Therése Gedda is an internationally recognized thought leader and Keynote Speaker on the Future of Work, and highly skilled serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of unparalleled accomplishments. For 17 years, she has inspired over 30,000 people in over 10 countries. She has engaged with audiences of 5 to 5000 people at conferences such as TEDx, Web Summit and TNW as well as invitation-only events organized by Apple and LVMH. She's graced stages in cities including New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris, Venice, Lisbon, Stockholm, Barcelona, Boston, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Dublin, and Toronto. Her most sought-after keynotes are within the Future of Work, business culture, workplace engagement, entrepreneurship, and the high achiever mindset.
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 by Coach U in London. She used these learnings throughout her career and remained actively involved in education as a startup coach 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, Sweden.
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 Performance and Achievement Coach, startup advisor and Keynote Speaker, Therése founded 30minMBA – the award-winning company dedicated to supporting companies in re-imagining their workplaces through the philosophy of the Future of Work. The purpose-driven company has its foundation in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Today, she is leading a multidisciplinary team spanning 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 alone.
Offstage, Therése 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 a few.
By the age of 30, she began to be recognized on prominent stages for her work. First, she was awarded the 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 – in memory of Alfred Nobel called The Future Innovation Award.
At the end of 2016 at the age of 31, Therése 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, Therése founded Be Brilliant Academy with actionable on-demand courses tailored for high achievers.
Today Therése is advising leading companies worldwide in re-designing their culture. She also works as a Performance and Achievement Coach for founders and C-level executives globally to excel both personally and professionally. Additionally, Therése spends a significant amount of her time traveling as she is frequently invited to speak about the Future of Work at conferences all over Europe and North America.
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.