Mindful Leadership Institute - About us

Günther Panke

  • Founder and CEO of the Mindful Leadership Institute
  • Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher
  • Mindfulness teacher, practitioner since 1979
  • MBSR teacher
  • Diploma in social sciences
  • Founder and CEO of seven successful enterprises in USA and Germany
  • CEO and owner of Panke Real Estate

Dr. Heike Mumm

  • Search Inside Yourself certified teacher 
  • MBSR Teacher
  • Authorised teacher for "Positive Neuroplasticity" by Rick Hanson (first authorisation in the EU)
  • Yoga Teacher (www.yoga-stressbewaeltigung.de)
  • Diplom Biologist (M.Sc.), since 1991 active as scientific contributor to German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beitrat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen WBGU), since 2005 Freelance

Ulrike Vött (MBA)

  • Search Inside Yourself Certified teacher
    Certified to teach in English and German
  • Certified Agile Coach & Design Thinking Coach
  • Senior Professional and Lead manager,
    bridging for impact innovation in the space of Sustainability, Education & Technology (Nokia, Microsoft, Bosch Stiftung and more)

Paul Habbel

  • Founder, Managing Director and Trainer at
    Lebendige Organisation GmbH
  • 20 years Chief Executive Officer at GAD GmbH, and first-mover transforming GAD GmbH into a Purpose Driven Organisation based on  democratised leadership and a deep learning process and culture 

Mounira Latrache

  • Search Inside Yourself Certified teacher
  • Systemic business coach & mentor
  • Founder and CEO of Connected Business (www.connected-b.com)
  • 15+ years at Google, Red Bull, BMW

Dr. Jochen von Wahlert

  • Medical Specialist, Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Managing Director & Medical Director Psychosomatic Clinic Bad Grönenbach
  • Management education & professional experience 
  • Consultant Organisational Development & Culture
  • Author around Healthy Leadership


Dr. Britta Hölzel

  • Guest Speaker
  • Psychologist & Neuro Scientist
  • MBSR Teacher
    (Center for Mindfulness, Worcester, USA - by Jon Kabat-Zinn)
  • Yoga Teacher
  • Scientific researcher striving to understand the neuronal mechanisms of mindfulness practices  

Markus Zeh

  • Search Inside Yourself Certified teacher
  • MBSR Teacher for the Medical Association (Landesärztekammer) Südwürttemberg & the Medical Association (Ärztekammer) Hessen  

Markus von der Lühe

  • International Business Leader with Start-Up & Corporate Background, including building Mobile Business in Silicon Valley 
  • Expert Digital Media & Transformation
  • Academic education in Social Sciences
  • Founder & CEO of the "Year of the Goat - the Digital Festival"

Lori Schwanbeck

  • Co-founder of Mindfulness Therapy Associates in San Francisco
  • Mindfulness based psycho-therapist
  • Coach & Trainer
  • Taught internationally for Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute San Francisco, including for Google, Tennis Australia, AP Plasman, Rotman School of Business 

Prof. Dr med. Angela Geissler

  • Head of Department Robert Bosch Hospital, Stuttgart
  • Zen leadership Trainer
  • FEBI Coach
  • MBSR Teacher
  • Zen & Mindfulness in hospitals