Leaders Perception Magazine is currently running an interview series called – Building a Successful Remote Work Culture: Discussing strategies and best practices for fostering a productive and engaged remote workforce, addressing topics like communication, collaboration tools, work-life balance, and employee well-being
Interviewee Name: Swanette Kuntze
Company: Spiritual Changemaker
Position: Muse of Magnificence 💎 Intuitive Strategist 💎 Elite Expert in Spiritual Forensics 💎 Iconic Visionary 💎 System Disruptor 💎 International Speaker 💎 Podcast Host 💎
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swanette-kuntze-7027b6a2/
Swanette Kuntze’s favorite quote: “ “Work is no longer a place; it’s a state of mind.” – Forbes
This quote encapsulates the transformation brought about by remote working. It highlights the shift from the traditional concept of work being tied to a physical location to the realization that work can be accomplished from anywhere. It inspires individuals to embrace the freedom and flexibility that remote working offers, encouraging them to embrace a new mindset and seize the opportunities that arise from this paradigm shift.
Step into the realm of Swanette Kuntze, the Muse of Magnificence and Spiritual Changemaker, as she shares her remarkable journey of spiritual transformation and the innovative practices that define her remote collaboration. Discover how Swanette’s unique blend of science and spirituality, combined with cutting-edge tools and methodologies, has enabled her to guide mission-driven leaders toward their magnificence. In this interview, Swanette Kuntze opens the doors to her magical world, where spiritual forensics, intuitive strategies, and remote collaboration converge to create extraordinary experiences for her elite clientele.
Thank you so much for joining us today! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your backstory?
Swanette Kuntze : Swanette Kuntze is the Muse of Magnificence for leaders to legends.
Mission-driven business leaders investigating their immortality with Spiritual Forensics are drawn to her.
Swanette never stopped evolving, experimenting with science and spirituality as well thinking ahead of time. And this shows up in her incredibly potent skills as an Intuitive Strategist – having the sixth sense and an engineer mind. She is the intersection of science and spirituality in connection to business. Her epic mission is to lead the paradigm shift for humanity.
Mission driven leaders who are visionaries, futurists, rulebreaker, mavericks and disruptors are welcome to her magical world. Swanette expands their vision that is far beyond their current reality and wildest phantacy to … Become Excellent. Become Magnificent. Become Unforgettable. Become Immortal.
Like an investigator in a crime szene, Swanette uses her expertise in Spiritual Forensics to go deep into the „Soul-DNA“ to make the invisible visible. She decodes, transmutes and alchemizes all the blockages, unconscious patters as well as echos of previous imprintings from the present life, the ancestral line and Akashic Records. After a near death experience at the age of 8, she is able to connect to the quantum field and to create from a realm beyond space and time.
Swanette assists her high-performance, high-net-worth clientele in navigating the non-financial challenges and takes her them much further in their relationsships, life and business, even though they are already at the top of the mountain.
She activates, elevates, accelerates and even quantum leaps her clients in terms of the evolution of their awareness into their magnificence and unlimited futures.
Swanette gives them a rebirth of identity, ambition and purpose.
he gives them future that surpasses all expectations, crafting a legacy that echoes through the annals of time.
She gives them their immortality.
Exquisite. Top-tier. Luxurious. Personalized. Exclusively tailored experiences.
That is the core essence of her offerings, where Swanette and her team surpass all expectations.
Swanette and her team offer an exclusive repertoire of premium, high-end experience like the Elite Blueprint Intensive 1on1 Deep Dive, From-Leader-To-Legend-60 days of exclusive crafted intuitive-strategy support, or Exquisite VIP Retreats.
From a jet-set to burnout to discovering the true meaning of freedom.
It all started when I left my home country Germany and moved to beautiful Madeira Island.
5 years ago I found myself living a fast-paced life as a consultant and business coach, supposedly helping others achieve work-life balance. Ironically, I was completely out of balance, overwhelmed by stress and exhaustion.
Despite the glamorous appearances of traveling from one big city to another, my energy levels plummeted. I had no time for exercise or personal connections, and I felt disconnected from my own soul. Caught up in a relentless pursuit of goals and money, I was heading towards a breaking point.
Then, one morning, my body rebelled. Unable to get out of bed, I realized I was on the brink of a burnout. It was a wake-up call, a moment of reckoning that made me realize I needed a drastic change. I took a much-needed break and landed in Madeira, a paradise island in Portugal, where I allowed myself to relax and reflect.
From the moment I set foot on this idyllic island, I knew deep down that it was where I wanted to live. But practicalities held me back temporarily. However, after some time and the passing of loved ones, I made the courageous decision to let go of my old life and fully embrace Madeira. With my cats, laptop, and a suitcase, I embarked on a new chapter.
During my sabbatical, I cocooned myself in contemplation, observing the ebb and flow of the ocean waves. It was a transformative period where I gained clarity about the life I wanted to create. Madeira provided the perfect backdrop for my personal metamorphosis, aligning my lifestyle with my values.
