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Annicken R. Day

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Corporate culture specialist and successful CEO with a unique passion for creating a good work environment

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Keynote speaker Annicken R. Day is a successful speaker, corporate culture expert and the CEO of Corporate Spring. She is an experienced and professional public speaker with a great passion for creating joy at work. With a creative mind but structured methods she is able to spark a new workplace-understanding in leaders and teams.  

Annicken R. Day, started her company Corporate Spring in 2012. Corporate Spring is a firm which provides tailor-made learning solutions for companies to help them improve and embrace their corporate culture. Annicken R. Day guides, trains and equips leaders and teams with the necessary tools to become more inspired, better and more consolidated in their work.

She inspires corporations to new ways of leading and helps building thriving organizations equipped for the 21st century. When working as a facilitator and keynote speaker, Annicken R. Day profits from her 8 years working experience as the head of People & Culture/Chief Cultural Officer in the global technology company Tandberg, followed by 3 years as  “Culture Evangelist” in Cisco Systems (when Tandberg was acquired by Cisco). She has trained thousands of leaders and employees the last 13 years and has again and again witnessed the amazing effect highly engaged employees and inspiring corporate cultures have on collaboration, innovation, growth and on companies bottom line.

Annicken R. Day has a variety of keynotes and Masterclasses that will encourage for great reflections and inspire for change. She regularly gives international talks and is known for her inspiring, refreshing and energetic style and her ability to simplify the complicated and help people see that there may be a better way to lead, to work and to live.

She strongly believes that the change is the only constant, that the extraordinary can only be achieved by challenging the ordinary and that you can only achieve something you never had, by doing something you never did.

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    Corporate Culture; Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.

    • 60% of all CEOs say that they worry about their corporate culture and whether it encourages collaboration, engagement, retention, innovation and growth. How to build corporate cultures that support your vision, create great workplaces where people love to work – and collaborate, innovate and deliver outstanding performance as a consequence.

    Keynote by Speaker Annicken R. Day

    Engagement; Shiny Eyes.

    • Highly engaged employees deliver 40% better results than those less engaged but only 13% of the global workforce are engaged at work. What is engagement, what creates it, and why are shiny eyes really good for business.

    Keynote by Speaker Annicken R. Day

    Leadership: 21st century leadership principles.

    • Old ways of leading (command and control) don’t work anymore. Leaders who embrace 21st century leadership principles are more effective and deliver far better results according to research. What 21st century leaders do and how to become one.

    Keynote by Speaker Annicken R. Day

    The Butterfly-Effect

    • 7 steps to awaken human potential in business

    Keynote by Speaker Annicken R. Day

    Creating thriving business

    • Getting the balance right; Mind  & heart, masculine & feminine, work & play, fun & profit.

    Keynote by Speaker Annicken R. Day

    Masterclass: Awakening Human Potential

    • In this customer tailored Masterclass Annicken R. Day will show your company how to awaken team potential and how to keep it up. She shows you how to get ready for the big change and embrace it instead of rejecting it.

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Why is the corporate culture an important element of business success?

Corporate culture is a company’s unwritten – or written – “way of doing things”; the values and beliefs that shape people’s actions and behaviors; how they do things, what they prioritize, how they build stuff, sell things , talk to and treat each other… and  their customers.

Companies with positive corporate cultures, with happy and engaged people who enjoy coming to work, experience many business benefits; better collaboration, more innovation, happier customers  – and up to 50% better results than companies with less engaged employees! Culture is the strongest predominator for business success but is still a huge untapped potential in most  businesses today.

Can you give three simple tips to improve the corporate culture of a company?

In my experience, there are some fundamental elements to any business’ success  and that is that their people know the 3 following things:

  • Who they are (a sense of identity based on values and beliefs)
  • Where they are heading  (the vision and strategies of the organization, their team and their job)
  • How they will work together to get there (a defined culture that guides people’s actions and behaviors)

Companies that, in addition to the 3 points above, invest in building trusting relationships, give people opportunities to learn grow and encourage happiness and joy at work, will have themselves a winning culture!

In short, what is the Butterfly Effect in business?

The Butterfly Effect is the amazing business results that follows when a team decides to move from who they are (old habits, mindsets and behaviors)  to what they can become (new ways of working, leading and thinking). Moving from the caterpillar mindset (closed, small, limited) to the butterfly’s way (expanding, playful, limitless) is not necessarily easy but it is unquestionably very rewarding, both personally and business wise.

The business agenda has changed dramatically the last 10 years but the way we work and lead has not changed so much. Both people and businesses are hurting as a consequence of that; 9 out of 10 workers say they do not look forward to work in the morning. The Butterfly Effect is a 7-step method that awakens the potential that lies in people and teams and inspires them to fly higher than they ever thought was possible.

Who or what inspires you most?

I am inspired by people who dare to stick they chin out and challenge the norm and status quo, people who challenges and deepens my thinking and everyone who tries to make a difference in this world, whether it is on a small or a large scale. I have always been a huge Steve Jobs fan and I adore Richard Branson’s “let’s do it” attitude and his “joie de vivre”. They are both rebels who have, and are, making a huge impact on the world.

What makes me jump out of bed in the morning is the opportunities to meet and work with people who wants to grow themselves, and the wonderful experience of seeing the light go on in people’s eyes when they find back to their purpose, passion and inspiration. There’s absolutely nothing like it.

What results can clients expect from your keynotes?

Clients can expect to get inspired and motivated to examine old ways and habits, and make positive shifts in the way they work, lead and live. I always give some concrete advise and takeaways and emphasize that no matter how inspired they will be when leaving the room, nothing will really change unless they make purposeful actions towards that reality they would like to create.

I am known for installing positive energy, happiness and hope combined with simple and straight forward business advise, based on my extensive experience of working in the field myself. To me, a successful talk, is when people are more shiny-eyed when they leave the room than when they came. I am glad to say that the people who attend my keynotes usually are.

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