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Our consultants


We know the importance of leadership in achieving success

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Our consultants


We know the importance of leadership in achieving success

 

We take enormous pride in our consultants and their skills.

Each of our consultants has completed the Gestalt Academy’s four-year organizational and consultant studies program. Each consultant is seasoned and brings a unique background, proven competency, and leadership experience.

Collectively our consultants have worked many decades with organizations, groups and individuals. Together we have comprehensive experience of functioning at all organizational levels and functions in private, public and non-profit sectors alike. Our consultants are very familiar with the work of the chief executive and the unique complexities of the role of senior-most decision-maker.

 
 
 

Chris Berardi

Chris Bernadi

Chris has many years of experience working with human and organizational development. She has both broad and deep experience from her days as caregiving social worker and leader in community operations and value-based organizations.

As a consultant, she is foremost focused on personal development, executive and leader development, crisis and conflict management, as well as stress management. Chris works as a coach and supervisor with executive and leader development, both individually and in groups. Chris also provides support to executives and co-workers involved in workplace conflicts or difficulties between different occupations/professions.

Chris is a registered psychotherapist, authorized by the UK Council for Psychotherapy. She has graduated from therapy studies at The Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia, and has a master’s degree from Derby University. Her dissertation concerns workplace mobbing and is entitled “A Phenomenological Study of Victim Reactions to Concealed Mobbing in the Workplace.”

Agneta Ritums

Agneta Ritums

Agneta has a long and robust background as an organizational consultant and has also experience managing and leading operations. Her assignments vary from the development of operational efficiency to the development of individuals and groups in the workplace.

Today Agneta is primarily active with leadership development programs, management group interaction and team dynamics. She works with teams both in conflict and those needing to develop cooperative means of achieving goals and outcomes. Agneta is well-regarded as a lecturer on group, leadership and change process.

Agneta holds a degree in economics, a master’s degree from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia with the University of Derby UK and a coaching diploma authorized by the International Coach Federation. Agneta’s keen presence and intuitive abilities give her the intrinsic capacity to meet people where they are, and to design individual and group interventions accordingly.

Ann-Britt Brettell

Ann-Britt Brettell

Ann-Britt has an impressive résumé of experience within human resources, such as that of personnel manager and trainer in the private sector. Ann-Britt is a behaviorist and holds a diploma as organizational consultant from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia. She has also studied group development, group processes and psychodrama.

Since the mid-1990’s Ann-Britt has worked as an organizational consultant. She serves as facilitator, process leader, trainer, supervisor and coach, depending on the needs of her clients.

Nowadays, her efforts largely concern individual executive leadership development. Ann-Britt is often engaged to deal with both conflict and crisis management, and with teams who have nonfunctioning communications. Ann-Britt has a special gift when it comes to supporting people in conflict situations. She deals with very difficult and sensitive assignments in this area with great warmth and trustworthiness.

Bo Svingstedt

Bo Svingstedt

Bo has a strong background in leadership development with a particular focus on personal development in the leadership role. Bo is an authorized psychologist, family therapist and organizational consultant whose work is steeped in gestalt therapy and systemic principles.

Bo worked for many years as a consultant and supervisor, and even earlier worked as a social worker, family therapist and psychiatrist. However, since the early 1990’s Bo has specialized in leadership and organizational development and for 25 years now, served as a family conflict resolution therapist.

Today Bo works especially with leadership and team development, executive coaching and assignments involving crisis and conflict resolution. Bo is also pedagogic leader and teacher at the Nordic Gestalt Institute in Denmark. Bo is passionate when it comes to enabling executives to see their surroundings as a reflection of themselves, and from that viewpoint finding ways to improve their leadership.

Börje Jonsson

Börje Jonsson

Börje has considerable experience working as a gestalt therapist, supervisor and coach. His time as an emergency room nurse also trained him well for an extensive career meeting people in crisis.

Börje specializes in counseling and in the individual coaching of executives and coworkers alike. His work involves both providing support to individuals in times of crisis and those seeking development as a leader or colleague. In addition, Börje has a long history and expertise in providing support to people facing stressful or physically exhausting situations. Stress and exhaustion are also subjects for which he is a lecturer and trainer.

Börje has encountered people in the most difficult of circumstances. He shows great warmth and consideration, and this experience makes him particularly insightful and adept at helping others to see what it is they need to become aware of for their own development.

Britt-Marie Thörnstrand

Britt-Marie Thörnstrand

Britt-Marie has been a consultant since the mid 1990’s specializing in crisis and support work and executive and co-worker coaching, individually and in groups. Britt-Marie is a trained social worker with supervisory practice and is a gestalt psychotherapy graduate of the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia.

