Global Mindset HQ
Midtermolen 1, 1st floor
2100 Copenhagen Ø
+45 2577 1130
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We transform global organizations, by transforming their leaders. We put hundreds of an organization's leaders through in-depth programs. We work on mindsets – because mindsets drive beliefs, and beliefs drive behaviors. Organizations become more constructive – which leads to agility, and therefore effectiveness, in this new world.
We're a consulting company rooted in organizational psychology, and we specialize in global delivery.
Contagious Change. We use simple tools that are fun, easy to use, and common across the organisation. This creates the framework for catalysing cross-hierarchical and cross-functional collaboration. For us, leadership development is a team sport. It is almost impossible to develop leaders unless you activate the team and culture around the leader.
Transforming Mindset. We design experiences that enable leaders to develop MINDSET - the real determiner of effectiveness. If we don’t upgrade the operating system, adding new tools and approaches will only increase performance marginally. Mindset growth can lead to the kind of incremental increase in performance that leaders require to face today’s challenges.
Diving Below the Surface. To create real change, leaders don’t need more action plans; they need to understand how their mindset, values and habits prevent the development of new, more effective behaviors. “Diving below the surface” is our coaching method that we both use and train learners in – it gives leaders deeper self-awareness and the ability to shift from protective to productive mindsets.
CUSTOMIZED. We build close long-term relationships with our clients and co-develop custom-made programs with them to ensure that we address the real and unique challenges that they are facing.
EXPERIENTIAL. We create safe and challenging learning environments that foster self-awareness and trying new skills. Participants learn best from peers and experiences so dialogue, coaching, labs, role-plays, simulations and mentoring are prioritized. We super-charge the learning process with principles that activate the four most important self-motivators: purpose, autonomy, mastery and connection.
BORDERLESS. We deliver programs around the world, providing both live and virtual coaching and training to our clients globally. NEMO, our virtual leadership academy provides our clients with fast and consistent delivery, scalable training methods and strong reinforcement of learning.
... and they're also fun!
• Just-in-time and interactive learning
• Tailored to learners’ needs
• Engaging, challenging and professional
• Access to specialists and experts
• A wide network of skilled peers
• Encourages social learning
• Collaboration across borders
• Flexible and cost-effective
• Scalable training methods
• Customized programs designed for clients
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We're organizational psychologists, communication consultants, actors, designers, teachers, and artists.
We all have global backgrounds. And we live and work around the world.
We share a passion for the work and are devoted to designing and delivering transformative programs for our clients.
Together we keep raising the bar.
Founder / CEO
Skip Bowman is an Organizational Psychologist focusing on leadership, team and organizational development in global enterprises. Recently, his programs have successfully stimulated growth and cultural change in tough economic and competitive conditions. He is the founder and managing director at Global Mindset, a global consultant company based in Copenhagen.
Skip trains and coaches senior leaders and their teams in how to achieve transformations in business and culture through principles of “contagious change”: rapid, effective and sustainable change that is positive and self-catalyzing. His success builds on a combination of creating a powerful vision, designing creative concepts customized to the client, and fun to learn and use, as well as an ability to bring stakeholders from across the organization together in a strong coalition for change.
Globally savvy, he has major training commitments in Europe, North America, and more recently in Africa and the Middle East, including two clients in Saudi Arabia. He uses two working languages (Danish & English). He grew up in Perth, Australia and has spent the majority of the last 20 years in Europe. He has studied and worked in Switzerland, Denmark, England, and Sweden. After studying Finance in Australia, he attained his M.A. in Psychology and Languages in Denmark. Skip has a Master in Organizational Psychology (Denmark) and completed additional training in cross-cultural management, group dynamics, coaching, and cultural change. He is accredited in a number of test and development tools, e.g., Hogan, MBTI, FIRO-B, DISC, and is an experienced practitioner with Human Synergistic’s tools.
Skip’s approach is based on 4 values: Challenge, Explore, Create, and Inspire. For him, the key mission of leadership and organizational development is to inspire change with original training and consulting methods that touch the hearts and minds of leaders, helping them to see and feel the reality of global challenges, and find the courage to think and act differently. Earlier in his career, he was responsible for leadership and organizational development at Ericsson, Denmark and Head of Human Resource Development at Tryg Insurance. For the last 8 years, he has been working as a consultant in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Skip’s clients include HSBC (ABB), VELUX, GN ReSound, SimCorp, Jabra, Siemens Energi, Vattenfald, ING, Coloplast, EG, Chr. Hansen, BHP Billiton, and Nestlé.
