We make good teams grateful, by aligning personal passions with a company purpose.

When purpose becomes the drive, a company culture gets born, including a team, company mission, values, ethics, expectations, and goals. During this shift, you will discover deeper meaning, learn to grow through failure and stay resilient even in chaos.

It’s time to lead with compassion and rethink the corporate pyramid, furthermore start to become a leader driven by meaning instead of power.

We are there to support this shift! By combining the benefits of learning, coaching, and exercising into a clear program, we give leaders like you the right structure and tools to evolve your company and yourself.

Connecting through meaning.

We are aware that in today’s world, everything needs to be bigger, faster, cheaper and fancier to keep up with your competition. Only why? Is it just to keep the hamster wheel spinning, or is there a deeper meaning behind…

Why did you found your organisation? What is your purpose within your organisation? Why should your team believe in you? How aligned is your team with your values? What keeps you and your team motivated and happy? How do you deal with failer… and how about your team?

Together with you and your team, we will find the deeper meaning behind these answers. Furthermore, we will translate them into meaningful executable steps and actions for you and your team.

By blending different proven methods and approaches like self-compassion, mindful leadership, Scaling-up, NLP, Holacracy, TRE and more together.

First, two questions?

Are you ready to lead?

It takes real courage to choose people over profit, to stand up to a system that is committed to maintaining the status quo, and to be brave enough to own up to mistakes, doubts and shortcomings.

‘The courage to lead fundamentally means you’re willing to be open-minded, to consider that maybe, just maybe, the way you think the world works might be wrong…And just because everyone’s doing it, doesn’t mean it’s right.’

Are you willing to let go?

Are you ready to accept the fact that the process will continue, with or without you? The ability to let your team grow through failure, a willingness to pivot, letting go of long-held notions and ideas that no longer serve you, your team or your business.

What we offer.

By combining different proven business and personal development methods and approaches like self-compassion, mindful leadership, Scaling-up, NLP, Holacracy, TRE and more.

Clarify the company

mission & vision

Align, understand and live


In February 2019, Vesna Laković and her partner Andre van Kempen founded Shiftmindful to promote mindfulness and compassion for teams, work on burnout prevention and compassion fatigue through psycho-educational online and offline programs.

We value and dare you to…

  • take responsibility and don’t expect others to do the work
  • have the courage to be vulnerable and honest towards yourself and others
  • practice resilience and compassion instead of faking perfection
  • focus but be aware of when to stop in order to enjoy the process

We love to empower you and your team mindfully on the path of growth, but we can’t save you, the work has to be done by you and your team.

Meet the founders

Vesna Lakovic

is a graduate educator, a master manager in education. Since 2015, she has been conducting mindfulness training, workshops and programs for children, young people and adults in Serbia and in the region as an entrepreneur within the Mindfulness Center. She completed her training for Mindfulness Coach in Slovenia in 2015, a year later she also became a Mindfulness Coach for children and young people with a practice based on the Mindfulness Matters method by author Eline Snel.

She continues her specialization in the field of Mindfulness by completing courses in various areas: Conscious Self-Compassion, a program aimed at combustion prevention and compassion fatigue in the assisting professions, the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Thailand. Over time, she also learns about other practices and approaches that become part of her work, the values ​​of Jesper Jul’s educator, constructivist psychotherapy, TREATMENTS to release tension and stress…

She spent the period between 2017 and 2018 in Thailand working as a counsellor and Mindfulness facilitator at New Life Foundation, an addiction recovery community. Since 2019, it is one of the first certified TRE providers in our country (exercises to release tension, stress and trauma)

Andre van Kempen

is from the Netherlands, and for the past ten years, his career has focused on the IT sector, design, leadership, sales and marketing as part of his previous company Techtwo in the Netherlands. Three years ago, due to personal challenges, he changed his course. After three years spent in Asia and Australia, he moved in 2019 together with Vesna to Serbia to promote personal-growth and mental-health in the Balkans with Shiftmindful.

For the past 4 years, his focus has been on personal development, business coaching and consulting in areas such as NLP, Mindful and compassionate leadership, Scaling up methods and mindfulness, Zen and vipassana meditations. Vesna became one of the first TRE trainers in Serbia to release tension and stress.

A.K.A. Just a crazy couple who will make a difference! 🙂

What they say about us


svesna pažnja i kontrola stresa

Dare to Connect

Kids workbook

Man Circle Novi Sad

Scaling up your startup #2


Free Masterclass

+2000 clients

Because we believed we achieved

Dare to be Human

yes we did!

And much more!!

We combine best of two worlds – online and offline to make knowledge accessible to everyone – everywhere.

Our mission is to touch 1 Million souls before 2030!

Join us on our mission, and we will support you to Shift yourself and others.

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