Amy C. Edmondson
Ph.D., Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson has been ranked by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011 and selected in 2019 as the #1 most influential thinker in Human Resources by HR Magazine. She is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School.

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Otto Scharmer
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Otto Scharmer is an action researcher who co-creates innovations in learning and leadership. In 2015, Otto co-founded the MITx u.lab, a massive open online course (MOOC) for leading profound change, which has since activated more than 160,000 users from 185 countries. He received the Jamieson Prize for Teaching Excellence at MIT, and is a member of the World Future Council.

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Kristin Neff
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion nearly twenty years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self- Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide.

They co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. In June 2021, she will publish Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive. 

For more information on self-compassion, including a self-compassion test,research articles, and practices, go to

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Robert Kegan
Ph.D., Harvard University

World-renowned contributor to the fields of human and organizational potential, dubbed “Harvard’s most entertaining professor” by The London Times. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, Kegan´s forty years of research, writing, and professional practice have influenced leadership development, executive coaching, and culture-change management in every sector and region across the globe.

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Peter Senge
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Peter Senge is a systems scientist who is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL). He is well-known as the author of the book The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.

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Jonna Bornemark
Professor, Södertörn University

Jonna Bornemark is professor in philosophy and works at The Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge. Her latest book Det omätbaras renässans: en uppgörelse med pedanternas världsherravälde (Volante, 2018) She is the editor of 13 anthologies, most recent is Horsecultures in Transformation: The Ethical Question (Routledge 2019). She is also a frequent guest at several Swedish radio shows and writes in Swedish daily press.

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Theo Linda Dawson
Ph.D Berkeley / Lectica, Inc

Theo Linda Dawson, Ph.D. (U.C. Berkeley, 1998) is the Executive Director of Lectica®, Inc. (the nonprofit that owns her). Over the last 25 years, Dawson and her colleagues have developed (1) novel developmental research methods, (2) a powerful learning model (VCoL+7™), (3) a practice (micro-VCoLing™) that that optimizes learning & development, and (4) tools for measuring and supporting learning & development (Lectical Assessments™). She and her team are dedicated to ensuring that humans of all ages have an opportunity to realize their full developmental potential.

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Jennifer Garvey Berger
Ph.D., Harvard University

Jennifer Garvey Berger blends deep theoretical knowledge with a driving quest for practical ways to make leaders' lives better. Author of several books including Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity.

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Frank Bond
Professor, University of London

Frank Bond is Professor of Psychology and Management at the University of London. As both a clinical and work psychologist, he has designed and scientifically evaluated numerous theory-driven interventions that demonstrate how to enhance elite performance and innovation skills, not only in leaders and other individuals, but through large-scale organisational changes. He has conducted this work through his long-standing and extensive collaborations with the European Space Agency (ESA), UK Olympic and Paralympic teams, UK government, the BBC, and numerous private and public sector organisations. His scientifically rigorous approach to these practical challenges has made his academic and professional publications amongst the most cited in the applied behavioural sciences. Most recently, he has received significant funding to develop and test a scientific model of human behaviour and change that is thoroughly based on specific philosophical theories. Called ALIVE, he and his colleague, Jonathan Dowling, PhD, have developed an ALIVE psychosocial intervention for successfully improving the physical, emotional, and work performance of over 600 people who were hospitalised with Covid-19.

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John Holmberg
Professor, Chalmers University

John Holmberg is a professor of physical resource theory and he also holds Sweden's first UNESCO chair in education for sustainable development. His background is in physics and in his doctoral dissertation he developed principles for a sustainable future, which received international dissemination through the Natural Step Foundation. His current research focuses on sustainability transitions and he is one of the founders of Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitionsand in the Swedish delegation at the High Level Political Forum for Agenda 2030.

He has been active as an advisor and expert at the international level, for example, to the United Nations headquarters in New York in the preparation of Agenda 2030, with its 17 sustainable development goals and in the Swedish delegation at the High Level Political Forum for Agenda 2030.

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Sonja Blignaut
Cognitive Edge

Sonja has been working in the field of complexity for 2 decades. She is a natural boundary spanner, working across disciplines, industries and countries. Sonja is the CEO of Cognitive Edge as well as the founder and managing director of More Beyond. She is based in South Africa, and works internationally.

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Emma Stenström
Associate Professor SSE and Director ABC

Associate Professor and Director of the Research Center for Arts, Business & Culture at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Her research concerns the intersection between arts and business, the humanistic side of management, and social sustainability. Emma has worked with transforming business education through adding inner and outer sustainability to the curricula. She is also a regular columnist in the Swedish daily business newspaper, Dagens Industri.

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Ellen Otaru
Ph.D / Sustainability activist / Entrepeneur

Ellen is a multi-cultural Tanzanian women and youth rights activist, with more than 18 years of experience in the corporate and development industry. She holds M.A. International Relations and a Ph.D. Political Science and Problems of Global Development from the Kyiv State University (Ukraine). She spearheaded the Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce to become the Apex women led entrepreneur organsiaiton in Tanzania, until recently under the patronship of the former Vice President, Samia Suluhu ( current President of the U.R.of Tanzania). Ellen held positions in the management, in the areas of leadership and good governance, advertising, communications, education, entrepreneurship, social justice, health including sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, child rights, child safeguarding and protection in Tanzania, EAC and the SADC States that aimed at achieving optimum results outlined in the 17 SDGs. She also spearheaded CSR and Advocacy Projects in international and national organizations and sits as a Director in 2 Boards and Chairs one Board.

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Pella Thiel
ecologist and systemic activist

Pella Thiel is a maverick ecologist and activist who works with relational, systemic activism, change processes and leadership för a society in harmony with nature. She is a knowledge expert in the UN Harmony with Nature initiative and co-founder of swedish hubs of international networks like Swedish Transition Network, End Ecocide Sweden (currently chairperson), and the swedish Rights of Nature network. She also teaches ecopsychology and is a part of the eco-psychology/art/activist NGO Lodyn.

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Laurel Patterson
Head of the SDG Integration, UNDP

Laurel Patterson (Canada) is the Head of the SDG Integration in UNDP’s Global Policy Network. Laurel was previously Senior Global Policy Advisor, leading integrated policy development for SDG implementation in fragile and conflict affected settings.

Prior to joining BPPS, Laurel was Deputy Director of the UN System Affairs Group leading on UN reform, and previously the Deputy Director of the Partnerships Group in UNDP’s Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy.

Laurel held several field-based assignments, including as rule of law specialist and chief of planning in Somalia and advisor for a sub-regional peacebuilding initiative in the Great Lakes of Africa. Before UNDP, she was the Associate Director of International Affairs at Simon Fraser University in Canada, where she led the university's international development portfolio, focused on primary education in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Laurel started her career with the UN on assignment with UN Women in Zimbabwe and Angola, as part of their flagship women, peace and security portfolio. 

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Erik Fernholm
CEO 29k Foundation

Erik Fernholm is the founder and CEO of the 29k Foundation - the world's first scalable and digital platform for deeper personal development with the aim of strengthening individuals' mental health and self-leadership. Combining 10 years of dedicated study in neuroscience and happiness research with a unique and engaging style of communicating deep insights, Erik is one of Sweden's most sought after keynote speakers as well as thought leaders - working with senior leadership at the Swedish Armed Forces, Spotify and H&M as well as most established philanthropists.

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Gabriel Wikström
National co-ordinator Agenda 2030

The national coordinator for Agenda 2030 supports the government in implementing the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals in Sweden. With a background in the political sciences and politicians for the Social democrats, like Minister for public health and healthcare, secretary general for SSU and as a local politician in Västerås city.

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Magdalena Gerger
CEO, Systembolaget

Magdalena Gerger, CEO of Systembolaget attended an Executive Programme in resilience thinking to learn how to navigate successfully as a leader of sustainable development. She also holds non-executive board positions with IVA Näringslivsråd, Investor AB, Svensk Handel, Svenskt Näringsliv.

