it wanted to go. It filled my soul. Thank you so much for your amazing work and energy.”

“Thank you, Christoph. Great session, definitely learned something and a will to act. More people should take time out to attend. By giving & receiving I feel more energised. Catch you next time.”

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Listen to Christoph on Radio Plus' The Health & Wellbeing Show
Radio Show

Radio host Christine Charles interviews Christoph on her weekly Health & Wellbeing Show. Christoph was a guest on Saturday 25th May and you can listen to the recording here:

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Mindfulness in the Sky (guest speaker)
20 Stories, Manchester
15/05/2019

‘Mindfulness in the Sky’

Organised by 20 Stories (Spinningfields Manchester).

Christoph will be a guest speaker at this event.

From the 20 Stories website:

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are teaming up with Holistic Manchester to bring you a morning of wellness and relaxation. Introducing a leader in the field of mental wellbeing, sit back as we take you through a wellbeing talk, followed by chair yoga, meditation and an open forum to discuss all things work and stress related. To ease you into your working day, finish off with a light healthy breakfast prepared by the 20 Stories kitchen.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our chosen charity of the month, Hospitality Action.

Hospitality Action offers vital assistance to all those who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.

Info & Tickets

Ikigai Experience Day for Men
Alderley Park Conference Centre
08/06/2019

Spend a full day with a small group of like-minded conscious professionals and spiritual author and coach Christoph Spiessens, organiser of the Mindful Manager events and author of “Life of a Lifetime – Inspiration for Creating your Extraordinary Life” (Business Expert Press, NY)

Ikigai Experience Day for Men

Self-actualisation Beyond Career Success

The Ikigai Experience Day for Men is a premium holistic seminar especially designed for executives committed to exploring the unconditioned soul-version of themselves.

The following 10 topics will be our starting point for expansive, healing, and spiritual (non-religious) conversations:

YOUR (SOUL) SELF-WORTH

YOUR (UNCONDITIONED) INDIVIDUALITY

YOUR (REDUNDANT) GUILT

YOUR (EMPATHETIC) BOUNDARIES

YOUR (HIDDEN) GRIEF

YOUR (EXPIRED) FEARS

YOUR (UNEXPRESSED) PURPOSE

YOUR (GROWN UP) INNER CHILD

YOUR (DIVINE MALE) ENERGY

YOUR (INTUITIVE) MENTAL HEALTH

The Ikigai Experience (10am – 3pm) includes:

  • Guided meditation
  • Spiritual tuition
  • Channeled coaching
  • Mindfulness walk
  • Hot lunch
  • Hot and cold beverages
  • Signed copy of Christoph’s book, “Life of a Lifetime”
  • Free onsite car parking

Prefer a different kind of leadership development day? Looking to invest in your continual personal development?

This programme is ideal for the accomplished but conscious businessman, excited about his self-actualisation beyond career success.

Why men only? The vast majority of my coaching clients and event participants are female. I have created the Ikigai Experience Day specifically to encourage more men to look after their spiritual personal development and mental wellbeing, too, away from just reading books or watching motivational videos online, and to have a dialogue with an experienced spiritual mentor instead.

Limited to 16 participants to guarantee a deep, rich experience. Book today! (Early bird tickets available.)

For all questions, please email: Connect@ChristophSpiessens.com or call 0788 407 68 93

Venue:

Alderley Park
Congleton Road
Nether Alderley
Macclesfield
SK10 4TG

Alderley Park is centrally located within easy reach of the M6 and M56 motorway network. It is located just 18 miles away from Manchester city centre and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport. The Park offers easy access to Manchester and the rest of the UK by train with three local stations (Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Macclesfield) all within 15 minutes drive.

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New Free Meditation Recording
Strategize with Stillness

A 10-minute spiritual meditation to bring back inspiration, energy and clarity. Listen Here

NEW EVENT: Mindfulness in Business
Barclays Eagle Lab Manchester
12/04/2019

Join author and spiritual coach Christoph Spiessens for a free talk on Mindfulness in business:

“Turning ordinary encounters into extraordinary moments of engagement”

If you think mindfulness is only about stress management, think again. It’s so much more! In fact, mindfulness is a business strategy. Come along to this inspirational -and practical- talk and discover how mindfulness can turbo charge employee engagement, sales and customer satisfaction at your business. Christoph draws on extensive experience from working in Japan and looks forward to sharing the key “omotenashi” principles to help you boost mindfulness in the workplace, which results in improved wellbeing, quality and productivity. Limited free seats, claim your spot today:

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MINDFUL MANAGER (edition 13!) - Last EARLY BIRD Tickets Remaining
Friends Meeting House, Manchester 6:30pm
26/03/2019

Get Early Bird Tickets Here

I am delighted to announce the 13th Mindful Manager event!

