Successful leaders need to stay curious about themselves and the world around them, thrive in times of extreme change and uncertainty.

About Chris Shern

Chris is a cultural adventurer. Raised in the US Midwest, he has lived and worked internationally for over 20 years.  He worked for Scandinavian Airlines for many years in a variety of leadership roles across three continents, giving him a unique “outsider on the inside” perspective to the unique Nordic approach to leadership. Currently, he is a Managing Director of IME, A Danish business foundation specializing in leadership development and executive education, including the Henley Executive MBA in the Nordics. He is co-author of "Return of the Vikings - Nordic Leadership in Times of Extreme Change" an inspirational book for Managers & Executives seeking inspiration in the trust-based Nordic approach to leadership, its origins in the Viking era, and its relevance in a world characterized by extreme change and complexity.  Chris holds an Executive MBA from Henley Business School, a BA in International Relations, and a Professional Certificate in Coaching.

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Chris believes that transformational learning and development occurs when we are truly engaged with ourselves, others and the world around us.


Executive Education
Leadership Development
Corporate business development and strategy