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A more affordable, group-based approach to 1:1 coaching. 

Live group sessions + exercises designed by experts to help you live with greater intention.

"For the last 10 years, I have taught students at Harvard how to become more authentic individuals through self-awareness and self-acceptance. Kindred Minds seems to have been able to capture this essence and open it up to the world."
Scott Snook
Professor, Harvard University

Live with greater intention and clarity.

Many of us want to live a life that's aligned with who we really are, but life gets in the way. We get busy, add new priorities, get tired, and ultimately lose control of our time.

Kindred Minds is an expert-developed membership that helps you retake control of your life and live with greater alignment. Through community, accountability, and expertise, we offer a structured space to reflect, slow down, and prioritize what's important to you.

Your Membership Includes:

90-minute sessions with a cohort of 8-12 others, every other week:
Live sessions are the heartbeat of Kindred Minds. Every other week, you will virtually meet with your cohort of 8-10 peers and a trained facilitator to connect, learn, and reflect on a topic designed by a team of expert coaches.

Expert-developed lessons & exercises:
In preparation for every live session, you'll spend 30-45 minutes working through an expert-developed exercise and structured reflection that will help you reorient to your values and priorities.

One-on-Ones:
After every session, you will be paired with another member in your cohort for a one-on-one. During the one-on-one, we share guiding questions to cement learnings and create space to deepen connections with one another.

Online Community:
As a member, you’ll have access to our online community, where you can connect with other members, participate in additional structured reflections, share resources, and participate in live workshops.

Kindred Minds Membership costs $149 per month*. Cancel anytime.
*Compared to traditional 1:1 coaching, which often costs $150-250 or more per hour.

What Makes Us Different

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An actionable curriculum developed by Experts

We partnered with a diverse set of licensed coaches and learning experts to build out our curiculum. We use frameworks like Wheel of Life, Reflected Best Self ExerciseTM, Eulogy Exercise, and The Enneagram, among others, to deepen your self-awareness, identify areas you want to nurture in life, and provide tactical structures and frameworks to achieve your goals.

  • Each cohort is capped at 10 members
  • Active, discussion based learning personal to your circumstances
  • No one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust
  • 3-4 live sessions exclusively focused on cultivating connection amongst the group
  • Regular 1:1 coffee chats with another group member
An intimate community of peers to learn from

Having a group of others where you can be at ease and share your most vulnerable thoughts is core to building a meaningful learning experience. Each cohort is capped at 10 members and no one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust.

  • Each cohort is capped at 10 members
  • Active, discussion based learning personal to your circumstances
  • No one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust
  • 3-4 live sessions exclusively focused on cultivating connection amongst the group
  • Regular 1:1 coffee chats with another group member
Accountability to ensure follow-through

It can be hard to stay on track alone. We use social accountability and time-bound sessions & exercises to make sure you learn and implement the insights you signed up for.

  • Each cohort is capped at 10 members
  • Active, discussion based learning personal to your circumstances
  • No one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust
  • 3-4 live sessions exclusively focused on cultivating connection amongst the group
  • Regular 1:1 coffee chats with another group member

At any time when a disciple...is recollecting the Sangha [his spiritual community], his mind is not overcome with passion, not overcome with aversion, not overcome with delusion. His mind heads straight, based on the Sangha.
The Buddha, from the Mahatma Sutta
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How it works
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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

Complete the online questionnaire so we can match you with an optimal cohort.

After completing, you'll be invited to a short 15-minute phone consultation.

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JOIN YOUR FIRST COHORT

Join a virtual, 6-session onboarding program with a group of 8-10 others. This expert-developed program will deepen your self-awareness and define your goals.

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ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Continue your journey with Kindred Minds. After 3-months, you'll continue into our Master Track, learning new concepts and frameworks and going even deeper with your cohort. You'll be well on your way to your best life.

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Meet Our Experts

Meet the experts behind the Kindred Minds coaching curiculum.
Yash Kothari
Founder & CEO

Yash has spent the last 7 years facilitating workshops and meaningful group experiences for people from all walks of life including executives, families, founders, students, and more. He focuses on using mindfulness (trained in insight-based techniques) and other science-backed modalities to help people uncover personal insights and live their best lives.

At Kindred Minds he has led and facilitated hundreds of sessions, creating space for vulnerability and deep inner connection. At The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Yash learned under Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, and Stewart D. Friedman, the founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program and Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project.

His past work includes working with clients featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal.

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Noah Teitelbaum
Learning Expert

Noah's work in training, learning, and education has spanned 20 years. He's built award-winning e-learning courses, written teaching books, run education nonprofits and businesses, trained teachers, and taught people ages 9 to 89. ​His expertise makes learning meaningful and engaging.

​He also does small-business and executive coaching. As a coach, he addresses issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure an inclusive, culturally-relevant learning program. He's invested in mentees' success and lovingly pushes them to meet their goals.


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Catherine Pao
Leadership Coach

Catherine is a certified holistic leadership coach who focuses on cultivating inner leadership. She helps bring conscious intentionality to executives and teams through management leadership trainings, group coaching, and 1:1 coaching. She's coached leaders and teams from Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Nerdwallet, Nextdoor, HackerOne, Github, and other various startups.

Catherine believes that coming alive is the most meaningful gift you can give to yourself and the world around you. She is deeply motivated to help others come alive so they can fully feel the magic of being alive.

She's a certified professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-300). Learn more about Catherine.

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Yash Kothari
Founder & CEO

Yash has spent the last 7 years facilitating workshops and meaningful group experiences for people from all walks of life including executives, families, founders, students, and more. He focuses on using mindfulness (trained in insight-based techniques) and other science-backed modalities to help people uncover personal insights and live their best lives.

At Kindred Minds he has led and facilitated hundreds of sessions, creating space for vulnerability and deep inner connection. At The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Yash learned under Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, and Stewart D. Friedman, the founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program and Wharton’s Work/Life Integration Project.

His past work includes working with clients featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal.

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Noah Teitelbaum
Learning Expert

Noah's work in training, learning, and education has spanned 20 years. He's built award-winning e-learning courses, written teaching books, run education nonprofits and businesses, trained teachers, and taught people ages 9 to 89. ​His expertise makes learning meaningful and engaging.

​He also does small-business and executive coaching. As a coach, he addresses issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure an inclusive, culturally-relevant learning program. He's invested in mentees' success and lovingly pushes them to meet their goals.


...read more
Catherine Pao
Leadership Coach

Catherine is a certified holistic leadership coach who focuses on cultivating inner leadership. She helps bring conscious intentionality to executives and teams through management leadership trainings, group coaching, and 1:1 coaching. She's coached leaders and teams from Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Nerdwallet, Nextdoor, HackerOne, Github, and other various startups.

Catherine believes that coming alive is the most meaningful gift you can give to yourself and the world around you. She is deeply motivated to help others come alive so they can fully feel the magic of being alive.

She's a certified professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-300). Learn more about Catherine.

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Lulu Cheng
Executive Coach

Lulu Cheng coaches leaders and founders who are mission-driven, product-focused, and human first. As a writer, illustrator, and performer, her creative work explores identity and belonging, often through a humorous lens. Her work has been published in Hyphen, Slant'd, Quartz, and by Nomadic Press.

Lulu has also helped scale some of the most beloved consumer software products in the world at Pinterest and Dropbox. Representation and inclusion, especially in the workplace, matter deeply to her. Learn more about Lulu.

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Joe Greenstein
Founder & Coach

Joe Greenstein is the co-founder of Leaders in Tech. Through Leaders in Tech, Joe has extensive experience in building an experience and environment that fosters vulnerability, connection, and personal transformation. In his program, participants engage in candid dialogue in a confidential setting where they can drop the salesmanship and speak openly. In the process, participants forge deep relationships they can rely for the rest of their careers.

Outside of Leaders in Tech, Joe helps advise and coach over 60 different executives, helping them build culturally healthy organizations and avoid burnout.

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Sarah Hakani
Learning Expert

Sarah Zarina Hakani is a South-Asian, Shi’a Ismaili Muslim from Atlanta, whose work focuses on the de- and re-construction of identity in the context of reclaiming the self as independent of but directly informed by the systems and structures that possess it. She has a background in Neuroscience, which she applies to better rooting and understanding her ever-evolving esotericism.

During her Masters in Education, Technology and Innovation from Harvard, Sarah explored how creation can serve as a tool for learning and innovation, particularly for marginalized folks to rewrite their interactions with the world. Currently, she works as a Product Manager at Bocoup, an inclusive technology firm that focuses on accessibility and making tech spaces safer for the most marginalized. She is also a visual artist with residencies coming up at The Anderson Center & SVA, and co-founded Reconstructed Magazine, a space that uplifts queer, Black, and Shi’a Muslims, navigating their own ever-evolving faith practices through creation.


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Josh Lavine
Enneagram Coach

Josh Lavine is an Enneagram and life coach and also founded Myelin Grove -- a coaching and education company that helps high-impact, mission-driven humans become leaders that make humanity kinder, wiser, and more sustainable for 7+ generations down the line. 

