FOUNDER & TEAM

 

HANNE LINDBÆK

Founder & Author

Director

Senior Programme Leader

Hanne’s passionate belief is that whatever it is you want to succeed at in life, whether it be as a leader or a team member, a parent or a friend, communication can make the whole difference. 

With her background from the performing arts, having made a living from acting, singing, radio journalism and writing for over 15 years, Hanne got creative about her competencies around the year 2000. How could all this knowledge from the world of arts be put to use for other people? The idea of Ergo;ego was born. The company has since delivered trainings and programs in more than 25 countries and on three continents. 

 

Today she divides her attention between top executive performance coaching in the worlds of business and politics, working with larger groups and teams, keynote deliveries, and developing and running the company she founded twenty years ago. 

 

In 2008 Hanne was nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in her native Norway.

Hannes first book, “The Communication Code”, was published by a major Norwegian publishing house, Kagge Forlag, in 2018. 

 

Hanne’s specialties include  individual performance coaching, speech and content design, strategic communication consultancy for leaders, strategic storytelling, large group facilitation, media training, leader and team development, motivational coaching, and more. 

 

She has also developed a specialty in delivering sustainable “green” communication wherever needed. She and the team have worked for WWF, Amnesty International, and more. The company prides itself in helping companies and NGOs deliver communication that works, and are currently delivering leadership programs to leadership teams from the UN on their 2030 agenda. 

 

When she’s not on the meter, Hanne loves to whip up a decent meal, to knit and play outdoors. 

Education :

Three - year Diploma Course in Acting, The Arts Educational Schools, London, England

The Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI), Leadership Programme

Coaching Qualifications :

Certified CPCC from the Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (fluent)

 

SAUL CAMBRIDGE

Director

Senior Programme Leader

Presenter

Saul is a highly experienced British trainer and facilitator, based in Norway. He has a Masters in Law from Cambridge University leading to 10 years frontline experience as an international banking and corporate lawyer. 

From there, Saul developed his career via professional theatre and broadcast journalism (BBC Radio). It has all helped him build over 25 years experience in training, facilitation and management consultancy. He has a proven pedigree in the design, development and delivery of high-performance programmes for a wide range of clients -  from large multinationals to SMEs. 

Saul’s expertise includes leadership and team development, negotiation and influencing, communication skills, personal presence and impact, storytelling and cultural and emotional intelligence. His BBC Radio experience also brings added value in Saul’s presenting, facilitating and questioning skills. He works with set-piece large audiences, smaller target groups and individual senior executives.

Off stage, Saul loves the great outdoors, great company and any sport involving a green surface and a ball. 

 

Education :

Masters, Law, Cambridge University

Postgraduate Diploma, Multi-media Broadcast Journalism

Falmouth University

Coaching Qualifications :

Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

Other Qualifications :

Solicitor (England)

Languages :

English (native)

French (conversational)

Norwegian (basic)

 

MARIUS NÆSS

Consultant

Coach & Facilitator

Marius joined the Ergo;ego team in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength from day one, soon emerging as a very popular coach with all our clients.

 

His coaching and performing expertise is rooted in professional theatre. He was one of the youngest graduates ever to complete the Bachelor´s in Acting at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. For the following 10 years, Marius excelled in traditional theatre, dance performances, circus shows and musicals on Norway’s biggest stages. He extended his theatrical range into working as a director, playwright and instructor for several years. He also has experience in working with video as a communication tool (storyboarding, producing, filming, editing).

 

Marius designs and delivers for a great selection of clients, including leaders, entrepreneurs, middle managers, experts, salespeople and economists. His energy, presence and skills are highly appreciated by colleagues and clients alike.

 

Marius’s core skills include leadership, high impact communication, influencing, storytelling, writing, creativity and facilitation - theatre skills too of course.

 

We count ourselves very lucky that Marius now brings all this experience and expertise to the Ergo; ego team.

 

Education :

Bachelor Degree, Acting, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Coaching Qualifications :

Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (proficient) 

 

BERIT BOMAN

 

Consultant

Facilitator & Presenter

We are so proud to include Berit in the Ergo;ego team. We would have to search far and wide to find a more charismatic, multi-talented and committed colleague.

Berit brings colourful experience and expertise in many forms of communication and performance. Her professional credits span music, broadcasting, journalism, TV production and casting. She is a naturally gifted storyteller, in every sense - from origination, design and development right through to delivery and execution.

