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.

Raffaello Palandri

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 9001ISO 12207, ISO 14001ISO 20121, ISO 22301, ISO 26000ISO 27000ISO 31000, and IATF 16949.

I also have a good command and coach businesses and teams about 8DFME(C)ASix SigmaITILPRINCE2Ishikawa5W-2HLeanAgile, 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.


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 GM Keith 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.


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
  • 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


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.


Due to my personal conditions and my personal and professional life, I support, help, and care about ADHD, Autism, and extremely severe allergic reactions (specifically SJSSteven-Johnson Syndrome).

UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals

I am and have always been a supporter of sustainability, a fair economy without the excesses of capitalism, environmental protection, inclusion, and civil rights.

I am an ally of the LGBTQI+ community.

What cannot find a place in my life, and so in this blog are racism, discrimination, and hate.

8 thoughts on “About me

  1. Dear Raffaello Palandri,

    I have visited a large number of your posts and pages on your excellent blog, which is a solid testament to your commendable productivity and achievements. I can also see that you have had many publications over the years, plus four more books due later this year. Keep up the good work!

    I can see that under the “Teaching practice” heading, you have included a lot of Chinese words as follows:

    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.
    I have 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).

    Are you proficient in speaking, reading and/or writing in Chinese?

    May you find 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your publishing, writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that appeal to your holistic coaching, beneficial consulting, intellectual exploration, literary expression, artistic output and creative flair!

    Yours sincerely,

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    1. Hi, and thank you for your detailed journey into the blog and for your kind words!

      First of all, I am not proficient in Chinese, yet I can read some of it.

      Coming back to your comments, I am happy that you find my journey interesting, I always try to learn new things so as to better help and serve more people.

      Have a nice day,

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      1. Dear Raffaello,

        You are very welcome. Thank you for your reply, and for visiting and liking my posts entitled “Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…” and “SoundEagle Guided Imagery“. I would like to inform you that when you visit my blog, it is preferrable to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

        Moreover, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, it is advisable to avoid viewing the contents of my blog using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features and animations in my posts and pages. It is best to read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details plus animations, given that my blog contains not just texts and images but also bespoke stylings and dynamic animations — images and stories that are animated on their own. These are not videos but actual animations. You will realize very soon that my blog is unlike any other that you have ever visited. In addition, please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as some posts and pages will be playing music to you automatically. A lot of the music presented is my own musical compositions.

        For example, in my post entitled “If My Name Were Moon Tonight… with Clair de Lune 🌕“, you get the chance to watch my dynamic animation produced in high resolution (1920 x 1280) synchronized perfectly to Debussy’s Clair de Lune. The effects are going to be great on the large screen of your desktop or laptop. Moreover, you should be able to see that the entire post from top to bottom is full of eye-catching animations. However, if you view the post inside the WordPress Reader and not directly from my blog, you will see none of the animations and bespoke stylings, and there will be a great deal of missing contents. The difference is literally one between day and night.

        This animation-intensive post is the result of my dramatic attempt to bring the Full Moon alive, so to speak, in the form of Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization presented in high definition and imbued with a scintillating full moon surrounded by eye-catching astronomical phenomena and stellar activities!

        Moreover, the post contains twelve poetic stanzas constituting my rhyming poem entitled “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…“. There is also the opportunity to savour my own rendition of “Clair de Lune” recorded on the organ. I look forward to interacting with you and reading your feedback at my said post.

        The direct link to the post is:

        🎴 If My Name Were Moon Tonight… 🌛🌝🎑🈷 with Clair de Lune 🌕

        In addition, you might want to consider revisiting the two aforementioned posts that you have already liked on my blog, if you have not yet perused them in situ, so that you can enjoy more contents and animations there.

        Since you have revealed to me that you can read some Chinese, you might find a specific post of mine highly edificatory and stimulating in multiple ways. The post is entitled “💨 Strong Wind Knows Tough Grass 🌾 疾風知勁草“, which you can easily locate from the Home page of my blog.

        I welcome your input and am curious to know what you make of any and all of my said posts. Given your very own backgrounds, interests, insights and expertise, and given that you “always try to learn new things”, I am certainly very keen and curious about what you will make of my posts, and I look forward to the pleasure of reading your comments submitted to my posts.

        Yours sincerely,

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