KEYNOTE SPEAKER I ENTREPRENEUR I CHANGE LEADER
· quick bio
ESSENTIALLY I'm an explorer on multiple levels. I love expanding my perspectives, seeing new places and learning about the world around me. I currently live between Europe and Asia. I'm fascinated about big ideas, I like people who are brave. I spend about 2 hours a day in the ocean on my surfboard. I love nature as inspiration, micro sabbaticals, new technology, action philosophy and how failure can be the quickest way to success. Conversations on how to make the world a better place is my cup of tea.
THE OFFICIAL VERSION Michael is a entrepreneur with a degree in business and studied environmental science at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He is the co-founder of award winning fashion brand Uniforms for the Dedicated. He travels the globe speaking with nimble start-ups, global corporations and schools about change thinking and how the best opportunities are rooted in sustainability. He is the co-founder of the innovations driven non-profit Dedicated Institute and sits on the board of the Mistra future fashion program.
· current projects
WHAT IF climate change is simply a great opportunity to upgrade? To move away from business that does no longer serve us or the planet in a sustainable way. If this is the case, how does one initiate change and move towards something better? What are the initial steps to take?
THE IDEAS and experience I share are the result of blending 10 years as an entrepreneur with micro sabbaticals and research. It's a journey of moving in and out of environments, situations or systems to create new perspectives.
As the great Albert Einstein once stated; "the world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking"
I do interactive talks, including the audience in the experience to create new perspectives and insight. My space is the intersection of change thinking and innovation. The outcome is to help people and organisations take initial steps and seize opportunities as the world around us changes.
Collaborations include keynote speaking, workshops and co-creation projects. Projects range from a interactive one hour speaking session, creative workshops over several months to strategy development with a curious board wanting to create positive impact.
ABDELHAMID ORAIBI - Head of Marketing PUMA Middle East
"Mike is a magic eight ball entailing an archive of life gained knowledge, that not only provides meaningful answers but instigates brilliant conversation within one’s own mind, encouraging new perspectives invariably positive and rich with enthusiasm"
LISBETH SVENGREN-HOLM - Professor, Swedish textile University
"a thoughtful traveler in the world of fashion who can ask both the provocative and the inspiring questions. Those questions the fashion world needs to listen to"
RASMUS MØLLER - Global leadership consultant, Mannaz
“Mike has the rare gift of being able to transform glimpses of emerging trends into clear actionable guidelines and unique product concepts. A gentle personality and focused approach not only produces solutions – he inspires thinking”
· articles posted on medium