Britt-Marie’s past includes working as a curator in adult psychiatry, a crisis manager and supervisor/coach in both the private and public sectors. She spent a few years as a member of the crisis team at the Uppsala University Academic Hospital, and did crisis work both in Estonia and following the 2004 tsunami in Thailand.

Britt-Marie has assignments as a personnel supervisor both in health care and in social services, as well as with groups dealing with conflict and trauma. Her colleagues appreciate her clarity and fortitude as a consultant, as well as the warmth and devotion she brings to each engagement.

Göran Karnstedt

Göran Karnstedt

Göran is a social worker, behaviorist and trained organizational consultant. He has been a professional consultant for over 25 years. Today Göran concentrates on organizational development, often in conjunction with peer and leadership development, conflict management and organizational transition.

Göran has a special interest in ethics and value-based issues. His goal is to find “inner guidance” for leaders and colleagues, or rather, an agreement between one’s personal values and the contribution one makes to organizational goals. This process liberates energy which makes it possible for all parties to cooperate, focusing upon what is best for the whole and for both the individual and the organization.

Göran contributes to consulting and development efforts with a systematic consciousness, a contagious optimism and a reliance upon colleagues’ ability to chart their own best course and move toward their desired goals.

Göran Svarén

Göran Svarén

Göran has comprehensive experience in public and private sector change processes where the market demands new approaches. Göran has an MBA with a teaching degree, and has worked as an organizational consultant and trainer for over 15 years.

Göran combines a structural organizational perspective with one of support to leaders and groups. Göran is particularly interested in the interaction between organization and individual and how the demands of an organization affect an individual’s need for development and security

Göran has a broad and deep background in marketing and sales, including the development of professional marketing and sales organizations. His teaching experience and skills help to link organizational intentions up with individual goal-setting. He is a trained supervisor with a diploma from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia’s organizational studies. At present Göran concentrates on leader and group development and related supervision. Göran’s personal conviction is that organizational and individual development must go hand in hand.

Irene Ceder

Irene Ceder

Irene is an organizational consultant with over 15 years in manufacturing. She has held executive HR positions, and served as an internal specialist focusing upon organizational development and radical transitional processes. Irene has brought about change in many cultural landscapes, including Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.

Irene holds a diploma in personnel and workplace studies from Umeå University, and a diploma from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia’s organizational line of studies. Her areas of specialization are a combination of operational and organizational development, leadership development, change management, international/intercultural leadership and supervision/coaching.

Irene’s attitude is characterized by combination of providing a sense of trustworthiness and sincere interest in others while also being a driving force in support of self-care. The notion of “helping people to help themselves” is the basis for all the development assistance Irene provides to individuals, groups and organizations.

Karin Ramhöj

Karin Ramhöj

Karin is an experienced counselor, supervisor and coach. She also has significant experience in acute psychiatric treatment and addict care. Karin has a diploma in psychotherapy from the Gestalt Academy and is trained in supervision and coaching.

Most of Karin’s work today is group supervision in the public and private sectors, with some individual supervision, support and coaching for managers and workers. Her experience and background is a major asset in her work with clients in crisis and conflict. In these situations, three-way conversations are an important and central part of conflict resolution. Karin also works with groups facing tension and conflict and for which team development is a vital part of her work.

Karin’s sharp observations and perceptiveness and ability to give clear feedback, combined with her warm, accessible nature are formidable resources in her consulting work.

Leif Norlin

Leif Norlin

Leif has considerable experience working with people in organizations undergoing change. He has a public service background within Sweden’s social insurance network, and regional and national entities where he worked as head of training, internal consultant, manager, project leader, personnel director and union leader.

Leif also has been a teacher at Mitt University and the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia. He has different degrees in the field of behavioral science, and holds a master’s degree in “Gestalt in Organizations”. He subsequently completed studies at the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

His consulting work is centered upon leadership development programs for executives, team leaders and colleagues. He also provides individual leadership development and executive coaching, as well as conflict management in peer groups. In later years Leif has focused upon supervising and providing feedback to executive teams of all types. Leif is an admired trainer in the fields of leadership and communication, and meets clients with energy, warmth, empathy and humor.

Lisa Amatiello

Lisa Amatiello

Lisa Amatiello works today as a consultant in leadership, group and organizational development, often with a focus on change management. Lisa holds a degree from the University of Derby/Gestalt Academy in Scandinavia’s four-year Master’s Program for Leadership and Organizational Development. Lisa is a specialist in marketing with an emphasis in marketing communication.

