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Guiding Executives and Teams towards that 'Aha' moment


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Achieving High Individual and Team Performance 



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Ken’s unique background combines experience in training, consulting, institution building and corporate banking in the USA and internationally, while working at Citibank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


During the past twenty-five years as a consultant, facilitator and keynote speaker he focuses on leadership, talent development, team effectiveness, improving communications skills and building cross-cultural understanding.

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Ken has lived in six countries and worked with private and public sector leaders from over 100 different countries. His clients have included executives from a wide range of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, power and energy, transportation, banking, municipal infrastructure, retailing and agribusiness. In his workshops Ken uses various interactive methodologies including action learning, cases studies, computer-based simulations, behavioral simulations, and role plays. 


Ken was been chosen to participate in Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches initiative, a diverse group of individuals who share a passion for helping executives to improve. The 100 Coaches European workshop in March 2019, was an intensive learning and sharing experience. Past attendees have included leaders and influencers such as Frances Hesselbein, Alan Mulally, Chris Cuomo, Jim Yong Kim, and Dave Ulrich.

Ken has taught on Executive MBA programs at University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, Copenhagen Business School, Koç University (Istanbul), and Aalto University (Helsinki). He also lectured on behalf of The Wharton School at the Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi).

Ken has also co-authored Managing Your Strengths (2002) with Allan Katcher, one of two creators of Life Orientations® (The LIFO® Method), describing a widely used methodology for developing self-awareness and improving interpersonal skills.

Ken is a member of the Association for Talent Development and the Academy of Management. He is a graduate of Yale University. He splits his time between Finland and the United States.


Ken is a world-class leader, mentor, teacher, speaker, and writer.  He has tremendous wisdom and when he shares it, you can tell he’s reflected carefully based on his vast experiences. Don’t miss the opportunity to live vicariously and learn through Ken’s global adventures.   

Bonnie Hagemann
CEO, Executive Development Associates, Inc.


I’ve known Ken since his early research into how Formula 1 teams achieve high performance and extreme innovation. Just as F1 operates across the globe, Ken’s stories highlight his experiences doing business in different cultures. This book includes a few F1-related stories and much much more. A great read while sitting on an airplane or anytime.

Ross Brawn
Managing Director of Motor Sports, Formula 1


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