The Suited Monk Offers Two Types of Workshops

One for Life, One for Leadership

Suited Monk Leadership is a one-day self-awareness workshop for leaders, with pre-course assessment, case design, phone interviews followed by an individual or group coaching program.



Suited Monk Leadership is a personal leadership development program with three components:

  • Pre-course assessment to identify the Leadership GAP between external and internal self
    • Design a business case based on the leaders immediate challenges
    • Phone interviews with selected participants
    • Pre-course reading of Suited Monk Leadership written by Raf Adams and Dr. Mike Thompson
  • One-day experiential workshop
  • Post-course review and discussion
    • Action plan and follow up individual executive coaching

CapturePart 1: One Day Workshop

Suited Monk Leadership begins with a one-day workshop designed to help leaders become more self-aware

The one-day seminar will provide leaders with a set of practical tools and an understanding of themselves that will enable them to lead from within.

This includes:

  • closing the external and internal GAP to be more authentic
    • develop strategies for open-mindset
  • increased self-awareness regarding personal leadership strengths and areas for development
  • managing emotions when under pressure
  • increase the quality of decision making

Part 2: Executive Coaching

To support leaders on their ongoing journey, we provide those who require it with one on one coaching support for a three month period. These coaching sessions are designed and arranged on an individual, case by case basis and are set up to ensure you receive the help required to powerfully integrate the learning received from the two-day workshop. Move your leaders…


Delivery: The workshop will combine an introduction of tools by the facilitator with one-on-one, team and group discussions to help participants reflect. The delivery of the workshop will be a facilitative approach to help people think for themselves rather than a teaching approach. The facilitator Raf Adams is an Advanced Certified Coach, Co-founder of Good Leaders online and author of two books, Suited Monk and Suited Monk Leadership. Raf Adam’s approach in workshops and expertise is self-awareness in life and leadership.

Ideally, before the workshop, Mr. Adams would like to conduct phone interviews with 3-5 selected participants to understand their current mindset and level of self-awareness.


Final Insight

  • Every member of your team has a gap between his Monk and the Suit. For some, this gap is narrow, for others wide.
  • The purpose of the Suited Monk Leader program is to ensure this gap narrows and ideally disappears.
  • The obvious objective and result for the individual is a less stress, feeling happier while for the team and organization it brings more trust and collaboration.

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In this life-changing workshop, discover the source of peace within yourself. Meet and get to know your inner monk – who you truly are – and why you’ve chosen the suit you wear.

In fact, you don’t have to go on a retreat or live in a cave to find fulfillment. As a ‘’suited monk’’, you can wear the suit of the business world and be a success, yet enjoy lasting inner peace.

This workshop will help you:

1. Discover the right career path and find your true purpose

2. Change your life to find inner peace and lasting happiness

3. Learn how to live as a suited monk and make the right choices in life & career

4. Understand what more life offers a suited monk, and how to tap into other forms of energy

5. Gain self-awareness and discover the inner genius and true desires of a suited monk

6. Use your intuition and emotions as messengers to increase the quality of your life

Who Will Benefit From This Course?

  • Leaders and managers considering a career change


  • Those who want to find their true path in life
  • Entrepreneurs who want to build a business around their passion
  • Those going through a mid-life crisis or burnout
  • Those who want more meaning and fulfillment in life and work
  • University students who want to find their true path in life
  • Future leaders who want to transform themselves
  • Those who want to increase their internal motivation

This course is UNIQUE and very EXCLUSIVE

This course brings together the external and internal worlds in a practical way.

The Suited Monk is an International Brand. I have a successful 10-year career running Suited Monk workshops and distributing books in the Asian market. I am a speaker at International Universities such as CEIBS (International Business School of Europe and China), I work with clients from all over the world such as British Petrol, GAP, Barco, OCBC Bank, Basf, Philips, Mead Johnson, Bayer, Henkel. My articles have been published in The Economist Intelligence Unit, Forbes India and Korea Times. My book The Suited Monk is converted to English, Spanish and Chinese. It is published with great success in Spain in 2019  through the publisher Amat. Currently, I live in Barcelona.

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The suited monk “speaks” to you. Written in an engaging, conversational style, the weighty matter of finding your life’s purpose has been decoded and broken down into some simple, easy to practice steps. Raf’s life journey model has been drawn from his and his workshop participants rich (and real) experiences and this is what makes it powerful and convincing.

Riktta PrasadHR Director, R&D, Greater China at Unilever

Everyone who wants to enjoy life to the fullest should read The Suited Monk. Raf’s Life Journey Model is a simple yet brilliant framework to help us understand why joy is not deducted from material wealth and we should strive for inner peace and happiness. Reading The Suited Monk, I rapidly identified my own journey to bridge the gap between the inner and external world, which I will now accelerate to the fullest. Raf is a hero who will continue to affect positively the lives of his readers

Peter BuytaertFounder, Shanghai China Global Leaders (CGL) Management Consulting

AdelaIt was a calling from the universe that I got to know Raf and attended his Life Journey Workshop. I love the GAP model that captures the true meaning of life. This workshop was inspirational, spiritual, and practical & down-to-earth – I enjoyed every minute of it and will recommend it to anyone who feels connected to this topic.

Adela, Weiwei YangLeadership Advisory Consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates

Max ZhangThe workshop of suited monk is a fascinating program for personal development. Raf brought a very important topic for every professional to stop and think, what’s your life purpose? Think more about inner self (monk) instead of indulging in material world (suit).

Max ZhangNational KA Director at Mead Johnson Nutrition

Steven WoodRaf was great as a moderator at the HR Executive Summit providing excellent synopsis of presentations, connecting the themes of the conference to content, and provoking thought, next steps among the attendees.

Steven WoodVP, HR & China Development, Doosan

RocheRaf is a strong moderator, able to command an audience of several hundred people in an engaging and passionate way.

Global HR Leader RocheAuthor, Speaker, University Lecturer

Edward YangRaf conducted a training for my leadership team on the subject “leading from within”. The training was delivered with top quality, and was well received by my team

Edward Yang, BPChief Representative at BP China Holding Holdings Ltd, Shanghai Branch

Original and in honest, this book captures the Life Journey workshop perfectly and is highly recommended as separate reading or as complimentary follow up to one of Raf’s workshops. I found this book so helpful (Simple language and model, to a complex topic, easy to read,  truly a knowledgeable book) that I have already recommended numerous to both read the book and participate the workshop.

Henrik LarsenChairman of the Danish Chamber of Commerce South China

MikeThompsonHow to manage life is the challenge. Raf Adams demonstrates that happiness in life is attainable every day by understanding how we respond to the inner and external journeys. This is a book that can liberate the soul.

Professor Mike J. ThompsonChina Europe International Business School, Shanghai

At some stage of our lives, we inevitably reach certain crossroads – whether in our careers and personal lives – and this can present huge challenges and uncertainty.  Raf’s book gives clarity, guidance and certainty when confronted with such challenges and is a “must-read” for anyone seeking direction, fulfillment and enrichment during their life journey.

Jeremy SargentChairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong


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