For over 12 years Lisa was a communications CEO, and then headed a global enterprise. Her work involved participation in strategic and operational developments for her clients. Lisa’s experience and education in change management provides her with excellent experience and knowledge in how to effectively manage change.

Lisa is self-assured and sensitive, and quickly establishes trust in her individual and group clients. She readily creates fertile ground for development and growth.

Peter Skoglund

Peter Skoglund

Peter has a long history as manager and leader in both public and private enterprises. He has considerable international experience in marketing and sales and has worked as an international product manager and head of marketing in the pharmaceuticals industry.

Peter is an authorized organizational consultant and registered pharmacist. He specializes in organizational and business development, preferably on an international scale. Peter is an effective leadership counselor, executive team coach and consultant to leadership groups, managers and other leaders.

Peter is a trained pilot and his major hobby is flying his own airplanes. He uses this as a metaphor in his organizational consulting work. His optimism is contagious, as is his fundamental belief in peoples’ ability to overcome their challenges.

Pia Larsson

Pia Larsson

Pia is an organizational consultant in executive development and works with clients who focus upon personal issues in leadership roles, executive group development and coaching/supervision. She readily combines executive with organizational development work.

Pia has her own executive group and managerial experience in banking and insurance, and was an HR consultant in public sector. Pia is also an experienced trainer and has an ongoing position in training M Group executives and others. Pia is presently a teacher and pedagogical advisor at the Gestalt Academy in Scandinavia.

Pia has a diploma in organizational studies, and has completed supervisor training at the Gestalt Academy in Scandinavia. She has also completed courses in Group Processes, Body Dynamics, Psychodrama and training with the Gestalt Institute Study Center on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Pia has a special talent of combining warmth with honest feedback. For over 10 years, she has utilized this gift most effectively in her work with executives and leaders.

Solveig Warpman

Solveig Warpman

Solveig has been a consultant since 2007. Her focus has always been to contribute to company / organizational efficiency by improving interpersonal relationships. She works with conflict management, cooperation, communication and personal development. Actual projects vary from supporting groups as a process leader to supervising and coaching individual executives and colleagues.

Solveig studied behavioral science at Uppsala University and is authorized as a gestalt therapist with organization and leadership degrees from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia. As chief HR executive in both private and public institutions, Solveig has significant experience in dealing with personal and organizational development. She also has many years as an executive working with wide-ranging management issues.

Thanks to her keen sensitivity and intuitive ability, Solveig inspires confidence and trust. Her ambition is to meet every individual with warmth and curiosity.

Ulrika Frankmar

Ulrika Frankmar

Ulrika has been consulting since 2001. She works a lot with intact teams and work groups, and with individual executive development and coaching. She also lectures on leadership and group dynamics in connection with training work, mostly in the public sector.

Ulrika is a professional musician by background and training and has been employed as a violinist in the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Opera Ensemble and Swedish Radio’s Symphony Orchestra for a total of 22 years. Much of her knowledge and many of her ideas concerning teamwork and leadership are derive from her musical background. In that music is such a splendid complement and metaphor in an organization, Ulrika brings unique perspective and expertise to any work involving an understanding of how we communicate, listen and interact with one another.

Ulrika is a trained coach and supervisor and holds a master’s degree as a gestalt psychotherapist from the Gestalt Academy in Scandinavia. Ulrika has a natural preference for process-oriented group work where the learning grows out of one’s own experiences. Ulrika sees her primary role as creating fertile ground for group meetings. Her work method is investigative, and when the situation allows, challenging.

Carina Livh

Carina Livh

Carina has worked for over 20 years as a consultant in operational and organizational development, and puts her experience to use supporting change in both the private and public sectors. While Carina’s background is in engineering, she has for many years concentrated on human and group dynamics. Her strength is her ability to bring about organizational development with both the person and operations in focus.

On assignment, Carina works mostly with change leadership, group development, executive coaching, cultural analyses and value studies. She has a comprehensive understanding of an organization’s need for both a supportive structure and a supportive culture. She is well versed in what is needed for individuals, groups and organizations to create results.

Carina holds a Master of Science in Gestalt in Organizations from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia/Derby University UK, where she also teaches. Carina has also continued her professional development in the consultant role by taking courses in the USA at the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Lars Carlsson

Lars Carlsson

Lars has worked with leadership, organizational and group development for several years in several sectors. He has comprehensive experience in high level managerial positions. Lars has held executive positions in idea-driven and member-managed organizations which strive to support struggling people in Sweden and abroad. He was in charge of Sweden’s Save the Children fund and led Swedish Red Cross’s refugee and international legal programs for many years. His previous executive tasks involved leading a large number of people and planning major structural changes in large organizations.