As a senior consultant in Global Mindset Stephanie’s role is primarily focused on coaching, process consulting as well as developing and delivering leadership programs. Stephanie has a great ability to make people feel comfortable in exploring their strengths and development areas through her questioning technique and ability to establish a safe and constructive environment.
A constructive mindset is key to establishing effective and trusting relationships at work. Stephanie strives to be a role model for a constructive mindset in her coaching and workshop training. Her unique ability to balance a friendly and personal approach with a challenging and goal oriented focus is a reflection of this.
Stephanie has a strong passion for cross-cultural collaboration and communication. Her multicultural background and international work experience have contributed to this interest. She is particularly interested in how different perspectives and views on the world can lead to very different understandings of people, tasks and situations. Consequently, Stephanie enjoys helping leaders and managers become more effective in interacting and communicating across personal and professional cultures to achieve better results.
Stephanie’s working languages are English, Danish and Swedish and she’s a proficient user in French. She is a certified practitioner of the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), Hogan, MBTI, e-interpersonal and e-teamprofile, Human Synergistic’s tools and she has training experience with several test and development tools such as DiSC Personality Profile. Stephanie’s work with the Human Synergistic’s tools has had a significant impact on her ability to put a comprehensive theoretical concept into practice. With its focus on constructive leadership styles and a clear link to the behavioral norms reflected in a constructive mindset, she consistently applies this tool and knowledge in all aspects of her work.
Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Leadership & Management from Copenhagen Business School. Her theoretical knowledge combined with practical work experience and research studies across Asia, Africa, North America and Europe has provided her with a unique understanding of tackling the challenges of working in complex global environments.
Stephanie has worked closely with leaders and teams from a number of international companies, including GN ReSound, VELUX, Netcom, Nestlé, Siemens and SimCorp. She is a regular user of the Cisco WebEx training platform where she facilitates group discussions and trains clients from all over the world to be more effective at operating in the virtual environment. This is, in Stephanie’s view, key to becoming more successful in our increasingly globalized world of mobile work arrangements.
Christine brings unique experience and expertise in voice, body language and performance from her interdisciplinary background as both a professional actor and a communications coach to her work in leadership training.
She is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada, Canada’s leading theatre conservatory and holds a BA in Communication Studies. In her coaching work over the last five years, she has worked with everyone from doctors at the top medical school in Canada looking to improve their empathic communication skills in high stress environments to sales reps striving to increase the impact of their unspoken body language in the sales process and a board of directors looking to build stronger collaboration.
She is also the co-founder and former co-artistic director of Odelah Créations, a theatre company whose mandate was founded on the belief that exciting theatre is born in a risk-taking environment where artists can challenge and inspire one another. The company brings together artists from a range of disciplines and cultures to collaboratively develop theatre pieces from conception to full production, through improvisation, creation workshops and ideation exercises.
Christine’s extensive theatre and corporate coaching experience give her a unique point of entry into leadership training in today’s corporate environment, which increasingly demands stronger communication, presentation, and collaboration skills across cultures.
Christine works in both French and English.
Esben works as a senior consultant in the organizational and leadership development team. Previously he has worked in consulting and an international production company where he was responsible for global leadership development. Esben has trained managers from most parts of the world, which has given him solid experience connecting with and inspiring people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Esben has a strong understanding of how organizational cultures impact business results and how these can be aligned and leveraged through leadership development for growth and improvement. Another area of expertise is how to strengthen the transfer of learning to ensure sustained behavioral change when designing and delivering development activities.
He is an experienced project and program manager, process consultant and trainer. Esben is passionate about working in an international, fast-paced business environment and helping organizations and managers identify and realize opportunities for bringing the best out in people – making organizations safe for great work!
Esben’s working languages are English and Danish. He has a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, and is certified in Life Style Inventory (LSI 1+2), Leadership Work Styles (LWS), Organizational Culture Inventory & Effectiveness Inventory (OCI/OEI), DiSC and OPQ 32.