Berit has worked on many platforms for over 25 years. In front of and behind the TV camera, in front of and behind the radio microphone, as an artist and as a trainer in dissemination to politicians, broadcasters and journalists. Her interactions with all her colleagues and clients come with trademark warmth, wisdom and wit.

Berit’s core skills include TV and radio broadcasting, high impact communication, storytelling, music, 1:1 coaching and mentoring, creativity and facilitation.

 

Education :

Music Education, The Oslo Conservatory

University of Oslo and Bergen Lærerhøgskole

Coaching Qualifications :

Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

Other Qualifications :

Voice training  and Interview technique

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (proficient)

 

IDA HOLTEN WORSØE

 

Consultant

Facilitator & Presenter

Ida has illuminated the Ergo; ego story since 2012 and is a highly-valued member of our team. She is a true talent, a very experienced actor and coach. Ida has held a full range of courses and lectures in communication and impact both in Norway and abroad. She works 1:1, as well as with groups with both scenic training and internal communication. Ida is skilled in creating and managing structured and longer-term coaching interventions.

In very high demand as an actor outside her Ergo;ego life, Ida offers our clients a full range of fully-formed, polished performance skills and techniques. Her broad client-base includes health and healthtech, science, banking, finance, health, engineering, public office, consultancy, oil and gas, shipping, theatre and film.

Ida’s coaching specialities include leadership and behavioural training, storytelling, creativity, public  speaking and facilitating. 

During the last 15 years, Ida has been a permanent employee and freelance actor at several of the country's leading theatres. She has been nominated for the annual Norwegian Theatre Prize twice, for best female supporting role and for the best female lead role in the musical Cabaret.

Education :

Bachelor of Arts, Musical Theatre, Gothenburg University

Coaching Qualifications :

Certified CPCC from the Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

 

Other Qualifications :

Voice : Complete Vocal Institute (CVI)

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (fluent)

 

LONI BJERKHOLT PEDERSEN

 

Consultant

Facilitator & Presenter

Loni is one of the newest members of the Ergo;ego team, bringing us many years of versatile experience as a coach, leader, lecturer, mentor and facilitator. The breadth and depth of her professional credits are great assets for our team and clients alike.

Loni’s range of skills and talents is truly exceptional. She is a popular lecturer at Talerlisten, within the fields of female empowerment, self- confidence and presentations skills, and is an active coach for the Norwegian University Sports Association, where she specializes in helping sports clubs in organisational development, developing plans and leading meetings.

For 5 years (2011-2016) Loni worked with the Norwegian University Sports Association as a mentor in a Leadership Programme for Women. She is also a Certified Lecturer with the The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committees and Confederation of Sports in a number of organisational courses.

She is an energetic self-starter, having previously grown her own training and coaching business. Her core coaching credits include leadership, presentations skills, motivation, sports and nutrition, self-management and communication.

Loni is also very passionate about social entrepreneurship and is a part of a newly established social entrepreneurship hub in Sandefjord.

Loni also works as toastmaster at conferences and weddings, where she also does stand-up. True, actually - what a talent.

Education :

Bachelor’s Degree, Sports Management ; Nutrition and Personal Training, Norges Idrettshøgskole

 

Other Qualifications :

Fønix AS: VIP 24: profil- og samtaleverktøy ; Certified Lecturer with the The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committees and Confederation of Sports

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (proficient)

 

JASON LIEM

Senior Programme Leader

Consultant & Presenter 

Coach & Writer

Jason is a highly valued business partner and collaborator with Ergo; ego. We have co-designed and co-delivered very successful programmes for major clients. His expertise in the cognitive and clinical sciences is a perfect complementary ingredient for our work in communication and behavioural sciences.

 

He is the founder and principal of the acclaimed MindTalk consultancy. Since 2000, Jason has helped people in a broad range of industries and professions, focussing on effective mindsets, thinking and brain-training to build confidence, certainty and clarity.

 

As a sparring partner, coach and facilitator Jason works with individuals and teams to utilise the science of brain-based skills to continually improve their ability as leaders, communicators and enablers. In addition, he designs and delivers practical brain based leadership and personal resilience programmes to improve people’s ability to manage themselves, others and the situations they face.

 

Jason’s core expertise covers brain-based coaching and sparring partnership in leadership and communication, cognitive behavioral training, presenting, lecturing, key-note speaking and writing.  

 

 In 2012, Jason was asked to speak at TEDx Oslo about how people can adapt in times of change with the emphasis on shifting mindsets by utilising the science of the brain. His talk was titled “At the Crossroads: Where the Brain Meets the Mind”.

