EMPOWERING LEADERS TO DRIVE CHANGE

empowering YOU | elevating YOUR team

LEADING THE CHANGE

 
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As the leader in your organisation, you are an influential driver of organisational success.

To consistently thrive, you must pinpoint your passions and purpose – and empower your team to align with your organisation’s values and mission.

BUT HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

HOW DO YOU THRIVE AS A LEADER AND MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM MOVING FORWARD?

Hello, I'm Rúna Magnús, an internationally-awarded personal branding author, speaker and strategist – and the creator of The Change Makers.

The Change Makers are a group of world-class trainers, teachers, transformational and thought leaders in the personal development world. They are relentlessly dedicated to empowering leaders and politicians to catalyze the change they want to see in their organisation, community, or country.  

MOVING AHEAD BY EMPOWERING YOURSELF AND YOUR TEAM

THE CHANGE MAKERS ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU IN BECOMING THE POSITIVE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR WORLD.

This is a special team that has your back – and supports you in overcoming any challenges that appear along the leadership journey. They help keep your team on track. And they guide you towards your Happiness Zone, so you are fulfilled and inspired.

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Do you need support to move yourself and team forward?

Let's talk!

 
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The World is Changing Fast

And leaders who want to make a difference – and successfully lead their organisation, community or nation forward need to have a streamlined, well-prepared team behind them.

That’s why the Change Makers are here. It’s a team of highly-qualified professionals with a wide-range of skills, knowledge, experience, and tools to move you forward.

We are here for you.

We’ve got your back.

ARE YOU READY?


 
 
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RÚNA MAGNÚS #DOTTIR

THE CREATOR OF: THE CHANGE MAKERS 

INTERNATIONALLY-AWARDED PERSONAL BRANDING AUTHOR, SPEAKER & STRATEGIST

EXPERTISE:

  • Personal Branding
  • Internal Branding
  • Creating Happy Leaders Feeling Fulfilled at Work

 


TESTIMONIALS

Runa is truly a visionary when it comes to brand management and finding your X-factor. Runa is an industry leader in this field and has been my mentor and consultant in all my brand management work for the last 5 years. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to work with her.
— THORDIS LOA THORHALLSDOTTIR | CEO - GRAY LINE, ICELAND

 
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
— Gandhi
 

 
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NICK HAINES

THE KINDNESS AMBASSADOR & LIFE ARCHITECT

FOUNDER - FIVE INSTITUTE, UK | CREATOR - THE VITALITY TEST

EXPERTISE:

  • Culture of Kindness
  • Your Vitality & Flow

 


TESTIMONIALS

Nick is a magician.
His insights and knowledge of how one can create enormous success in business and life by utilizing your natural energy and inner gifts are brilliant and quite unique.

First, he helps you build an internal foundation that provides personal sustainability and strength; then it helps you create and implement a powerful external structure and plan – all the while aligning everything with the power of your purpose and passion.
— Marcia Martin, Aspen (Transformational Leader; Human Potential pioneer & Co-Founder of The Hunger Project)

 
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.
— Ronald Reagan

 
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GIDO SCHIMANSKI

THE PARADIGM SHIFTER FOR HIGH-ACHIEVERS |
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER | ACTOR

expertise:

  • Helping leaders close the gap between the image you project and how you really feel inside


 

TESTIMONIALS

I feel thoroughly humbled knowing that the investment I made with Gido has been the greatest endeavour of my life so far. A year on, my fears and blocks are no more and judging by the work that is coming into my life, I can say with my hand on my heart that I am now achieving exactly what I had set out to with him. He has become the architect of my professional and personal life and I thank him for it every single day.
— Oliver Walker, London, Actor

 
People will love you and people will hate you! And 99% of the time it has NOTHING to do with you!
— Gido Schimanski

 
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BJARNEY LUDVIKSDOTTIR

INTERNATIONALLY-AWARDED VISUAL DIRECTOR

EXPERTISE:

  • Photography, Videography, Documentaries | Crazy Christmas Charity Projects

 

TESTIMONIALS

Bjarney Lúðvíksdóttir has a natural eye for framing a subject. Her photos of us made us look SO good. We are using them on our website, our marketing materials and wherever we possibly can. We highly recommend Bjarney if you are committed to creating a high-quality marketing image.
— Janet Bray Attwood, Co-author of the NY Times Bestseller: The Passion Test - The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose

 
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
— Stephen Covey

 
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SUSANNE FRANDSEN

Author, Transformational speaker & Leader co-creating Heaven on Earth

EXPERTISE:

  • Become the Expert on Personal Leadership & Leading Others
    The path to Living out (y)our life purpose with a sense of deep Meaning, Clarity, Peace and Abundance. A Tour de brain, heart, epigenetics and quantum physics in a practical approach with practical tools. 

TESTIMONIALS

During the past years, I have had the pleasure of experiencing Susanne in 1:1 as well as group sessions.

With empathy, and a wide and deep knowledge base – theoretical as well as practical - concerning all that drives and inhibits organisational and individual change, Susanne is able to inspire reflection and to provoke thinking.

I am happy to recommend Susanne’s services to anyone in need of content and facilitation for journeys into the personal and group learning zone.
— Per Lauritsen, CEO - GEA Denmark

 
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I’m wise, so I’m changing myself.
— Rumi

 
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MONIQUE BLOKZYL

INTERNATIONALLY-AWARDED SPEAKER | AUTHOR | ENTREPRENEUR

EXPERTISE:

  • Clear Communication: Speak Up, Scale Up and Make a Difference

TESTIMONIALS

Though I have considerable experience as a speaker, Monique has brought my awareness and enthusiasm to a higher place. Monique’s expertise with public speaking and preparing ‘pitches’ has greatly assisted my development as a presenter with impact. She in her own right is a powerful communicator, and she has developed her skills as a mentor of those who receive top notch responses on the stage or from the front of the room. Thank you!
— Karey VanBuren, President - Inside Out Perspective
 
You are either remarkable or invisible.
— Seth Godin
 
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MARGARETA KULL

CEO & Founder Kull Leadership A/S | International Author & Leadership Coach

EXPERTISE:

  • The Courageous Leader

TESTIMONIALS

After attending the Courageous Leadership Program our team became a more homogeneous team. We focused on common goals, and we saw and felt that we were all pulling in the same direction. The whole team became a stronger we, and we were much more open with each other.
— Lena Nyström Sobi AB
 
You are either remarkable or invisible.
— Seth Godin
 
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LESLIE GROSSMAN


Vistage International Chair | Leadership Confidence Coach | Author

EXPERTISE:

  • Leadership Presence

  • Building Trusted Relationships

  • Rising Women Leaders 

TESTIMONIALS

We’re living in a time of fundamental change. It’s not our learned skills that will come to the rescue, but who we know and how they can help. The most brilliant will not fare as well as the most deeply connected. Leslie generously shares her wisdom with everyone through her books, talks, workshops and conversations.
— Edie Weiner, futurist, The Future Hunters.
 
The best way to lead people into the future is to connect with them deeply in the present.
— James Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors, The Leadership Challenge

More About  the Change Makers

   

 

 

Rúna Magnús #dottir
Creator 'The Change Makers'

The Internationally Awarded Personal Branding Author, Speaker & Strategist |  A Lifetime Entrepreneur | A Thought-Leader | A Transformational Teacher

 
GIDO SCHIMANSKI | THE PARADIGM SHIFTER FOR HIGH-ACHIEVERS An international teacher and coach best known for his transformational programmes with high achievers, such as members of the entertainment industry and sports world. Following a fortunate career as an actor, singer and dancer he now works with private clients in the UK, US, Singapore and throughout Europe, helping them break through their self-sabotage mechanisms and limiting paradigms. He is the creator of the SUCCESSFUL AUDITIONS PROGRAMME for CREATIVE HIGH ACHIEVERS and the ANGELS OF FORGIVENESS– THE LITTLE JOURNEY OF LETTING GO - CD. Gido who has been dubbed The Paradigm Guy, has specialised in the high-achieving mindset and the techniques at the core of his work very often leave his clients with instant shifts in their reality. CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

GIDO SCHIMANSKI | THE PARADIGM SHIFTER FOR HIGH-ACHIEVERS

An international teacher and coach best known for his transformational programmes with high achievers, such as members of the entertainment industry and sports world.

