Mindlead Institut

The core content of our coachings & trainings ist the Salzburg Awareness Model (SAM), which was developed by the authors in cooperation with Dr. Britta Hölzel, Germany’s most renowned mindfulness researcher (at Harvard Medical School, Charité Berlin, among others) and has been successfully used for several years. Neuroscientific findings, well-founded psychological concepts and contemporary approaches to mindfulness, executive coaching and organizational development are combined and form a coherent, easy-to-understand model.

In our interventions, leaders and employees receive all necessary didactical tools and many practical tips, in order to convey mindfulness in business everyday life entertainingly and brainfriendly. The Salzburg Awareness Model clearly shows what stress, flow and mindfulness cause in our brain and how corresponding techniques affect presence, concentration, creativity, empathy and other parameters. Our own modules cover opportunities for in-depth study such as Mindlead Institut, team and organizational development.

The interventions contain working materials, such as a „mindfulness canvas“, which depicts essential statements in an appealing way, exercise instructions, illustrations for visualization, concrete examples from everyday life, etc.

Thanks to their many years’ experience as management consultants, organizational developers, coaches and mindfulness teachers, the trainer speak the language of the target group and know their way of thinking, concerns and priorities.

Some elements of the Salzburg Awareness Model (SAM)

Esther & Johannes Narbeshuber

Esther Narbeshuber, M.A. MBA,

management consultant, MBA in growth management, certified coach (European Business School). Partner at Mindlead Institut Salzburg, teaching trainer at the course “Trainer for Mindfulness in Organizations”. Studied in Paris, Berkeley, Berlin. Guest lecturer at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship. MBSR training at Arbor in cooperation with the „Center for Mindfulness“ at the University of Massachusetts. Further training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Gilligan and Otto Scharmer. Professional stations at Daimler AG, dm-drogerie markt, McKinsey, Unesco. Working languages German and English. Since 2007 teaching and consulting. Married, 2 sons. Lives in Salzburg.

Development of organizations & start ups

  • Mindfulness and generative coaching as an impulse for personality development
  • Coaching & learning journeys and mindful leadership as elements of leadership development
  • Business Creation
  • Support for start ups
  • Theory U as a driver of organizational development
  • Vision and mission statements
  • Business-oriented management development

Mag. Johannes Narbeshuber, MBA

Partner and board member of Trigon Development Consultants, a consulting firm with 6 regional offices and 45 partners in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Business psychologist, management consultant, organizational developer, MBA in growth management.
Chairman of the board of the Austrian Federal Association for Mindfulness. Member of the Presidium of the Austrian Coaching Council (ACC), teaching and senior coach of the DBVC, member of the DBVC quality conference, head of the Trigon coaching courses in Vienna and Cologne. With Trigon since 2003. 10 years’ experience as entrepreneur and manager, developed one business unit to market leader in the German-speaking area. International teaching and consulting activities in the working languages German, English, French, Spanish. Married, father of 2 sons. Lives in Salzburg.

Development of Organizations

  • Consultation on change, strategy and innovation processes
  • Support of management teams and sparring for management meetings
  • Vision and mission statements
  • Presencing
  • Learning journey
  • Story-Telling
  • Events for large groups
  • Employee and customer surveys as drivers of organizational development

Development of executive managers and teams

  • Business-oriented management development
  • Executive coaching, potential diagnostics, 360° feedback, business games and mindful leadership as elements of leadership development
  • Clear and appreciative communication, use of team roles, conflicts and rules as impulses for team development


High-Tech & Industry: e.g. AECOM, Agrana, Andritz, Commend, Frauenthal, Georg Fischer, Magna, Miele, Robert Bosch, SHT, Sirona, Skidata, Stabilo, Trumpf, voestalpine, Wacom
Commerce: e.g. ASPIAG, dm drogerie markt, Globus, Hervis, Metro, MPREIS, SES, SPAR
Health: z.B. GKH Havelhöhe, KABEG, Novartis, Roche Diagnostics, Klinikum Kempten, Sana Kliniken, Klinikum Stuttgart, Weleda, Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund
Financial Institutions: e.g. ABV, Commerzbank, Erste Group, GLS Bank, Grazer Wechselseitige, KPMG, Raiffeisen Bank International, Österreichische Nationalbank, Sparkasse Styria
Public Administration: z.B. Austrian Federal Chancellery, Austrian Accounting Agency, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Canton of Lucerne, Federal Government of Lower Austria, Swiss Federal Council, City of Graz, City of Zurich
Public Area: e.g. Austrian Chamber of Labour, BLS, Airport Vienna, Goethe University Frankfurt, GBH, Österreich Werbung, Paracelsus Medical University, University Tiflis
NGO: e.g. Amnesty Intl., Bertelsmann Stiftung, Demeter, Hohenfried, Lebenshilfe, Light for the World, Neustart, Rummelsberger Diakonie, SOS Kinderdorf Intl, VertretungsNetz


