Service is Self-Mastery.

An educational resource that brings joy, purpose and personal power to the art of service.

Upgrade the way you serve to a conscious, mindful practice that provides the inner growth you’ve always wanted.

Master the art of service by mastering yourself through meditative and in-action techniques.  

Learn game-changing principles from people and cultures that consider service a way of life.

The Podcast.

All service-oriented realms of life can be elevated to your own self-mastery laboratory. And the art of service can be pulled into your life as a means of being more mindful, effective and fulfilled human.  On this show, every dimension of service and hospitality is explored - from the artistic to the technical to the cultural to the deeper more undefinable aspects of the human experience.  More meaning, purpose and power is brought to work that we would normally dismiss as "lowly" - like being a waiter in a restaurant. I'll be speaking with inspired people of service, studying cultures that consider service a way of life, and just generally giving you tools, mindfulness-inspired techniques and reflections from my years of experience in the trenches. 

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Pertinent and Transformative

Jessica Brantley - Founder & CEO, Soulful Essence

So I've been listening to this podcast for a while and the two words I'd use to describe it are "Pertinent and Transformative". Even though I don't work in the hospitality industry, I find it extremely satisfying. Like taking your bra off or that first sip of wine at the end of a long day. Every time I listen I feel like I've come home. As someone who spends a lot of time in the mindfulness space, I've become more than weary of the delusional, woo-woo bullshit that seems to pervade the entire industry. You won't find that here. So if you're tired of the bullshit but you'd still like to refill your cup, give it a listen. 🥂


Poignant & Insightful

cbox - iTunes Reviewer (Probably actually Gautama Buddha keeping a low profile)

Useful concepts for anyone who is looking to grow, both spiritually and professionally. Rendered from the perspective of a dedicated service industry professional, Stefan’s witty take on what most would consider mundane activities, reveals a blueprint for living a better, more fulfilling life. I really look forward to future episodes to discover new opportunities to find joy in my daily interactions with those around me.

The Blog.

Being Yourself When You Serve (Part II)
This article stands alone, but also serves as an extension of themes discussed in of part I. The Case of[...]
Being Yourself When You Serve (Part I)
Powerful Ways The Service Environment Reveals & Tests Our Ability to Be Our Authentic Selves Probably the most played out[...]
Honoring Simple Moments or Embracing New Experiences? The Importance of Both At The Same Time
Originally written for the Be Here Now Network.  Check out the original article here. “We shall not cease from exploration,[...]
Abundance Consciousness – How Minimalism Makes It Unexpectedly Better
The most recent Serve Conscious podcast episode was about living with an abundance mentality. The concept might have seemed more[...]
Success & Happiness = Being The “Supply” Rather Than The “Demand”
For the first time in awhile, I don’t have a management role where I work.  Right now, all I want[...]
Service to Others Would Be Easy…If Satisfying Needs Wasn’t Such An Ethical Challenge
Originally written for the Be Here Now Network. What is service? On the surface, it sounds so simple: the act of[...]

Learn from my career as a "hospitality geek", meditation teacher and practitioner of the Zen Way of Tea (“Cha Dao”).  Throughout the years I’ve collected knowledge, techniques and entertaining stories that have helped make every moment in service - and, consequently, living life - more meaningful and effective than I ever imagined.

About Me.

What am I?  I used to consider myself someone that teaches meditation and conscious living.  Before that, I was a leader in the hospitality industry.  Now my mission is to integrate these worlds, making me more of a conscious living field correspondent.  

Mindful practices have made me into a soldier looking for a battleground - a place to test and master what I've cultivated.  A place to show me how much I still don't know.  For me it’s service - both professional and personal.  Where is your battleground? 

The Serve Conscious project is where I put everything together.  I implement all the tools, techniques and knowledge so that we can be the world's truly mindful agents, reaching people, and elevating every moment by knowing how to serve it.


A Special Kind of Teacher

Sabina Padilla - Life/Relationship Coach

Stefan's perspective is much needed in the community of conscious leaders. He takes intimidating subjects and makes them practical and accessible. He teaches in a way that is both entertaining, inspiring and free of fluff. There is no one like him!


Life Changing!

Michelle Dickson

Truly a life changing experience - thank you Stefan.


Stefan Helps You Absolutely Crush Service!

Mahatma Gandhi - Dabbles In Spirituality & Humanitarian Work

When I said "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others", I was talking about Stefan. He's the man!

Make Life Your Self-Mastery Laboratory.

Live a life of growth, abundance and opportunity by applying mindful hospitality principles.

Learn meditation, mindful living and become one of life's "hidden leaders."

Transform every interaction & relationship with mindful communication techniques.

Learn "the art of conscious action" through ancient and modern principles.

Join The Community.

Get exclusive content & the free e-book: "5 Steps to Empowered Service".  Break "Obligation Consciousness", free yourself and find professional/personal direction.

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

Mahatma Gandhi

Work with me to transform your life of service.

Consult with me directly over phone or video chat to learn meditation and mindfulness techniques that up-level the power of your service and life today.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone.  Every aspect of your life can be improved by applying meditation and mindfulness principles.  And at least one aspect of your life involves some type of service - upgrading that means upgrading your whole quality of life.

Food & Beverage Service Employees.  You are changing the world and you are mastering just need to be shown how.

Sales & Customer Service Representatives.  The essence of service is virtually the same across industries and cultures.  Serve Conscious works from that level, giving you seed knowledge to apply to the particularities of your service role. 

Business Owners. Whether independent or corporate entities that have a service component of what they offer.

Servants To Humanity.  Big thinkers with beautiful causes, you are among friends.  Some inner challenges you face will be addressed here.

People With Jobs.  If you are in any way employed, you are providing a service to your employer.

Share Your Triumphs & Challenges.

How has this knowledge benefitted you?  Or what problems are you having that are not addressed here?  Tell me specific stories or just generally how you are feeling.  Or share some of your own discoveries about what gives an upgrade to how you connect with who/what you're serving.

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