Consultant & Project Manager
MSc. Strategy, Organization & Leadership
Johanne is a Consultant and Project Manager at Global Mindset specializing in leadership development and cross-cultural projects. In addition to her Master’s degree in Strategy, Organization and Leadership from Copenhagen Business School, she has worked in recruitment/headhunting for numerous multinationals within the FMCG sector, as well as in event management for the Oil & Gas industry. Upon completing her Bachelor’s in Business, Chinese Language & Culture, she spent 3 years working in Kuala Lumpur.
Coming from Danish/Chinese heritage, Johanne speaks English, Danish, Cantonese and Mandarin. Having lived in countries across South East Asia, Johanne has now reconnected with her Danish roots in Copenhagen. As a result of both her professional and personal experiences, Johanne easily engages with people from university students to senior executives.
Johanne is an experienced coaching practitioner with the Global Leadership 360 and DiSC personality profile. She is currently responsible for developing and managing the Global Mindset’s learning management system, business development in the Asia-Pacific region, and delivery on leadership workshops. She is a dynamic and challenging coach who can bring her cultural sensitivity to people from a number of non-European cultures.
Johanne’s uniquely diverse cultural background has given her strong values around openness and adaptability.
I'm a creative and energetic professional with a wealth of international and intercultural experience.
Born in France and raised in Gabon, I spent over a decade in the USA, before relocating to Denmark since 2010.
I worked for 6 years in the service and retail industry – delivering salesmanship and managing customer relations, as well as recruiting talent and developing human capital through continuous learning.
Hence, my top-notch communication skills when engaging various stakeholders in the most divers settings. I further complement these aptitudes with organizational leadership studies.
On single-handed and collaborative assignments alike, I put my expertise to good use to be uplifting when connecting with people from all walks of life.
My approach? A subtle mix of cultivated reciprocity, customer-minded professionalism, participative leadership and personable savvy :)
Learning Consultant & Brand Manager
I am a proactive team player and a creative professional, who engages in every opportunity with professionalism and efficiency.
I was born in Poland, graduated art schools and came to Denmark in 2005 to continue my education. I got a BA degree, and Cand.merc. in marketing, communication and branding. The education led me to become a graphic designer that has a solid understanding of communication platforms and business aspects.
My true passion is design and communication, and I have been working as a graphic designer since 2010. As a part of the Global Mindset team, I design all kinds of graphic materials, games, workbooks, learning tools, illustrations etc. I always make sure that our business partners receive high quality results, with great attention to detail. As a person I am easy going, positive and cheerful.
My working languages are English, Polish and Danish.
Jens Christian Hovind
Jens Christian Hovind is an Organizational Psychologist working with organizational development and leadership in global organizations. The programs he develops and conduct are designed to stimulate growth and to connect strategic ambitions with culture and technology. He is a Partner at Global Mindset, a global consultant network based in Copenhagen. Clients he worked for are from Finance, Biotech, Logistic, IT, Manufacturing and Consumer Electronics sectors.
Jens consults, trains and coaches senior leaders and their teams in how to succeed reaching their organizational goals. Execution in times of change has become a central part of his work and a unique competency. He uses three working languages (Danish, English and Norwegian) and has extensive Nordic experience. Recently, he has created and executed innovative programmes to implement aggressive strategic targets, Talent development programs for global talents, Executive Team Collaboration programmes and helped CEO’s merge midsized companies.
He grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark and has spent most of his life in Scandinavia. He is currently based in Copenhagen, and has studied and worked in Denmark and Norway and done projects in the US, Singapore and Switzerland. He studied organizational psychology in Norway and Denmark where he attained his M.A. in Psychology. Jens is approved Specialist in Organizational Psychology by the Danish Association of Psychologists. Thus, he has extensive training in conducting group dynamics, cultural change, coaching and change management. He is accredited in a number of test and development tools, e.g. MBTI, 16 PF, CPI, FIRO-B a number of 360 tools and is experienced in using Human Synergistic’s tools. He finished his CBA (Certificate in Business Administration) in 2008 and is accredited as a Prince2 practitioner.
Earlier Jens has been working as a Director in two different consulting companies and he started his career in PA Consulting Group. For the last 5 years he has been working as an independent consultant. Jens’ approach is based on 4 values: trust, desire, challenge and inspire. For him, the key mission of leadership and organizational development is to inspire leaders to do something great together.