Lars educational past includes diplomas in psychotherapy, behavioral science and in gestalt therapy. Lars is an expert on individual paths to development, and is experienced in helping groups and organizations develop as well.

Lars’ motivation is to see individuals, groups and organizations grow and dare to move forward. His curiosity and experience make it easy for him to understand and get in touch with people of every conceivable background.

Marita Norlin

Marita Norlin

Marita is and has been an organizational consultant at Norlin & Partners since 1994. Her consulting has focused upon executive development programs, leadership group development and individual leader counseling. Marita designs and oversees organizational projects, especially extensive engagements involving a team or teams of consultants, such as those involving a crisis of management structure, executive management problems or where there are critical issues to resolve between work groups and key personnel. She tackles these situations in a systematic way which inspires client confidence.

Earlier in her career, Marita worked in regional and national government as hospital director and county director. Her long tenured career in leadership is a great asset as she interacts with high-level executives today.

Marita has continued expanding her consulting knowledge at the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in Ohio, USA.

Tommy Sandin

Tommy Sandin

Tommy is an organizational consultant with 20 years of experience in the paper and manufacturing industries. He has served as Chief HR Officer, HR Specialist, President, Project Leader, Head of Production and internal consultant. The latter involved operational development, executive group development, leadership development and executive coaching, most of them taking place in international environments.

Tommy holds university degrees in Leadership and Organizations, Sociology and a master’s degree in Gestalt in Operations. Tommy also teaches with the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia and with Broby College of Cross-Media in its Advanced Vocational Education programs in Sunne, Sweden.

Tommy’s consulting is primarily in operational and organizational development, executive group development, change management, international and cultural leadership, leadership development and executive coaching. Tommy is a trainer who finds great joy in seeing organizations and persons develop together with the task at hand. Tommy’s motivation is characterized by curiosity, openness, trustworthiness and the challenge of helping others grow.

Maria Linde

Maria Linde

Maria Linde has 20 years of experience in organizational consulting in public and private settings, and 15 years of experience as CEO, manager and executive in national and international management consulting. Maria holds a civil engineering degree from Chalmers Technical University, an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics and a degree from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia’s four-year program in Leadership and Organizational Development.

Maria’s background encompasses leadership, executive and HR issues, as well as the interaction between employer-employee when facing organizational change. She often works the full gamut of organizational change activities from the initiation of operational and organizational needs assessment through to project evaluation. Her specialty areas are change management, leadership development, supervision/coaching and complex project management involving both operational and organizational development.

Maria has a genuine interested in people, operations and organizations where curiosity, holistic perspective, interaction and dialogue are givens. Maria contributes to an increased openness, trust and balance of all perspectives. In much this way, Maria creates potential for change and progress on individual, group and organizational levels, affording the possibility for people to make their own commitments and live up to them.

Calle Jonsson

Calle Jonssonn

Calle holds a degree in Social Work and a degree from the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia’s four-year Master’s Program for Leadership and Organizational Development. He has over 25 years’ experience in working with group and leadership development. Calle’s strength lies in his ability to quickly get an overview of the situation and meeting people as “who they are”. His considerable experience in meeting executives and employees at different organizational levels of companies and authorities have given him tools to quickly spot both individual and group needs, thus enabling him to estimate needed improvements.

Throughout his work at a consultancy firm, his primary role was to perform and develop leadership education training. This included everything from having minor leadership courses, to aiding in the leadership development at corporations. Furthermore, he was consultant manager for around 35 people and through that process, gained experience in leading development and change projects. Calle has occupied a seat at the Swedish Defence University’s board, at which he also further developed their latest leadership course. Calle is currently active in a Swedish national network for emergency management.

Since spring 2017, Calle manages his own firm beside his part-time commitment at the Swedish Defence University. His work includes both open and intercompany leadership development programs, the development of management teams and other employer groups. Furthermore, he does induvial coaching, group coaching and intercompany crisis management.

Johan Herneheim

Johan Herneheim

Johan has worked in organization and business development for over 15 years. His work included consultancies as firms while being intercompany line manager and consultant. Johan’s focus throughout his working life has been leading change and conveying long term visions to employees, following their employer’s goal. In his experience as a consultant, Johan’s had the opportunity to aid in issues such as strategic development, projects for change, and process development. He achieved success at his customers through targeted coaching and leadership development.

As a manager his tasks included developing the internal organization through focusing on employees, supporting frameworks and realizing concepts and ideas. Johan holds a degree from the Gestalt Academy’s four-year Master’s Program in Leadership and Organizational Development and a degree in Information Systems, specialized in method and model creation. Johan has been working since 1998.