Proud to be Sri Lanka's first coworking space dedicated to bringing Mindfulness at Work
As we enter the Post-Pandemic working world, the way we think and work has changed. What has become clear is that for our organizations and employees to thrive, we need to look beyond profit.
We are here to re-invent pre-pandemic work culture focusing on consciousness, community, and co-creation in the new normal.
We have dedicated our space, event and programs to introduce something revolutionary in Sri Lanka and create a community of changemakers who prioritize personal growth, social change and collaboration over competition.
Our vision to reinvent how we work, connect, and create in the New Normal has these three key ingredients:
Consciousness: We define consciousness as your awareness of yourself and the world around you. How we perceive and react to the world is foundational to everything we “do’ in the world. And so, this is really the starting point. Our events facilitate thought-provoking conversations to challenge norms, open our thinking and discover how we can build in new ways. To build a better world, change starts with ourselves. We believe that a conscious leader will make better choices for themselves, their employees and their customers which will have a ripple effect in their communities.
Community: How can we make social change in the way we run our businesses? The best teams are more than the sum of their parts. We all know that we can achieve much more together. In 2021 we aim to experiment with new formats to bring people together around topics that are close to our hearts.
Co-creation: A new way of working without big hierarchies, but groups of individuals who come together to fulfill a common goal and then disperse. How can we create a platform for cocreators to share, learn and collaborate with each other?
Bringing together a conscious community of changemakers at a creative coworking space sharing knowledge, inspiration and ideas to co-create our wildest dreams!
Semal Luthra Co- Founder
Semal brings in aspects of design, conscious capitalism and mindfulness on which HomeTree finds its roots. A newbie in the island, she is passionate about blending self-awareness with design-thinking to help individuals and startups re-invent themselves and discover their true calling so that they can build visionary products and services to address the pressing needs of our time. Semal recently attended Yale School of Management USA for her MBA. Her previous work experience branched out to Adobe USA, Deloitte UK and Dunnhumby UK.
"I dream of a world where everyone is passionately doing the work they love, because you are only going to be great at the thing you were meant to do. Then work becomes enjoyable, exciting and stretches us to explore more aspects of our creativity.
In a world where everyone is creating from their highest expression, we can truly manifest our highest aspirations, and make the impossible possible. We hold this vision deep in our hearts and aspire to make HomeTree, one such hub where co-workers can grow together to bring about meaningful change!"
For Amaranath, HomeTree has been the ideal opportunity to set up a nurturing ground inspired by his passion to help aspirational Sri Lankans sprout. A social entrepreneur, Amaranath finds his roots right here in the island. Since 2012, Amaranath has navigated initiatives to develop and provide employment in the north of Sri Lanka, including establishing a micro financing business and a hotel in partnership with USAID.
“Being an entrepreneur, I am excited to be part of a community of like minded entrepreneurs. I want HomeTree to be a catalyst of connectivity and interaction among these communities. In today’s world where everything evolves and intertwines rapidly, I believe that mindfulness has to be part of our work culture to help expand our creativity and help us lead with purpose. The need to be conscious of fellow humans, nature and striving for harmony is higher than ever before.
Praveeni is inspired by the ecosystem HomeTree creates for freelancers and entrepreneurs. She is a humanities graduate from the University of Peradeniya and is experienced in Customer Service and Office Management at the British Council. Having volunteered at many organisations including Tedxkandy, AIESEC and more, Praveeni is also the co-founder of Cambiumh, Sri Lanka's first Climate Change Communication focused organization. Her passion revolves around promoting sustainable initiatives and lifestyles.
“As an individual who is passionate about sustainability and networking, HomeTree for me provides that ecosystem and a comfortable mix of the like minded, experts from various industries and those who are aspiring to make the world a better place through collaboration and purpose"
What Isuri loves about HomeTree is the strong ethos of symbiotic relations, working together to help each other grow, which she sees happening at HomeTree almost everyday. Having specialized in psychology at the University of Peradeniya, Isuri loves communicating and co-creating with members in the HomeTree network!
Isuri has volunteered at many organisations including Rotaract, AIESEC and mental health related organizations. Apart from volunteering her one true passion is dancing. She is a trained Bharatha Natyam dancer and her recent performance at the HomeTree 6 months celebration was truly mesmerizing! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Being an extrovert who loves to travel and meet new people, HomeTree provides me the perfect environment to bond with people. HomeTree is full of inspiring members who love to co-create and initiate different projects for the betterment of the world. It was really surprising for me to be able to join a company like HomeTree where there is a really flexible work life and so many interesting things to do. That's all I wanted from my work life!"
Having graduated from the Academy of Design with BA Hons Fashion Marketing & Design (Northumbria University), Lakshani is a passionate creative. She is a keen collaborator who loves to get involved in new experiences and to learn from them.
“Knowing that you have the freedom of expressing your true self is the best comfort you can find. It always feels like Home at HomeTree, and I believe this is definitely the place to explore and develop yourself with the amazing community around you.”
Jayarukshi has vast experience having acted as the Economy Coordinator of Sri Lanka in Asia PacificICT Alliance 2018. While being a hard working individual, she is currently reading for her Master of Business Administration at University of Kelaniya
“I'm excited to be a part of the Changemakers team at HomeTree. I believe that by committing to your intentions and taking aligned action, we are likely to end up at our desired destination.”