Project References


  • Reduction of work place stress absenteeism with the Social department of Copenhagen Municipality (2015-2016)

Process facilitation and training of internal innovation consultants, managers and employee in the positive deviance mind-set. Initiation of an innovation process on 4-6 local institutions with the aim of reducing work place stress and absenteeism.


  • Co-creation and solving 3 wicked social challenges in Gentofte municipality (2015-16)

Across sectors and departments within the municipality we work on finding sustainable solutions regarding vulnerable families, employment of refugees, and improved communication with citizens. The aim is to improve quality and effectiveness.


  • Co-creation with Oslo Prison (2015-16)

The project ”Ung Ut” (young inmates getting out) aims at securing a smooth transition from being an inmate to becoming a citizen without crime. The project is a collaboration between 9 different agencies.


  • The Danish Technical University and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (2015-2016)

Teaching and training leaders and managers in a diploma in change leadership and inspirational talk at leadership seminar.


  • Vejle municipality – finding the core values at Petersminde primary school (2015-2016)

Process facilitation and counselling, where all stakeholders are involved in creation a new platform for development.


  • Prevention and increased graduation of teenagers from high school with Frederiksberg Municipality (2015-2016)

Innovations of solution for vulnerable teenagers and their families using the positive deviance mind-set, service design and co-creation techniques.


  • New ways of leadership with Rudersdal municipality (2015)

6 workshops with all leaders and employees in the cultural department, where all are trained in a co-creation mind-set and establish a common language.


  • Positive Deviance and common language workshops with the Health Foundation in London (2015 and 2016)

Round table meetings and workshops introducing the positive deviance mind-set, co-creation and common language within the health care sector.


  • Positive Deviance Conference at Oxford University (2015)

In collaboration with professor Arvind Singhal from Texas University and Jane Lewis from Hidden Insights in the UK we arranged a two day conference with 60 participants from all over the world.


  • New business strategy for The Royal Danish Theatre (2014 -2015)

Sparring and counselling regarding the new business strategy, where the arts and the theatre is to become one unit with a common mission, vision, and strategy.


  • Development of leadership program for primary schools in Aarhus Municipality (2014)


  • Relationships and reduction of force and constraints in the psychiatric field with

Monday Morning and PD Academy (October 2014)


  • Danish Prison and Probation Service, Mindlab and Esbjerg municipality: improved collaboration regarding inmates’ release (2014)



  • Corporate strategy and re-organization of the Danish Prison Service (2011-2014)


  • Assessment of the Nordic Postal Service and the Danish Tax Agency’s strategy, organisation and leadership (2008, 2012 and 2013)


Teaching and Training


  • Oxford University: social innovation, adaptive leadership and positive deviance (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)


  • Copenhagen Business School: social innovation/ positive deviance (2011-2013)


  • Leadership training courses for the Danish Prison Service (2001-2014)


  • 180 Academy Executive Innovation Master, South Africa in social innovation/ positive deviance (2009)


  • Head of delegation and trainer in Morocco for the Arabian Initiative for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2009)


  • Numerous seminars, workshops and lectures on social innovation and change leadership in Denmark, UK, France, US, Canada, Slovakia, OECD, Norway, the Baltic countries and Greenland (2000-2014)


  • Leadership program for primary schools in Aarhus Municipality (2014)


  • Relationships and reduction of force and constraints in the psychiatric field with Monday Morning and PD Academy (oktober 2014)


  • Prison and probation, Mindlab and Esbjerg service municipality: improved collaboration regarding inmates' release (2014)


  • Positive deviance and strengthened relationship in the Danish prison Service (2008-2014)


  • Corporate strategy og re-organization of the Danish Prison Service (2011-2014)


  • Assessment of The Danish / Nordic Postal Servive and the National Tax Agency's strategy, organization and management (2008, 2012 og 2013)



Professional Experience


  • CEO and founder of WIN – Welfare Improvement Network (2014-)


  • Development director, Ministry of Justice, Department of Prison and Probation (2008-2014)


  • Head of Division, Ministry of Justice, Department of Prison and Probation (2003-2008)


  • Chief controller, Ministry of Justice, Department of Prison and Probation (1999-2003)


  • Senior Consultant in Ernst & Young Management Consulting (1998-1999)


  • Management consultant in the National Association of Municipalities (1997-1998)


  • Head of Section, Ministry of Finance, Agency of Financial Management (1995-1997)


  • Associate professor at Euro faculty (an EU program), Vilnius University in Lithuania (1995)





  • M.Sc. political science, Aarhus University (1995)


  • M.Sc Executive Master i Coaching and Consulting for Change, Said Business School, Oxford University and HEC Paris (2006-2008)



Selected Publications


  • Book: Complexity Unravelled (2015): The power of collaboration in succesful change leadership. Discovering Respect: a Social Change Driver. Building relationships shifts social attitudes and behaviours in a prison environment. Book: Complexity Unravelled


  • Change Agency: The quest for the what and the how as a driver for sustainable social change in the prison system of Denmark.


  • Article published in Oxford Leadership Journal om Social Innovation and Positive Deviance (2010)


  • Article published in the British Prison Service Journal on Social Innovation and Positive Deviance (2010)


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