Since I moved to Madeira I held steadfast to my commitment to elevate my body, mind, and soul. Through organic food, exercise, meditation, and meaningful connections, I nurtured my own transformation.
Amidst the global pandemic, I also encountered a unique challenge when I realized that living on a small island like Madeira, heavily reliant on tourism, meant that my clients couldn’t travel here during this time. However, the silver lining was that Madeira boasts excellent internet infrastructure, which enabled me to adapt and connect with my clients virtually through platforms like Zoom. This unexpected shift allowed me to expand my reach internationally, tapping into the global market of mission-driven leaders who were seeking my support and guidance. Despite the physical limitations, the power of technology and the strong remote work community in Madeira came together to bridge the gap and create new opportunities.
Now, more than ever, I understand the significance of maintaining balance and freedom, even in the face of immense challenges.
I share my story because I believe we are all called to focus on our well-being. Being balanced, resilient, and energetic is essential to navigate life as we envision it. As we move forward, more challenges may arise, making it even more crucial to prioritize our holistic well-being while having the chance to work remotely whereever our favorite place is.
How do you ensure effective communication and collaboration among remote team members? Can you share any specific tools or practices that have been particularly effective for your organization?
Swanette Kuntze : In the realm of remote collaboration, our organization has forged a path that transcends the ordinary, infusing our communication practices with a visionary and outstanding touch. We have embraced cutting-edge tools and practices that ignite a spark of innovation, enabling our remote team members to reach unprecedented heights of collaboration and productivity.
Every masterpiece begins with an extraordinary vision meticulously crafted by our team. Whether it’s the inception of a transformative course or the design of an exclusive retreat, we immerse ourselves in the process of creating a captivating vision that sets the stage for an unparalleled experience. We harness the power of intention and weave an enchanting energy field around our creations, ensuring that every detail resonates with sophistication, elegance, and exclusivity. Our commitment to curating exceptional experiences is unwavering, as we strive to ignite a sense of wonder and elevate the very essence of what it means to embark on a remarkable journey with us.
At the inception of our journey, we employ a remarkable methodology called Dragon Dreaming. This approach embodies the principles of participation, holistic thinking, and meticulous structure to bring forth the realization of creative, collaborative, and sustainable projects. Dragon Dreaming serves as our guiding compass, fueling our endeavors with purpose and intention. It empowers our team to collectively envision, plan, and execute initiatives that transcend traditional boundaries and foster innovation.
From inception to culmination, the Dragon Dreaming method guides our journey, comprising distinct stages that shape our path.
Dreaming: It all begins with an illuminating moment, an individual’s dream. This epiphany fuels inspiration and insight, driving us to share our dreams with others. Through this collective sharing, individual dreams merge into a shared vision, uniting us in purpose.
Planning: With the dream solidified, we embark on meticulous planning. Goals are defined, alternatives explored, strategies devised, and activities determined. We assess effort, costs, and schedule, allocating responsibilities to ensure a well-structured roadmap.
Doing: The implementation phase unfolds, as we diligently execute the planned activities. Progress is continuously monitored, project administration remains paramount, and adjustments are made to keep us on track. Our focus is unwavering, ensuring the realization of goals.
Celebrating: In a departure from traditional approaches, celebration takes center stage. It is a vital step that releases stress, fosters interpersonal connections, and acknowledges personal and collective triumphs. We honor our successes, express gratitude for our shared journey, and embrace the transformative power of celebration.
As we revel in this celebration, we recognize that it is not just an endpoint but a juncture where we reflect on our past accomplishments and eagerly anticipate the next illuminating moment. The circle of our journey closes, poised to embark on new dreams and discoveries.
But our journey also couldn’t start without a nod to the intangible—the ethereal fabric of our culture and values. We have cultivated an environment that thrives on inclusivity, respect, and open dialogue. In this virtual realm, our team members are encouraged to dream big, to share their wildest ideas, and to challenge the status quo. Here, innovation blossoms, fueled by a collective sense of purpose and the freedom to express oneself without hesitation.
In this remote working world, we celebrate the art of asynchronous communication, where time zones dissolve, and flexibility reigns supreme. Our team members engage in a dance of constant progress, maintaining a steady flow of ideas, insights, and achievements, unbound by the limitations of synchronicity.
Picture this now more from the technical standpoint: a virtual landscape where borders dissolve, and distances become irrelevant. Our team members seamlessly connect through immersive video conferencing (Zoom, Google Meet), where the power of visual communication brings life to their interactions. With every facial expression, every nuanced gesture, they forge a genuine connection that fuels collaboration and nurtures strong relationships, no matter the physical separation.
But we don’t stop there. We have unleashed the true potential of technology, weaving a tapestry of communication channels that empower our team to thrive. Through the dynamic prowess of platforms like Slack or Discord, our team members engage in real-time conversations, fostering an environment of vibrant exchanges, brainstorming sessions, and spontaneous bursts of creativity.
