Our vision is a world where everyone is a leader

We are passionate about people and organizations growing
 in a sustainable way.

Our history

Self Leaders journey started in 2009, inspired by the belief that everyone can be a leader.

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Stockholm School of Economics @ Copyright Juliana Wiklund

Over a decade ago, our founders, former Mckinsey consultants Dick and Dominic von Martens and behaviorist Jan Artem Henriksson, reflected on the lack of education in self-leadership at the Swedish universities. They believed that students and graduates lacked the necessary knowledge and tools to lead themselves and make holistic decisions in their careers.

This resulted in initiating the 881 Self-Leadership courses at the Stockholm School of Economics, which eventually spread to other educational institutions such as KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Along with the 881 courses’ increase in popularity, there was also a high demand for self-leadership courses from different businesses and organizations. This culminated in a Self Leaders presence in both the public and private sectors.

SSE School Photography
Stockholm School of Economics @ Copyright Juliana Wiklund

Where we are today

Every year, we supply thousands of individuals with knowledge of how to lead themselves and others.

Accepting the award from DI Gasell 2019
Awarded by DI Gasell 2019

As our world and society continue to become more dynamic, fast-paced, and complex, the ways of dealing with leadership and company management must also change. This is where our self-leadership offerings and programs come into play. Today, we wholeheartedly invest in facilitating virtual workshops and self-leadership programs to strengthen organization-wide movements toward a specific strategic direction. Our digitally designed and produced workshops and programs are always based on the latest research in the fields of motivational psychology, behavioral science, and leadership development.

Do you want to be a part of Self Leaders ongoing journey?
 View our career page for open positions.

Accepting the award from DI Gasell 2019
Awarded by DI Gasell 2019

Advocating sustainability

At Self Leaders, we take an interest in being a social and sustainable innovator.

That’s why we act according to the 1:1:1 principle with our digital tools. This means that for every customer who buys our Values Tree tool, we offer a student or NGO worker our tools for free, and, as a cherry on the top, actually plant a real tree in East Africa, in cooperation with Vi-skogen. This system allows for a much larger impact, enabling us to transform our digital tree into a real one for the benefit of our planet.

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Our Values and Principles

We strive for our employees to be heard and take an active role in co-creating how we define ourselves as an organization. Together as a team, we have established these 4 principles.

Be yourself, lead yourself

Starting with ourselves, we strive to be authentic and to cherish each other’s uniqueness as well as what unites us as humans. We trust in every individual’s ability to lead themselves by owning their areas of development and action, based on their values and strengths towards our shared direction and growth.

Contribute to our shared journey

We're on this journey together. By holding each other accountable and providing support with a willingness to find solutions, we create great value and achieve our goals. We do so with openness, empathy, and trust at the very core. We keep our team and clients in mind, as well as our entire planet.

Seek perspectives and make decisions

We listen actively and dare to seek out new perspectives, make decisions, and act. We have the mandate and responsibility to seek input, both internal and external. In order to navigate this VUCA world, we also dare to make decisions with less-than-perfect information and without awaiting a consensus. We stay curious to seek opportunities yet remain committed to making an impact.

Fail fast, learn together and have fun

We aim to always reach the learning zone, and we know that this takes collective and continuous effort. In order to do this as self-leaders, we relentlessly work on our own “growth mindset” as well as contribute to a supportive culture that allows risk-taking, constructive feedback, and speaking up. We dare to learn from mistakes and hopefully do it with smiles on our faces 🙂

Employee and company growth through virtual experiences.
@ Copyright Self Leaders 2020