Corporate Spring | The Human Side of Business

Culture & Leadership


The New World of Work


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Welcome to Corporate Spring

The work world is going through a big shift.
This requires new ways of thinking, leading and working.

We help organizations around the world grow and unleash their potential by focusing on the HUMAN side of their business.

Are you ready to grow and unleash your potential too?
Welcome to Corporate Spring!

Culture & Leadership for The New World of Work

Would you like to learn how to

develop leadership capabilities for the new world of work

make your culture a strategy for growth

create high-performing remote/hybrid work cultures

Leadership Development

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High-performing Team Cultures

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The Way We Work

We believe that every team and company have unique gifts and specific challenges. Our approach includes effective, customized, practical, impactful – and enjoyable – learning experiences that will help you succeed and thrive in the new world of work.

From Change To Transition

Change is situational and external. Transition is psychological and internal. Unless transition occurs, change will not work. By focusing on the HUMAN side of business; we help leaders, teams and individuals transition into who they need to be to succeed in the future.

Learning By Doing

We have a good idea of what great cultures and successful organizations look like, but we also know that no organization or situation are quite the same. By learning as we go and working closely with you, we constantly customize our approach for best possible results.

Simplify, Focus, Act

We know organizational life is complex and that change and growth can be messy. Sometimes the best of intentions can have unintended effects. We help simplify the complex, focus on the things that lead to the greatest impact, and suggest practical actionable steps that simply work.

Always With End In Mind

The best, ultimate outcome for our clients is always our guiding star. We don’t do check-in-the-box exercises, we help create HUMAN experiences that tend to positively impact people and teams way beyond the projects we are working on with you.

How We Can Work With You

Executive Advisory & Coaching

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We are a diverse team with backgrounds and expertise in Leadership, Culture, Communications, Business Psychology and Organizational Behavior,  specialized in the HUMAN side of business.

We offer executive advisory services, coaching, mentorship and general advise on what to do and where to start in order to help your teams and organization collaborate, innovate and thrive – and deliver outstanding performance as a result of our unique solutions.

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In-person & Virtual Workshops

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Engaging and inspiring workshops, 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.

Typical learning experiences:

  • How to build inspired, high performing teams in the new world of work.
  • How engaging the human side of business helps you transform; digitize, reorganize and drive change.
  • Effective leadership in the new world of work and how to become a future-ready leader.
  • The power of culture and how to consciously build the right kind of culture for your team or organization.
  • Communicating and collaborating effectively in the new world of work.

Workshops are customized to your specific situation and needs and can be combined with our online leadership learning programs, keynotes and executive coaching.

Keynotes & Speaking Engagements

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Annicken R. Day, founder and CEO of Corporate Spring and author of the novel Fly, Butterfly, is a globally sought-after speaker within the field of leadership, culture, innovation, creativity, high performing teams and personal and professional growth.

Trude Helen Shelby,Corporate Spring partner and business psychologist, gives insightful and inspiring keynotes about leadership and culture, business psychology, neuroscience of change, and how to create resilient, high performing team cultures in the new world of work.

Typical learning experiences:

  • How to build inspired, high performing teams in the new world of work.
  • How engaging the human side of business helps you transform; digitize, reorganize and drive change.
  • Effective leadership in the new world of work and how to become a future-ready leader.
  • The power of culture and how to consciously build the right kind of culture for your team or organization.
  • Communicating and collaborating effectively in the new world of work.

All keynotes can be customized to a specific theme and tailor made to your situation and unique needs. Keynotes can be delivered in-person or virtually, live or recorded.

The Corporate Spring Core Team

Annicken R. Day

Founder, CEO & Culture Strategist
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  +47 98 28 98 91

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
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+47 98 22 81 93

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

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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.

Cherry Johal Yates

Communications Strategist

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With her experience in the entertainment industry including leadership positions at Discovery Channel, National Geographic and FX Networks, Cherry is a global communications strategist, experienced in marketing and corporate communications. Her various leadership roles instilled a passion for building high performance teams and for promoting professional growth and culture of inclusivity, diversity and belonging.

Mikael Hansson

Associate Business Psychologist

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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. 

Liz Dadanian

Leadership & Culture Strategist

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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.

Erik Rodin

Associate Innovation & Culture Strategist

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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

Jason Angelus

Director Customer Engagement Center of Excellence, Cisco

Having worked with the Corporate Spring team over the last years, 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, both in-person and virtually, we have experienced significant increase in the levels of trust and engagement in our team – and improved the business results have followed as a consequence . People work more effectively together, collaborate better, are more creative, and are all-in-all happier with their work and their team. The return of this investment has been phenomenal.

Ingrid Woodhouse

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.

Martin Falch

CEO, 360Leaders

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.

Johan-Thomas Hegdahl

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.

Mike Baird

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!

Sarah Stennett

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.

Jan Quant

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.

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