Yet, we know that true collaboration requires more than just communication. It demands a cohesive fabric of shared knowledge and information. That’s why we have harnessed the power of collaborative document editing tools like Google Docs. In these virtual arenas, our team members converge, transforming mere words into living creations, seamlessly co-authoring documents, and shaping ideas with unprecedented speed and finesse.
But we don’t stop at the surface level of collaboration tools alone. We delve deeper, delving into the realm of project management excellence. Platforms such as Trello, or Monday have become the very foundation of our organizational prowess. With these remarkable tools at our disposal, we navigate the intricate labyrinth of tasks and deadlines, orchestrating a symphony of productivity that leaves no room for ambiguity or confusion.
Our quest for outstanding collaboration has also led us to champion the art of virtual team bonding. We have embraced the extraordinary, leveraging tools like Miro or Donut to transcend the constraints of physical presence. Random virtual coffee chats, informal gatherings and mood boards unite our team members in moments of serendipity, kindling the flames of camaraderie and strengthening the bonds that transcend screens.
How the process has began it will also end. Looking at the stages of the Dragon Dreaming method. We began with the dreaming, the vision. Went thought planning and doing. Now it is time to celebrate with a virtual glass of champagne.
As every team is unique, it may take some experimentation to find the right combination of tools and practices that work best for your organization.
Maintaining work-life balance can be challenging in a remote work environment. What strategies do you recommend for remote employees to create boundaries between work and personal life? How can organizations support their employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance?
Swanette Kuntze : Achieving a harmonious work-life balance is not only essential but paramount for remote workers, enabling them to avoid burnout and nurture their overall well-being. It is important to create boundaries between their work and personal lives:
1. Cultivate a sacred workspace: Carve out a dedicated area exclusively for work, separate from your personal living spaces. This physical demarcation fosters a psychological boundary, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in your work while maintaining the sanctity of your personal life. Use for example a remote work space in town or another office for your work time.
2. Embrace the power of routine: Craft a consistent daily routine with fixed working hours. Embracing a predictable schedule instills structure and empowers you to effectively manage your time.
3. Foster clear boundaries and time blocking: Articulate your availability and working hours to your team and colleagues. Clearly delineate your “on” and “off” work periods, honoring these boundaries as steadfastly as possible. Minimize the allure of emails, notifications, and work-related apps during non-working hours. Dedicate specific periods to check and respond to work-related communication, granting yourself the gift of uninterrupted personal time. Utilize time blocking techniques to allocate specific time slots for work-related tasks, personal activities, and self-care. This deliberate approach enables focused attention while ensuring that personal time remains safeguarded against the encroachment of work demands.
4. Embrace transition rituals: Develop rituals or practices that facilitate a seamless mental shift between work and personal life. Whether it’s taking a leisurely stroll, going out for sports, or engaging in a mindfulness exercise, these transition rituals enhance your ability to be fully present in each realm. As I work in a different time zone then most of my clients my days begin with playing Padel Tennis, swimming, meditation etc before I start my work.
5. Align and harmonize your Wheel of Life: Take a moment to assess your Wheel of Life, gaining valuable insights on ho w to balance the various facets of your existence. Dedicate time to engage in activities that nurture your well-being, whether it’s staying active through exercise, indulging in hobbies that bring you joy, fostering meaningful connections with loved ones and friends, or embracing rejuvenating relaxation techniques. Embrace self-care as a vital cornerstone of your daily routine, valuing it on par with your work commitments. By honoring the holistic aspects of your life, you cultivate a sense of equilibrium and fulfillment.
For organizations seeking to champion a healthy work-life balance, the following aspects are crucial:
1. Foster open communication: Cultivate a culture that esteems work-life balance and encourages employees to openly share their needs and challenges. By nurturing an environment of open dialogue, you create a safe space for discussing potential adjustments or accommodations.
2. Lead by example: Managers and leaders must exemplify healthy work-life balance practices. Through demonstrating well-defined boundaries and respecting employees’ personal time, they inspire the rest of the organization to embrace these values.
3. Establish clear policies and expectations: Develop and communicate transparent policies regarding working hours, response times, and expectations for after-hours communication. Encourage employees to disconnect and recharge during their non-working hours, fostering a sense of balance.
4. Embrace flexibility: Whenever possible, provide flexible work schedules or alternative working arrangements to accommodate individual needs and preferences. Offering flexibility empowers employees to strike a harmonious equilibrium between their professional and personal obligations.
5. Support well-being initiatives: Provide resources, tools, and initiatives that promote employee well-being, such as mental health programs, wellness challenges, or virtual fitness classes.
Leaders Perception Magazine would like to thank Swanette Kuntze and Spiritual Changemaker for the time dedicated to completing this interview and sharing their valuable insights with our readers!
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