A unique partnership
for transformational change

Sustainable Wellbeing, Health and Performance

We are a dedicated team of leadership and well-being consultants united by a powerful belief in the transformative potential of sustainable leadership. We understand that when leaders thrive, so do their teams and organizations.

Our core philosophy is simple yet profound: “Happy employees make happy companies.” We advocate for a holistic approach to leadership that fosters well-being, promotes personal growth, and champions sustainable practices.

At the heart of our mission is the conviction that creating spaces for collaboration, sharing, and growth cultivates a culture of safety, creativity, and innovation within organizations. We empower leaders to build bonds that transcend boundaries and promote a brighter, more connected world.

With our expertise and passion for sustainable leadership, we are here to help you and your organization flourish, thrive, and lead positive change & plant the seeds for transformation.

Wholeness

Our human nature is already complete. Wellbeing and insight are natural to us; we simply need to create the conditions under which they can manifest.

Self-leadership

We have individual agency: the power to lead ourselves so that we can grow as a person and live a life that is joyful and meaningful to us.

Growth

We are open to learning throughout our lives and in this very moment. By cultivating an attitude of discovery, we can learn to flourish in easy and difficult moments.

Aliveness

We live consciously, generating the energy of mindful vitality so that we can be truly present for this moment of our life and take good care of the past, the future and each other.

Togetherness

Aware that we thrive in community, we aim to expand beyond a narrow sense of self and enjoy the wisdom, insight and experiences of others, so that we can flourish together.

Integrity

Our universal ethics underpin our lives. We cultivate honesty and authenticity in our communication, thoughts and actions so that we can enjoy clarity and live in freedom.

Our Approach

Our approach is based on the cultivation of presence and character strengths and is proven to enhance ‘flourishing’,  sustainable health and performance

We lead a variety of spaces internationally, from bespoke foundational trainings to masterclasses and intensives on mindfulness and character strengths, sustainable leadership and team development, online and in person. We support The Flourishing Circle Community to make the flourishing practice sustainable, so that people can thrive for life.

Our team members have all trained directly with Dr Ryan M. Niemiec and the VIA Institute on Character and other prestigious organizations. We all practice mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition and are students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world’s most respected mindfulness teachers. Together we bring decades of experience in mindfulness and character strengths practice as a foundation for living and working well. Together, we pool our strengths to advance mindfulness and character strengths practice for thriving corporate environments.

Meet the Core Team

Our team members’ appearance order follows alphabetical order

Clara Garcias, MPsy

Associate
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Born in Barcelona, Clara is a trainer, consultant, educational psychologist, and organizational coach with a passion for social empowerment. She helps people and organizations build their capacities, evolve holistically, and flourish. Since 2011, Clara leads empowerment and skills-based workshops for organizations, schools, institutions, and companies in East Africa and internationally.  Living between Kampala, Uganda, and Barcelona, Clara’s working languages are English, Swahili, Spanish, and Catalan.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education & Psychology, Universitat Ramon LLull, Barcelona
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology (Awarded), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Psychotherapist specialized in Family constellations, Kuunganisha Institut, Kenya
  • Clinical Integrated Hypnotherapy, Ekaa Foundation, India
  • Regression Therapy, Tasso Institute, Netherlands
  • NLP Coach and Trainer, Institut Gestalt, Barcelona
  • Systemic Coaching, Institut Gestalt, Barcelona
  • Mindfulness Practitioner in the Plum Village tradition
  • Board member, The Kobo Trust Foundation, Kenia
  • Managing Director, Clara Garcias Counseling & Consulting
  • Partner, Gallifa & Partner LLC, Switzerland
  • Managing Partner, The Flourishing Circle

Lutz Hempel, MBA

Associate
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Born in Germany, Lutz helps people and organizations become more conscious, whole, naturally agile and resonant. He brings more than 20 years of experience in management consulting. Passionate about resonant collaboration and mindfulness in work and life, Lutz works with teams and leaders to help them to connect, learn and thrive, incorporating character strengths practice, music and business improvisation. Living outside of Basel, Switzerland, Lutz’s working languages are German and English.

