Vesna Laković van Kempen

She has her MA in management and education, more than 13 years of experience in curriculum design, facilitation, and teaching; with a focus on resilience, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion. She has worked with diverse groups of people in varying age groups.

Since my high school days and during my studies I have been volunteering & working within the non-profit sector as a project manager, mentor, and supervisor while continuously developing my skills as a trainer and facilitator. All that experience led me to successfully earn a bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy (Education) and later MSc in Management in Education.

In the past 7 years, I’ve been an entrepreneur as well as the founder of my own non-profit organization Mindfulness center Novi Sad. Being in this leadership role helped me see the importance of project management, collaboration with various sectors but also the power of mentorship, networking, and creating a bigger impact by raising awareness around the topic of resilience in personal and professional life, as well as guiding new generations of leaders and entrepreneurs.


  • Mindfulness program for youth – Social Impact Award 2020 Finalists
  • Shift Mindful – corporate wellbeing – Scaling up your startup 2020 Second
  • Dare to be human – 8 weeks youth program – Seedstars startup competition 2019 Finalists


Education Management, Novi Sad — Msc. [2012 – 2014]

Association for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research University of Novi Sad.

Pedagogy (Education), Novi Sad — Bsc. [2008 – 2012]

Faculty of Philosophy, the University of Novi Sad


  • Product launch formula – launch club
    [2021 – 2022] Jeff Walker
  • Trained Mindful self-compassion teacher
    [2020 – 2021] Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, San Diego
  • Certified provider for tension, stress, and trauma release exercises (TRE)
    [2018 – 2019] TRE FOR ALL INC Carlsbad, California
  • Scaleup your startup
    [2019 – 2020] Growth Institute Verne Harnish
  • Mindful leader training
  • [2019] Mindful leader
  • Points of you coaching method
  • [2018] Points of you
  • Introduction course in personal construct psychotherapy and counselling
  • [2017] Udruženje konstruktivista Srbije
  • International Mindfulness trainer for children and adolescents for the Mindfulness Matters program, Eline Snel’s “Mindfulness matters” method
    [2016] Academy for Mindful teaching
  • Mindfulness instructor
  • [2015] Institut za sodobno druzino Manami