Therese Gedda is the Founder and CEO of 30minMBA, a company re-imagining the workplace to enable the Future of Work starting with culture. Beyond running the award-winning company, Therese is a seasoned international Keynote Speaker on topics including Future of Work, business culture, workplace engagement, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and the entrepreneurial mindset. For over 15 years, she has inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world including New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Venice, Lisbon, London, Paris, Dublin, Stockholm, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and in the Bay Area.
At the age of 17, Therese started her first management consulting company, and over the last 15 years, she has supported thousands of founders, management teams and executives. At the age of 21, she became a guest lecturer at Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute of Technology. Therese holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and has been awarded Sweden’s largest prize for innovators in memory of Alfred Nobel.
In 2016, Therese was included in the Nordic 100 list, which recognizes the most influential individuals having an impact on the tech and startup communities in the Nordics. In May 2018, Therese founded Be Brilliant Academy to provide actionable, on-demand courses that support high achievers to thrive personally and professionally.
Today, Therése is advising leading companies worldwide in re-designing their culture. She also works as a Performance and Achievement Coach to Founders and C-level executives globally to excel as high achievers. Additionally, Therése spends a significant amount of her time traveling as she frequently is invited to speak about The Future of Work at conferences all over Europe and North America.
When she is not on stage, connecting people or running startups, she is passionate about training and motivating others as a fitness instructor.
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Therése Gedda is a highly skilled serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and business leader with more than a decade of unprecedented accomplishments. For over 15 years, she has inspired tens of thousands of people all over the world including New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Venice, Lisbon, London, Paris, Dublin, Stockholm, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Bay Area.
She started earlier than most having learned more than 200 books by heart before the age of six. She took that same ambition and intellect to found her first management consultancy company on the Swedish market at the age of 17 in 2002. This early creation enabled her to successfully help companies from a large number of industries across European and North American markets – often serving as the catalyst for founders, executives, and management teams to create an impact with projects spanning strategy, leadership, communication, marketing, and growth.
Until she was 19, Therése worked out on a professional level in athletic fitness. The discipline she obtained from being around some of the world’s top athletes extended to other areas of her career, including public speaking. When she was 21, she started to guest lecture and speak at the Stockholm School of Economics and The Royal Institute of Technology on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and startups to achievement. During this time, she also became more involved in the startup community.
By the age of 22, she completed her International Coaching Education – Core Essentials Fast Track Program by Coach U in London. She used these learnings throughout her career and remained actively involved in education as a startup mentor and adviser. Her passion for entrepreneurship made her a jury member at the largest business plan competition in Sweden, Venture Cup, at the age of 23. She also started to regularly organize business casual events in central Stockholm, serving as a catalyst and connector helping grow one of the world’s fastest growing startup communities – Stockholm. Therése continued her education and earned her Master of Science in Business and Economics at the age of 26. Her degree from the Stockholm School of Economics was focused on marketing and she conducted extensive research on the entrepreneurial mindset, publishing a paper titled “Courage, motivation, and setbacks – the road to success in entrepreneurship?”
By the age of 27, Therése became a board member for Silicon Vikings where she served for three years. In her role with this collaborative non-profit, Therése helped connect "Nordic assets" to Silicon Valley's networked business and educational ecosystems.
After more than a decade as a startup mentor, strategic advisor and motivational speaker with an enormous passion for knowledge and learning, Therése founded 30minMBA – an award-winning Swedish startup dedicated to mobile learning. This culture-driven company has it's foundation in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Today, she is leading a multidisciplinary team spanning more than three continents as CEO, and together they are bridging the gap between what science knows and what business does.
At the age of 29, Therése took her keynote and motivational speaking endeavors to the next level when she spoke at the Web Summit, one of the leading tech conferences in the world, as well as several other top conferences – influencing more than 10,000 people in one year. Off stage, Therese has graced the pages of some of the biggest media publications with key features and interviews in Sweden's largest newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD), leading Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer, and Shortcut Magazine, to name but a few.
By the age of 30, she began to be recognized on prominent stages for her work. First, she was awarded second place in the Swedish Final for TEDx Made In Europe. A few weeks later, she was awarded the prestigious award and Sweden’s largest prize for innovators, SKAPA (Create) – in memory of Alfred Nobel called The Future Innovation Award in Stockholm.
At the end of 2016 at the age of 31, Therese was included in the Nordic 100 list, recognizing the most influential and impactful individuals in the tech and startup communities in the Nordics. In May 2018, Therese founded Be Brilliant Academy with actionable on-demand courses tailored for high achievers. While she has been successful on many fronts and has accomplished it all at a young age, she is very focused on what’s ahead and believes her greatest accomplishments are still to come.
Today, Therése is advising leading companies worldwide in re-designing their culture. She also works as a Performance and Achievement Coach to Founders and C-level executives globally to excel as high achievers both personally and professionally. Additionally, Therése spends a significant amount of her time traveling as she frequently is invited to speak about The Future of Work at conferences all over Europe and North America.
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30minMBA is an award-winning company dedicated to increasing workplace engagement through cultural design and actionable learning. We empower companies through cultural transformation; preparing them for the Future of Work.
At the center of our delivery is an innovative mobile learning experience dedicated to supporting positive behavioral change. Your people can then develop their business skills ‘on the go’ and apply new knowledge in their work instantly.
The 30minMBA experience is specifically designed for your high achievers and high potentials to communicate better, lead better, and perform better while they thrive and help drive positive cultural change.