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Nicklas Pyrdol

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Inclusive Recruitment Innovator and Talent Management Advisor helping leaders and HR by delivering Keynotes that change your organization’s mindset

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Keynote speaker Nicklas Pyrdol is a global expert helping leaders and HR professionals disrupt and challenge their definition, attraction, selection and management of talent. He is a former Associate Professor in Talent Development and worked as a Sport Psychology Consultant with Olympians and World Champions before becoming a People and Culture leader in the Tech world.


Why you should book speaker Nicklas Pyrdol

  •  An international speaker, Nicklas has inspired organizations across Europe, Asia and the
    United States, talking to everything from 20 to a 200 people in his keynotes.
  • Organizations such as LEGO, ISS, Vivino and Dynatrace have choosen Nicklas to challenge the mindset of Managers and employees when it comes to minimizing bias and adopting an inclusive definition of Talent
  • As one of the thought leaders in the Nordics, Nicklas has been asked by LinkedIn to create
    a Talent Management content series to inspire the Nordic organizations.


Keynote speaker Nicklas Pyrdol talks about the mindset that leaders, HR and employees must embrace in order to thrive in the future. A mindset where everyone has talents, they just need a

chance to show them. Based on his experience from working with companies such as Ørsted, Nykredit, DanChurchAid and Bring, Nicklas will motivate the audience to look at themselves and
others as talents, who just need the right environment to flourish – no matter age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or background.

As a speaker Nicklas Pyrdol challenges and provoques organizations to minimize their unconscious and concious bias when searching for employees. Nicklas combines the evidence from scientific research with his extensive experience as a recruiter and HR leader to show the new way to attract and find talent – Inclusive Recruitment. He asks the question “Wonder how many talented people we are losing with our discriminating resumé, cover letter and interview process?”

Nicklas Pyrdol has also published research about sport psychology and talent development environment. His theoretical knowledge together with his applied experience from elite sports, recruitment and HR Management in Tech corporates and scale-ups, makes him a trustworthy, passionate speaker that leaves the audience energized and motivated.

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How to increase Employee Engagement

It has never been more important to focus on employee engagement!
In a post-pandemic time, where the global workforce is going through the great resignation, companies need to know exactly how to engage, motivate and retain their employees.
Join renowned speaker Nicklas Pyrdol for a inspiring talk about how you can:

  • Provide a strong sense of purpose
  • Promote a culture of self-leadership
  • Establish psychological safety
  • Implement a strength-based ideology
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Inclusive and unbiased recruitment

Are you still screening resumés and cover letters? And then conducting a somewhat structured job interview? After having postes your job opening the same places in the same format as you have always done?
Then chances are, that you are missing out on some exceptional talents.
In this talk, Nicklas will tell you:

  • How your unconscious bias makes you loose the best candidates
  • Why your entire Branding, Marketing, Screening and interviewing need a make-over
  • The 5 steps to building an inclusive recruitment process that ensures a bigge, better and more diverse candidate pool.
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A winning culture comes from the top

  • Culture is everything and everything is culture. The way we all think, feel, talk, and act. The things we praise and the things we punish. The things we hang up on our walls and the things we hide in our closet. And culture is the driving force behind any successful team performance and organizational transformation. But even though culture lives in everyone, not everyone creates the culture.
  • Backed by research, theory, and practical examples Nicklas Pyrdol will show why the culture in a team and an organization is always created from the top. He will tell you why your values might be worthless, why your KPIs hurts your performance and why cultural never will or can be started from the ground up.
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Attract and spot the talent!

Can you agree on the following:
Having the right people is the fastest way to get extraordinary results and to take your team, department and organization to the next level.
If you can, then you know, that Employer branding and recruitment are the most important disciplines to focus on in 2022.
Nicklas will tell you:

  • Why experience is a poor predictor for future job performance
  • The 3 best ways to assess how well a candidate will perform, thrive and fit in to the team
  • How to double the number of applicants
  • What the most succesful companies in the world does to attract candidates
  • He will force you to recognize the fact, that identifying and going all in on your or others’ strengths will not only accelerate performance, but it will also increase engagement, motivation, and a sense of belonging.
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Find your talents within!

What does Messi, Serena and Venus Williams and Lewis Hamilton have in common?
They were once just talented athletes, but not world-class.
Now, we are not all destined to be world-class, but we all have talents within. By finding and developing them we can become champions in our own lives and careers.
Let yourself be inspired by this deeply personal talk from Nicklas where he will speak about:

  • The mindset of Olympians and World Champions
  • How to identify your own talents
  • Why finding your number 1 fan is important
  • What the 4 steps to long-lasting motivation are


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“Nicklas has a rare ability to cut to the chase - it is straight to the bone, as in STRAIGHT to the core of the bone. He says things as they are - but at the same time his message is being delivered in an unpretentious and very personal way. It is clear that he spends time understanding the people and the organizations he is facing - and that makes the collaboration easy, inspiring and trusting.”

Henrik Georg Andersen, Chief Consultant HR Development

Nykredit - Denmark

“Mr. Nicklas Pyrdol captivated our MBA students with his talk about “Building a resilient culture”. His energy and knowledge inspired us all. You should definitely experience a talk with Nicklas Pyrdol.”

Mr. Rishab Jain, CEO at Ewol U.

Ewol U
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