About

For the past 15 years, I have in my role as a coach and consultant encountered every kind of challenge related to creative endeavors, both at the individual, group and organizational level. 

To steer your course in a professional life requires reflection. I would love to help you through these difficult and inspirational moments in order to build a sustainable creative platform for your work and life. 

NICE TO MEET YOU

I'm Thea Mikkelsen

Through both individual and group sessions online and in person I help individuals and organizations build leadership capacity and develop dynamic work environments. 

BSc&MSc in Psychology, BA in Comparative Literature, MA Cultural Studies from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark 1995-2006.
External lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and The University of Roskilde, Denmark 2006-16.
Member of the Danish Association of Psychologists.
Former board member in ISPSO - International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations 2020-23.
Certified in Hogan Leadership Assessment.
Candidate in The Danish Psychoanalytic Association.
Author of 4 books on Professional Creativity.

 

 

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I work with creative individuals either online or in person in Turin, Copenhagen or Oslo.

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Develop your leadership

Working with organizational development creative work must be linked to strategy.

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Build a creative organisation

I develop and facilitate leadership and group programs for cultural and creative organisations.

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"Thea is great to work with! She inspires and challenges with her high professionalism and human insight."

Marianne Grymer Bargeman,  Director of learning at the ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus and former Head of the Children & Youth Department at The National Gallery of Denmark

‚ÄúThea is very sharp and quickly understands the professional and personal situations and challenges you face. Thea is a good sounding board and always gives me a lot to think about.‚ÄĚ

Jacob Jarek, founding partner of award-winning Danish film company Profile Pictures

‚ÄúWith her incredible ability to understand organizational challenges and needs, Thea was an invaluable resource on the innovation side who helped lay the foundation for one of our most successful ventures in the last years‚ÄĚ

Stig Kirk √ėrskov, CEO of Danish media company JP/Politikens Hus A/S, the largest privately owned media business in Denmark

My Story

Since childhood I have been drawn towards creative expressions. The beauty, prudence, play, desire and meaning in creative work have always been essential to my work.

These interests have led me to pursue academic studies in Literature, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Leadership Development. In addition, I draw on personal experiences linked to developing a premium furniture brand with my husband and building an international career. 

Raised in idealistic, intellectual and spiritual environments, my path has always been reflexive. This stance has helped me make both difficult and rewarding decisions about what matters and what should matter in my life.  

Today I live in Piemonte, Italy, with my husband, Mikal Harrsen, who is an industrial designer and interior architect, and our two young daugthers.

‚ÄúIt matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.‚ÄĚ

Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble, 2016

Why I Do It

As the world is suffering from an empathy crisis, I do believe we deeply need cultural work to survive as ethical and emotionally thriving communities.

When I work with my clients their love of what they do is always at the center of our conversations. But as with any relationship your professional relationship can suffer from external pressures, miscommunication or unaligned priorities.

I strive to help my clients develop regenerative approaches to their work, their stakeholders and their position in the professional field they are in because I believe in the circularity of value creation.

Behind the scenes

Behind Thea Mikkelsen Online is a small team dedicated to working with professional creativity.

Project manager

Elise Langager is a psychologist, MSc, and film editor.

For Thea Mikkelsen she works as project manager and learning designer.

Assistant

Luna Thomsen a student in creative writing and journalism. 

For Thea Mikkelsen Online she edits videos and organize communication.

 

 

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