You have the ingredients to live a happy life: a decent job, close friends, and good health. But deep down, something isn’t right. Deadlines, 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.
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.
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 is $149/month and requires a three-month commitment.
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.
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.
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.
You feel unmotivated and are 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. You resonate with words like: tired, unsettled, languishing, blah.
You have too many things on your plate. You get anxious just thinking about it. By the time evening comes around, you are exhausted. You seek more space for intentionality, rest, and reflection in your life.
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.
Complete the online questionnaire so we can match you with an optimal 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete The Mindfull Application to reflect on your goals and share why you would be a good fit for the program.
Schedule a free 15 min 1:1 consultation so we can get to know you and answer any questions you might have.
Sign up for the 12-week program before seats run out and get started with a group of 8-10 other like-minded individuals.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
What is Kindred Minds?
At Kindred Minds, we are creating a refreshed, community-based approach to life coaching to help you build deeper self-awareness and equip you with frameworks 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. Above all else, Kindred Minds provides you the space to pause, intentionally reflect, and deeply connect with an intimate community of 8-10 other peers who are on a similar journey to you.
ARE THE LIVE SESSIONS GROUP LIFE COACHING?
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.
How Do I sign up?
To sign up, complete the online questionnaire, select your preferred cohort start date & time, and complete your first month's payment of $49. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is this a replacement for therapy?
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?
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?
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?
Membership is $149, risk-free. If you attend both sessions for your first month and don’t have a stellar experience, we’ll refund your money, and you won’t be required to finish the 3-month program.
The membership requires a 3-month commitment as you will be placed within a cohort of 8-10 others for that period of time. The membership includes live sessions held every other week, access to the expert-developed exercises, free, and access to our online community.