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Maaianne Knuth
Gateway Zimbabwe & Kufunda Village

Maaianne’s story bridges Europe and Africa in an arc that travels from Copenhagen, where she studied international business, to Zimbabwe, where she co-founded the extraordinary learning centre, Kufunda Village. Core to Kufunda’s work is enabling rural communities to become strong, empowered agents of their own destiny, using people’s own imagination, collaboration and resources. In 2017 Kufunda co-founded Gateway Zimbabwe with Trust Africa and ORAP to reweave the social fabric of our society.Maaianne’s work in conscious dance, mindfulness, time in nature and creative process supports individuals in waking to who they are and what they can be within their communities

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Jakob Trollbäck
Founder, The New Division

Jakob Trollbäck is the founder of the Stockholmbaed strategy- and Communication bureau "The New Division" and the designstudio Trollbäck + Company in New York. Jakob is specialized in strategy and communication for sustainable development and is head architect behind the language and visual identity for the UN´s 17 global goals, an ambitious agenda for a better world 2030.

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Niklas Huss
Mindshift Sweden

Niklas Huss is known from transforming the swedish Tax Agency to a service-oriented authority and former head of innovation at Sweden's largest insurance company with a mission that the industry should not sell reactive insurance but instead ensure a healthy life, free from harm. With a focus on people, inclusion, trust, courage, passion, commitment he helps organizations to transform and flip mindset. He is the co-founder of Mindshift Sweden and a boardmember of SNITTS(Swedish Network for Innovation & Technology Transfer Support)

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Christine Wamsler
Professor, Lund university

Christine Wamsler is Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSU) and director of the Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program. The aim of the Program is to create space and opportunities for learning, networking and knowledge development on the role of inner dimensions and transformation for sustainability.

Christine is an internationally-renowned expert in sustainable development and associated inner and outer transformation processes, with more than 20 years of experience. She has led many international projects and published about 200 academic papers, book chapters, and books on these issues. Her publications are regularly cited and used for practice, theory and policy development, including by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Stefan Einhorn
Professor, Karolinska institutet

Stefan Einhorn is a professor of molecular oncology and chairman at the Center for Social Sustainability at Karolinska Institutet. He is also the author of several books, including Paths to Wisdom and The art of being kind.

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Jonathan Reams
Associate Professor, NTNU

Jonathan practices the cultivation of leadership through awareness-based consulting, coaching and action research on leadership development program design and delivery in a variety of settings. He has a position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), serves as Editor-in Chief of Integral Review, and is a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership and of the European Center for Leadership Practice. He brings awareness-based leadership development practices to his work, focusing on how the inner workings of human nature can develop leadership capacities for today’s complex challenges

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Dr Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula
founder, MD of DDNS Security Operations (Pvt) Ltd

Named by Forbes magazine among the most Influential Women in Africa, Dr Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula is founder and MD of DDNS Security Operations (Pvt) Ltd t/a SECURICO. Dr Divine has built the company to become the most respected and sought-after player in the security industry in Zimbabwe and internationally. SECURICO employing over 4200 people, has won many business excellence awards locally and globally. Dr Divine has been recognised globally for her business acumen with Forbes awarding her the Forbes Africa Businesswoman of the Year 2019, among many other awards.

Divine has a GREAT passion for women’s economic and social empowerment and involves herself in several women empowerment initiatives. Through her efforts, women are now accepted in the security sector with SECURICO employing more than 900 women, the largest employer of women in Zimbabwe outside civil service.

A successful farmer specialising in breeding livestock, she has been appointed to board memberships, directorships, chairmanship and leadership capacities in several key and strategic institutions and commissions in Zimbabwe.

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Michael (Misho) Minkov
Professor, IUC Bulgaria

Michael is Professor of Cross-Cultural Awareness and Organizational Behaviour at International University College, Bulgaria.Author and co-author of world class books such as Hofstede´s “Cultures and organisations, software of the mind”, Michael also functions as senior academic advisor at Hofstede Insights.

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Kristian Stålne
PhD, Senior lecturer, Malmö University

Kristian Stålne, PhD, is a senior lecturer at Malmö University, founding member of European Society for Research in Adult Development and author of an introductory book on adult development stage theories for complexity and meaning making. Kristian’s research spans and intersects engineering, adult development, indoor environments and leadership development.

