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Johannes Lukas Gartner

Combining leadership with mindfulness & empathy


Johannes Lukas Gartner is a Senior Consultant for Humanity in Action Inc. and a certified facilitator of Search Inside Yourself, the Google-born mindfulness and neuroscience-based emotional intelligence leadership program. Until December 2018, he served as Germany’s Director of Programs at Humanity in Action. Previously, Johannes worked in strategy consulting for public sector clients at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants after gaining work experience at various other places ranging from the Centro Nacional de Comunicación Social, a press freedom and civil society communications non-profit in Mexico City, to Lilofee, an independent children’s toy store in Berlin-Kreuzberg. He completed internships and research visits at places including the HIV/Aids Program of the United Nations Development Program in Panama City, the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna, and multinational law firms in Istanbul and London. Johannes is a law graduate of King’s College London as well as Humboldt University Berlin and an international relations graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His research interests have centred around LGBTQ issues in Europe. His most recent work was published in the Global Encyclopaedia of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Queer History (“LGBT Migration to Europe,” 2019). Johannes was born and raised in Vienna. He is an alumnus of the American Field Service (Panama, 2004-05) and a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship, 2014). Want to reach out to Johannes? Feel free to e-mail.

Updated August 2019