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Bernd Oswald

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Vienna, Austria

Languages Offered

  • English, German


Bernd incorporates mindfulness into his personal life, his business life and especially as a leader. Throughout his career as consultant and C-level executive, being a true and inspirational leader instead of just being a “task manager” has always been his primary ambition. He believes that in order to lead others, one first needs to learn to lead oneself.

As an educated engineer, lawyer and finance expert, Bernd has started his career in consulting with a focus on managing large scale change projects throughout the world. In this role he became sparring partner of line management and a resource for finding innovative solutions. For the last 10 years, Bernd has led and developed organizations as COO or CEO, mainly in renewable materials and sustainable construction. In his latest activities he supports disruptive startups in their aim to succeed – mindfulness there being a core asset in the super volatile and ambiguous environment.

Bernd teaches mindfulness with a strong focus on applicability in real life situations. His own leadership experiences are a valuable asset, combined with the proven method of the SIY Leadership Institute.

His multiyear assignments to projects (for example in Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Poland and Israel) and his experience living abroad (in Finland, Australia and the USA) enables Bernd to adjust to varying cultural settings. He lives in Vienna and works and teaches in English and German.