  • MBA, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Chartered Certified Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) Practitioner
  • Member, Network for Mindful Business (leader of Basel regional group)
  • Team member at Centre for Mindfulness Basel
  • Founder, Groovin’ Organization
  • Companion, les enfants terribles school and community for good New Work
  • Certified Consultant, The Leadership Circle Profile
  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Flourishing Circle

Nguyen Thi Thuy Nga, MA

Programme Manager
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Nga is a software developer and a clinical psychology master student. Born and raised in Vietnam, Nga came to France for her studies in 2010 and lives there ever since. She has been practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh since 2012 and wish to bring the mindfulness practice to her psychotherapy practice. Her working languages are English, French and Vietnamese.

  • MA in Computer Science, University La Rochelle, France
  • BA in Psychology, University Paris 8, France
  • Member of the Order of Interbeings in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

Tan Tran, MBA

Owner & CEO
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In 2008, when working as a leadership consultant, Tan began to be in touch with the mindfulness practices in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh after a significant personal multi-crisis. Since then, he has been studying, practicing, and sharing mindfulness in this tradition and lately including other mindfulness approaches, such as MBSR, SIY, MBSP. Naturally, Tan combines mindfulness practices with his professional role as a leadership consultant since 2008 and has shared this approach with many individuals and organizations, including United Nations, General Electric, Salesforce, Heineken, L’Oreal, and Manulife. He has also translated books on mindfulness & leadership by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Otto Scharmer, and Robert K. Greenleaf. Currently, Tan lives at a mindfulness practice collective house in France with his companion and friends. Tan speaks Vietnamese, English, French, and Norwegian.

  • MBA in Strategy and Leadership,  Norwegian University of Life Science Business School
  • Certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Emotional Intelligence, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
  • Certified teacher level 1 of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Strength Practice by the VIA Institute on Character
  • Member, the Order of Interbeing
  • Certified coach by the American Board of NLP and Hypnosis
  • Management member of Association pour le Développement de la Mindfulness
  • Owner & CEO, The Flourishing Circle

Jaume Gallifa, MBA

Advisory Board Member
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Born in Barcelona, with a background in Applied Economics and IT leadership, Jaume specializes in transformational change and flourishing. Project and quality management professional and certified leadership coach, Jaume has led many large-scale international enterprise programs and project rescue situations. Passionate about building communities of practice, Jaume is an insightful expert and practitioner of sustainable leadership, Zen flourishing coaching, mindfulness, and character strengths. Living in Lausanne, Switzerland, Jaume’s working languages are English, French, Spanish, and Catalan.

  • MBA in Economics, Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona
  • Master Coach in Leadership and Communication
  • Chartered Certified Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) Lead Practitioner
  • Self-Leadership Lecturer, HEG Geneva School of Business Administration
  • Founding member, Mindfulness Practice Centre, Lausanne
  • Owner, Managing Director, Gallifa & Partner LLC
  • Associate, Board Member, and Managing Partner, SHIFT
  • Member, Order of Interbeing
  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Flourishing Circle

Mauricio Campos

Associate
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Mauricio (Mauri) specializes in connecting people and organizations to support their ‘outer’ transformation & their ‘inner’ growth. He brings a multi-faceted background with 20+ years experience in Pharma & Healthcare & 10+ years coaching experience working in the development of organizations, leaders & teams. Living in Basel, Switzerland, Mauri’s working languages are English & Spanish.

  • Systems Engineer, Universidad Tecnologica Nacional Buenos Aires
  • Global Executive MBA, IE Business School
  • Integral & Systemic Coach
  • ICF PCC Certified
  • EMCC Senior Team Coach Certified
  • Yoga & Pranayama & Meditation Instructor

Orlaith O’Sullivan, BA, PhD

Advisory Board Member
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Born in Dublin, Orlaith specializes in practical mindfulness solutions and building happier communities. Experienced in strategic change management and communication, she is passionate about creating innovative practices that meet us just where we are. She teaches internationally on making happiness a habit. Studying in the Plum Village tradition for over 20 years, she is known for blending poetry and practice, developing programmes for children and teens and creating sanctuaries of rest for adults. Orlaith is an award-winning author. Living in Dublin, Ireland, Orlaith’s working language is English.

  • PhD in English Literature, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Chartered Certified Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) Practitioner
  • Adviser, The World Happiness Festival
  • Steering Group for Education, The Mindfulness Initiative (UK)
  • Founding member, The Community of Contemplative Education (Mind & Life Europe)
  • Founder, Orlaith O’Sullivan PhD: Mindfulness Training & Consultancy
  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Flourishing Circle
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