Jens has worked with leaders and teams from a number of global organizations, including GN Resound, Jabra, DSV, Gate Gourmet, Nestlé, Novozymes, NCC, Haldor Topsøe, Novo Nordisk, Carlsberg Breweries, Deloitte and Fujitsu. He has established a reputation for being innovative, dynamic, inspiring and thorough creating pragmatic and effective solutions. Jens has an outstanding track record in delivering leadership development programs for all levels of management and getting tangible results with cultural, organizational and personal change.
Andrew is a facilitator, coach and trainer focussing on leadership, team and organisational impact. He develops innovative programs with the goal of helping organisations transform their cultures and systems in order to create outstanding results, synergistic relationships and fulfilment through working and learning together.
He is a senior associate of Team Alchemy, Blue Ocean Company and the Demos Group. Andrew is also visiting professor at Eurecom research institute, where he facilitates learning processes in the area of business, personal development and team leadership. He collaborates with a wide range of clients from different sectors like engineering, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, telecommunications, education and Government.
Andrew facilitates, coaches and trains leaders and teams to improve collaboration and performance within and across organisations. He has 25 years experience with global organisations as a leader and facilitator of cultural and structural change. He delivers leadership trainings and workshops all over Europe in English and French.
He grew up in Scotland and has lived in England, USA, Spain, Germany, Denmark and France. After graduating with an engineering degree in Edinburgh, he was awarded an MBA in innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship in France. Andrew has additional training in process consulting, facilitation, coaching, creative problem solving, teams, conflict management, emotional intelligence, value systems and cultural change. He is accredited in MBTI, DiSC, Spiral Dynamics and the Team Alchemy System.
Before becoming an independent facilitator coach and trainer in 2004 he held several leadership roles in engineering, marketing and programme management for large global corporations in the telecoms industry. Andrew’s approach to personal and organisational transformation is systemic and integrative. His approach incorporates important values such as collaboration, inner harmony, creativity and accountability that inspire change in leaders, teams and organisations.
Andrew is known for his ideas, enthusiasm and open minded thinking combined with a large toolbox of methods that proves invaluable in getting results. He is innovative, concentrates on the core questions and listens to customers' wishes. He can also adapt and realign what he already knows in a new way to create value for the client.
Beth Shapiro specializes in working with leaders, teams, and entire organizations to build engagement, improve performance, resolve conflict, and create sustainable change. Her work focuses on building the capacity to execute on business strategy and mission.
Beth holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard’s Kennedy School and is a Certified Professional and Relationship Systems Coach (PCC, ORSC). Her background includes 20+ years of management, leadership, and team-development work in the private and nonprofit sectors, including roles as marketing director, CEO, board member, and board chair. She has provided coaching and training in a variety of settings including Federal and state government, higher education, nonprofits, and a number of private sector industries.
As subject matter expert for Experiential Learning and Coaching, Beth played a leading role in the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Security Evolution trainings, designed by IDEO and featured on 60 Minutes and MSNBC.com. She was the designer and leader of an extensive train-the-trainer program that prepared more than 1,000 TSA employees to train the entire 50,000+ workforce. The Department of Homeland Security included this transformational initiative among their top 10 successes for the year, and it has led to long-lasting change in both operations and culture at TSA.
Beth has served on the faculties of the prestigious Coaches Training Institute, and CRRGlobal, both schools credentialed by the International Coach Federation. She is certified in a number of diagnostic and assessment instruments including the MBTI, The Leadership Circle, and the Team Diagnostic. Trained in Adventure-Based Counseling, Beth has also worked in outdoor and challenge settings with people with disabilities, and those involved in recovery from violence and other trauma.
Nic (Nicolai) Thielsen is a Senior Management Consultant, with strong expertise in Human Resource Management, Organizational Culture Change, Team performance and Leadership. Recently he has been working as interim HR Director in a large IT-services organization, with responsibilities for a transition program for app 1000 staff across to a new organization during an acquisition process. He is working as a network resource and is currently associated with Global Mindset, The Blue Ocean Company and Kongsted-Thielsen. He is also partner in the launch of Team Alchemy in Europe, and Certified Master Facilitator in deploying this concept. He is board member of several external boards.