Following a fortunate career as an actor, singer and dancer he now works with private clients in the UK, US, Singapore and throughout Europe, helping them break through their self-sabotage mechanisms and limiting paradigms. He is the creator of the SUCCESSFUL AUDITIONS PROGRAMME for CREATIVE HIGH ACHIEVERS and the ANGELS OF FORGIVENESS– THE LITTLE JOURNEY OF LETTING GO - CD.

Gido who has been dubbed The Paradigm Guy, has specialised in the high-achieving mindset and the techniques at the core of his work very often leave his clients with instant shifts in their reality.


CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

SUSANNE FRANDSEN | CREATOR HEAVEN ON EARTH A transformational leader, an entrepreneur and author, lecturer and facilitator of the new leadership paradigm when it comes to personal leadership and leading others. Her passion is to find your passion and purpose and make you able to live it out! Free from all self-sabotage and survival strategies, that block you. When all individuals are aligned, all systems and organisations will be aligned, and eventually, the world will be aligned. Living Heaven on Earth. It is not only possible it is our natural state of mind AND reality. She is the founder of 4Change Holding with her concept "Susanne Frandsen – (Y)our path to purpose and peace" -   She has an MSc in Strategic Management, a degree in business psychology. She is Denmarks most renowned Certified Passion Test Facilitator and also has an extensive range of holistic courses – fx Reiki & Gaia Healing. She is a member of the "Circle 7 group” (Theory U - Otto Scharmer) with some of Denmark's leading in the field. Susanne is the Author of the Danish book "Directors Manual – Heartfelt Leadership" ("Direktørmanualen - ledelse fra hjertet" - 2014) reviewed in the biggest Danish business newspaper "Børsen". She has published numerous articles in Moola.dk, ALT.dk, the Magazines "Elevate your life purpose" & "passion and purpose", LinkedIn - and more. CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

SUSANNE FRANDSEN | CREATOR HEAVEN ON EARTH

A transformational leader, an entrepreneur and author, lecturer and facilitator of the new leadership paradigm when it comes to personal leadership and leading others.

Her passion is to find your passion and purpose and make you able to live it out! Free from all self-sabotage and survival strategies, that block you. When all individuals are aligned, all systems and organisations will be aligned, and eventually, the world will be aligned. Living Heaven on Earth. It is not only possible it is our natural state of mind AND reality.

She is the founder of 4Change Holding with her concept "Susanne Frandsen – (Y)our path to purpose and peace" -
 
She has an MSc in Strategic Management, a degree in business psychology. She is Denmarks most renowned Certified Passion Test Facilitator and also has an extensive range of holistic courses – fx Reiki & Gaia Healing.

She is a member of the "Circle 7 group” (Theory U - Otto Scharmer) with some of Denmark's leading in the field.

Susanne is the Author of the Danish book "Directors Manual – Heartfelt Leadership" ("Direktørmanualen - ledelse fra hjertet" - 2014) reviewed in the biggest Danish business newspaper "Børsen".

She has published numerous articles in Moola.dk, ALT.dk, the Magazines "Elevate your life purpose" & "passion and purpose", LinkedIn - and more.

CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

NICHOLAS HAINES | THE KINDNESS AMBASSADOR & LIFE ARKITECT Innovator, speaker and highly sought-after specialist in recognizing each individuals hidden value and the structures required to support that. CEO & FOUNDER FIVE INSTITUTE dedicated to spreading kindness throughout the world, and empowering others to do the same. CREATOR OF THE VITALITY TEST The unique way to understand what makes you brilliant, extraordinary and flawed, based on 3500 year old Ancient Chinese wisdom  CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS  

NICHOLAS HAINES | THE KINDNESS AMBASSADOR & LIFE ARKITECT

Innovator, speaker and highly sought-after specialist in recognizing each individuals hidden value and the structures required to support that.

CEO & FOUNDER FIVE INSTITUTE dedicated to spreading kindness throughout the world, and empowering others to do the same.

