WHO WE ARE

Torsten Jansen

Torsten Jansen

Torsten Jansen, Senior Consultant, is one of Denmark’s leading experts on USA.
From 2007-2011 he was chief of Public Affairs on the Danish Embassy in Washington DC. Here, Torsten Jansen counselled both the Danish Royal House and several ministers about American relations, and accompanied them on travels around USA. Torsten Jansen has also been a corresponded for the Danish television broadcast “TV-Avisen” in USA from 1996-2001.

From 2001-2005 he was International Chief of the Danish radio network “Danmarks Radio” where he became responsible for “Danmarks Radio’s” correspondents around the world and established the first “Danmarks Radio” office in China.
Today he is partner and VP at Lead Agency advising both Danish and American companies on strategic communication, how to handle the press, and Public Affairs. Torsten Jansen was a broadcaster on “TV-Avisen” from 2005-2007, and to this day he is a lecturer under great demand.

Contact us and book a workshop with Torsten Jansen:
+45 35262626
booking@livinginstitute.com

Morten Nielsen

Morten Nielsen

Morten Nielsen, Senior Consultant. Actor, National Theatre School of Denmark 1992.
Morten holds 25 years of working on small and large theatres all over Denmark.
He lived in Prague for a year in 1993, and has been touring all over the world with several theatre productions. Among them Hamlet, which he performed for 10 years, latest in Sydney Opera House, Australia.
Since 2011; leader of the diversity project Through Different Eyes.
An anti-racist celebration of diversity using tools and methods from the theatre world, in a variety of different contexts: The Private Business Sector, The Danish Education System, Trade Unions, and a large number of different Cultural Events.
In 2008 Morten was co-creator of the Reumert winning performance Hostage where he played the role of the Danish / Pakistani man Samir. His experiences from this performance gave him insights in matters of minority/majority, discrimination, inclusion, and integration. These experiences became the main inspiration for Through Different Eyes.

Morten also works as a researcher and artistic collaborator. He is an experienced teacher, lecturer and workshop leader.
In addition Morten has conducted workshops and talks in companies and organizations like Arriva, 3F, LO, AOF, The Danish Ministry of Education, The Municipal System in Copenhagen, Tåstrup, Hvidovre, Skive, Viborg and Helsingør. Countries of work include: Sweden, Germany, England, Holland, Brazil, Greenland and Hong Kong.

Contact us and book a workshop with Morten Nielsen:
+45 22 81 52 54
mon@livinginstitute.com

Robert Franken

Robert Franken

Robert Franken, MA in English, American and Medieval German Literature from the Universities of Wuerzburg and Dublin. Robert is a specialist in Digital Transformation with a successful track record in the German media industry.

His professional focus have been B2C platforms, markets and target groups. As CEO, he has developed urbia.de to market leadership in the German parenting vertical. After ten years at urbia, Robert took over as CEO für Chefkoch.de, one of the most successful digital platforms in Europe and one of the world’s largest digital hubs for recipes and food. Both platforms are part of G+J/Bertelsmann.

Robert Franken is a frequent keynote speaker, author, blogger and consultant. As an expert on diversity intelligence and gender empathy, Robert helps corporates to get fit for challenging digital transformation, managing disruptive change and attracting the best of talent.
Robert is an outspoken feminist and on the advisory board of PANDA, a German competition and network for female leaders.
Robert designs and facilitates Gender Balance workshops at LIVING INSTITUTE.
Call us to book a workshop with Robert Franken:
+45 35262626
Martin Glisby

Martin Glisby

Martin Glisby, Senior Consultant, has held positions as chairman, CEO and board member of several companies with special reference to Japan.

A trusted advisor to top executives and multinational corporations world-wide, he is trained in Japanese business, corporate strategy and Asian management systems from Copenhagen Business School, Harvard Business School and INSEAD, respectively.

Martin speaks fluently Japanese and his work on Japanese business and cross-cultural management has been translated into Japanese, Russian and Chinese and cited by prominent business leaders and professors on the “Top 50 Business School Professors in the World“.
Martin has designed and facilitated workshops and training programs for numerous international companies, amongst others MAN Diesel & Turbo, Vestas and Novo Nordisk.

Call and book a workshop with Martin Glisby:
+45 35262626

Or send a request to booking@livinginstitute.com

 

Binbin Gong

Binbin Gong

Binbin Gong, Senior Consultant, Cross-cultural Trainer, MA in Applied Linguistics, and Language Testing & Program Evaluation.

Binbin lived in England for four years where she obtained her double MA degree, and afterwards worked at an international college in China for three years. Binbin came to Denmark in 2008 to live and work.
Her experience from training and advising managers from clients including the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Defense Command Denmark, Novo Nordisk, Haldor Topsoe, MAN Diesel, Arla Foods, TDC etc., has given her comprehensive insights into the cultural challenges and opportunities that exist within Sino-Danish collaboration. This knowledge enables her to tailor training according to the needs and interests of clients, whether it concerns internal cross-cultural collaboration, or relations to external partners like customers, suppliers, or authorities.

Binbin designs and facilitates workshops on Chinese and Danish business culture in LIVING INSTITUTE.

Call us and book a workshop with Binbin Gong:

+45 35262626

Anders Riel Müller

Anders Riel Müller

Anders Riel Müller,

Cross-cultural Trainer, PhD in international development studies with a focus on South Korean development history, politics and culture, Research Associate at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and International Consultant at University College Copenhagen.

His current work focuses on the internationalization of higher education paying particular attention to how internationalization can enhance students’ abilities to navigate a future career characterized by hyper-diversity. He is also member of the Expert Community for Access and Diversity at the European Association for International Education.

Anders has lived and worked in Silicon Valley, Canada, South Korea and Denmark and conducted field research in Mexico and Cambodia. He has facilitated business transactions on behalf of a number of Danish companies in South Korea and conducted extensive field research on South Korean politics, economics and businessculture.

His professional experience includes business developer for a renewable energy technology start-up with activities in the U.S. and South Korea and co-founder of two non-profit organisations working on climate change policy and renewable energy development. He has also been an adviser to University of California Santa Cruz’s Centre for Sustainable Energy and Power Systems, The UC Santa Cruz Advanced Studies Laboratory at NASA Ames, and a sustainable development consultant to regional development agencies, international institutions, and renewable energy startups in the US, Europe and Asia.  He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Manchester, Yonsei University in Seoul, and Concordia University in Montreal. He holds an MSc in Sociology from Roskilde University.

Anders designs and facilitates workshops on South Korean business culture in LIVING INSTITUTE.

Call us and book a workshop with Anders Riel Mülller:
+45 35262626

 

Katinka Hyllested

Katinka Hyllested

Katinka Hyllested, Partner, Chief Consultant & Executive Coach, MA in Sociology and French from Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France and Copenhagen University. Katinka is a specialist in Cultural Intelligence and a certified trainer from Cultural Intelligence Center, Michigan, USA. She has been working with business development, communication and strategy throughout the last 17 years and employs methods and ways of thinking from social scientific practices, sustainable business practice and storytelling.

Katinka lived in France for 8 years and is fluent in French. She also lived, travelled and worked in Africa and Central America.

Katinka has been working with numerous international companies, amongst others MAN Diesel & Turbo, Novo Nordisk, L’Oréal, Mazars, Pandora, Chr. Hansen, Dynaudio, Züblin, Nordic Council of Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark, Copenhagen Business School, University of Southern Denmark as well as numerous municipalities. Katinka is also serving as an external lecturer at CBS Department of Management, Society and Communication.

Throughout Katinka’s work within communication and business counseling she has developed a high level of interpersonal skills, qualifying her to perform personal coaching sessions and design and facilitate workshops with large international teams.

Katinka is also a certified LEGO Serious Play ® Facilitator.

Contact Katinka here:
kah@livinginstitute.com
+45 22 22 26 33

 

Bjørn Nygård

Bjørn Nygård

Bjørn Nygaard, Senior Consultant, Writer and MSc. Anthropology.
In 2010, he published “The cultural encounter at the work-place”.
Bjørn has been working internationally for 20 years. He has many years experience in training and in enhancing intercultural competencies as well as conflict resolution and project and process management in both private and public organizations.
Bjørn has worked with a variety of clients including Novo Nordisk, UN, Novozymes, IDA Leader Forum, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many more.

Bjørn facilitates workshops and training on cultural awareness, diversity management, Scandinavian cultural differences and conflict resolution.

Contact us and book a workshop with Bjørn Nygaard:
+45 35262626
booking@livinginstitute.com

Robson Sø Rocha

Robson Sø Rocha

Robson Sø Rocha, Cross-cultural Trainer, Associate Professor at Aarhus School of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University.
Robson has a degree from University of Sao Paulo- Brazil (USP) and Ph.D. in Business and Economics from Copenhagen Business School. His research interest is in international business. His objects of research have been the multinational corporation, the internationalization process and the transformation of managerial models across national borders. He has published in several scientific journals in the areas of management, industrial relations, human resources management, corporate governance and health and safety.

He has also taught at the École de Management de Lyon (France), and the Fundacão Getúlio Vargas (Brazil)
Robson designs and facilitates country-specific workshops in Living Institute

Contact us and book a workshop with Robson Sø Rocha: 
+45 35262626
booking@livinginstitute.com

Tom Hale

Tom Hale

Tom Hale, BFA, Theatre, University of Texas, Austin.
After receiving a classical education in theatre, Tom went on to study and perform comedy and improvisation at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, California. He has since used these skills to further his career in the service industry, managing fine dining restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen. He is currently managing director of Cafe World Aps. in Copenhagen where he oversees his own restaurant, as well as consults.
Tom facilitates country-specific workshops

Call and book a workshop with Tom Hale:
+45 35262626

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