Nic facilitates performance management programs, either via dialogue intensive learning activities on specific topics, or via structured processes based on surveys on individuals, teams or whole organizations. He has a solid experience in working in large, global companies, and has run employee engagement programs for large organizations – delivering process support and coaching in Europe, Asia and US. He is a strong advocate for the strengths based approach to performance management, and has worked with teams and organizational units to identify their collaboration potential in knowing about- and building upon - each other’s strengths.
Nic is Danish, and has a Candidate degree in Law from Copenhagen University. He also has a Strategy Diploma from Cornell University, and in addition holds several certifications within facilitation and team development. Out of university, he had a career in the downstream side of the oil business – managing a.o.t. a Chain of Gas Stations, and the domestic services organization across Denmark for Norsk Hydro Oil, the Norwegian oil company. He left the oil industry to become a consultant with Mercuri Sales & Service Management, and eventually formed an independent consulting company with 3 partners. Merging this company into a global TQM organization in 1993, Nic went to Singapore as Vice President to run the organization across Asia Pacific – servicing Scandinavian Clients as well as local companies/conglomerates. Nic has experiences from working on strategic and tactical level in the IT-sector, the Finance sector and the distribution part of discrete manufacturing.
In 1997 Nic became partner/co-owner of a Danish Strategy Boutique, and in 1998 CSC acquired this company, and Nic became head of the CSC Nordic Strategy Consulting unit. After managing the transition of a huge acquisition into CSC Nordic, he became Nordic HR Director, and then made a move to CSC Corporate level to run the engagement program for 90.000 staff. Nic left CSC in 2011, and has been independent since. Among other assignments, he has had 2 interim HR Director jobs abroad since then.
Suzan Stub is the founder and Managing Director (MD) of Leadership Dialogue LLC based in Cairo, Egypt, with a large network of international associates and contacts within the management and leadership field. She facilitates in English, Danish and Egyptian Arabic.
As a business psychologist, Suzan’s core competence is helping executives develop and implement the organisation’s strategic objectives through leadership and organisational development (OD). She uses executive coaching as a tool to meet managerial goals. Suzan works with multi-cultural challenges, business/OD psychology processes, as well as executive leadership development.
Since 2006 Suzan works primarily out of Egypt with the ME as her focus area for the deployment of her passion: developing business and servicing international and local organisations, both public and private, by developing their people and their staff.
Suzan has, as Leadership Dialogue, formed a Partnership with Ashridge Consulting (Ashridge Business School UK) to deliver the first coaching certification programme in North Africa and the Levant to begin in 2013.
Suzan Stub holds a M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Copenhagen, and is a Systemic Consultant from DISPUK (Danish Institution for Supervision, Personnel Development and Coaching Consulting). She also holds a certificate in Organisational Psychology with a focus on narrative and storytelling praxis.
Suzan has worked internationally on large scale Leadership Development programmes for the last 12 years, and her international clients both as an senior associate of Mannaz (DK and International) and independently as Leadership Dialogue, include among others: the EIB (European Investment Bank), Danske Bank, Fujitsu Services (DK UK and SA), Scandinavian Tobacco, Danone and Leo Pharma.
As a business psychologist, with Danish accreditation and affiliation to the Danish Association of Psychologists, she is naturally authorised in the use of a variety of level A and B tests, hereunder PAPI recruitment tools, MBTI Step I & II, FIRO-B, and 16PF & CPI recruitment and personality test tools. She is also a certified user of many 360-degree feedback tools (e.g., PROFILOR 360 and Mannaz 360 Basic and Advanced).
Nick is an Organizational Psychologist and executive coach with almost two decades of experience in improving the effectiveness of leaders across a range of private and public sector organizations. Nick began his career as a freelance writer and training designer before switching his focus on strengths-based assessment and selection, leadership development and coaching. His clients are primarily from the Professional Services, Financial Services, Media, Automotive, Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.
Nick has a strong track record of delivering innovative and effective solutions. Recently, he has been involved in the design and delivery of leadership development interventions for high potential manufacturing leaders, executive coaching with partners in law firms and a global development process for senior procurement professionals. Nick has a Master Degree in Occupational Psychology and has completed additional training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and coaching. He is accredited in a number of psychometric tools, including Hogan, NEO-PIR, OPQ32, Firo Element B and the Leadership Judgment Indicator, and is a Phase 1 graduate of the Human Element.
