Welcome to Corporate Spring
We believe in the human spirit.
We believe in the power of teams.
We know that with the right kind of culture,
teams can do extraordinary things.
How to build high performing team cultures
The Corporate Spring team has helped thousands of leaders around the world build inspired, dynamic, high performing team cultures, wired for the new world of work.
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.
This is what we do for our clients
The idea behind The Butterfly Effect is that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil can set off a tornado in Texas. The research and experience behind effective culture transformation is that small, deliberate and consistent changes can lead to momentous change. This, in combination with paying attention to the human elements; the neuroscientific and emotional aspects of change, we help teams move from where they are to where they need to be.
Powerful Team Cultures
Tested on thousands of leaders and teams for the last 15 years with extraordinary results to show for, Corporate Spring’s Powerful Team Culture Model is a scientific, holistic, practical approach to create dynamic, innovative, high performing team cultures. Through online programs and virtual or in-person workshops, we help our clients build unique high-performing team cultures; how to create them, sustain them – and ultimately make them thrive.
Cultures are shaped by both leaders and team members, but the shadow of the leader is much longer, thus leaders need to demonstrate, role model and live the kind of culture they want to create. To help leaders better understand the conscious and unconscious elements of building, role modeling and leading culture, we offer a leading self, leading others and leading teams program designed for leaders who are serious about culture.
Engaging and inspiring workshops on Culture Transformation, Culture Leadership and Powerful Team Cultures, delivered in-person or virtually, either as part of a learning series or as a single workshop. Whether you choose generic content or concepts tailored to your specific needs; we deliver educational and energizing learning experiences, packed with insight and inspiration. All concepts and methods are based on scientific evidence, extensive experience and have been thoroughly tested with extraordinary results.
- deeper understanding of the power of culture
- higher awareness of own role in shaping a team culture
- insight into how to contribute to positive change
- practical tools and actionable items to create high performing team cultures
- inspiration to go out and put it all into practice.
Workshops are typically combined with our online learning programs and executive coaching
Comprehensive, insightful and inspiring online leadership programs, created for leaders who want to get a better understanding of how to build engaged, high performing team cultures in practice. The 6-module online programs can work as a stand-alone program, be part of a culture transformation process or be used as pre-work for culture leadership workshops. The content is based on Corporate Spring’s Powerful Team Cultures Model which is based on scientific evidence, extensive experience and thorough testing with extraordinary results.
- understand the key drivers for high-performing team cultures
- increased awareness of leadership’s role in shaping culture
- insight into why change is difficult and how to make it easier
- practical tools in how to engage, energize and optimize team performance in times of change
- reflect and learn and grow; personally as well as professionally.
Annicken R. Day, founder and CEO of Corporate Spring, is a globally sought-after speaker who, for the last 15 years, has spoken to tens of thousands of leaders from stages around the world about the power of culture and how to create innovative, dynamic high performing team cultures.
All Corporate Spring’s business psychologists and culture strategists give inspiring talks about Culture Transformation, Culture Leadership and Powerful Team Cultures, which include psychology of business, neuroscience of change, and how to create resilient, high performing team cultures in the new world of work.
- acquire knowledge and scientific evidence on the business benefits of culture
- insight into the building blocks of high performing teams cultures
- awareness on own role in shaping culture and handling change
- concrete mindsets and practical tools to work with culture in practice
- get an inspiring and energy-lifting experience.
The Corporate Spring Core Team
Annicken R: Day
Founder, CEO & Culture Strategist
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
Partner, Business Psychologist
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.
Helping leaders and teams thrive and fulfill their potential,
for the benefit of people, profit and planet.
Scientific, holistic, simplified, practical.
Creating butterfly effects, globally and locally
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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