In all of his work, he cares about ushering in a revolution in our collective way of being — one that embraces a developmental lens, honors inner work as much as outer achievements, and champions love, planetary harmony, and the deepening of our consciousness. 

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Session Sneak Peek

Our expert-developed membership incorporates content, best practices, reflections, and rigorous session plans to ensure members get the most out of their experience. See below for a sneak peek of the learning objectives, session pre-work, and session plans for a few of our first sessions.

Example Session 1: The Wheel of Life

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  • Pre-work: Sign up for our member app, review KM commitments & core values, complete the Wheel of Life intake
  • Live session learning objectives:
    1. Reflect on your current satisfaction on several life dimensions and clarify which area of your life you would like to focus most on
    2. Understand your blockers in this area and come up with clear insights that will help you move forward on this dimension
    3. Understand & feel a deeper sense of connection to the group and the space that is being built
  • Session plan:
    1. Introduction to opening rituals
    2. If you really knew me icebreaker with the group
    3. Introduction to the facilitator and their role
    4. Wheel of Life breakout groups
    5. Closing rituals

example Session 2: Empathetic Listening

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  • Pre-work: Watch a TED talk on listening, learn about the 3 levels of listening, biweekly reflection
  • Live session learning objectives:
    1. Learn and apply three levels of listening to become a more empathetic listener
    2. Ask powerful questions to help others with self-discovery
  • Session plan:
    1. Opening rituals
    2. Listening check-ins
    3. Revisiting the Wheel of Life with a powerful questioning lens
    4. Group debrief
    5. Closing rituals

example session 3: Core Values

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  • Pre-work: Complete core values + reflected best self reflection, biweekly reflection
  • Live session learning objectives:
    1. Surface and explicitly state a specific set of strongly-held core beliefs/values that currently define who you are
    2. Articulate a clear plan on how to more effectively honor those values in your day-to-day
    3. Practice effective listening and peer coaching skills to help peers unpack insights for themselves
  • Session plan:
    1. Opening rituals
    2. Drawing your core values coat of arms
    3. Breakout group: Solidifying the ranking of your core values
    4. Breakout group: Translating your core values into an action plan
    5. Group debrief
    6. Closing rituals

example session 4: Connection & Accountability

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  • Pre-work: Schedule and complete your 1:1, review frameworks for effective goal setting, self reflection on accountability
  • Live session learning objectives:
    1. Deepen connection and comfort with the group through fun and improv
    2. Deep-dive into your motivations and tools to set effective goals, and understand how and when it may be necessary to adjust or modify your goals based on roadblocks, challenges, or new findings.
    3. Improve peer coaching skills through effective listening, pattern-recognition, and empathetic feedback
  • Session plan:
    1. Opening rituals
    2. Improv games!
    3. Breakout group: Review effective goal setting and update commitment
    4. Group debrief
    5. Closing rituals

How it works

1

Complete The Mindfull Application to reflect on your goals and share why you would be a good fit for the program.

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Schedule a free 15 min 1:1 consultation so we can get to know you and answer any questions you might have.

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Sign up for the 12-week program before seats run out and get started with a group of 8-10 other like-minded individuals.

Accountability to ensure follow-through

It can be hard to stay on track with building your mental health. We create multiple layers of accountability to make sure you learn and implement the insights you signed up for:

  • Social accountability - you make a commitment not only to yourself but to the group
  • Clear expectations - every week, we clearly outline what success looks like
  • Time-bound sessions and exercises - each program follows a strict schedule. Members are asked to keep up to make the most of the program

94%

Kindred Minds 3-Month Completion Rate
vs. 7% completion rate of self-paced courses

Deepen your meditation practice

Self awareness and intention are the cornerstones to living our best lives. And meditation is a powerful tool for us to understand who we really are. In addition to an optional daily meditation schedule, we use a social habit tracker outside of our weekly sessions to help keep you accountable.

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Kin, our social habit tracker

From your bedroom, living room, or conference room, attend from anywhere.

After your first session, it's less than $25 per 1.5 hour session*.

*For those who cannot afford it, we are happy to work with you to come up with an individualized payment plan.

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The Sangha Experience

Over time, we have learned how to create space that enables meaningful connection and a deeper look at ourselves. Our weekly sessions, structured curriculum, and meditation tools serve as the bedrock of the Sangha experience.

Weekly sessions to go deeper

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The key component of the Sangha experience is the 1.5 hour weekly check-in. What makes Sangha unique is a determined focus on intimacy and commitment. Every week, you see the same small group of people every week, enabling deeper, more meaningful connection.