Are you into Mindfulness and holistic personal development?

Then join us for an evening of inspiration and networking with like-minded people!

“Very informative evening. Great listening to others. Christoph really makes you think.” When helping others grow is not just a rewarding career choice but your raison d’être, the pressure to be a role model can be significant. Always in the frontline absorbing energy from clients and colleagues, under significant pressure to drive change within an organisation, or trying to establish our own work/life balance, times can get stressful for leaders. What makes it worse is the (often self-imposed) pressure that we have to be the perfect role model and somehow be masters at handling change, anxiety, and uncertainty. Yet we are human beings too and need to look after our own mental wellbeing if we want to lead the way for others. That’s why I invite you to join me for the 13th edition of Mindful Manager on Tuesday 26 March in Manchester. “It was amazing to see what happens when we’re given the opportunity to open up and share our feelings outside of a formal structure. All sorts of really interesting insights emerged.” No slide decks, no training models, no graphs. Just a safe space for participants to decompress, recharge and network with like-minded conscious leaders. I will host a short inspirational talk and after that there’s plenty of time for Q&A in open-forum style. Nothing is off-limits; the challenges of wholehearted leadership, life purpose, the soul journey, anxiety, impostor syndrome, loneliness, relationships, … I’m looking forward to sharing coaching energy to help you resolve personal and professional challenges and create more headspace in a uniquely refreshing way. Whether you have a specific question or just want to come along to recharge your batteries and network… Mindful Manager is the inspirational event for you (and of course non-managers are also welcome!) It’s OK to put yourself first… You can’t pour from an empty cup. Energy Always, Christoph   More feedback from previous Mindful Manager participants: “It was an open discussion, there was no agenda, no objectives. We let the conversation and energy flow where it wanted to go. It filled my soul. Thank you so much for your amazing work and energy.” “Thank you, Christoph. Great session, definitely learned something and a will to act. More people should take time out to attend. By giving & receiving I feel more energised. Catch you next time.” Join us for the next Mindful Manager event on 26 March! Book Tickets Here 

NEW RECORDING!
Sexual Orientation Calibration

We might be living in an era of mental health awareness (thank goodness), but one topic that’s a huge anxiety inducer and yet rarely talked about is sexual orientation. If you are considering “coming out” (I don’t resonate with that expression, btw), or you know someone who is, you may find this 5-minute meditation helpful. It’s time to live your truth. Available on all podcast platforms. Listen Here

NEW RECORDING
Stop Pushing and Start Allowing

Stuck? Trying too hard? Can’t see the forest for the trees? I have recorded a 5-minute motivational message to help you release self-imposed pressure and receive more energy, inspiration and encouragement as a result. Listen Here

MINDFULNESS in BUSINESS (Free Talk)
LEAF On Portland Street
27/02/2019

Grab Your Free Ticket Here My next “Mindfulness in Business” talk in Manchester takes place at LEAF On Portland Street on 27 February. “Turning ordinary encounters into extraordinary moments of engagement” If you think mindfulness is only about stress management, think again. It’s so much more! In fact, mindfulness is a business strategy. Come along to this inspirational -and practical- talk and discover how mindfulness can turbo charge employee engagement, sales and customer satisfaction at your business. I draw on extensive experience from working in Japan and look forward to sharing the key “omotenashi” principles to help you boost mindfulness in the workplace, which results in improved wellbeing, quality and productivity. Limited free seats, claim your spot today. (This talk sold out twice at Google Digital Garage recently.) Grab Your Free Ticket Here

NEW RECORDING! 13 Minutes of Mindfulness
Permission to Change

How aligned is your everyday life with who you are at the core of your being? Are you longing for a change but unsure of how to take the first step? Is the anxiety and other emotional discomfort of living an inauthentic life getting too much? Enjoy a calming yet empowering recording aimed to inspire you to give yourself permission to make lasting changes in your life. Listen Here

NEW RECORDING! FREE Guided Meditation
Reset to Calm

I have recorded this meditation to help you get a positive perspective on your life. A short, relaxing yet motivational reminder of the totality of your journey and its purpose. Download Here

MINDFULNESS IN BUSINESS
Google Digital Garage brings Christoph back for his signature talk

Christoph was delighted to deliver his signature talk “Mindfulness in business” again for Google Digital Garage in Manchester after the success of last year’s event.

“How to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary moments of engagement – with clients and colleagues!”

If you think mindfulness is only about stress management, think again. It’s so much more! In fact, mindfulness is a business strategy. This inspirational -and practical- talk demonstrates how mindfulness can turbo charge employee engagement, sales and customer satisfaction at your business. Christoph draws on extensive experience from working in Japan and shares the key “omotenashi” principles to help you boost mindfulness in the workplace, which results in improved wellbeing, quality and productivity. If you would like to book Christoph to talk to your teams, please get in touch.