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Catarina Rolfsdotter
Chair, Global utmaning

Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson is an expert moderator, initiated lecturer and devoted workshop-leader facilitating sustainable development in many aspects and arenas. Her work is based on her journalistic profession and a lifelong passion for making the planet a better place.Catarina is Honorary Advisor to NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY – officially Associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications. (

Furthermore she is Chairman of the board at independent think tank Global Utmaning/Global Challenge.

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Tomas Björkman
Founder, Ekskäret Foundation

Tomas Björkman is an author and social entrepreneur and the founder of Ekskäret Foundation in Stockholm. He is also the co-founder of the research institute Perspectiva in London, of the Co-creation Loft and the media platform Emerge in Berlin and the 29k personal development platform. He is the author of three books: The Market Myth (2016) The Nordic Secret (together with Lene Rachel Andersen, 2017) and The World We Create (2019). Tomas divides his time between London, Stockholm and Berlin.

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Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn
Chairman of the Ekskäret Foundation

Caroline is the chairman of the Ekskäret Foundation - with a mission to inspire and strengthen conscious co-creators in the world we create. As a consultant, she is working with assisting leaders and organizations for improved leadership with increased abilities for co-creation and managing change. She has strategic and operational management experience from private, public and non- governmental organizations with expert knowledge within change management and process design. Caroline has created, led and implemented various learning and development processes, leadership programs, conferences and workshops both in Sweden and internationally.

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Emmanuel Bochud
Center for Circus Arts Research

Emmanuel Bochud has for 20 years traveled the world as a trainer with Cirque du Soleil's social action program. He has since held numerous roles, including Head of Programs and Partnerships for Public Affair and Social Responsibility. He has gained a unique experience working with organizations, trainers and artists who are driving social change around the world. Then he transferred the tools from circus and performing arts to leadership, team and personal development as Senior Advisor in Organizational Development in the airline industry building a training program for high potential leaders. This last year, Emmanuel joined the Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer as an expert in social innovation and training. A research center whose mission is to foster human potential and performance through applied research and innovation.

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Michael Göthe
Agile Organizational Coach, Crisp

Michael is an Agile Organizational Coach at Crisp in Stockholm. He is a co-founder of the agile community Agile People and a co-organizer of the yearly Agile People Sweden Conference.He is passionate about transforming organizations and businesses to become truly Agile organizations that not only create fantastic value for customers but also are an inspiring place for people to work.Michael has extensive experience since 20+ years of building high-performance team-based Agile organizations in large multi-national/cultural organizations as well as start-up companies, the public sector, and non-profits.Some of his expertise is Agile & Lean, Leading in complexity. Organizational, team, and executive coaching. Designing and running learning programs for leaders, coaches, product and program managers etc.

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Jan Artem Henriksson
Chair Inner Development Goals

Jan is one of the founders of Self Leaders - Nordic leadership consultancy, Relate - a relationship app and MindShift - co-created events that focus on the Growth that Matters. Jan and his team has put more than 70 000 people through different leadership development programs with scientifically proven, positive results for the participants. He is a faculty member at School of Economics - Executive Education and is focusing on new ways of working with culture and applying Adult Development Theory in organizations. Today he is leading the Inner Development Goals initiative for Ekskäret Foundation and giving keynote presentations on the theme of growth culture and the potential of human development.

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Julia Widbom
Utvecklingsledare, Ale kommun

Jula är drivande i utvecklingsarbetet Ale 360 grader, där omställning och medskapande varit fokus för att bygga kapacitet att kunna arbeta med frågor inom Agenda 2030.

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Kajsa Balkfors

Kajsa Balkfors Co-founder of Tillitsverket, with a mission to explore how human inner abilities can thrive in real life through learning from practical experiences  together. Kajsa has 25 years of experience as organizer and co-leader of networks and learning communities;  of building successful purpose and value driven organizations and social entrepreneurships; of developing education and training programs in participatory process and co-creative leadership. She is focusing on transferring knowledge and knowingness from conscious and embodied practices to ways that help us build human capacities that drive positive change. 