Dr. Britta Hölzel (Harvard, TUM)

Prof. Dan Siegel (Harvard, UCLA)

Prof. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Center for Mindfulness - UMass Medical School)

Matthias Horx (Zukunftsinstitut – Future Institute)

Prof. Otto Scharmer (MIT)


“Absolutely professional realization of the topic mindfulness and resilience in organizations.”

Carsten Pöschl, Head of Presales – SAP Cloud Solutions Middle and Eastern Europe, SAP SE

“As an executive, you should definitely treat yourself to this seminar.”

Christian Wolf, Managing Director, BAN – Sozialökonomische BetriebsgmbH

“I feel more productive and more relaxed about making decisions.”

Claudia Vega, International Sales Manager, astraia software gmbh

“After a good training I feel completely satisfied and enriched at the end. With a very good training I feel the wish to continue at the end. This was the case with Esther‘s and Johannes‘ training.”

Dietmar Wohnert, Managing Director, Think Y

“Complex issues were explained in a simple and convincing and communicated in a sustainable way. The topic has potential for promoting health, performance, fun and joint success in professional life.”

Dipl.-Ing. Architect Dieter Grömling, Head of Research Building and Infrastructure, Max Planck Institute

“The seminar is an excellent opportunity to approach the topic of mindfulness. It invites you to deepen your knowledge and gives practical and theoretical tips that are very well presented. For me two extremely valuable days, which brought about a new perspective.”

Dr. Kurt Oberholzer, Head of Communication, Chamber of Labour Salzburg

„A truly inspiring seminar!“

Dr. Silke Göddertz, Deutsche Telekom, Human Resources Development Change & Transformation

“The perfect trainer training – top-class and practiceoriented”

Elena Heitmann, IDEA-Consultants

“Great, how you bring mindfulness into the economy.“

Eva Hauler, Head of Corporate Analysis Holding, Erste Group Bank AG

“The seminar created the perfect environment for me to confirm already practiced actions and approaches and at the same time to learn new approaches and impulses.”

Florian Klaass, Head of Culture Marketing, Red Bull

“Thank you for this enriching, holistic approach to a present, fulfilled way of life and leadership.”

German Barona, Human Resources Management Organizational Development, Robert Bosch GmbH

“Thank you very much for this incredible dedication during the training. It was a fantastic start and I know that something great will grow out of it. I thank you for taking the initiative to bring these wonderful people together and for creating the space and the conditions that allowed us all to open up here and touch each other with our hearts. This value is priceless for all of us.”

Kirsten Wolff, MBSR Coach, Business Coach

“In the course Certified Trainer for Mindfulness in Organizations (MIO) I did not only receive a bouquet of suggestions, content and ideas, but also the skills and time to sow my own seeds and watch them grow. Thank you very much for this!“

Melanie Wohnert, Managing Director, Think Y

“The training was very enriching, for my own mindfulness practice but also for the further teaching of mindfulness in organizations or other settings.”

Nadine Richter, Vice President HR, TSystems International GmbH

“The door was opened to things within myself that I did not even know existed. The connection of mindfulness as a spiritual element in business and in everyday family life is great. Thank you, dear Esther and dear Johannes. With nobody else I could have better imagined this “education”, this learning.”

Sven-Michael Jansel, Managing Director, Edgelight GmbH

“Companies invest a lot in developing the methodological competence of their employees and managers. It is decisive on which ground these methods and trainings fall. The Mindful Leadership
training prepares this ground in a very professional and personal way. Mindful Leadership is the enabler for self-competence & leadership and is far more effective than the usual cascade of leadership and communication trainings”.

Wolfgang Jansen, Business Graduate, Director

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