Picture: Sage Friedman

Corporate leader or start-up entrepreneur — we’re all the same;

Most of us end up working ridiculous hours, sacrificing our health and time with family and friends in the name of success …

Because once upon a time, society decided that this is “what it takes”.

Unfortunately, society’s definition of “success” is fundamentally broken.

We are deeply unconscious just functioning during waking hours…

Competing in a never-ending rat race…

Always chasing and seeking external validation…

Until we burn out, throw the towel, go on a sabbatical (and likely never return).

The result of always running and never pausing is that we become disconnected…

From ourselves…

From our purpose…


Meme of a dog sitting in a burning living room (business as we know it) pretending everything is fine
Meme of a dog sitting in a burning living room (business as we know it) pretending everything is fine

According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey, millennials will represent 75% of the global workforce by 2025. Right now, they are already representing more than 50% — securing management roles and transforming the traditional leadership models that once defined them.

For many years we have experienced the effects of increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity — everything seems to be changing at a speed that is difficult to keep up with. Need we mention the C-word?

With this influx of millennial leaders and a new era of work at play, business (as we know it) has no other choice but to…


As someone who has seen both sides, the corporates as a management consultant and the startup environment as an entrepreneur, let me just say, people are not that different.

Most of us end up working ridiculous hours and sacrificing our health and time with our families and friends, all in the name of pursuing our dreams and that this is just “what it takes” to get there.

We are deeply unconscious just ‘functioning’ during waking hours, which makes it impossible to get out of the hamster wheel.

The result is that we become disconnected from a powerful source of creation…


I hope you all had an amazing Easter break, even if you only celebrated the occasion for the chocolate eggs and a nice sleep in.

I’m not religious, I’m spiritual (surprise, surprise), but enjoyed it anyway here in beautiful Lagos (Algarve) where I just moved to last weekend (that story is for another day).

Exciting news, I’ve decided to launch a newsletter. I’ll be sharing some useful resources that are helping me in my awakening process and spirituality, as well as building a conscious business.

I know that there is a great amount of information out there and probably a…


New systems and structures cannot solve problems if they don’t come from a place of purified intention.

You can’t solve a systemic problem by simply replacing the system but not the software.

It has to be solved by people who received an upgrade of their software…

Whose actions are fueled by the purity of their intentions…

Who lead the implementation of change with love and compassion.

Now — do love and compassion alone solve the problem?

No, it doesn’t.

But it does heal the pains of the heart.

And from a place of healing and balance…

We can use strategy…


It’s been 2 years since I left my consulting job in London and embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and WOW, what a ride it’s been so far, with so many invaluable lessons learned and experiences made…

I figured that makes it an excellent time to step back and reflect on making big, life-changing transitions such as going from employment to starting a business and talk about the things that people tend to not talk about enough, or, only once they’ve “made it” (but then nobody really cares because they’re just seeing the results, the glamorous picture).

Let’s talk about the…


Teamwork image of a group of people in a meeting working together on a wooden table with computers, tablets and smartphones
Teamwork image of a group of people in a meeting working together on a wooden table with computers, tablets and smartphones

In my previous article, I wrote about bringing spirituality into the business world and how it is by no means part of an esoteric new age movement. Rather, it might just be the best-kept secret to create fulfilling careers and thrive in business (and a lot of well-known billionaires think that, too).

In a nutshell, spirituality at work can enhance productivity levels, reduce absenteeism and turnover of employees, and transform the workplace into a more joyous, peaceful and serene space. It helps to increase everyone’s (self-)awareness, which leads to improved communication and consequently to higher levels of integrity, honesty, and…


Remote work is on the rise, today more than it has ever been. More businesses are adopting a remote model, allowing their employees to work from wherever they wish to and from anywhere in the world.

It is easy to argue that building remote businesses is the way forward thanks to technology advancements, and more business leaders recognising the power and value of running their businesses in a non-traditional way. And of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has massively contributed to this already ongoing movement, as well.

Remote businesses usually do not have physical headquarters and are not geographically restricted in…


Woo Woo or the best-kept secret to thriving in business?

Buddha statue on a green plant leaf representing spirituality
Buddha statue on a green plant leaf representing spirituality

Spirituality is not a topic we tend to speak openly about although all of us have made spiritual experiences to one degree or another (whether we are aware of it or not).

Talking about spirituality in a business context is even rarer, and often met with questioning looks and sympathetic smiles.

However, bringing spirituality into the business world is by no means part of an esoteric new age movement — in fact, it might just be the best-kept secret to create fulfilling careers and thrive in business…

I believe that it’s about time to demystify and normalise the topics of…


The COVID-19 pandemic has irreversibly transformed many aspects of the capitalist world and changed the way we operate in business forever — and it forces companies from all sectors and industries to fundamentally rethink their business strategy and future plans. Having delivered a profound shock to the world’s economy, remote working has become the norm, companies are leveraging technologies more than ever and most pre-pandemic plans are no longer set in stone or relevant.

While during the first months of the outbreak the focus was on how economies and companies can be protected during the COVID-19 crisis, it is now…

Katharina Kugler

Biz strategist linkedin.com/in/katharinakugler 👋🏽, creator 🚀 humanplus.me, 🎙 in.sync with Kat podcast. Bridging the gap between #spirituality and #business

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