PHILOSOPHICAL MENTORING

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Philosophy is the art of living a rich and meaningful life, and for those who desire to learn this art form, we’ve hand-picked independent philosophers from around the world to serve as guides. 

WHAT IS PHILOSOPHICAL MENTORING?

Philosophical mentoring is a method of soul-doctoring that aims to bring a student’s actions into alignment with their most noble aspirations.

Our mentors do this by holding space for deep philosophical dialogue and mutual discernment of paths that lead to a flourishing life.

Students of our mentors have found the following benefits:

MEET OUR PHILOSOPHERS

We encourage you to listen to your intuitions when choosing a mentor who best aligns with your own individual personality, life experiences, aspirations, and philosophical interests.

If you just can’t decide, try filling out our application form at the bottom of the page and we’ll assign you to a mentor based on your answers.

PHILOSOPHER | POET | MUSICIAN

SIMON J. E. DREW

As a philosopher grounded in the Stoic tradition, I consider it a true pleasure and duty to walk alongside others who are embarking on the philosophical path. I share the way with my students, and as such, we find ourselves not uncommon to one another. We learn, grow, and are transformed together, for it is in this mutually travelled journey of philosophical exploration that the character is purified, and the soul restored to balance and harmony. 

AUTHOR | MUSICIAN | SPEAKER​

SHARON LEBELL

I am a modern philosopher, author, speaker, and musician widely known for my international bestseller The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness. I am a strong proponent of expressing philosophy in accessible language so that anyone can apply it to better his or her life. My greatest joy is inspiring others to find meaning, to make meaning, to use one’s life for good, and to grow a vibrant contemplative life in a fragmented world.

PHILOSOPHER | AUTHOR | PROFESSOR

KAI WHITING

I mentor students using the Stoic methods of choice, the Socratic dialectic, and logical reasoning to help you work out how best to design your aims, achieve your goals, improve your relationships and reframe your thinking so you can journey toward what the Stoics refer to as the “good life” (eudaimonia). I also specialize in helping you to better understand your social role, your obligations towards yourself and others, and your connection to the logos (reason/cosmos) so that you can make a greater impact on a world scale!

PHILOSOPHER | MYSTIC | POET

ROCCO JARMAN

It’s difficult to find the right word that really describes what I am, what I do, and why that should matter to you. perhaps the best word is ‘Detective‘. If your hope has been murdered by circumstance, if your courage has defaulted on its contract, if your purpose is being held hostage by your past mistakes, then while you might not like at first what I find, I promise you that we will solve the case.

PHILOSOPHER | PSYCHOLOGIST

MARKUS RÜTHER

I am academically trained in psychology, especially systemic coaching and philosophical counselling. As a part of that, I see every mentee as an expert in their own life who has the inner resources to solve her/his personal problems. I shed light on or strengthen those inner resources by creating room for critical thinking or providing tools and methods that can be used to overcome his/her problems. For that, of course, I draw on the “spiritual exercises” of the Stoics, but also on modern psychotherapeutic methods in systemic psychology and CBT.

PHILOSOPHER | WRITER | SEEKER

J.W. BERTOLOTTI

As a philosophical mentor and Leadership Coach, my approach is rooted in the wisdom of questions. As Socrates pointed out more than two thousand years ago, “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only help them think.” With the right questions, I believe that each one of us has the inner wisdom to start walking the path toward the life we truly want to lead.

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

JUAN PEREZ

My mentoring style is all about understanding the perspective of the mentee, using psychological tools as a catalyst for personal transformation. As an organizational psychologist with extensive experience working in corporations, I enjoy mentoring business professionals and executives, helping them to navigate the complex world of business with courage and equanimity. 

PHILOSOPHER | STRENGTH COACH

BRANDON TUMBLIN

For the past few years, I’ve been exploring the philosophical school of Stoicism via my podcast, The Strong Stoic. As your philosophical mentor, I’ll bring my experience as a public philosopher and strength coach to discuss the practical applications of philosophy as a way of life and as a vehicle for personal development. We’ll break down who you want to become and what you want to achieve, and then reverse-engineer it down to actions that can be practised today.

APPLY TO RECEIVE MENTORING

Please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch shortly to assign you a philosophical mentor based on your answers. 

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Depending on the assignment, you may need to upload multiple files. Most file types are accepted, but please let me know if you need assistance (email simon@simonjedrew.com)

ENROLLMENT

Join our growing community of seekers and citizens from around the world who are rediscovering their humanity and connectedness by way of the philosophical and spiritual path.

$15.95 weekly

SEEKER

Get access to regular classes, courses, workshops, and resources. Plus, get 10% off TWG store and access to member-only forums.

ENROLL

JOIN TO ENTER THIS ROOM

Enroll now to enter The Sanctuary.

SEEKER

$29.95* per week to get access to all classes and  forums, and a copy of
The Poet & The Sage when you enrol.

*Members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society get 20% off this grove.

STUDENT

All Seeker benefits, plus up to four one-on-one philosophical mentoring sessions per month, starting at $100 per session.

*Members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society get $25 off per session.

SUNDAY SEEKER

Attend a weekly event on Sundays, exploring sacred and philosophical texts. Free for Caretakers of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society.

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