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Annicken R. Day

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Global Executive Advisor aka “The Scandinavian Business Therapist” Entrepreneur, Culture Expert, TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author

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5 out of 5 stars

Annicken is an amazing thought leader, with a truly heart-led approach to creating high performing teams and company culture. She draws on years of practical experience to help any organization get its culture strategy defined and on-track.

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CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER AND HYBRID WORK EXPERT: Scandinavian-born Annicken R. Day has been a pioneer in the leadership and culture space for the last 20 years. Working in the videoconference industry, as one of the world’s first “Chief Culture Officers,” Day was instrumental in building thriving, high-performance hybrid work cultures, a decade before culture or hybrid work was even talked about, less experienced. She has received multiple Best Place to Work awards based on her work, and her expertise has been shared with thousands of leaders and teams in over fifty countries.

GLOBAL EXECUTIVE ADVISOR ON HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURES
As founder and CEO of Corporate Spring, Day advises global leaders, from startup founders to Fortune 500 executives, in how to build thriving, high-performing cultures. The science-based, holistic Corporate Spring Model has been implemented with great success in companies globally and has led to increased levels of engagement, attrition, performance, and business results for her clients.

INSPIRING STORYTELLER WHO INSPIRES FOR CHANGE
As a speaker, Day is an inspiring storyteller who draws from her personal and professional experience as a culture expert and entrepreneur, combined with scientific studies from the fields of organizational psychology, behavioral science, and best practices from her global clients. She provides authentic and bold insights into how leadership, business success and the new world of work are closely intertwined with emotional wellbeing, employee happiness, and human-centered organizations. The audience will walk away feeling energized and inspired for positive change, with concrete ideas and tools for how to make change happen.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Annicken R. Day´s bestselling novel Fly Butterfly is a personal and professional metamorphosis story about leadership, culture, happiness, personal growth –and living a life of purpose, inspired by Annicken R. Day’s own story. The book has been translated into multiple languages.

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CULTURE AS STRATEGY FOR GROWTH

  • How to build thriving, high-performance cultures
Keynote by Annicken R. Day

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS

  • How to build shiny-eyed organizations and why it matters
Keynote by Annicken R. Day

LEADING IN A HYBRID WORK WORLD

  • How to lead, communicate, and inspire hybrid working teams
Keynote by Annicken R. Day

THE POWER OF PURPOSE, VALUES AND TRUST

  • The 3 foundational elements for successful teams
Keynote by Annicken R. Day

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

  • How small, purposeful changes can lead to monumental transformation
Masterclass by Annicken R. Day

CULTURE AS STRATEGY FOR GROWTH

How to Build Thriving, High-Performing Work Cultures in The New World of Work

Masterclass by Annicken R. Day

LEADERSHIP FOR THE HYBRID WORK WORLD

How to Lead and Inspire for Change, Innovation and Performance in a Hybrid Work World.

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Annicken’s presentation at our global kick-off was incredibly inspiring, professional, exciting, amusing and very informative. I would highly recommend her to any company where collaboration and culture-change is a topic.

Ralf Bauman, CEO

Stepstone

Annicken has a rare gift - an extraordinary intuitive understanding of culture. She has the ability to take stale, dispiriting organizations and make them into great places to work, and helps teams create inspired cultures that create wonders.

Erika Ilves - Chief Strategy Officer

The Metals Company

Annicken is inspiring, professional, detail-oriented, ambitious and she always gets excellent feedback from our participants. Her webinar “Culture as Strategy for Growth” received an all-time-high rating from our 3000+ participants.

Christoffer Omberg - Co-Founder and CEO

Oslo Business Forum

Annicken is by far the best “culture expert” I have ever come across, both as a subject matter expert and her ability to facilitate implementation. Her impressive background combined with a uniquely energetic personality and “no b.s.” attitude is the reason we hire her to speak at our events..

Martin Falch - CEO

360Leaders

Annicken R. Day delivered a most intriguing session for our leadership team at Amazon Web Services, focusing on Leadership for the new world of work. Her ability to transport the listener to a deeper, inner, more connected realm is almost surreal.

Denning Tan - StartUp Lead

Amazon Web Services, APAC
10.19.2015

Interview with Annicken R. Day

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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5 out of 5 stars

Annicken is an amazing thought leader, with a truly heart-led approach to creating high performing teams and company culture. She draws on years of practical experience to help any organization get its culture strategy defined and on-track.

Jason Angelus, Head of Global Demo Engineering, Cisco See all references

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