Meet our Ambassadors & Advisors
Where would we be without our friends and network?
We are forever grateful for these people that endorse and cheer us on.
Mentor and Ambassador
Dr. Nashater Deu Solheim, Norway
Dr. Nashater Deu Solheim is CEO of Progressing Minds and author of “The Leadership PIN Code- Unlocking the Key to Willing and Winning Relationships”, which debuted on the 2020 Forbes list of 8 books “...that makes you reconsider the way you manage relationships”. She is an HBR contributor, executive coach on leadership influence, and a keynote speaker on her experience as a psychologist working with psychopaths, the serving military, and leaders in business settings. She is an accomplished moderator on the international stage. Nashater has over 25 years of practical business experience across diverse sectors for governments, global corporations, SMEs, and entrepreneurs. Nashater has held executive leadership positions within the strategy, and leadership development in international corporations and SMEs. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from the UK and trained as an Expert Negotiator at Harvard Law School.
Mentor and Ambassador
Karete Kristoffersen, Norway
Karete has a colorful and creative soul, brave, mindful and curious, with a great passion for inner sustainable development. Her WHY is that all people will develop, grow and thrive, to contribute to a better world for all future generations. Learning, creativity, meditation, reflection, and self-development are a natural part of her life. Having an impact, influencing, contributing, and giving back to the world is important to Karete.
She strongly believes that humans are nature, as born on a small island in Norway, surrounded by the sea and a beautiful raw nature. She is deeply connected to her roots and the smell and the calming sound of the ocean.
Karete wants a world where we as individuals are deeply
connected, by being conscious of who we are, how er think, feel and act, observing, reflecting, and being able to learn and adjust on our life journey. To be more mindful and learn how to really listen both inward and outward to others, use curiosity and collaborate cross boarder.
By that we can easier build strong relationships despite
differences, to take right decisions and actions for the future. It`s crucial to change our mindsets and pattern to save the planet. It`s all about people!
Today Karete runs a business that delivers support and programs for developing teams, leaders, and organizations. She is a leader-Coach, speaker on topics such as creativity, future leadership, inner sustainable development, empathic high-performance culture, learning organizations, communication, and change management.
Karete has 25 years of leadership in IKEA, recently until 2019 as a Creative leader. She has been Coach and facilitator in the global IKEA training «My conscious leadership» for many years, and contributed to people and business development in Norway, China, Russia,
Germany, Denmark, Italy, Netherland, and Sweden.
Karete is an educated Exhibition Designer, NLP Practitioner & Master Coach and Enneagrammet
personality Coach, and many developments program and courses within retail design, business development, concept, design thinking, creativity, leadership, coaching, and self-development.
Annie Sunday, Norway
I have always wanted to make a change in the world, by being a voice for nature and wildlife. Starting with horses as a child, growing up next to a stable, and by the sea, and being able to see porpoises often. I quickly realized animals are as intelligent as humans. We are not superior to them in any way, we have just as a species placed ourselves above them. I believe we are truly meant to be custodians of this Earth and to live in harmony with it. In the animal kingdom, there is balance, and this is what we need to learn as humans as well. I am an educated Marine Naturalist, working for Genuswave to protect wildlife by using acoustic technology to keep animals safely at a distance from cities, fishing nets, etc. As an avid photographer, I am hoping to get more photos of the Minkie Whales of Northern Norway. I am also working for Sea Shepherd Norway, volunteering, and have started my campaign to end whaling in Norway for good. It is also important to mention Faroe Island, and Iceland as a main point of focus. I love activism, as much as I love simply partaking in beautiful scenery surrounded by wildlife, and that is why I have started my Whale Watching Company, to be able to bring people out to the whales in their natural surroundings. I love the work Sooo is doing for our planet, and I am honored to be a part of that.
Eli Gjesdal, Norway
PROFESSIONAL COACH, MENTOR, AND SPEAKER COACH
Eli is a Co-Active Coach, graduated from Co-Active Institute. Through her inspiration, support, trustworthiness, and determination she inspires people who want to change, be challenged, or want a push so that they believe more in themselves and take necessary steps to create a better life, develop their dreams and reach their goals. As a speaker coach, she is helping people to transform messages and the way they are delivered into clear and inspiring presentations.
She has collected more than 40 years of professional experience in shipping, both commercial and maritime. She has extensive and broad experience within international shipping. Leadership and teamwork, business development, strategic planning, business planning, marketing strategy and negotiations, organizational development, coaching and talent management, improvement and change processes, contract, project, - and performance management, and building customer relations. Result and solution-oriented, structured and analytical, inspiring and enthusiastic, people person; connector and relator. Extensive network. High integrity and loyalty.
