Mette Norgaard, Ph. D., M.B.A., is an expert on strategic leadership and learning. She works with top executives to create distinct learning solutions that bring their companies' strategy to life. Mette has designed and participated in executive dialogues with Stephen R. Covey, Jim Collins, John Katzenbach, Margaret Wheatley, and Ram Charan.
As a leadership expert, Mette has partnered with Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft and Campbell Soup Company, to develop their most promising leaders. She has also worked with the executive teams at Metro International, PANDORA, and Finnish Broadcasting on cultural change. In addition, Mette has taught thousands of leaders from organizations such as Procter & Gamble, GE Capital, Johnson & Johnson, John Hopkins Hospital, Estée Lauder, Nucor, the Marines, and Hard Rock Café.
Upcoming projects include: a 10-day Himalayan executive leadership experience with Copenhagen Business School; and the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute, to be co-led with Doug Conant, former President and CEO of Campbell's, and Mike Beer, professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School.
Mette is the author of two bestselling books: the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times bestseller TouchPoints, co-authored with Doug Conant; and the international bestseller The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work, which has been published in many languages including Danish, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese. In addition, Mette is a monthly contributor to Børsen, the Danish business daily.
Prior to founding Strategic Leadership & Learning, Mette worked with Franklin Covey Co., directing the executive retreat Principle-Centered Leadership Week at Sundance, UT. She was also part of an exclusive team of consultants that led large-scale change processes. Previously Mette served as a leader in healthcare and manufacturing. Mette has a bachelors degree in physical therapy (Aarhus, Denmark), a masters in business (CLU, California), and a doctoral degree in human and organizational development (Fielding Graduate University, California). Together with her husband, Mette makes her home in New York City.