NEW RECORDING! FREE Guided Meditation
Prioritise Yourself

Life can be overwhelming, especially when you often support those around you. And yet YOU are your number one priority… A difficult concept for spiritually-minded people to remember. I recorded this guided meditation to help you refill your own cup. Prioritise yourself more and you’ll be a better source of strength for others. Listen Here

FREE Team Synergy Meditation
10-minute guided meditation for team success and mental health in the office

Want to try a new way to enhance the mental wellbeing of your team? I have recorded a special, complementary meditation for you. Give your team huddle a makeover with a different kind of motivational support. Use this short mindfulness meditation to relax and inspire so they can deliver their best synergetic teamwork. 10 minutes, no previous experience required, just an open mind and a quiet meeting room. (Available on Soundcloud and all major podcast platforms.) Download Meditation Here

NEW VIDEO
"Leading with Empathic Anxiety"

Since so many of us are opening up about mental wellbeing challenges, here’s something I have been working through… If you sometimes feel “weird” although you’re absolutely fine, perhaps you are, like me, an “Empath.” A highly sensitive person who experiences energy in a different and often unsettling way. In this introductory video I explain how the “symptoms” began to show up for me as a teenager. In my work as a speaker, coach and trainer today I had no choice but to learn more about this sensitivity and how I can make it work for me and those I serve.

Watch Video Here

Christoph spoke at the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF YOGA 2018
Victoria Baths Manchester
I’m thrilled to be a guest speaker at the International Festival of Yoga in Manchester!
After last year’s sell-out success, this fantastic weekend event, organised by Manchester Holistic, returns on 30 June / 1 July.  Full Event Info:  https://www.holisticmanchester.com/ My Workshop: “Healer, heal thyself” Yogis are givers. You sense opportunities to help others wherever you go. You’re the listening ear, the counsellor, the provider of energy. People feel uplifted after spending time with you. It’s a rewarding way of life and you’ve embraced your special gift. During the festival we encourage you to take some time out to top up your own energy levels in a uniquely different way. This is a workshop that will help you: – Remove blocks around receiving – Give without feeling depleted – Strike a balance that’s perfect for you! JOIN US! Get Your Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holistic-manchester-international-festival-of-yoga-tickets-42628772807

Christoph delivers talks for The Dining Club Group
Mindfulness in Business

Christoph delivered his popular talk “Mindfulness in business” for the sales, marketing and customer service teams from The Dining Club Group in Manchester and Huddersfield in June and July. “Turning encounters into extraordinary moments of engagement” If you think mindfulness is only about stress management, think again. It’s so much more. In fact, mindfulness is a business strategy. During this inspirational -and practical- talk, delegates discovered how mindfulness can turbo charge employee engagement, sales and customer satisfaction at their business. Would you like to book Christoph to speak to your teams? Inquire today! https://www.christophspiessens.com/lets-connect/

NEW PODCAST! Christoph was a guest on Dr Guy Golan's popular podcast "Life Reimagined"
Listen to it here!

I discuss how to cultivate an empowering mindset and living in the moment to get more out of life and deal with stress better on Dr Golan’s motivational podcast. Listen Here

LATEST CLIENT WORKSHOPS
See pictures of Christoph's recent trip to India

Christoph was contacted by GoLive Events to design and deliver a motivational workshop for the teenager Finalists of the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards in Delhi, India. He created a workshop called “Domino” which focused on the importance of a positive mindset and using your jury-selected volunteer project to inspire the next generation of young volunteers. The whole event was a huge success and Christoph has certainly lost a part of his heart in beautiful India.

LATEST GOOGLE DIGITAL GARAGE WORKSHOP
Mindfulness in Business

On Friday 16th March, Christoph hosted a free and fully-booked talk on Mindfulness in business at Google Digital Garage in Manchester. “Turning encounters into extraordinary moments of engagement” If you think mindfulness is only about stress management, think again. It’s so much more. In fact, mindfulness is a business strategy. During this inspirational -and practical- talk, delegates discovered how mindfulness can turbo charge employee engagement, sales and customer satisfaction at their business. More talks at Google Digital Garage will be announced soon. Are you on our mailing list?

INTERVIEW - "What got you started in employee engagement?"
Read my answer to this great question (and more!) in my interview with A-speakers
INTERVIEW - Humans 2.0 Podcast with Mark Metry
"Embarking on the Journey of Self-Actualization"

GUEST BLOG ARTICLE
Mindfulness in Exhibiting

Christoph was approached by ExpoStars to write an article on practical mindfulness for busy people in events management.



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CONVERSATION…

connect@christophspiessens.com
+44 (0) 788 407 68 93