Punk Monk Works Jeffrey Mince
Psychological Strength Coaching

Jeffrey Mince  - Former Buddhist Monk, Certified Positive Psychology Coach,

Professional Musician.


What I Do:

Anchored by my focused training, and practical experience in Buddhist Psychology, Insight Meditation, Positive Psychology, and Professional Music, along with a lifetime of self-discipline, Punk Monk Works is a Coaching practice focused on creative people, their families, and their supporters. Some of the challenges I work with:

  • Success & Purpose

  • Insight & Well-being Practices

  • Creative Relationships

  • Personal Relationships 

  • Career and Business Development

  • Aging & Perspective


Punk Monk coaching is like short, cutting-edge, positive therapy that laser focuses on what's right about you with an aim to empower.

About Me:

As a Positive Psych practitioner, I've been voraciously studying the practical science of 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.



Punk Monk Coaching sessions provide a proven structure that purposefully facilitates deep conversations about the things that are important to you. Check out these examples of Positive Psychology in action. 

A Few Coaching Topic Examples:

  • How can I achieve my goals?

  • How do I self-regulate?

  • How can I incorporate meditation into my busy life?

  • How can I incorporate spiritual practice into healing?

  • How can I feel more confident?

  • What's the best version of myself?

  • How can I become that person?

  • How can I find balance in life as everything changes? 

Initial Consult:

An Introductory session for new clients. Ask questions, meet Jeffrey, & experience coaching.

No Cost

One to One:

* Personalized, focused life design and insight sessions.

$165 hr.
Scale & Payment Options
Available on Request.


Small-Group Coaching:

Designed to bring Positive Psychology and mindfulness techniques to group dynamics and creative processes.
$500 hr.


* Sessions are result-oriented and are NOT meant to be endlessly ongoing. The number of sessions will be mutually agreed upon with no obligations.



Positive Psychology Coaching In Action

Alara age 43 is a successful concert musician who was considering a career shift to another position that would take her to another country. Despite offering clear new opportunities, the options and choices would affect her financially and personally, so were weighing heavily on her. Coaching allowed Alara to use her own facilitated wisdom to face fears, identify strengths, and feel more confident in her choices.

Michael age 28 had been working in the L.A. Music scene for years as a side musician, playing guitar in backup bands for various touring musicians, and as a part-time studio musician. When he began to feel burned out by the day to day hustle, he came to coaching for clarity on possible next steps as far as a career pivot that could help him feel like his work was more spiritually and creatively satisfying.

Alex aged 48 wanted to take steps to pursue his artistic passion for painting part-time, with the possibility of it leading to a full-time career. Coaching with Alex was about finding his creative voice, putting time for painting aside from his regular life, and connecting with an artistic community. We also, eventually, worked with his concerns about showing his work publicly.

Robyn 38 is a fiction writer who was feeling uncharacteristically stuck with writer's block. Robyn was coached past her stuckness with a greater awareness of her own creative spark, personal inspiration, resources, and resilience - all leading to her feeling more inspired and confident.

Robert age 27 is a sucessful fullstack developer who despite enjoying coding and project managing for various start ups and corporations, felt disconnected and somewhat isolated in life. Sessions were focused on Robert's own values, his increased connection with others, his creative energy source, and his self-identified purpose in life.

Dance Company X is a workshop client that now uses learned coaching techniques to generate new ideas, new collaboration concepts, and to enhance group connections through the recognition of team strengths, and by identifying members existing / inherent positive resources.

Record Label A had a successful band on the verge of imploding due to infighting, egos, and terrible communication skills. The label hired in creative team coaching, and by using a variety of Positive Psych collaboration techniques and other skills, we successfully helped the band to re-energize, refocus, and renew their shared creative spark.

Maizey age 32.  The future looked bright for Maizey's band when they were unceremoniously dropped from their recording label. Maizey felt like her life's purpose had vanished from underneath her. Coaching helped Maizey to recover her creative spark with resilience, courage, and hope for the future.



I’ve always set goals, but have a habit of overanalyzing the path forward. I've found that Jeff’s coaching has made me more accountable to my goals by helping me set short and long-term milestones.  With his help, I’m better at reframing problems so I can see a path forward.  Paul J - Texas

I have been working with PunkMonk Coaching for six months now. Jeff has really helped me as an accountability coach. I can say I left every coaching session with actionable things to get me closer to my goals. V Jacinto - Colorado

Jeffrey brought a sense of calmness and concern to all our sessions. Coaching with Jeffrey has helped me order my often-chaotic thoughts and identify what is truly important to me. His coaching style is professional and utterly human. His questions and insights often stopped me in my in tracks! I was challenged by our sessions but I also feel energized and empowered to go after what I want in my business and professional life.  I highly recommend investing in yourself by coaching with Jeffrey.  Elaine R - Ireland

Jeffrey has given me coaching support - helping me to think through some difficult life situations recently. Jeff is there with you in whole, giving his utmost attention and respect, and he's excellent at asking sophisticated questions that have helped me to think through my goals and better understand my own paths forward. Jeff is a significant presence and a wholesome coach, and he gives you the space for thought and exploration. Highly recommended.  Eve L - Singapore

I couldn't recommend Jeffrey more highly. During every session with him, I feel like I gain self-knowledge and momentum on my creative journey. He is top-notch and I'm so glad he's my personal coach. Tracey C - Oregon

Jeff helps me get clear about long-term goals, identify the steps large and small to get me there, and what resources I have to leverage myself toward a more fulfilling life 

Celleste D - California

Jeffrey is a focused listener.  He waited for me to clarify what I wanted from the session and worked with me to meet my goal.  Jeffrey is affirming and warm while also offering challenges so that I could see more clearly- which helped open up new possibilities for me.  Jeffrey is a skilled coach!
Rev. Dr. Paula T - Maryland

I started listening to Jeff’s micro-meditations (TikTok) a couple of weeks ago, and they have consistently spoken to me every single day.  I have never found anything even remotely similar to these, all packaged in a 2-minute micro-meditation.  My favorite thus far is “What if Everything Is Working Out” inspired by a T-shirt he once saw.  He quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson “Life is a journey, not a destination”.  This particular meditation is emblematic of Jeff’s style of communication.  He is at once calming,  introspective and wise with a healthy dose of humility. I feel like I have known him for decades. 
Dr. John K - Alaska

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Jeffrey Mince

Certified Positive Psychology Coach

Los Angeles, CA 


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