She is a senior consultant in complexity and organisational development thru, Swedish steward and senior trainer in Art of hosting, former CEO/head of R&D/Cirkus Transfer at Cirkus Cirkör, adjunct in creative leadership and circus entrepreneurship at Stockholm University of the Arts, and co-author of Inside a circus heart.

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Vimal Mahendru
President, Legrand-India

Vimal Mahendru is the President of Legrand-India. In his present role, he guides strategic initiatives of the company, especially forays into new and emerging markets.Besides this, Vimal is presently the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC, Standardization Management Board (SMB) member from India and Chair of the IEC Systems Committee on Low Voltage Direct Current and Low Voltage Direct Current for Electricity Access (SyC-LVDC). 

He is also the IEC Ambassador, specially focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and guiding IEC’s deployment of SDG centric standardization and conformity assessment programs. He is also presently Convener of the group tasked with developing an IEC approach to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Vimal is also a member of the governing council of Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), the apex industry body in India. He is also the Chair of the Bureau of Standards (BIS), Sectional Committee 39, for standardization of fuses and fuse accessories and a member of the BIS’ Electrotechnical Divisional Council (ETDC) tasked with oversight of electrotechnical standardization in India.

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Beston Kalefa
Coach, Tegelbruket i Örebro

Beston är alumn vid politikerskolan Höj rösten som arbetar som ungdomscoach på Tegelbruket i Örebro. Där är han ansvarig för arbete med mänskliga rättigheter och Demokrati Akademin samt föreläser och jobbar med ungdomar som lever i en hederskontext.

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Åsa Jarskog
CEO - Global Leadership for Sustainable Development

Åsa Jarskog (MBA ESCP) has 30 years working experience within Business and Leadership Development in over 50 countries in 5 continents. A skilled trainer in sustainable leadership, ICF-certified coach and a much demanded mentor, working with prominent leaders throughout the world, Åsa is CEO of Global Leadership for Sustainable Development and President of the Sweden Africa Chamber.

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Thomas Jordan
Associate professor, Gothenburg University

Thomas Jordan, Ph.D., is an associate professor and senior lecturer in work science at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg university, Sweden. He has been active as researcher and educator on the fields of adult development, conflic management and management of complex societal issues since the later 1980s, both at the university and for various audiences in Swedish worklife. He has published a large number of articles, research reports and books . Thomas has during the last year been a senior consultant and method leader for Inner Development Goals initiative, together with Maria Booth - PhD from Stockholm School of Economics

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Tendisai Chigwedere
Gateway Zimbabwe

Tendisai Chigwedere is a Co-Convener of Gateway Zimbabwe. Since childhood she has been passionate about working with communities and local leaders in pursuit of social justice, and in pursuit of communities finding their voices and speaking their truth. A clear path to print journalism cemented her interest in “giving voice to the voiceless” until she realized that no one can give anyone a voice – everyone finds their own voice. 

Tendisai’s journey has taken her from sitting with and learning from communities in urban marginalized communities in the Africa, Latin America and the United States, to a deep dive in investigative journalism, international development and advocacy, community organizing and diplomacy. She thrives on opportunities to leverage creative and collaborative approaches to advance progressive development in the global South. 

She has a background in print journalism, international development and advocacy, community organizing and diplomacy. She has worked and volunteered in Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

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Egbert Schram
Hofstede Insights

As Group CEO of Hofstede Insights Egbert operates in the world of business and HR. He consults for top-level executives, enabling people and money to grow in a positive cycle. Clients include many leading international organisations in the banking, FCMG and aviation industry. Furthermore Egbert is the chairman of the international chapter of the Finnish HR Industry, board member at the Finnish Dutch chamber of commerce and advisory board member at Amcham Finland.

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Rainer v. Leoprechting
co-founder, Fraendi

When designing the personnel portal for the EU Commission, Rainer found that stories of professional success could show the cultural fit of people at work. This has become the basis of the StoryMatcher we are presenting in this session.After an 18-year career with the EU, Rainer brought his many practices in consulting, strategy and facilitation to a wider client base as a consultant. He co-founded Fraendi with Jackie Thoms in 2019 bringing Adult Development and systems development to their work with senior leaders in business and politics.

