We as humans are meant to thrive, and we can design profitable companies that enable individuals to thrive too.

It’s time to re-imagine the workplace

Awesome performance Therése! Very interesting to listen to your insights.
— Fredrik Heleander, CEO Boo Energi
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Be Inspired to Thrive

International Keynote Speaker and Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Therése Gedda has inspired more than 30,000 of people and graced stages in more than 10 countries over the last 17 years


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. She's named by Nordic 100 as one of the most influential and impactful people from the Nordics and she has received the prestigious innovation award, SKAPA, in memory of Alfred Nobel. 

For 17 years, she has inspired over 30,000 people in over 10 countries. Therése 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.

At the age of 17, Therése started her first management consultancy, and for 17 years, she has supported thousands of founders, management teams and executives. At the age of 21, she became a guest lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Royal Institute of Technology. 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.

While everyone else is focused on technology in the Future of Work, Therése's focus is on empowering companies and High Achievers to thrive in the context of disruptive changes in the workplace. It’s time to put people first.

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Explore Therése’s most requested and popular talks 

Her most sought-after keynotes are within the Future of Work, business culture, workplace engagement, entrepreneurship, and the high achiever mindset


The Future of Work and Business Culture

The Future of Work – How to Design and Scale a High-Performing Business Culture Where People Thrive

Highly engaged individuals are building the successful companies of today and tomorrow. However, 85 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged in their work. It’s time to re-imagine the workplace starting with designing a culture where people come first. Explore Therése's proprietary Actionable Workplace Engagement Model and transform your culture to increase engagement and to build the company of the future. Welcome to the Future of Work!

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Attract and Keep High Achievers – How to Recruit on Culture using a Futuristic Method

High Achievers thrive alongside fellow High Achievers, and they attract each other. However, without a scalable and future-oriented way of systematically attracting and keeping High Achievers who share the same values and mindset as your company, you risk ending up with low engagement across the company and with your best people leaving. Discover how to use Therése's proprietary Recruit on Culture approach to give applicants a greater sense of your culture and to match their skills and talents to opportunities that drive growth and engagement.

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Design a Thriving Startup Culture – How to Scale Your Business Successfully

It starts with the decision. The decision to build a purpose-driven startup. For more than a decade, Therése has been supporting thousands of founders, investors, startup– and fast-growing company executives in designing, re-designing and scaling companies where culture, strategy, and futuristic leadership enable transformative change. Learn how to design a thriving startup culture and how your company culture effects productivity, achievements, and growth. Explore how to lead, recruit, train and measure on culture. And, learn the key aspects that drive engagement and how to keep your company creative, fast-moving and innovative while growing.

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30 Minutes-a-Day Equals Brilliance – The Future of Learning

The importance of learning is changing. Designing a culture where mastery and enabling lifelong learning are celebrated are vital components in keeping and attracting the best people – the High Achievers. With 17 years of experience as an executive coach for high achieving leaders, a professional speaker, and a guest lecturer, Therése has developed a unique and actionable perspective on how to expand learning and its impact on the culture of high performing companies.

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Hacking Innovation – How to Design a Culture that Fosters Breakthrough Innovations

The concept of the spark of a brilliant idea works on occasion, but to build a thriving culture of innovation, you can’t rely on those moments alone. Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and it's not just 'look and feel.' Innovation is how it works. It's an attitude. When we design a culture that encourages and fosters innovation, it becomes possible to bring the most creative ideas to the table to achieve something radically new. For the last 17 years, award-winning entrepreneur and keynote speaker, Therése Gedda, has advised and supported thousands of founders and change-makers in designing thriving cultures where innovation is part of the DNA.

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High Achievers and Mindset

MAPPED Brilliance – Thriving with the High Achiever Mindset

How do we thrive? Why do we sometimes struggle? How can we come closer to our own potential? For more than 15 years, Therése Gedda has accomplished unparalleled achievements and inspired more than 30,000 founders, executives, leaders, and High Achievers. Therése has hacked the High Achiever mindset while maintaining a positive giver approach and is inspiring and empowering others to do the same. Explore the key elements of thriving with the high achieving mindset in your professional and personal life by applying Therése’s MAPPED Brilliance methodology.

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Achieving Greatness with Lifestyle Design – Be a SMART Achiever

True courage is risking being uncomfortable. To live the life we desire, we need to do things we have never done before. When Therése at the age of 17 founded her own management consultancy, the outcomes were unpredictable and required her to step outside her comfort zone every hour of the day. By engaging with a great focus, determination, and hard work, she was able to achieve great successes. Throughout her journey, she has deep-dived into the High Achiever mindset so that we can all learn how to reach our fullest potential. Lifestyle design is about designing a life in line with your goals, values, and priorities. It’s about getting on the path to perform at your full potential. Learn how to apply lifestyle design to your life and thrive.

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Incredible leader and she has an amazing passion for empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential
— Tony Friede, Investment Manager at VINNOVA

Experience a Delivery with Outstanding Impact


Science meets Vision

Therése’s talks are founded on a unique combination of scientific research, working hands-on with companies globally, and a visionary mindset. She is a recognized thought-leader on the Future of Work and Culture. Therése and her team support companies in North America and Europe by re-imagining their workplaces through proprietary futuristic models and frameworks. Her insights go beyond industries, roles, and career stages.

Putting the Audience at the Center

Therése is focused on maximizing the impact of well-designed cultures and the wellbeing and performance of high achievers. Therése prioritizes being available for speakers dinners, meeting and interacting with audience members personally, and recording a short video before the event to promote it internally and/or externally.

A Multi-Talented Speaker

Therése has the unique ability to deliver keynote speeches from 15 to 60 minutes and workshops up to 8 hours at a time. Having worked with transformative change for over 15 years, another talent of hers is one-on-one executive coaching sessions.

