Henrik Schmidt

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

 

Educational Background

  • Professional Bachelor’s in education (teacher – music and religion)

  • Certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Diplomas in Leadership, Public Management and Social Counselling

  • Certified Coach

  • Psychologist M.Sc.

 

I am certified in Realise2©, Core Quality Facilitator©, Insights Discovery™ and Extended DISC Profile® (both personal and teams), and I have been involved in developing The Strength in Balance Model©

 

Selected Experience

  • Teacher at Åker Skole, Fredensborgs Skole, Vedbæk Skole and Langebjergskolen

  • Section Head at Hareskov Skole and Humlebæk Skole

  • Principal at Lyngby Friskole

  • Leadership Consultant in Novo Nordisk A/S

 

I am now an associate partner in Momentum Consulting A/S. Since I left the school education system in 2010, I have worked with leadership, organisational change, and team development within the public and the private sector. I was employed for almost 8 years as an internal leadership consultant in Novo Nordisk A/S, where I taught leadership, team development, facilitation, cultural awareness, and coaching. In Novo Nordisk I worked with people from all over the world, and that gave me unique experience in working with what unites us instead of what divides us across cultures.

 

I am preoccupied with human relationships and the creation of meaningful practices. I help leaders, management teams and employees to be able to differentiate between what sounds right but does not work and what works but may not always sound right (!) People I collaborate with define what success looks like for them, and I teach them practical methods and ways to achieve it.

 

Already as a teacher, I became interested in brain research – an area that I pursued further and specialized in when I became a psychologist.

I have recently launched a podcast where I try to explore what it means to be oneself – integrating the newest knowledge about the human brain, human behaviour, and existential issues. It’s in Danish (“At være sig – om tvivl, bevidsthed og store følelser”).

 

As you can see, music is one of my specialised subjects as a teacher, and it has always been a big part of my life. I have played in everything from harmony orchestras to jazz bands, and I conducted choirs at the music school in Bornholm and Fredensborg. Today my passion for music is mainly expressed in composition in my spare time and a few occasional ad hoc ensembles.

 

I am married to Nina (32 years) and together we have two children – a son and daughter – both of whom have left home … no grandchildren … yet.

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