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Punk Monk Works Career & Life Coaching San Francisco Bay Area
Positive Career & Life Coaching

Jeffrey Mince  - Certified ACC Positive Psychology Coach, Former Buddhist Monk, Professional Musician, Programmer.

Buddhist Career Coaching San Francisco Bay Area
Career Counselor East Bay - San Francisco

What I Do:

Punk Monk Works is an evidence-based, cutting-edge, career & life-coaching practice anchored by my focused training and practical experience in Positive Psychology, Programming, Career Dynamics, Buddhist Psychology, Insight Meditation, and the professional music industry, along with a lifetime of self-discipline. Some common topics include:

  • Career advancement

  • Work purpose & meaning

  • Work-life balance

  • Conflict resolution

  • Communication skills

  • Stress management

  • Mid-career transition

  • Career change

  • Professional development

  • Leadership development

  • Executive coaching

  • Goal setting

  • Time management

  • Job search strategies

  • Networking

  • Self care

  • Performance improvement

​In addition to one-to-one coaching sessions, I offer career wellness, mindfulness, meditation, and creativity workshops, retreats, and master classes.

Why It Works:

Punk Monk mindfulness-based coaching combines the principles of positive psychology with mindfulness practices. By combining these two approaches in science based career & life coaching, I help individuals identify and cultivate their strengths, use mindfulness practices to stay focused and engaged in their work, reduce stress and anxiety, improve their ability to focus and concentrate, and to make better decisions. These skills can be particularly useful in the context of career development, as they can help individuals to better manage their time, set and achieve goals, and to navigate challenges and setbacks.

Buddhist Life & Career Counselor San Francisco Bay Area

About Me:

As a Positive Psych practitioner, I've been voraciously studying the practical science of career happiness, creativity, and a meaningful life. As a long-time Buddhist practitioner and former monk, I've taught hundreds of Buddhist Psychology seminars and classes, guided countless meditations, and logged more than 1000 hours of silent meditation on retreat. As a professional musician, I've performed at concerts and in recording studios all over the world, mentored many extraordinary musicians, and looked deeply into the creative process. Punk Monk Works is my way of consolidating my life's experiences into a practical path that honors positive change by helping my clients to cultivate insight, clarity, meaning, courage, and self-acceptance.

My History:

In a music career spanning over twenty years, I’ve worked with renowned producers and engineers in every major studio in the Los Angeles area. I’ve also toured and recorded internationally with punk rock icon, Nina Hagen, among others. In 2009, I left the music industry to single-pointedly pursue the disciplines of introspection and meditation. Eventually, I became a Buddhist monk, and after years of structured training, began teaching Buddhist philosophy and psychology full-time via retreats, workshops, and college-level courses. Compelled to cultivate my creative instincts and desire for learning, I eventually transitioned away from the ordained monk lifestyle, re-established myself as a performing and recording drummer, and began to mentor exceptional aspiring musicians. Since then, I've continued pursuing my personal development by training to become a positive psychology coach, through my daily insight meditation practice, and by dedicating myself to constantly improving as a musician.