I am a holistic coach and consultant, a writer, and a teacher.
I have more than 25 years of international coaching and consulting practice for Governments, Companies, and individuals. I have run my own businesses and managed, tutored, and coached large groups of people in complex projects and environments.
I am Italian, I was born in Florence, and now I am living in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. I have lived and worked in several European countries including the UK (England and Scotland), Ireland, Spain, and France.
My business-related activity
I am an expert in Quality Management, Strategy, and Change Management.
I have worked with startups, Small and Medium Enterprises, Corporations, and Governments.
In my 25+ years of international career, I have earned a deep professional knowledge of the following international Quality Standards ISO 9001, ISO 12207, ISO 14001, ISO 20121, ISO 22301, ISO 26000, ISO 27000, ISO 31000, and IATF 16949.
I also have a good command and coach businesses and teams about 8D, FME(C)A, Six Sigma, ITIL, PRINCE2, Ishikawa, 5W-2H, Lean, Agile, and Scrum Technologies.
I am an expert in teaching Public Speaking techniques and in Team building, Team Management, and Corporate/Business Communication Strategies.
In 2021 I held a Seminar at Amity University – India, School of Communication – “A new model in business coaching and consulting”
In 1997 I held a Seminar at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Faculty of Physics – “Search Engines Algorithms”
MMQG as a holistic practice
I am also the founder of MMQG Kizendo, the physical part of my coaching method, a system that since 1995 has helped more than 300 people all over the world.
MMQG Kizendo is a holistic practice that uses Meditation, Mindfulness, and Qi Gong to help you live a healthier, wealthier, and happier personal and professional life.
In 2019 I have written the book Free to Achieve where I introduce the 7 basic steps of my Coaching Method. The book is the first of a series that will guide you into a deeper understanding of who you really are, what you really want, and why you do things the way you do.
All this will set you free to achieve your life purpose.
In 2021 I have collected one year’s worth of thoughts into my new book 365 (plus 1) Seeds For Thought, to let you start your own journey into self-understanding, finding your purpose, and living the life you want, and deserve.
I am working on 2 more books, that are due in 2023.
In 1999 I have written a book titled “Small Dictionary of Daily IT – Piccolo Dizionario di Informatica Quotidiana“, published by EdUP.
I am an ordained Buddhist Monk, living as a Layperson.
My Ordained name is: Sri Raffaello Lobsang Palandri.
I coordinate the Nuremberg Holistic Sangha, providing Buddhist teachings to the participants in 4 different languages.
I follow both the Gelug Tibetan Buddhism (followed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama) and the Plum Village (by Thich Nhat Hanh) traditions.
MARTIAL ARTS & HOLISTIC practiceS
I teach Neijia 内家 – Internal Martial Arts (Tai chi chuan – 太極拳, Xingyiquan – 形意拳, and Baguazhang – 八卦掌), Chin Na, Self Defense, and Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga, with Yoga Nidra, and Yin Yoga.
I have a good command of Thekkan Kalaripayattu (a Southern Indian Martial Art), Suntukan, Arnis/Kali (FMA, Filipino Martial Arts), Jujutsu 柔術, Wado-Ryu Karate 和道流 空手, Aiki-jūjutsu 合気柔術 (Japanese Martial Arts).
I am currently studying WingTsun with GMKeith R. Kernspecht, being particularly interested in the awareness, development, and use of internal energy.
I am a Reiki Master and an Energy Healer. I teach and use Pranayama.
I practice and teach Holistic Tantra, using it as a spiritual healing tool.
My specialties and expertise
I often use in my consulting and coaching practice in both business environments and individual sessions, some of the following techniques I am an expert, a teacher. or certified in:
- Emotional Intelligence Coaching
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping
- TFT (Thought Field Therapy) Tapping
- SEE Learning
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Cognitive Behavioral Life Coaching
- REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) Mindset Life Coaching
- Guided Meditation – sitting or walking
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- NLP Coaching
- Life Coaching
- Strategic Life Coaching
- Professional Life Coaching PCELC
- Health and Nutrition Life Coaching
- Hypnotherapy & Regression
- Spiritual Coaching
- Qi Healing
- Energy Healing
- Chakra Healing
Hobbies and Studies
I like practicing calligraphy and handwriting, as well as repairing mechanical watches.
I collect and repair (and sometimes make) film cameras.
I relax by doing complex activities: solving calculus, chemistry, and physics problems, working on data clusters to find unexpected correlations, and designing algorithms.
I have got a BA in Languages, Linguistics, and IT, from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, with full honors, having written my final thesis on the development of a Mathematical/Statistical method to detect bias in speech.
I have a passion for the intertwining connections between neuroscience, philosophy, and language when it comes to language learning, knowledge acquisition, and speaking patterns.