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Jesko von den Steinen
The Difference, PwC Hong Kong

Jesko is formerly a principal solo artist with Cirque du Soleil, and a co-creator with Franco Dragone in “The House Of Dancing Water” in Macau.Currently helping organizations confront digital, strategic, and cultural change in times of uncertainty, Jesko is the lead facilitator and designer for “The Difference,” a complex problem solution hub for experience consulting with PwC in Hong Kong.

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Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen works as an organizational consultant with a focus on social impact-oriented strategy and management process development. She has worked for NGO’s around the world, in particular in South America and Africa. Jennifer is based in Berlin, and, together with Pierre Golbach, responsible for the German branch of bubble-hopping.

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Amanda Martling
The Swedish Transition Network

Amanda Martling is working with change, sustainability and communications with an emphasis on how the transition to a resilient society starts from within. She gives courses and workshops on inner transition, eco-psychology and nature connection. Amanda is involved in the Swedish Transition Network and has co-produced a Swedish anthology with voices for a new way of relating to our planet.

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Jackie Thoms
Co-founder, Fraendi

Jackie Thoms co-founded Fraendi, a European community of consultants. They bring Adult Development and systems change to the heart of the services they provide to senior leaders in political offices and business organisations. Jackie has been working for years as a Leadership and OD Consultant for organisations internationally, from tech start ups to global healthcare companies. The core of her work in Fraendi is to contribute to how organisations and people develop to align work to living well on our planet.

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Jeroen Janss
Inner Green Deal

Co-founder of the Inner Green Deal - an initiative of Awaris to facilitate a mindshift for a green and fair society. Jeroen is also a mindfulness, compassion and leadership development facilitator working with leaders and staff from organisations such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and several leading multinationals.

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Julia Norinder
Values Based Leadership

Julia Norinder is an experienced leader, advisor and facilitator with a passion for Sustainability and Human growth. She is the author of the Swedish Leadership book Values Based Leadership – Meaning, Trust and Transformation.

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Love Lönnroth

Management Consultant at Sonder. Love started out as a pioneer for environmental sustainability within business in the 1990’s and developed dialogue methods for creating change within large organizations. Since many years he is mainly active in strategy work, change leadership and crisis management within companies and governmental organizations. Love is the author of three books on sustainability, strategy and change leadership, of which the latest ”Ut ur boxen. Förändringsledning på riktigt” was published in 2020. Being a curious person, Love is the host of the podcast Sonderpodden, where he interviews people about new ways of leading and managing organizations.

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Walter Osika
Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Walter Osika is a physician specialized in internal medicine, cardiology & psychiatry, associate professor in clinical neuroscience, and currently director at the Center for Social Sustainability, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

His research interests are early risk factors for cardiovascular disease and psychiatric disorders, mental stress and exhaustion disorders, as well as prevention and treatment of stress related disorders.

Also, he is interested in music & health, social neuroscience, including research on empathy, compassion and how thoughts, feelings and behavior at both individual and group level are affected under stress. How different types of mind sets are related to sustainability, and whether these mind sets and in the long run behaviors can be influenced, are the subject of several studies he conducts in collaboration with, among others, researchers at Lund University.

How the COVID-19 pandemic impact mental health, inequality and particularly vulnerable groups, and how evidence-based guidelines can improve multilevel governance is the focus of the comprehensive research project PERISCOPE, in which he participates together with a significant number of partners from different parts of EU.

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Arci Pasanen

Arci Pasanen - co-chair of Transition Network Sweden, passionate about the relationship between inner and outer transition as well as the complexity and interconnectedness of human/nature. She is also the part of the podcast duo behind the eminent pod "Begäret - transrationalitet i galna tider" ("The Desire - transrationality in crazy times''

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Marie Froment

Partner and management consultant at Sonder. arie Marie has been working with organizational development as a management consultant for more than twenty years. Her main focus today is to transform traditional management models to more agile and human-centric organizational systems – as a consultant, lecturer, writer and influencer. Starting in 2014 Marie and her colleagues initiated a transformation journey for themselves, their firm and their services. What started with an open space session to search for a new purpose, transformed into full-scale self-organized, purpose-driven, trust-based system.

