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A native of Copenhagen, Thea Mikkelsen has more than a decade of experience working as an executive coach with top level managers and CEOs in the private and public sector in Scandinavia in fields such as banking, media, architecture, politics and the arts. She holds degrees in MSc in Psychology and MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Copenhagen. Mikkelsen currently operates her executive coaching practice in Milan and Copenhagen. Since 2007 she has been a Candidate in the Danish Psychoanalytical Association and runs an office in Milan.
For over a decade she has been a keynote speaker on the topics of creative leadership, innovation and professional creativity, addressing audiences of business executives and startup entrepreneurs.Since 2007 Thea Mikkelsen has designed and taught courses on professional creativity for the Danish Association of Architects. This year she designed and facilitated the course for experienced project managers on Leading Architectural Quality that will be an ongoing program. For the Continuing Education program at The Danish Film School Thea Mikkelsen has developed and taught the course Communication in Creative Processes for professionals in the Danish film industry since 2012.
Thea Mikkelsen is the author of three books on professional creativity:· Kreativitetens Psykologi – Hvad du som kreativ bør vide om dig selv og din psyke, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, 2009 (The Psychology of Creativity: What You as a Creative Should Know About Yourself and Your Psyche, 2009).· 10 gode råd om innovationsledelse – få det bedste ud af de kreative processer, Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, 2014 (10 Great Tips on Managing Innovation: Make the Most of Creative Processes, Danish Psychological Publisher, 2014).· Den kreative kraft i innovationsledelse – Teori Us psykologi og praksis, Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, 2010 (The Creative Force in Innovation Management: Theory Psychology and Practice, Danish Psychological Publisher, 2010, with co-author Mette Møller).Other credentials:· Certified in Hogan Leadership Assessment· Candidate in The Danish Psychoanalytic Association
· Member of the Danish Association of Psychologists· Member of ISPSO, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations