Mikkel believes communicating ideas to listeners’ minds and hearts is one of the most important skills that determine professionals’ success in their fields. An engineer by trade, he is proof that engineers need not always be shy or struggle to convey ideas clearly. He chose to join Own The Room because of his passion for developing human potential.
With 10 years’ global experience in the industrial sector, Mikkel is an expert in Lean Management, specializing in creating cultural change in large corporations. As Corporate Lean Program Manager at Siemens, he oversaw a program serving 60+ business units and contributed to more efficient development for Siemens’ most innovative products. He has also served as an independent Lean consultant, advising private and public organizations, including Denmark’s public sector.
A Six Sigma Black Belt, Mikkel was a winner of the Top Talent 100 award for outstanding professionals under 30. He loves all activities involving water, having done three types of surfing, spear fishing and free diving, and is a boating enthusiast. Mikkel is fluent in English, Danish and German.
"Mikkel just made it feel right! Creating an experience that it is impossible to forget. It's amazing to see our employees using "imagine", "show me with your fingers" or "silence" also months after the training. Mikkel connected training participants to the fantastic communication methods and excellent training concept with his expertise, ability to adapt to group dynamic, confidence and charm. In addition, as an executive coach he needed only 10 minutes to reassure me in my next career challenge."
Bojana Zupanic, HR BUSINESS PARTNER, DANFOSS
"Google's spokespeople must be able to talk with confidence, clarity, and charisma about what we do. To that end I worked with a team to create what is now our global presentation and media training program. Mikkel has been one of my main thinking and delivery partners on the project right from the very beginning. His expertise as a coach is absolutely world-class in my view. This feeling is shared by the hundreds of Googlers whom he has coached over the last two years. I'd highly recommend Mikkel to anyone who is seeking to improve their public speaking or seeking to get a program on this subject off the ground.
Sam Dickinson, Head of Behavioural Innovation, Google