I am an Innovation Consultant at DoPurpose Design and Associated Partner at SoCentral in Oslo, Norway. I design and lead teams through creative processes and incubator programs, and facilitate challenges and support social entrepreneurs with strategic support and brand and identity work in addition to developing my own products for use in my consulting work.
My core competence is concept development and innovation management, where I act as a bridge between different disciplines and stakeholders to ensure the implementation of complex innovation projects.
I'm from Oslo, Norway, and have lived in Stuttgart, Paris, and finally in New York City for a total of eight years before returning to Oslo. I see myself as a world citizen and have friends and close family spread out in the world. Since I was little I enjoyed creating things with my hands and ended up attending Parsons - The New School for Design studying Product and Furniture Design.
I lead organizations toward innovation by bringing in play and hands-on experiences. I believe in systematically and consistently cultivating creativity by building spaces for it in processes and I continually explore my passion in helping people reconnect and trust in their own creativity.
As a leader, I most value initiative and trust. I have been fortunate to collaborate with several THNKers and continue to do so today. In 2015 I was asked to support the establishment of THNK Lisbon and served as their challenge facilitator for classes 1, 2, and 3.
When I am not working I love to experience new places, cook for friends and family, and meet new people. In Oslo I cross country ski in the forests on the outskirts of the city, go for hikes or swim with friends by the fjord, and play outside with my children.