Minter Dialogue with Martijn Schirp
Martijn Schirp is the cofounder and Chief Visionary Officer at the Synthesis Institute, that offers safe, legal, medically supervised psychedelic retreats, based out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. As they write on their site, they “make the psychedelic experience accessible for curious individuals who want to utilize moderate-to-high doses of truffles to catalyze creative breakthroughs, explore consciousness, find meaning, improve confidence, and search for a mystical experience.” In this conversation, we discuss Martijn’s journey to founding the Synthesis Institute, what has changed in our society that has brought about our crisis in mental health, the treatments they provide, the protocols they follow and the prospects for the future.
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Minter Dial is an international professional speaker, author & consultant on Leadership, Branding and Transformation. After a successful international career at L’Oréal, Minter Dial returned to his entrepreneurial roots and has spent the last twelve years helping senior management teams and Boards to adapt to the new exigencies of the digitally enhanced marketplace. He has worked with world-class organisations to help activate their brand strategies, and figure out how best to integrate new technologies, digital tools, devices and platforms. Above all, Minter works to catalyse a change in mindset and dial up transformation. Minter received his BA in Trilingual Literature from Yale University (1987) and gained his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau (1993). He’s author of Heartificial Empathy, Putting Heart into Business and Artificial Intelligence (2019); co-author of Futureproof, How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption (Pearson 2017); The Last Ring Home (Myndset Press 2016), a book and documentary film, both of which have won awards and critical acclaim. Minter’s last book, You Lead, How being yourself makes you a better leader, published by Kogan Page, won the Business Book Award 2022 in the category of Leadership. His current work is around fostering more meaningful conversation, with his featured publication on Substack: Dialogos, Fostering More Meaningful Conversations. It’s easy to inquire about booking Minter Dial here. View all posts by Minter Dial