Nick works with clients at all levels to help enhance their personal performance and professional effectiveness, to develop the attitudes and behaviors they need to lead more effectively, and to boost their well-being and enjoyment at work. His style is positive and constructive, and he brings high levels of energy, creativity and flexibility to his work. He has a deep understanding of the cultural and behavioral issues surrounding organizational change, enjoys complex or challenging assignments and relishes delivering practical and effective business solutions. His seeks to inspire his clients to make effective transitions by creating open and supportive relationships within which they can explore and test out more powerful and effective ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Valued for his flexibility, inclusivity and sense of fun, Nick has a strong track record in delivering leadership development programs at all levels. Nick has worked with leaders and teams from a number of global organizations, including Lafarge, GN, Airbus, Novartis, BMW, and De Beers. Recent work in China, India, Malaysia, United States and EMEA has deepened his insight into and awareness of global L&D and cultural issues.
As a consultant in Global Mindset Tina’s role is primarily focused on coaching, process consulting as well as concept development. Tina has 15 years of experience with leadership training, coaching and business transformation processes gained from the consultancy, IT, as well as the medical device industry including almost 10 years of leadership experience.
She has a M.Sc. in Business Administration and HR Management, and has been an Industrial PhD student for 5 years. Her focus during those five years has been on optimization of organizational performance through leadership development, empowerment and organizational well-being.
Her core competencies are; change & transition management, business transformations, talent management, leadership training as well as individual coaching and development.
Tina is certified in Life Style Inventory (from Human Synergistics), MBTI & JTI (Center for Ledelse) as well as ESCI (Emotional & Social Competence Inventory from Hay Group). She has worked with a number of international clients from industries such as IT, Banking & Insurance, Medical Device, Pharma, Retail and Energy. Her working language is English and Danish, she has been working and living in France and Holland and been involved in larger projects for clients from US, UK, Southern Europe and the Nordics.
Tina is a passionate profile, with a high drive and energy who seeks pragmatic and constructive solutions in order to achieve ambitious and long-termed results.
Katie enables leaders to expand their capabilities while enhancing their perspectives on what really matters in their organizations. With over 20 years’ experience in executive and organizational development, Katie´s passion is in the design and delivery of leadership development processes, creating impact and sustainable change through working both the system and the mindsets that hold it in place. She draws on her own experience and training to translate and connect the theory with the real, everyday world of her clients, offering experiential learning that engages and motivates.
Katie has lead projects supporting organizational and culture change initiatives as well as facilitating team learning to enhance effectiveness in times of transition. As a facilitator, Katie has worked with groups from Board level to Senior Teams in over 25 countries and spanning a diverse cross-section of industries, from Financial Services to FMCG as well as Not for Profit organizations.
Outside of the executive development field, Katie worked in an auditing firm in the UK, leading a disperse team of 15 field consultants. She also managed key accounts while heading project design and delivery for a Consultancy in Madrid. Additionally, Katie worked as Academic Director of a Masters program with IE University’s School of Psychology (Master in Organizational Leadership) where she was responsible for design and content as well as for sourcing faculty globally.
Katie obtained a B.A. in English and French at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has an Executive Masters from INSEAD in Clinical Psychology applied to Organizations. Katie is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) and she completed her coaching training with the Coaching Training Institute (CTI).
Katie is a member of the European Professional Women’s Network (EPWN) where she has actively and voluntarily been involved as a mentor for a group of ten women. She attends ISPSO conferences (International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations) and is also a member of AEDIPE (Spanish HR Directors Association) and ICF Global.
Mara Garofalo has been working as an executive coach and facilitator for over fourteen years, providing feedback and coaching to hundreds of international managers in how to better understand the way in which they function and how other people perceive their behaviors.
In addition, Mara specializes in cross-cultural awareness and leadership. Mara’s experience in multicultural environments is not only theoretical but practical. Mara is of Italian origin, was raised in Argentina and Peru, and has lived in France, Egypt, and Peru and has been living in Belgium for 20 years. She works in Italian, Spanish, French and English, and has a passive knowledge of Portuguese. She draws on her knowledge and experience in dealing with diverse cultures and situations when coaching and facilitating individuals and teams on cross-cultural understanding and communication and leadership. Her clients describe her as very capable in putting people at ease and creating an environment of trust that enables great results.
