Christian’s captivating and uplifting speeches are unique:
he converges his own enthralling ‘story’ with key themes of leadership and entrepreneurship. Through storytelling, Christian is able to connect with audiences on an emotional level and bring to life his conviction that mindful, entrepreneurial behaviour is needed in every business.
Reasoning, Meaning and Purpose
He shares his very personal journey, from diagnoses with a malignant brain tumour, to his decision to spend several months in a remote, isolated mountain monastery in Bhutan, where he meditated in isolation for 100 days until he fully recovered. There he cultivated ancient Tibetan mediations and learnt about mindfulness. Christian brings to life the passion, determination and open-mindedness needed to achieve remarkable things. He makes a strong impact, igniting the audience with a ‘can do’ spirit coupled with the tools and habits to ‘make it happen’.
Here are some of messages woven into his story:
> Talent. Not Capital
Bonding talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and further evolution in the 21st century. This means we must rethink the role of leadership, of ‘ready-made’ leadership capital, to proactively seek out, engage and develop people’s potential and talent.
> Zones of Stillness
We must introduce ‘zones of stillness’ within the organisation. Where employees and their teams reflect on fear, prohibiting the psychological pain from carrying over into tomorrow.
> We assume that thinking will solve our problems
But we have not yet adequately delved into the definition of exactly what ‘thinking’ is. As long as we think by patterns, ideals and rituals, this kind of thinking will.
> Today’s organisations shall learn how to deal with the unknown and uncertainty
In order to initiate an ‘organisational rethink’, we must first question how we have previously thought, considering patterns of thought and perception.
> We never question the problem of dependency
We always seek some kind of security, dependency rather than independence. The question is: can we actually release the mind from dependency? We must learn to overcome loneliness, to strengthen our inner stability and inner resolve.
> Why do we accumulate knowledge?
Why are we accumulating wealth such as prestige, image, property, money, position and knowledge? Because we are convinced that we must rely on a sense of material security . It is only when we have little inner security that we seek to gain this kind of material security, but in in doing so we devalue our achievements and ourselves.