My Ground Truth

Psychologist | Military-Grade Mindfulness Trainer & Coach | Carsten J. Grimm



/GROUND/ noun

an area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought; factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief.

give (something abstract) a firm theoretical or practical basis.

Also: reduced to fine particles by crushing; shaped, roughened, or polished by grinding.

/TRUTH/ noun

the real facts about a situation, event, or person.

used to show or emphasise that something is true.


information collected on location.

in military; the reality of a tactical situation from those on the ground—as opposed to intelligence reports or mission plans.

This Is For All My People

For all daring leaders, makers and creators, high-performers, and change-makers. Those on the seek, the leap, and the level-up. Those navigating and way-finding to bold, brave, and compassionate living and working.

Daring people deserve daring support. Those with courage to do great things need steel at your back.

Daring people are my people.  



I rode a motorbike solo around South America

I was a military helicopter pilot and flying instructor

I coach resilient behaviour and developing mental skills under pressure.

I practice and teach mindfulness, the bulls-eye of my passion & professional interest.

I live in Wellington, New Zealand, with my wife Meredith and our three beautiful girls. 

We regularly travel to Bali and Vietnam for revival, recalibration, and Truth.



My always-growing list of thought-influencers…

Brene Brown, Sam Harris, Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Noah LevineAdyashanti, Joseph Goldstein, Jocko Willink, Stan McChrystal, Simon Sinek, James Clear, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Harris, Scott Barry Kaufman, Rob Biswas-Diener, Zaid Hassan, Jim Loehr, Dan Millman, Alain de Botton, Dr Peter Attia MD, Grant Rix, Russell Brand, Daniel Ingram, Josh Korda & Dharma Punx


This is my ground truth.