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A community-based approach to life coaching. 

Live group sessions designed by experts to tackle life’s challenges and live aligned with what matters most.

"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

Feeling stressed, burned out, or tired?

You have the ingredients to live a happy life: a decent job, close friends, and good health. But deep down, something isn’t right. Daily stressors, burnout, and exhaustion can get in the way of living our best lives.

Kindred Minds is a membership to tackle the roots of these problems. We utilize evidence-backed techniques and the power of community to manage life’s stressors, uncover your deepest self, and reach goals to live your best life.  

Your Membership Includes:

Regular live sessions with your cohort:
Live sessions are the heartbeat of Kindred Minds. Every other week, you will meet with your cohort of 10 and a trained facilitator to connect, learn, and discuss a core topic designed by a coach/therapist with domain expertise. The best part: your cohort doesn’t change, allowing you to really connect with your group of 10.

Expert-developed lessons & exercises:
In preparation for every live session, you'll spend 30-45 minutes working through an expert-developed exercise that will teach you a core concept for your mental health toolkit.

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.

Membership costs $149/month and requires a 3-month commitment as you will be placed within a cohort of 8-10 others for that time period.

What Makes Us Different

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An actionable curriculum rooted in science

Our structured approach makes learning more effective and actionable. We integrate frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic therapy, and mindfulness. All of our sessions & exercises are designed by licensed therapists and led by trained peer facilitators.

  • 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 with building your mental health. 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
Kindred Minds is for people who feel...
Disconnected or unsettled

You feel unmotivated and just not excited to take on the day. You know life can be better but it's hard to pull yourself out of this frustrating state of being where you just don't feel like doing much.

Stressed out and exhausted

You are overwhelmed with too many things on your plate. You get anxious just thinking about it. By the evening comes around, you are just exhausted and looking to things like Netflix, unhealthy food, and desserts to help you feel better.

Exploratory

You are on a quest to live your best life. You might not know exactly what that looks like. As a result, you’re open to learning and committing to different ideas and habits in this pursuit.

Try a free SESSION

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
What our members have to say

Intro Session Overview

In a world of constant stimulation, it's easy to get lost in the noise. At Kindred Minds, we focus on managing stress by learning about and implementing rigorously tested frameworks including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), embodiment, and mindfulness among others. Each session is designed to be interactive and all participants are asked to dial in with their videos on.

During this 1.5-hour session, we will focus on using ACT techniques to manage your stress patterns and handle strong emotions. By the end of the workshop, you will leave with:

  • A more robust understanding of emotions and how they manifest in your body.
  • Exposure to an ACT technique that can help you manage intense emotions.
  • A deeper sense of calm that you can take with you through the day
  • A set of commitments to specific actions and habits that will last far beyond the 1.5 hour session
Details

Price: Free*

Length: 1.5 hours

Location: Zoom

Once you sign up, you'll receive immediate access to an interactive, expert-developed exercise that will prepare you for the session.

*Note: we require a credit card on file to minimize no-shows. We ask that participants cancel or reschedule at least 8 hours in advance to avoid a $25 no-show fee.

Intro Session Agenda

Pre-session: expert developed exercise

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  • As soon as you sign up for the introductory session, you'll receive access to an interactive emotions tool that we developed and recommend exploring prior to the session. This tool will both intersect the topic that will be discussed and will be a great resource for check-ins.

10 min: opening rituals & Intros

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  • During the opening rituals, we remind members of our core guidelines that help everyone get the most out of our time together. We then go around the Zoom room introducing ourselves.

10 min: Meditation

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  • We will do a short meditation together focused on the workshop's topic, listening to our body.

10 min: Discuss excerpt on Naming your Emotions

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  • We share a short excerpt on the powerful research on how getting granular in naming our emotions throughout the day has been neuro-scientifically proven to reduce the intensity of the emotions.

20 min: Check-ins

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  • Check-ins are core to Kindred Minds. We create space for group members to share what's feeling alive for them. By doing so, we are able to slow down, check in with ourselves, and open up to the group.

3 min: short break

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  • We ask that all of our participants stay present during the session. As such, we create a short break where participants can take a break, check their phones, go to the restroom, etc.

40 min: Journaling & Group discussion

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  • We share a prompt about naming emotions for the group to reflect and journal on. After a few minutes of individual journaling, we invite members to share their reflections and discuss insights with one another.

7 min: closing rituals and next steps

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  • We wrap up by telling members more about Kindred Minds and how they can get more involved if they'd like. We close the session by taking three deep breaths together.

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

About Your Facilitator: Yash Kothari

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.

The Mindfull experience where we explore questions around success, self-acceptance, and connection.
How it works
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TRY A FREE SESSION

Register and join a free, 90-minute introductory session to experience the power of the Kindred Minds model yourself.

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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 have the option to join new cohorts focused on specific topics to achieve your goals.

Sign up now
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.

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.

Meet Our Experts

Meet the experts behind the Kindred Minds coaching curiculum.
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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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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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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Joe Greenstein
Life 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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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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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 mindfulness in everyday life, as well as a meditation practice that I have come to cherish. 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 a meditation practice, 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 help with my practice, 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 cohort-based membership with virtual group sessions held every other week to manage mental health and explore life’s more significant questions. We hope to build an experience that leaves people feeling more aligned and connected with themselves and others. We prioritize community over everything else. When you sign up for membership, you will join a cohort of 8-10 other people along with a facilitator and will meet twice a month for 3-month increments.

Throughout our program, you'll learn about evidence-backed frameworks to manage stress and anxiety, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),  Somatic Therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. By the time you complete your first three months, our hope is that you've built meaningful relationships with people in your cohort and cultivated a deeper sense of meaning for yourself.

How Do I sign up?

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To sign up, you must first attend an introductory experience. This gives you an opportunity to experience Kindred Minds for yourself before signing up. Cohort-based learning requires a commitment to show up and invest in the community. It isn’t for everyone which is why we require you to try out an introductory session before becoming a member. 

Memberships are opening in Summer of 2022, so join an introductory experience now to learn more, experience it yourself, and get early access to become a member.

ARE THE LIVE SESSIONS GROUP LIFE COACHING?

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Kindred Minds takes a new approach to coaching, integrating asynchronous learning, community building and discussion-based live sessions, and 1:1 exercises with peers in your cohort. The integrated approach offers an alternative, new way to deepen your sense of identity, connect with others, and live your best life.

Live sessions aren’t structured like a typical coaching or group coaching session as our facilitators are not life coaches. Instead, our trained facilitators are experts at facilitating important, and meaningful conversations that dovetail with the coach/therapist developed curriculum and topic for that week’s theme. The asynchronous learning and 1:1 sessions also complement and solidify the learning. This 360 approach to coaching ensures that you are both growing intellectually, socially, and spiritually when you are a member of Kindred Minds. 

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 by grounding ourselves through a short meditation. This is followed by KM Check-Ins which aims to build deeper connection and vulnerability amongst the group. We then dive deep into the topic for the session by reflecting on our learnings and discussing how it applies in our lives. We leave with clear takeaways and actions that 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 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 taking care of their mental health.

Kindred Minds is open to all who believe in our shared values of basic goodness, intentionality, and connectedness.

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

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After you attend a free introductory experience, you will have the option to sign up for a membership which is $99/month.

The membership requires a 3-month commitment as you will be placed within a cohort of 8-10 others for that time period. The membership includes 2 live sessions/month, 2 expert-developed exercises/months, coffee chats & prompts, free access to quarterly workshops, and access to our online community.