International shipping experience both from USA, Stamford, UK, London and Sweden, Stockholm.
She holds a Master of Management and a Bachelor´s degree in International Marketing.
When she is recharging her batteries, you will find her in the mountains or by the sea!
She has a love for seasons and the variety and energy nature offers!
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Janna Salokangas, Helsinki & Monaco
Entrepreneur, Creative Strategist, and a people person who understands the power of human connection.
Gone from organizing the world’s most exclusive Grand Prix partnership activations and events at top F1® locations to founding a brand activation agency highlighting Nordic companies internationally through high-end events and networking opportunities.
Janna's mission is to elevate the future potential with impactful co-creation.
Janna is a co-founder of Metaverse Inclusive, a media brand shining a light on women, projects, and companies that are building an inclusive Metaverse.
She is also a co-founder and creator of Finnish Flow and Future of Cities Davos programming that is is a series of events inviting Davos participants and stakeholders into a collaboration to envision better and more sustainable urban life and cities together.
Advisor and Ambassador
Astrid Skaugseth, Norway
CEO of SHE, one of Europe's most important conferences.
SHE Conference has become one of the world's leading events focused on social responsibility and sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and innovation. But we don't just talk about the importance of making a change. We empower people to act! Astrid has held several management positions, but is now focused on leading SHE,
Astrid has also studied sustainability management at the University of Cambridge. - Diversity is a necessity for success and for reaching the UN's sustainability needle, she states and adds: - It creates better decision-making processes, increased innovation power, and long-term value creation.
Tarja Stephens, Miami
Tarja is the Co-Founder of Metaverse Inclusive, a media brand shining a light on women, projects, and companies that are building an inclusive Metaverse. She is also the Miami Chapter President of the Global VR/AR Association that brings together over 60K brilliant minds and 4000 businesses across the globe fostering collaboration on immersive technologies. As an impact-driven changemaker, she serves as an ambassador of Women and Web3 Miami with a mission to make Web3 equitable & inclusive for more women.
Tarja is passionate about harnessing the power of virtual worlds to make a positive impact in the real world and unlocking people’s collective potential for the greater good. In her spare time, she serves as a board member of the non-profit Impact Mission Miami, which focuses on raising awareness and cultivating the conscious, purpose-driven business movement in the Miami region.
Mark Lovett, Portugal
Storyteller / Storylistener
As the founder of Storytelling with Impact, Mark Lovett works with individuals, corporations, startups, and nonprofits, helping them craft and deliver stories that will create impact on a personal, regional and global level. Having worked with hundreds of speakers, Mark has repeatedly witnessed the ability of storytelling to shift perspectives on important topics.
Mark's background includes 25 years as a c-level executive in the computer industry before changing directions and becoming a TEDx organizer. He has worked on large events held in concert venues, as well as an event that straddled the U.S. / Mexico border, and two events that occurred inside a California State prison.
As the world confronts critical issues such as climate change and sustainability, stories can play a key role in explaining complex subjects and introducing innovative solutions to those problems. Stories serve to integrate scientific research and statistics with personal stories, and to that end, Mark is passionate about bringing impactful stories to the public discourse.
Peggy Liu, China
Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, has been at the heart of the greening of China since 2007. She has dedicated her life to personal and planetary health. Named the "Green Goddess of China" by Chinese press and TIME Hero of the Environment, she travels the world to consult companies and governments on how to catalyze societal-scale change, scale sustainable innovation, and collaborate with China.
Peggy's superpower is bringing people together across borders and industries to change the world for the better. Peggy works across policy, economic, technical, and spiritual realms.
Peggy keynotes around the world on lessons from how China is tackling the world's toughest challenges: pollution, urbanization, epidemics, drought, obesity and diabetes. What can other societies can learn without becoming China? How can individuals catalyze societal-scale change?
Peggy is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She was awarded the "Nobel" of climate change and the "Hillary Step". The Economist called her "one of the most innovative thinkers in Asia." Previously, she was a venture capitalist and founded one of the earliest ecommerce companies in Silicon Valley. Red Herring cover story dubbed her an "Internet Pioneer".
As the best-selling author of Mesmerize the Media: Maximize Your Impact With More Press, Peggy coaches women leaders on personal branding and transformational speaking. She brings about the rise of the Divine Feminine by strengthening the voices of women in the media.