In the past few years Mara has been involved in coaching managers and executives in companies undergoing mergers, acquisitions; people who were expatriates or who had to deal with expatriate employers; individuals who were looking for growth possibilities within their organization or outside of it. She is especially interested in leadership development in all its inherent aspects and favors a holistic approach since leadership has an important component of skills and competences, but also relational and self-awareness elements.
She has worked in the private and public sectors, as well as for NGOs. Her client list includes AG Insurance, Telefonica, Endesa, BBVA, Santander, Alstom, EADS, Ciba, Medtronic, Philips, Mobinil (Egypt), Optimentus (Senegal), Mars, De Lage Landen, Lundbeck, among others through her association with the Center for Creative leadership. In addition Mara is a certified coach and trainer for the European institutions.
Mara is fluent in Italian, Spanish, French and English and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.
She obtained her Psychology degree in Paris and her Masters in Brussels. She also has an advanced degree in educational research and is currently enrolled at the University of East London in their Coaching Psychology Master program. She is a Board Certified Coach by the Center for Credentialing & Education (Greensboro, US), member of the Association for Coaching, and is certified in the use and application of numerous psychometric instruments such as MBTI, Firo-B, Californian Psychological Inventory (CPI), Conflict Dynamics Profile, Hay 360, Team Diagnostics and Hogan.
Birgit Jung is an established Business Psychologist whose distinctive approach is to develop organizations and their leaders from a human-centric perspective. As a leadership expert, Birgit designs and implements in-depth leadership development programs to support key organizational business challenges, strategy implementation and future innovative steps.
Her interventions also cover the initiation and work with customer-centricity agendas: how to support organizations and leaders today in reaching a deeper understanding of their core customers, translate this knowledge into an outside-in view and capitalize on it to strengthen their organizational and leadership development processes.
Birgit operates internationally as a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach (Denmark, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and Luxembourg). Her expertise is primarily requested on individual leadership development processes and on leadership development initiatives and training programs both in the public and private sector. In development processes her focus is on involvement, current challenging leadership and business problems, cross-organizational dialogues and involvement of relevant stakeholders and customers.
In her career, Birgit has covered various leading positions. She was a former VP in Mannaz A/S, a Danish international leadership development consultancy and a valuable member of the specialist team in the Danish Broadcast DR2 program ‘Mission Leadership’. Birgit has also co-authored the book ‘Mission Leadership’ and has initiated and participated into the editorial board of the journal Business Psychology for 12 years.
Birgit holds a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from the University of Copenhagen, a CBA from AVT Business School Copenhagen, and is certified in Hogan Personality Assessments, Human Synergistics’ Integrated Diagnostic tools, MBTI and CPI. She is Danish and has lived in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Delhi, Bangkok, Tokyo, Germany, USA Alaska and Seattle.
Bertolt has worked internationally since 1990, supporting the development and execution of business strategies in internationally operating companies across all industries. He is recognized as a top-level expert in organizational development, strategy methodology and execution, change management and inter-cultural management.
His expertise – the translation of business and organizational challenges into adequate solutions – is often described by his clients as one of Bertolt’s core competencies.
Building a strategic approach on a solid base of experience in using effective tools and monitoring mechanisms, supported by the necessary context of a theory enables Bertolt to deliver highly tailored, effective and sustainable solutions.
Bertolt has consulted a number of Companies that wanted to improve their strategy development and implementation capability. These companies have especially appreciated the structured approach combined with a profound level of professional expertise. And the achieved results. In addition, Bertolt is involved in Management education at Business Schools and acts as faculty at IMD in Lausanne.
Bertolt holds an advanced degree in Psychology from the Technical University of Berlin and a Ph.D. on Organizational Measurements. He has been studying Organization and System Development at Prof. Edwin C. Nevis, MIT/GIC. Bertolt is certified in a number of diagnostic instruments and approaches.
Tobias has a particular interest supporting organizations to develop and execute their strategy to become more successful.
He works with Kinetic Consulting, a boutique consulting company which focuses on strategy formation and deployment, and – as part of this – change management and leadership development. Since 2009 he is based in Berlin. Previously he has lived and worked in Geneva, London and Boston.
