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 mindful living laboratory. 



Transform your service role from something to "get through", to a 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.

Learn mindfulness, meditation, communication and interpersonal skills that transform your service and hospitality capability. The Serve Conscious Podcast is the voice of the mindful service movement, whose goal is to empower you in your service and hospitality work, making it a medium for your self-development.

Listen to inspiring guests and my own stories from the trenches of hospitality and meditation/mindfulness training to reveal the potential of your service role to bring you inspiration, wisdom and self-mastery.

The tools, techniques and principles we explore will not only upgrade your capability and career success, but also improve your health, well-being and happiness in every way. Achieve the empowerment, professional growth, success and fulfillment you’ve always wanted.


All Episodes.

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Latest Episodes.

Make Mindfulness Stick To Your Service Culture | feat. Andy Lee | Ep. 75

Tap into the the wisdom, humanity and academic rigor of Andy Lee, founder of the legendary mindfulness program at Aetna Health. Now on a mission to help organizations weave mindfulness into its culture, we discuss the challenges and profound possibility of these practices to transform the workplace.

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Real Service is a Revolution of Daily Life (Racial Sensitivity Series III) | Ep. 74

Mindful service allows you to take place in social change advancing it bit by bit through service that seeks to create the world you’d want to live in.

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How Love Really Works in Service (Racial Sensitivity Series II) | Ep. 73

Reclaim your understanding of love as something that is always a factor in serving in a mindful, empowered way – and the way towards racial healing.

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Serve With Racial Sensitivity | Ep. 72

Everything you’ve been trying to do more effectively along your mindful service journey – listening, openness, compassion, healing, avoiding righteousness, catching reactivity – is a skill that can be applied to participating in the racially just world you want to live in.

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Real Service Skills | Also: New Course Announcement | Ep. 71

About the service skills you most need but aren’t taught. Ones I’ve gathered from years of learning and travel and my upcoming course that will distill them into practices and principles that any service-oriented person can use.

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Bringing Humanity Back To Large-Scale Service Pt. 2 | feat. Joel Bailey | Service With New Purpose Series | Ep. 70

Part two of two of my epic discussion with service design visionary Joel Bailey who is who is working with large companies, institutions and public services and proving that you can bring humanity and consciousness back to service in a way that is sustainable and scalable. This is someone that understands the essence and power of service – as well as how much we’ve lost contact with it as a culture.

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Bringing Humanity Back To Large-Scale Service Pt. 1 | feat. Joel Bailey | Service With New Purpose Series | Ep. 69

The first half of a sweeping two-part discussion about the radical ways designer Joel Bailey is shifting large-scale service providers from an outdated industrial age model of service-as-product into an organizational that is truly connected to the people they service – a mission made especially urgent by the COVID crisis.

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Connecting & Empowering Communities: From Local to Microscopic | Service With New Purpose Pt. 3 | feat. Tico Aran & Susan Cartiglia | Ep. 68

Hear about how the Coronavirus opened up surprising opportunities for Tico & Susan to successfully serve their community how they’ve always wanted to through their Kombucha and fermented food company, Radiate.

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Hospitality for Our Heroes | Service With New Purpose Pt. 2 | feat. Albert Bitton | Ep. 67

I speak with Albert Bitton about his project that provides healthy meals to overworked medical professionals across about a dozen of New York’s crowded hospitals. Our conversation was a deeply inspiring look at how one service industry can provide something so important to another.

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The Best Thing You Can Do For The World Right Now? Transform Yourself (Service With New Purpose Pt. 1) feat. Dushan Zaric | Ep. 66

In this new podcast series I’m getting field reports from amazing minds in the world(s) of service about lockdown living and the challenges and opportunities it offers service-minded people. I talk to cocktail bar industry leader Dushan Zaric about self-awareness, growth and transformation, and the power and strength found in setting a positive example.

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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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Could change your work, your relationships, and your life!

I love what Stefan is bring to the world through this project. It's incredibly helpful — not only for service professionals, but for everyone. Stefan's work is a much needed reminder of the power of mindfulness. This could change your work, your relationships, and your life.


The Blog.

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.  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?  

Self-Hospitality Pt. 9: You Don’t Have To Tell Your Mind How To Meditate
The resulting experience of each meditation doesn’t matter nearly as much as your mindset around your experiences. Meditation is not a state you reach, but an attitude you maintain.
True Service: “Important Work” is a Matter of Conditioning
One problem is that so many people think that their life truly begins after their service job ends. Their service[...]
Self-Hospitality Pt. 8: Restore Yourself With The Parasympathetic Nervous System
The resulting experience of each meditation doesn’t matter nearly as much as your mindset around your experiences. Meditation is not a state you reach, but an attitude you maintain.
When You Really Serve, Every Skill Implemented is Universal
The resulting experience of each meditation doesn’t matter nearly as much as your mindset around your experiences. Meditation is not a state you reach, but an attitude you maintain.
Self-Hospitality Pt. 7: Meditation is Not a Performance, It’s a Medicine
The resulting experience of each meditation doesn’t matter nearly as much as your mindset around your experiences. Meditation is not a state you reach, but an attitude you maintain.
Serve Others, But Be Your Only Source of Self-Worth
The resulting experience of each meditation doesn’t matter nearly as much as your mindset around your experiences. Meditation is not a state you reach, but an attitude you maintain.


About Me.

Writer, educator, podcaster and apparently a mindful service and hospitality "thought leader" (by default: no one else is really talking about it). My project Serve Conscious is the only major online resource for implementing meditation and mindfulness principles into service-oriented work and life - I am soon to publish the only book on the subject. 

Years ago I left a successful leadership career in the hospitality industry and traveled to the Indian Himalayas to learn how to teach meditation from Vedic masters.  And then to Taiwan to learn the Zen Way of Tea. I have since made it my mission to teach self-understanding, self-development and empowerment through whatever service roles we have in our lives.  My goal is to show people how they can find growth and fulfillment in their work, communicate and relate better, and generally live happier, healthy lives as service professionals. I provide the tools, techniques and principles that help people themselves through meeting the gritty, grimy and unsexy avenues of life (that service roles constantly confront us with).  

I'm also a co-founder of the upcoming Tenshin Mindfulness community where I get to keep doing what inspires me most - creating content and education programs that apply mindfulness to under-attended areas of life and work.

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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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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.

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.

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