Structured curriculum that makes it simpler

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Each Sangha program is inspired by a time-old framework that serves as a base point for us to delve deeper. For instance, we may explore our life through the lens of the Hero's Journey Framework. Or we may use Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path to better understand our path.

Meditation tools to help further your practice

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Every morning, you will receive a daily meditation from one of the world's leading meditation instructors including Tara Brach, David Ji, and others. In addition to this, we will track our daily practice and progress using a social habit tracker app to help you build, or deepen, your practice.

The Noble Eightfold Path, one of the frameworks we use at Sangha.
Many members have seen success with Kindred Minds
"Kindred Minds has added such a rich dynamic to my life! It has helped me develop a deeper connection to my life and provided accountability for me to build habits that help me live my best life. I'd absolutely recommend Kindred Minds to anyone looking to find a deeper meaning in life, as well as building connections with like minded people!"
Jesse Klein
Kindred Minds Member since June 2020
"In addition to helping me build habits to live in alignment with my core values, Kindred Minds has been particularly valuable in creating a space for deep and vulnerable connection. I now have a community of others who I can turn to not just for accountability, but bigger questions about life."
Joe M.
Kindred Minds Member since October 2020

FAQ

What is Kindred Minds?

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Kindred Minds is a monthly membership for a highly-structured and more affordable group-based approach to life coaching. Our program helps you build deeper self-awareness, connect with like-minded others, regularly pause and reflect on your life, and equip you with frameworks and accountability to become a better version of yourself. 

We use frameworks like Wheel of Life, Reflected Best Self ExerciseTM, Eulogy Exercise, and The Enneagram, among others, to deepen your self-awareness, identify areas you want to nurture in life, and provide tactical structures and frameworks to achieve your goals.

How is Kindred minds different than traditional 1:1 coaching?

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Kindred Minds takes a new approach to traditional coaching, integrating asynchronous learning, discussion-based live sessions, and 1:1 exercises with peers in your cohort. The integrated approach enables a deepened sense of identity, connection with others, and insights into how to live your best life.

Tactically, our sessions are more structured than traditional coaching sessions. Each session will cover a particular topic and framework that our expert coaches have designed. The topics are broad enough to be applicable to everyone, yet crisp and structured enough that you'll walk away from each session with new, applicable insights.

Finally, we are more affordable than traditional 1:1 coaching, which often runs $150-$200 per hour. At Kindred Minds, you'll receive 5-6 hours of structured reflection through live sessions and asynchronous learning each month for only $149.

How Do I sign up?

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To sign up, complete the online questionnaire, select your preferred cohort start date & time, and complete your first month's payment of $149. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at team@kindredminds.com.

Is this a replacement for therapy? 

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Kindred Minds is not a replacement for clinical therapy or a substitute for professional treatment. However, many of our members have found that our programs have helped them manage their mental health. 

We like to think of ourselves as group fitness for mental health. You typically go to a fitness class to build strength, resilience, and endurance for whatever physical challenges life throws your way. In a similar way, Kindred Minds helps you build emotional and mental muscles that will help you live a  grounded, resilient life. 

What is the typical flow of a session? 

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Our sessions are built on three pillars: connection, reflection, and intention.

We start with Check-Ins, which aim to build deeper connection and vulnerability amongst the group. This is a space for you to share whatever is on your mind.

We then dive deep into the topic for the session by reflecting on our learnings and discussing how it applies to our lives. Depending on the session, we may do group-based activities or breakout into groups of 2-3, where each person will get more space to reflect on the topic. We leave with clear takeaways and actions we'd like to implement to improve our day-to-day going forward.

Who will the other members in my cohort be?

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​​We are a community of curious seekers on a quest to live a meaningful life. We are looking for a deep connection. And we are working towards being the best version of ourselves. The others in your group share a similar commitment to building a more mindful life and a passion for caring for their mental health.

The average age of our members is 22-40 years old. That said, Kindred Minds is open to all who believe in our shared values of basic goodness, intentionality, and connectedness. Before joining a cohort, you will complete an application and a phone consult. This process is in place to ensure that all members who join a cohort understand the commitment and confidentiality requirements to create a safe and vulnerable space for all members.

How much does the membership cost? What does it include?

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The membership costs $149/month. We suggest joining with the intention to stay at least 3-months as you will be placed within a cohort of 8-10 others for that time period. The membership includes live sessions held every other week, access to expert-developed exercises, structured 1:1s with a member of your cohort, and access to our online community.

What happens if I Join and find this program isn't for me?

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No worries! If this program isn't for you, we'd much rather you be able to invest your time & money into something that serves you best. You can cancel your membership anytime through our membership portal.