Your Mindful Service Resource.


Bring joy, purpose and personal power to the art of service and hospitality. Service is self-mastery. 

Elevate your service role to your own self-mastery laboratory. 



Engage with service mindfully (in life and work), transforming it from something to "get through", to powerful medium for skill development, personal growth, and self-understanding.



Master service as an entire way of life - making you a more mindful, effective and fulfilled person. 


Learn service from the inside-out: everything you need to know about thriving professionally and personally that no one is teaching you.

The Book.

Coming soon!  Stay tuned for the book I wish was available when I began working in the service industry.  Gives you the tools, techniques and principles to serve from a stronger, more fulfilled place.  Preview the book below and subscribe to the mailing list to receive free chapter excerpts.  

The Podcast.

Tools, techniques and principles pulled together from my years in the trenches of hospitality, teaching meditation and speaking with inspired experts (many of which you can get to know in the show's interview episodes). 


The deepest elements of service are explored to help you master its mindset and elevate your service role to a training ground for personal growth, self-understanding and fulfillment.   

All Episodes.

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Latest Episodes.

Ep. 37. Emerge From “Noble Struggle” Conditioning & Into Self-Service – Interview w/ Jennifer Lancaster
Bartender turned life coach discusses the importance of not defining your worth by self-sacrifice and grind - find a path that truly inspires you.
Ep. 36. How Crisis Revealed Secrets of Work, Life & Service Fulfillment
How I learned that service isn't just for work. Everything in life can be defined on those terms. And must be questioned: Is it a worthy input of energy? Am I doing it skillfully such that I am really serving the best parts of myself and others?
Ep. 35. Challenging The Limitations of Corporate Mindfulness Training – Interview w/ Catherine Sherlock
Catherine Sherlock is going against the grain to deepen the power of mindfulness training on the organizational level.
Ep. 34. Reunite With Your Innate Sense of Confidence
Ask me about how to be confident and you will get more than you bargained for.
Ep. 33. When You Can Truly Provide Care…You Also Give It To Yourself – Interview w/ Janet Fouts
Discussion that looks at mindfulness, emotional intelligence, monotasking, caregiving and hospitality principles that work in any setting.
Ep. 32. Action Yoga: Your Power To Convert Any Situation To A Self-Development Practice
Yoga & meditation are not just meant to be an isolated, but a practice you bring into everything - including, especially, any kind of work. I discuss an ancient practice that allows you to meet any challenge with enthusiasm, inspiration and wisdom.

Donate to the Project.

Offer whatever you can to help me give more time and resources to educating the world on the power of mindful service.  Get rewards like coaching, courses, and advanced copies of the forthcoming book!

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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. ?

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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.

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.

Serve Yourself | Being Parental | Being Human | Mindfulness Anywhere = Everywhere | Boundaries
The life-upgrading power of Mindful Ninja Moves transcribed as a weekly review with links to Serve Conscious articles, guides and podcast episodes that take you deeper into the techniques and wisdom they propose.
Meeting Triggering Moments | Connecting Through Need | Helping Others | Listening | Breaking Obligations
The life-upgrading power of Mindful Ninja Moves transcribed as a weekly review with links to Serve Conscious articles, guides and podcast episodes that take you deeper into the techniques and wisdom they propose.
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[...]


About Me.

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? 

My mission is to create content and education programs that use mindfulness to transform under-attended areas of life and work.  I'm also a co-founder of the upcoming Tenshin Mindfulness community and soon to publish the market's first book on mindful service.  

Donate to the Project.

Offer whatever you can to help me give more time and resources to educating the world on the power of mindful service.  Get rewards like coaching, courses, and advanced copies of the forthcoming book!

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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!

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Life Changing!

Michelle Dickson

Truly a life changing experience - thank you Stefan.

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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.

Become one of life's "hidden leaders" by practicing meditation and mindful living.

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 yourself...you 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.

Join The Mindful Service Movement.
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