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October 3, 2022

Lead to Transform: A Virtual Forum with Sander Tideman and Matthias Birk


In this webinar, Sander Tideman and Matthias Birk will discuss the importance of Triple Value Leadership, a new kind of leadership that enables businesses to effectively address societal and ecological challenges.

It is also the focus of his recently released book, also titled Triple Value Leadership. At its core, Triple Value Leadership focuses on compassion for oneself, one’s organization, and for society at large. It starts with recognizing our collective capacity for awareness, compassion and collaboration. We are all in the same boat, facing very turbulent waters. A key concept is the “systems mindset,” which is needed to fully understand how business is dependent on society, the environment, and how we are all connected. It is this interconnected and collaborative worldview that makes it possible for businesses to better innovate, enhance employee well-being and performance, and become more diverse and inclusive.

Sander & Matthias serve on the faculty of CLIF (Compassionate Leadership in Finance), a program of the Garrison Institute that seeks to develop and cultivate this type of leadership in the financial sector.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday, October 3, 2022. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of registration. Please email us at events@garrisoninstitute.org with questions.


Sander Tideman is a specialist in leadership development, with a focus on creating sustainable leaders, teams and organizations. After receiving degrees in international economic law and Asian affairs at University of Utrecht and the London School of Oriental and African Studies, he began a career in law (Baker & McKenzie) and finance (ABN AMRO Bank, Triodos Bank, IFC/World Bank) with a focus on the emerging markets of Asia. He was based in Asia for ten years, including five years with ABN AMRO Bank’s country manager for China. Increasingly aware of the growing challenges of environmental sustainability, he redirected his career toward consulting in organizational strategy and change with a focus on building sustainable high performance cultures. Realizing that leadership was key to meaningful change, he specialized in leadership development. Having trained in Buddhist philosophy and practice for over three decades, he integrates the practice in his leadership work with senior leaders and top teams. His work has been inspired by regular dialogues with H.H. the Dalai Lama, which is described in his book “Business as an Instrument for Positive Change – In Conversation with the Dalai Lama” (2016). This work has been taken further in his recent book Triple Value Leadership – How to Create Sustainable Value (2022), where he presents a new theory and practice for sustainable leadership. Sander leads the CLIF program at the Garrison Institute, and is Executive Director of Garrison Institute International in the Netherlands.

Matthias Birk teaches leadership and mindfulness as an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and at the Columbia Business School’s Executive program. He has worked in leadership development roles at McKinsey & Company, Ralph Lauren, and Goldman Sachs, and is currently at White & Case, LLP. In addition to introducing executives to mindfulness at each of these organizations, Matthias also taught the practice of mindfulness at organizations such as Amazon, Google, and the United Nations. As a psychologist with a PhD in business, Matthias started his training in Zen in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage and is currently training in the White Plum Lineage at the Still Mind Zendo Meditation Center in in New York City, where he is on the leadership team and teaches Introduction to Zen. For more, visit www.matthiasbirk.com.

Join us for the four-month Contemplative Leadership in Finance Course also taught by Sander Tideman. For more information and to register, please click here.

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