Founder of Zen-Coaching

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).

Kåre holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Management, and a Bachelor degree in philosophy. He earlier worked for 4 years internationally for the United Nations and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and for several years as a consultant in the field of international development cooperation. In his free time Kåre is a lover of traveling, nature and nature sports, especially kitesurfing.

Telephone:+47 93 67 92 07

Senior Coach Team & Teachers on the training

Senior coach and teacher

Linda Granquist

Linda works as a full time coach with Zen Coaching. She gives sessions for individuals and couples and facilitates workshops. She is a Certified Senior Coach in the International Zen Coaching Network and is the coordinator of the Zen Coaching network in Sweden. Her intention in the sessions is, through deep presence, to be a catalyst for transformation into awareness.

Linda´s mission is to support people to meet themselves where they are. There they will find their own answers - there is potential for growth and power.

Linda is very passionate about personal development and has engaged in different courses like Non Dual Therapy Training with Nukunu, some Family Constellations with Svagito. She has also participated in the Unfold Transformation (Unfold Life and Unfold Core) with Pamela von Sabljar. You can read more about her work at www.lindagranquist.se

Senior Coach and Teacher

Roger Marklund

In addition to being a Senior Coach and teacher in the Zen Coaching Network, Roger has over 20 years of experience and studies with a wide range of therapeutic approaches and meditation techniques. This includes Osho therapist training, family constellation training, mindfulness instructor training, and much more. For the past 6 years, he is also a student of the Diamond Approach of A.H. Almaas. He is a father of 2 daughters, and loves biking, improvisation theater and all kinds of nature experiences.

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.

Background

Roger has been a manager of an ICA store (big chain of grocery stores in Sweden) and has 20 years of training and practice 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  consciousness  and joy.

Phone:+46 7064 62 608

Senior Coach and Teacher

Marta Obrycka

Marta Obrycka loves life and is committed to living it as fully in the here-and-now as possible. She is a Certified Senior Coach in the International Zen Coaching Network, a teacher in the Zen Coaching training in Poland, and a certified Osho Active Meditation Facilitator. She has degrees in Sociology and Management, and a post-graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching from the Leon Koźmiński Academy in Warsaw. She also has a post-graduate Diploma in “Social Communication and PR” at the Higher School of Banking in Toruń. For 5 years she co-created the Coaching Center in Warsaw in the Leon Koźmiński Academy.

Marta works full time as a coach, workshop facilitator, organizer of Zen Coaching Trainings and workshops, and coordinator of the Zen Coaching Network in Poland. She is a member of the Polish Zen Coaching Association of Coaches. She loves to travel, and has facilitated retreats and workshops in Italy, Hungary and Sweden in addition to Poland.

Marta’s life mission is to support and inspire others to discover and live their true power, peace and harmony. She loves to dance and to be creative, and expresses her soul in a variety of artistic ways. But most of all she loves to relish the present moment and connect in authenticity, love and presence.

Senior Coach and Teacher

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 6 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.

 

Administration and organisers

Administrative Manager

Eva Areskog

Eva Areskog is the Administrative Manager of Zen Coaching International. She handles finances and practical issues around the different workshops. She has run her own company since 1988 and worked in supporting others to be the best they can be through workshops, coaching and as a trainer in Balanced View. She has completed the Zen Coaching Training for Kåre and loved it!