Highly customized support

All talks and workshops are customized and centered on the client's vision, goals and context to ensure a lasting impact.


International Keynote Speaker and Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Therése has delivered keynotes, workshops, and coaching sessions to high achievers and high performing companies in more than 10 countries all over North America and Europe. She is recognized as one of the most influential people from the Nordics by Nordic 100 and has been awarded the SKAPA award in memory of Alfred Nobel.

Vast Experience in Business, Learning, and Entrepreneurship

For 17 years, she has inspired more than more than 30,000 people around the world as a serial entrepreneur, startup advisor, executive coach, keynote speaker, and guest professor.

From 5 to 5,000 people

Leading with a giving mindset, Therése is able to build strong connections with audiences of all sizes. Regardless if it's five executives in the boardroom, 100 thought-leaders at an invitation-only event or 5,000 professionals at a large conference, Therése is able to engage and inspire all.

Therése is an extraordinary entrepreneur and international motivational speaker. A conductor of energy and magnetism, she engages audiences through her passionate performances, providing audiences with immediate and actionable insights. Combining her background in elite fitness and her extensive professional experience, Therése has motivated people all over the world to reach their goals in both their personal and professional lives.
— Stefan Engeseth, Guest Professor and Author
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The Future of Work is here. It's time to re-imagine the workplace to empower your High Achievers

At a private event organized by LVMH, I delivered a talk on trends on the Future of Work and how to re-imagine the workplace.



Highlights From Selected Engagements



Therése has graced countless stages as a Keynote Speaker and inspired over 30,000 people

Here is a selection of endorsements

Therése has the ability to create magic – constantly, it seems. With loads of creativity and determination, Therese has demonstrated a remarkable ability to create exceptional value and media attention from limited resources. She is a phenomenal startup CEO, an incredible leader and she has an amazing passion for empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. I’m proud to vouch for her, because I’ve seen from the inside how she works and what she does to always deliver - both on stage as a keynote speaker and behind-the-scenes in business. Therése is extremely talented across the board and with her determination, no industry is safe from disruption.
— Tony Friede, Investment Manager at VINNOVA
Highly driven, goal-focused and with an extraordinary degree of commitment to her projects. She can handle the grit of being an entrepreneur – not being someone to quit or easily doubt her ideas or vision. She wants to bring about change and engages the people around her in her ideas. She is also an advocate of entrepreneurship and has helped countless people on their path to building their business. I count her among the most inspirational and brilliant people I have the fortune to know
— Jakob Persson, Co-founder and CKO at NodeOne

Therése Gedda came and delivered a ‘spot on’ and inspiring keynote on how to design a thriving culture to business owners and leaders at Nacka Företagarträff. With a fantastic performance, Therése contributed greatly to a successful day! Therése definitely lives as she learns and as the High Achiever, she took the time to add value by mingling with the entrepreneurs and contribute by doing a radio– and newspaper interview on top of her speaking engagement. She provides a unique futuristic, and actionable perspective on Business Culture and Workplace Engagement founded upon extremely insightful models that truly change the status quo. We are delighted and thankful for her appearance!
— Milla Ottosson Sippola, Head of Events at The Swedish Federation of Business Owners Nacka
I hereby give Therése Gedda my highest recommendation both as a strategic advisor and as a motivational speaker. I have had the great joy of encountering Ms. Gedda on several occasions and she continually over delivers – most lately as a keynote speaker on Internet Discovery Day, an industry leading event geared towards key people in the Swedish start-up and new media sectors. Her spoken qualities are excellent as well as her analytic capabilities as an advisor. I fail to see how anyone doing business with Therése Gedda could fail in being satisfied with the encounter.
— Johan Jörgensen, Founder and Partner at Grädde Invest. Venture Capitalist of the year, 2011

Therése is an extraordinary individual with a great drive. She has an exceptional ability to quickly grasp new information and converting it into concrete actions. She is also an exceptional facilitator and contributor: sharing her extensive knowledge with high energy and charisma, paired with professionalism and a genuine interest in making individuals excel. Therése is truly phenomenal at empowering people.
— Annelie Sule, Innovation and Business Development Manager at Umbilical Design
Therése is a very talented, sharp and competent professional who is extremely passionate about her work and making a difference. She has acquired immense knowledge through her experience as a serial entrepreneur and international speaker. This unique combination of personal experience and scientific research is what has made her, her business and the people around her so successful. I believe she is an invaluable mentor, speaker and advisor.
— Jonas Almeling, Regional Director Nordics & Northern Europe of Startup Grind

A collaboration with Therése Gedda means that you can feel completely confident with the outcome. She is very committed and is always well-prepared. She is amazing on stage, inspires many people and adds a great value to our participants. We at Venture Cup are very grateful and excited about our partnership with Therése.
— Emilie Lidgard, Regional Manager at Venture Cup Sweden
Good leaders inspire action, but great leaders inspire change! Therése has the ability to identify the smallest things that make you thrive and grow as a person both professionally and personally. She moves seamlessly between empirical evidence to business know-how. She has the global network to connect the individuals and ideas that create real impact and change the world for the better. Regardless, if you are looking for a keynote speaker to wow your audience or an experienced advisor to guide your board, Therése is a true asset.
— Jonathan Danemo, Analyst at Vinnova

17 Years and Over 10 Countries

Therése has inspired, motivated and empowered tens of thousands of people for 17 years including in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Venice, Lisbon, Dublin, Stockholm, Barcelona, Boston, Amsterdam, Helsinki, San Francisco and the Bay Area at conferences, universities and corporate events such as

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Empowering individuals to reach their full potential

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Selected Press Appearances

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