 

Jason is very active and widely read in social media. He is also a contributing writer with Executive Secretary Magazine with distribution to 130 countries. His articles focus on personal development in regard to the mind, the brain, thinking and everything in-between.

Education :

Masters of Science (M.Sc.), Rehabilitation & Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Specialised Honours in Counselling Psychology, York University  

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biochemistry, York University

Languages :

English (native)

Norwegian (fluent)

 

RANDI GARMANN LØNRUSTEN

 

Consultant

Facilitator & Presenter

Randi is one of our most experienced talents, with over 19 years experience as a consultant, coach, speaker and facilitator. Her calm and secure presence enhances many different stages and platforms.

Randi has deep experience in developing and delivering communication training for both groups and 1: 1 clients. She works closely with clients' HR and line management to develop and tailor courses and programmes within internal communication, leadership communication, feedback culture, teamwork and collaboration. 

She also uses her theatrical background to create forum theatre and interactive role-playing, raising awareness of client-topical issues and offering safe and structured opportunities to practice effective  behaviours.

Randi also offers lectures in core management topics, including: “Communication as a Management Tool”, “Communication in Team and Collaboration”, “Creativity and Role-Consciousness”.

Industries with whom Randi has worked in recent years include banking, insurance, engineering, public office, trade unions, consultancy and oil and gas.

Education :

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Science, University of Oslo

The Lee Strasberg Actors Studio (London)

Higher Education in Performing Arts, Welsh College of Music and Drama.

 

Coaching Qualifications :

Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

Other Qualifications :

Influence at Work, Principles of Persuasion

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (proficient)

 

EIVIN NILSEN SALTHE

 

Consultant

Facilitator & Presenter

We welcomed Eivin to Ergo;ego in 2019. He brings highly polished performance, communication and coaching skills to our team.

 

Eivin has 10 years experience as a professional actor, which he now blends with his Ergo;ego roles. It’s a very creative mix. He has over 40 professional theatre productions behind him, working in leading theatres with renowned directors. He has also several TV credits (including mainstream drama with NRK) and has extended his skills into directing. He’s very proud of his teaching and production of a play with a theatre group in Tanga in Tanzania, as a volunteer.

 

He also teaches acting technique at Kristiania University College in Oslo, in the Bachelor of Professional Acting, mainly in modern drama and language, and speaking technique. He has been a University Examiner on many occasions and sits on the Admission Committee for Bachelor of Professional Acting Course. Eivin has also taught at BI, The Norwegian Business School, on the Bachelor of Management Course.

 

Eivin is a strong self-starter, highly motivated. Before joining Ergo;ego, he’s successfully created and delivered presentation skills courses for large companies and organizations. 

 

Eivin is very engaged and engaging, loves to think «out of the box», and see situations from different angles. His core skills include presentation technique, stagecraft, leadership, facilitation, storytelling, personal impact and development - and theatre skills too of course.

 

Off stage, he loves the arts and nature as essentials of our lives.

Education :

Professional Acting, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO)

Professional Theatre, Production, Acting and Cultural Leadership, North University

Communication Management, BI (Oslo, Norway)

 

Other Qualifications :

Influence at Work, Principles of Persuasion

Coaching Qualifications :

Co-Active Training Institute (formerly Coaches Training Institute, CTI)

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (proficient)

German (basic)

French (basic)

 

ARNE HEIBERG OKKENHAUG

 

Production & Technical Director

Senior Consultant

Arne is a highly experienced media production professional, working for many years in multiple media platforms, especially film and television (including extensive work with NRK). His technical, organisational and logistical expertise bring huge benefits to our programmes and productions, especially those involving location and studio work, cameras and microphones.

 

A decisive, focussed and reassuring team player, Arne also has the ability to work independently and proactively where necessary. He thrives under pressure and delivers skilfully improvised solutions.

 

Arne’s core skills include film, television and music planning and production, management, directing, location scouting and management.

 

He has worked in senior roles in many productions, in many countries. His recent credits include Producer and Recording Leaders roles in the live music productions, "We love the 80s" and "We love the 90s", an ongoing major European tour having played so far at over in 20 events in large arenas (including Oslo, London, Paris, Prague).

 

More recently, Arne has also been a Guest Lecturer in film set / recording management at Westerdals and at the film college at Lillehammer.

 

He is a great asset for our team, our collaborators and our clients

Education :

Leadership Development (NRK)

Project Leadership (NRK / BI)

Recording Leadership (NRK).

Languages :

Norwegian (native)

English (proficient)

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