Since 2011 he works internationally as a business consultant in the above mentioned areas. Many projects involve the creation of a tailored strategy and identification of the suitable execution tools and measures. His client base consists mainly of leading global companies across industries, mainly across Europe, Asia and the US. Tobias works also regularly for the IMD Business School in Lausanne.
Before moving into consulting, Tobias has worked for many years in Procter & Gamble, Gillette and a large global logistics company where he held a series of senior level positions in HR. In that capacity he had regional responsibility for Europe and the Emerging Markets, always with a strong focus on the Commercial part of the business and helping organizations to identify and roll out their strategy. Tobias worked also on business turnaround situations, the implementation of performance driven cultures and the development of innovation centric cultures within organizations.
Tobias holds a Degree in Economics from the Technical University of Berlin. He has work experience in more than 30 countries on four continents, with particular experience in the emerging markets. Besides his native tongue German, he is fluent in English.
Victoria Bouix is the founder and managing director of Chiterra, a leadership development consultancy devoted to facilitating the transformation of people and organisations. She brings a wealth of leadership insight following an international career in professional services firms and the FMCG industry and nearly 20 years of experience in the field.
At the heart of her work Victoria focuses on facilitating behavioural change in individuals, teams and organisations leading to effective strategy implementation and improved business performance. Her work involves executive coaching (both with individuals and with groups), accompanying management teams, and designing and facilitating leadership development programmes.
Of Swedish nationality, Victoria has spent most of her life studying and working across USA, France and the UK. She has worked across a variety of industries including the aerospace, banking, finance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, automotive and energy sectors. Some of her clients include Airbus, GDF Suez, European Investment Bank, Daimler, Unilever, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Credit Agricole, Boehringer Ingelheim, European Space Agency, L’Oréal and Tetra Pak. Victoria also works as an executive coach for the INSEAD Global Leadership Center, ESMT Berlin and HEC.
Given the specificity of culture, organisational context, role requirements and personal aspirations Victoria helps leaders implement change that makes a real difference. In her work she is guided by three deeply held beliefs that define her approach to coaching and leadership development. The first is about energy – considering the level of vitality that an individual brings to their leadership role and how they engage and inspire others. The second is about authenticity – to leverage what makes an individual unique in order to attract followership. The third is about pragmatism – to address personal leadership challenges in a concrete way that leads to transformative action.
An avid runner and mindfulness practitioner, Victoria is a strong believer in body-mind-spirit balance that she regards as the foundation for leadership vitality and the essence for being successful in any role.
Victoria completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology with focus on executive coaching at INSEAD in 2001. She has a BA in Psychology as well as a BSc in Business Administration from State University of New York. In order to ensure high quality of her coaching interventions Victoria adheres to the ethical standards of ICF and engages in regular coaching supervision.
Based in Paris she works in Swedish, English and French.
George T.K. Quek is an accomplished consultant, coach and facilitator who works with leaders and their teams to improve their individual and organisational leadership and management performance. He has trained, coached and consulted for more than 3,000 executives and leaders from over 100 organisations throughout the Asia Pacific in the last 5 years. Prior to that, he had over 15 years of senior leadership experience with Fortune 500 and regional multi-national corporations.
George believes in a holistic approach of Heart, Head and Hand of human performance optimisation. He supports his clients to not just exhibit the right behaviours (Hand) but also have aligned motives/beliefs/values (Heart) and awareness/knowledge (Head).
George has lived and worked in Singapore, U.S.A., Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia. As a result, he is proficient in the local languages and conducts coaching, facilitation and consulting in Mandarin, Cantonese in addition to English.
George’s expertise is in leadership soft skills like Coaching, Mentoring, Influencing, Conflict Management and the practice of Servant Leadership. Besides consulting and facilitating, he also serves as an executive coach to leaders and executives.
He is a recognized authority on Structured Mentoring in Asia having helped implemented mentoring initiatives for more than 20 organisations in the last 3 years. In 2004, George launched the first and to-date, the only program on “How to Set Up a Structured Mentoring Programme” for HR professionals throughout Asia.
George is an adjunct faculty with the Center for Creative Leadership, the world’s leading leadership development provider, where he is ranked one of their top coaches. In addition, George is the founding director of DistincTions Asia, a boutique consulting firm with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.
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