Welcome to Corporate Spring
We are a culture and leadership firm that helps leaders around the world to build innovative, inspired, high-performing team cultures for the new world of work.
Our purpose is to contribute to a better and more inspired work-life for all; for the benefit of people, profit and planet.
Culture & Leadership for The New World of Work
What we do for our clients
The Way We Work
We believe that every team and company has unique gifts and specific challenges, and that only when we address those, we can help you create the desired results. But we also know, thanks to extensive studies and experience; that 80% of all organizations are facing the same kind of challenges in these unprecedented times.
Therefore; our approach is built around the 80% that are similar, and tailor made to the 20% that are uniquely yours.
The result: an effective, customized, practical, impactful – and enjoyable – learning experience that will help you get future-ready and thrive in the new world of work.
The Corporate Spring Core Team
Annicken R. Day
Founder and CEO Corporate Spring, executive advisor for Fortune 500 leaders, international keynote speaker, moderator and writer; Annicken R. Day helps and inspires leaders around the world in building thriving, high performing team cultures wired for the new world of work. As Chief Culture Officer Tandberg and Culture Ambassador Cisco, she played an incremental role in building world class cultures in fast moving, high-growth IT companies, and today Corporate Spring has some of the world’s leading IT firms as clients. Annicken is also a columnist for Huffington Post and Business Insider, co-author of the book "Creative Superpowers" and author of the novel Fly Butterfly (recently released in Norway as Fly, Sommerfugl). Read more here.
Trude Helen Shelby
Former HR director TANDBERG and Cisco, Organizational Psychologist and certified Gestalt Psychotherapy Coach, Trude Helen has in-depth experience and understanding of the underlying dynamics of organizational life and how to use effective HR strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of business. With background from organizational transformation, mergers & acquisitions, talent and succession planning, leadership development and team excellence, Trude coaches leaders and team members, facilitates workshops and give keynotes on how to optimize team performance and create thriving work cultures for the new world of work.
Tove Maria Helgaker
Partner & COO
With background from hospitality and telecom; organizational and product development; Tove Maria joined Corporate Spring in 2013 and has since then handled the operational side of the company; including coordinating clients and consultants on 3 continents. Tove Maria is also responsible for Corporate Spring’s online platform and corporate video offerings, in addition to helping our clients develop personalized storytelling videos to improve their online presence. With equal passion for people and technology, Tove Maria helps make Corporate Spring’s offerings accessible for a larger audience on a global scale.
Associate Business Psychologist
Licensed psychologist with extensive experience of developing people and organizations, Mikael’s expertise is to develop management teams and coach leaders into become the best versions of themselves. He assesses and advices individuals in their personal development and helps leaders and management teams develop their business, while helping them integrate their personality with the current role in the present context.
Leadership & Culture Strategist
With background from Fortune 50 corporations to VC backed startups, Liz has served in executive positions across finance, accounting, audit, risk management, operations, and consulting. She has worked with thousands of executives and team members to drive change, create intentional cultures, and achieve alignment around a shared business purpose, unleash their full potential and find renewed joy in doing work that matters.
Associate Innovation & Culture Strategist
Erik is passionate about new models of learning and new ways of working. He has a background as an innovation consultant and learning designer and uses this to coach, advice and consult everything from startups to large complex organizations on some of their trickiest challenges. Always working from a deep rooted belief that the client’s know their business better than he ever will and that his job is to create the space for them to collaborate, grown and learn together.
Creating butterfly effects, globally and locally
The Butterfly Effect suggests that small adjustments can create momentous change, and we know this to be true. By focusing on the HUMAN side of business, we help leaders, teams and businesses thrive.
Some of the places the Corporate Spring Team has delivered keynotes and workshops:
Oslo • Gothenburg • Stockholm • Copenhagen • London • Amsterdam • Brussels • Berlin • Barcelona • Madrid • Lisbon • New York • Palo Alto • San Franscisco • Los Angeles • Mexico City • Sydney • Shanghai • Manila • Beijing • Singapore • Bangkok • Bangalore
What our clients and partners say
Director Customer Engagement Center of Excellence, Cisco
Having worked with the Corporate Spring team for the last year, I have first-hand experienced the amazing effect of what they do and how they do it. By combining theory, experience and neuroscience with excellent facilitation skills, they have trained, inspired and provided tremendous value to our 350 people global team. As an outcome of the 10 workshops they have delivered globally, we have experienced significant increase in the levels of trust, engagement and joy in our team. People work more effectively together, collaborate better and are all in all more happy with their work and their team. The return of this investment has been phenonomenal.
VP People & Development, Pexip
Corporate Spring was instrumental in our process of defining a common culture and values for the combined company this spring and help us focus on what matters the most in order to create a high performing global team. The presentation Annicken R. Day and Mikael Hansson held on our kick-off, about the importance of corporate culture, was extremely well received and created a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. We are really grateful for the excellent work and can highly recommend Corporate Spring for this type of work.
You want your coaches to make an immediate impact on you and your team, and no one does this more than Annicken. She is by far the best “culture expert” I have ever come across both as a subject matter expert and her ability to facilitate implementation. Her impressive background, combined with her uniquely energetic personality and “no b.s” attitude, was the reason we chose to engage Corporate Spring to work on our own organization, and now gladly recommended them to all of our clients.
CEO / Partner Adwice, Chairman Regnskap Norge
To work with Corporate Spring, a consultancy firm grounded in reality, that understand our everyday challenges and help implement tools that really works, has been highly inspiring! We went from thinking that culture- and leadership development was a cost to realizing it was an investment in our company’s success and growth in the digital age.
Chief Executive Officer, Avizia
Corporate Spring’s inspiration and insights have driven us to a greater level. We are proud to be one of the most admired companies in our sector with employee ratings that are off the charts. Thank you for all you have done to improve corporate culture around the world!
CEO, First Access Entertainment
Corporate Spring is the antidote to typical management consultants, they are “Corporate Therapists”. They have been a tremendous help in making our leadership team and entire organization become more structured, focused and engaged. Overall they have helped us create a more healthy company; organized, inspired and prepared for change and growth.
CEO and Co-Founder, Screendragon
I’m still glowing from the positive energy emitted by Annicken from Corporate Spring. It is very easy to be “cynical” about intangible factors like “being happy at work” as they appear to be difficult objectives to quantify. I think it was an important reminder to be mindful of the key component of most businesses… PAOGA – People Are Our Greatest Assets.
An inspirational novel about business and life
Written by Corporate Spring’s founder, Annicken R. Day.
– a personal and professional metamorphosis story
This page turner has many facets, it draws you in, makes you nod furiously, laugh deeply and then sob with empathy. A powerful novel that has the energy to inspire change.
Amy Brann Author of Engaged, Make Your Brain Work and Neuroscience for Coaches.
Annicken R. Day has a gift for transforming bureaucracies into businesses that buzz with creativity and joy. With her debut novel, she shows that she also has a knack for crafting stories about transforming ourselves.
Adam Grant New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, host of the TED podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant.
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