Yesterday was an epic day with 5 meetings that all were amazing, 2 planned and 3 that were Created in the moment, with people connecting with me Conversations with clients and partners, people that are great to work and speak with And where I truly am grateful for having [...]

Speed is vital for long lasting success

Yesterday I had a meeting with a leader in HR Norway where we spoke about the changes that are coming for all of us. You may like it or not, automation and digitalisation is here to stay. And like the person said in our podcast, that I will be sharing [...]

The most important factor for any business to grow, is the leader

The decisions you, as a leader make, based on how you see the world and how the values and rules you have, will either limit or grow your business. As an leader you have to have the following qualities - Thick skin and tenacity (the quality of or of being [...]

The 9 questions to constantly ask yourself as a leader to stay ahead of the game

What should you as a leader ask yourself frequently (read every week) to make sure you are ahead? What business are we really in? Why are we really successful? Who is our customer really? What does our customer really need? If we would start our business today, what would we [...]


  Tonje has immense business experiences that she generously gives away by sharing her valuable insight with you. She has inside knowledge of what is required in the workforce as a leader in the digital era we live in. I find it extremely beneficial to discuss career related challenges with [...]

How much do you want it?

When I started out as an entrepreneur knowing nothing about entrepreneurship 12 months ago, I thought that if I hadn’t “made it” within 12 months that it wouldn’t happen, ever. Later, I have realised that you will succeed if you don’t give up and that you need to have patience. [...]

Emotional intelligence is the most important trade

We shared what Gary Vaynerchuk says about company culture at the Rise Conference in Hong Kong and what he says is backed up by science globally in our HeartsInGrowth blog. To quote Gary; “It has never, and I mean ever been more important – for you to care about the [...]

Starbucks’ Turnaround

“The equity of the brand is defined by the quality of the coffee, but most importantly, the relationship that the barista has with the customer, and whether or not the customer feels valued, appreciated, and respected” Howard Schultz When Howard Schultz returned as a CEO at Starbucks in 2008, the [...]

You only live once, start where you are, it’s never too late

I’m honored that you stopped to read this, I know you have a busy life. Last summer, a little over 12 months ago, we had just welcomed our second baby daughter to the world So there were nappy changes, nursing and not much sleep It was a magical AND intense [...]

Give value to gain trust and be able to influence

Every day I get messages from people that are automated and where they want me to go to their website or sign up for some program. If I have never heard about them and if I don’t trust them, why should I buy into their message? They clearly have missed [...]

7 Steps to an outstanding employee engagement strategy

Employee engagement strategy if you want to build a company for the long term. Decide (on your goal). You have to give up short term profits for the benefit of the brand long term Figure out the values and culture (use proper time, might be a year, on the values) [...]

There is no secret strategy to success

Have you ever failed? I have, many times. The first time I applied for a job at Google, I didn’t get it. The second time, years later - the year I DID get a job at Google, 2 million people applied and only 0.08% got a job in the company [...]