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The Mind Takeaway Podcast - Leadership, Psychology and Creativity

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In our quest to help create a world without inequality, poverty and war, we share insights gained through our work about leadership, psychology and creativity.You will also hear conversations with ordinary people who do extraordinary things due to their increased awareness, curiosity and intuition, … read more


#39: Humanizing Businesses Beyond Profit with Lana Jelenjev

If you are a startup founder, community leader or interested in professional growth then this episode may be of interest to you.

We speak to Lana Jelenjev, a community alchemist and learning design specialist with a solid background in training and education. She is the author of Community Builder: Designing Communities for Change and The 90 Day Action Planner, a Kickstarter backed planner for creative entrepreneurs. Lana provides support in various areas related to the ideation, curriculum design, community building and personal development.

Lana is also the Director for Learning Design and Community for Dream See Do, an online learning and community building platform for transformational leaders, NGOs and community cultivators. She is also active in non-profit work, spearheading the educational campaigns for Neurodiversity Foundation, Shift Foundation and She Dares.

You can connect with Lana here:


Competition time!

Lana is also the co-founder of BASE, an exclusive boutique online conference dedicated to scale-ups. 2020 theme: Humanizing Businesses Beyond Profit.

We have two tickets to give away worth over 200 euros.

The first two people to answer Mira's question within this episode will receive a ticket.

Send your answer to

Time Stamps:

04:30 Lana explains the idea of the BASE conference and this years theme, Humanising businesses beyond profit

09:04 The importance of people, planet and purpose in business

10:32 How building relationships is a foundation for business growth

11:14 Increasing employee satisfaction doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Lana shares an example of a businessman who listened to his people and made simple tweaks to deepen human connection, improve relationships and increase employee satisfaction.

16:22 It is the perfect moment for leaders to take the time to pause and reflect on what makes businesses thrive, who are the ones driving this change and who is benefiting.

19:37 What is the first step to making meaningful and impactful changes in your business that will benefit future generations rather than sustaining Status Quo.

24:03 Why do we need to think of the impact our decisions have for future generations.

35:06: This is a time for everyone to reflect on: Am I adding to the problem? Is my lack of awareness increasing the pain that people are feeling? And from there make decisions for the future.

For the end, Lana shares a quote from one of her favourite thought leaders. “May our roads be rough enough to disturb us into new paradigms of becoming”

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