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Inken Dechow

MBSR & Mindfulness Instructor, Co-founder, Mindful Planet

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Inken holds a master degree in sustainability in the corporate environmental department. She worked in L’Oréal for 15 years where she held various positions: project engineer in Germany and in France, production manager, head of technical purchasing department and, environmental manager in charge of reducing the carbon footprint of L’Oréal and raising consciousness of its employees.

After 5 years of training, Inken works now as a teacher of the MBSR program (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) for private sessions and she animates mindfulness intervention for companies.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

She co-founded the website , and Mindful Planet, a young social enterprise which aims to introduce mindfulness to everyone and to create link between personal development and global transition (Inner & Outer Sustainability).

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Paris and its region and around the world depending on the request.

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

For Inken, cultivating mindfulness through meditation helps to calm the reactivity of the human mind and to investigate the problems created by its expression in the world. Doing so, we are healing the causes of the environmental and social imbalance in our society and not just at the symptoms.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

“Let the beauty we love be what we do” – Rumi