Lotta Alsén has two focus areas; leadership, and strategy, always with an eye to the future, a respect for what's beneath our feet, and an understanding of what it takes to make a difference. Because that's almost always the problem. People want to change without doing the work needed to make the change happen. Leaders want to develop, without wanting to do the heavy lifting it takes to actually become a better leader. Companies want to become more innovative, without being prepared to do what it takes. Societies and the global community set goals that look good politically and on paper, but aren't actionable. So how do we actually go about affecting real change?
As a a leadership developer and executive coach, she has an expertise in personal leadership, mindfulness, and adult development.
As a business and organizational strategist, she has an expertise in future insight, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism.
Lotta has worked with business and societal innovation for 25 years, and with personal leadership development the past 15 years. She has had many roles; as a leadership expert for executives in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, as the Founder and Co-Creator of the entrepreneurial program CORE for women, as an entrepreneur and CEO of a tech-start up, as the CEO and President of the Swedish-American Chamber of Los Angeles, and as the writer of the futurist book 'Don't Panic', together with futurist Troed Troedson. Currently, she is starting a leadership company in Sweden, while also doing business innovation for companies and organizations. Read testimonials about Lotta here.
Quickenings is Lotta Alsén's business and brand and stands for awakenings and life-injections. Quickenings is built on the philosophy that no matter what changes we want to achieve on a company, societal or personal level, we need three components: the ability to operate at a higher level than where we are at right now, the capacity to stay present and exude presence as well as the energy and the power needed to execute the change.
Lotta is currently helping companies and organizations reinvent their future, understanding where they are coming from and where they are heading, and how to get there.
Here are a few of recent and past examples:
Lotta is currently building a Stockholm-based Leadership company where mindfulness is at its core with a partner, but is also working with a select number of executives as a leadership coach.
Lotta has a long experience of both developing leadership programs for companies and organizations, as well as building and leading companies and organizations herself. The latter means that she not only understands where the client is coming from, but she is also able to test her theories and recommendations on herself, which creates a more solid foundation.
All her programs are based on a deep understanding of what it takes to actually help a person grow as persons and thereby also in their roles as leaders and executives.
Some of the tools are adult development (Kegan), the Enneagram (personality tool), mindfulness, setting boundaries and managing expectations ("the Givens"), and the Hero's Journey connecting purpose to person and business.
Lotta gives talks and keynotes about innovation and creativity, personal leadership, purpose and mindfulness; all within the realm of raising consciousness. Einstein said that you can't solve problems on the same level they were created at. Hence, the only way to enact change, personal, leadership, business-wise, as a society or globally, is to shift the consciousness level.
Her talks are experimental and experiential, ie they are evolving and hands-on. She combines insights with playfulness, pragmatism with soul, always a bridge-builder between countries, mindsets and different levels of expertise.
Here are a few examples of keynotes: