Shi Xing Mi (Walter Gjergja)
Shaolin Master, Trainer, Consultant & Writer
Walter Gjergja – Shaolin Temple secular monk Shi Xing Mi – is a Shaolin Master, trainer, consultant, speaker and writer.
Walter has been called a “cultural acrobat” and the “monk of strategy”. Born in Italy but with mixed European origins, Walter has combined lifelong studies in Shaolin culture – which eventually made him one of the first non-Chinese Shaolin 32nd generation Master – with a university education in economics, corporate strategy and philosophy.
His professional life has been just as uniquely diverse, becoming the youngest CEO of a listed company in Australia and then working as manager of leading consulting and investment firms in Europe and Asia, only to suddenly abandon at a very early age such a promising corporate career to share his unique blend of monastic wisdom and “modern life”
He has since authored two books – including the recent german management best seller ‘Gib Nicht Alles, Gib Das Richtige’ – and has been the protagonist of many magazine articles and of several documentaries (BBC, Discovery Channel, Italia1, CCTV).
Today, Shi Xing Mi conducts speeches, seminars and workshops at major events, universities, conferences and for the management of leading international companies in various sectors, as well as assisting professional athletes and international corporate executives and personalities. He also teaches in several European Shaolin Culture Centers, which he helped establish.