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Mats Paulsen

Communications specialist, former journalist and media entrepreneur. During the past ten years Mats has been handling strategy and communications in numerous transformation projects in government organizations and large companies.​Previously Mats was a reporter and editor for different newspapers and TV-news organizations. Mats has also been a supervisor at a municipal housing for young unaccompanied refugees.

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Tomas Björkholm
Agile Organizational Coach, Crisp

Tomas is an Agile Organizational Coach and chairman of the board at Crisp in Stockholm. Is certified by Scrum Alliance as a trainer for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Agile Leaders. Has a history as CTO for Travelocity Nordic and Head of Development for Travelocity Europe.

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Fredrik Lindencrona
PhD / Mindshift Sweden / Region of Stockholm

Fredrik Lindencrona is a lead public strategy innovator working locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to build bridges beyond borders for wellbeing and human growth

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Dominic von Martens
Self Leaders

Co-founder of Self Leaders. Focusing on designing and driving rollout of large-scale transformation programs at organizations, specifically connected to self-leadership, motivation and sustainability. Hosting leadership courses at SSE Executive Education and Royal Institute of Technology. Prior experience as strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. Growing up with 7 siblings in a simple cottage in the forest, Dominic has always felt a connection to nature and is passionate about how to find future sustainable paths on all system levels (individual, team, organization, planet).

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Cyril Moulin-Fournier

Consultant on culture change, innovation, and transversal leadership. In 2013, Cyril went through a life changing experience, being seized by Boko Haram together with his family in Nigeria. He decided to transform this experience into helping managers turn the fear of change into opportunities for growth. Cyril is based in Paris and responsible for bubble-hopping in France.

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Panel conversation contributors

Darja Isaksson, Vinnova,  Niklas Huss - MindShift Sverige, Fredrik Lindencrona - SLL, Eva Karlsson - Houdini,  Jakob Granit, Havs-och vattenmyndigheten, Stefan Einhorn - Centrum för Social Hållbarhet på KI, Jonna Bornemark, Södertörns university, Jakob Trollbäck - The New Division, Frida Pemer - Stockholm School of Economics, Gunnar Westling - SSE  Walter Osika - CSS at Karolinska Institute, Maria Modig - 29k, Pernilla Wikman - Telia, Burak Bakkaloglu - Ericsson, Jenny Hjalmar Åkerblad - IKEA and many more., 

Team Mindshift 2021 

Team Mindshift 2021 lead and co-ordinate the work leading up to the conference.

Jan Artem Henrikson is the project leader for MindShift - Growth that Matters and Chair of Inner Development Goals. Se bio above.

Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn is the chairman of the Ekskäret Foundation. Se bio above.

David Ershammar is learning design lead  for Mindshift. He support organisations and groups to learn and co-cocreate to fulfil their ambitions for social change, sustainability and transformation. With a background in public sector innovation, NGO sector and grounded in insights and practices from complexity sciences he regularly helps teams, organisations and multi-stakeholder initiatives develop and create impact. Apart from his own platform Omtänk utveckling he is part of collaborations such as Mindshift, Malmöakademin, Demokratilabb and Reimagine Leadership and communities of practice such as Art of Hosting and Liberating structures.

Jesper Hök
is learning design lead for Mindshift. He drives sustainable societal change and supports individuals to make more conscious choices. He is part of Gro collective. We have not that much time left to act, but we can still make it. 


Anna Johansen
Emilia Rekestad
Greta Rask
Johan Holm
Kajsa Balkfors
Lotta Adelstål
Martin Egan
Niclas Ihrén
Niclas Ward
Pontus Holmgren
Sonia Le Masne
Sophia Kaså
Staffan Åkerblom
Thekla Schneede
Thomas Kirkegaard
Ulrika Tillberg Luckey