Founder of Zen-Coaching

Kåre Landfald


Kåre is a gifted teacher and coach with a strong passion for sharing tools for inner transformation. He is the founder of the Zen Coaching approach, started in 2005. He is also the founder of the International Zen Coaching network, consisting of approx. 600 persons from more than 10 countries. Kåre was co–owner of Ängsbacka Retreat Center from 2004-2006, and of Kärlingesund Retreat Center from 2014-2018. He now lives in Oslo and travels extensively, offering training in Zen Coaching, workshops, and coaching to individuals and organisations in many countries.

For the last 20 years, Kåre has studied extensively with teachers and traditions from many wisdom traditions. Amongst his inspirations for the Zen Coaching approach are Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, A.H. Almaas (Diamond Approach), Marshall B. Rosenberg (Non-violent Communication), Svagito Liebermeister (Family Constellations, Zen Counselling), Byron Katie (The Work), Nukunu (Non-dual Therapy) and Rahasya (Counselling from the Heart).

Senior Coach Team & Teachers on the training

Kavina Thorslund


Kavina is a very experienced coach and therapist who has worked with people individually and in groups for many years. She is a teacher of the Zen Coaching Training in Sweden, Poland and South Africa together with Roger Marklund. Kavina’s background includes over 20 years of self-studies and professional trainings in various therapies and meditation, conscious movement, dance, breath work and yoga. For the last 10 years she is also an apprentice of a shamanic path where she is practicing powerful leadership and deepening her understanding about living in balance, harmony, integrity and pleasure.


Roger Marklund


Within Zen Coaching Roger works as a facilitator, coach and supervisor. He also offers leadership coaching and mindfulness and is a Co-teacher in the Zen Coaching training in Poland. He offers workshops in Sweden and the Netherlands. In his work, he offers a space of clarity, enthusiasm and loving presence that allows people to get in touch with their own inner resources.


Roger has been a manager of an ICA store (big chain of grocery stores in Sweden) and has 20 years of training and practise in leadership and business. He has written a book entitled ICA-handlaren som gick in i väggen, about waking up from his busy, hectic life ending up at the cardiac intensive care to a life in mindfulness and joy.

After the wake-up call at the hospital, he started with personal development and now has over 10 years of experience and studies with a wide range of therapeutic approaches and meditation techniques. The last years he has spent a lot of his free time enjoying improvisational theater. Currently he is also a student of The Diamond Approach, by A.H. Almaas.


Administration and organisers

Eva Areskog

Head of administration, information and organisation.

Eva is head of administration, information and organisation.

Eva has a broad background and life experience and she gives a profound support to our network.