CREATOR OF THE VITALITY TEST The unique way to understand what makes you brilliant, extraordinary and flawed, based on 3500 year old Ancient Chinese wisdom 

CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS
 

 
MARGARETA KULL | FOUNDER KULL LEADERSHIP, SWEDEN Expertise: More than a decade of in-company experience to offer decision makers techniques on building courage and a courageous culture within individuals, teams and whole organizations.   Courage is urgent. Now more than ever. How can companies not just adapt to change, but own it—creating change that truly powers them forward? CREATING COURAGE IN A CHANGING WORLD Margareta Kull and the international team of trainers at Kull Leadership, help multinationals in the construction, pharma, energy and food industries. Kull Leadership transforms managers and decision makers into courageous leaders heading courageous teams—empowering and inspiring them to dramatically increase their business results. In 2015 Margareta was made a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders in Europe, created by Marie Diamond and Jack Canfield. In 2016 she was invited to be a guest author in Canfield’s best-selling book The Road to Success, receiving a Quilly Award at the book launch in Los Angeles for her chapter: Courage: First step on the road to success. SO WHAT IS A COURAGEOUS LEADER?  CHECK OUT MARGARETA'S 4-POINT CHECK LIST:  #1: A courageous leader encourages managers to look their fears square in the eye, meet them honestly and take positive control, delivering exceptional results for their team and their business. #2: A courageous leader encourages everyone to act on their own initiative, take responsibility, be their word and do what they know is best for the business, whether it frightens them or not. #3: A courageous leader builds a culture where no one is ashamed to admit they have fears, where managers honestly meet their fears, understand what’s holding them back—and are given the tools to move beyond them. #4: A courageous leader makes you feel more courageous too, they are a leader you love working for, and a leader you give your all to. CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

MARGARETA KULL | FOUNDER KULL LEADERSHIP, SWEDEN

Expertise: More than a decade of in-company experience to offer decision makers techniques on building courage and a courageous culture within individuals, teams and whole organizations.  

Courage is urgent. Now more than ever. How can companies not just adapt to change, but own it—creating change that truly powers them forward?

CREATING COURAGE IN A CHANGING WORLD

Margareta Kull and the international team of trainers at Kull Leadership, help multinationals in the construction, pharma, energy and food industries. Kull Leadership transforms managers and decision makers into courageous leaders heading courageous teams—empowering and inspiring them to dramatically increase their business results.

In 2015 Margareta was made a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders in Europe, created by Marie Diamond and Jack Canfield. In 2016 she was invited to be a guest author in Canfield’s best-selling book The Road to Success, receiving a Quilly Award at the book launch in Los Angeles for her chapter: Courage: First step on the road to success.

SO WHAT IS A COURAGEOUS LEADER? 

CHECK OUT MARGARETA'S 4-POINT CHECK LIST: 

#1: A courageous leader encourages managers to look their fears square in the eye, meet them honestly and take positive control, delivering exceptional results for their team and their business.

#2: A courageous leader encourages everyone to act on their own initiative, take responsibility, be their word and do what they know is best for the business, whether it frightens them or not.

#3: A courageous leader builds a culture where no one is ashamed to admit they have fears, where managers honestly meet their fears, understand what’s holding them back—and are given the tools to move beyond them.

#4: A courageous leader makes you feel more courageous too, they are a leader you love working for, and a leader you give your all to.

CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

BJARNEY LUDVIKSDOTTIR | VISUAL DIRECTOR Bjarney Ludviksdóttir, lifetime entrepreneur and passionate supporter of women's empowerment, has become an expert in creating brands for women, including women in business, NGOs, the media etc. She studied filmmaking and directing at the Icelandic Film School and later International Marketing at the University of Iceland. CO-FOUNDER BRANDit THE EU-AWARDED PERSONAL BRANDING PROJECT   CRAZY CHRISTMAS CHARITY EVENT Bjarney is the creator and producer of the biggest Christmas charity event in Iceland "Crazy Christmas“.  FIGHTING ACID ATTACK DOCUMENTARY – UN WOMEN In 2013 Bjarney started filming some of the many brave women in India who have survived acid throwing attacks.   CO-FOUNDER KVENEFLI  (empowering women in Iceland organisation) where women support other women and for that she received the 2010 “TIAW - World of Difference 100 Award”  ESKIMO MODEL AGENCY Bjarney is a co-owner of model / casting agency“Eskimo models” (eskimo.is).  AWARENESS TO AUTISM Her number one hobby is to shed a positive light on autism and she has done this with and through her autistic son Brynjar Karl. Brynjar has become somewhat of a "brand" He earned his nickname "the LEGO boy" because, at the age of 10, he built a 6.33 metre long replica of the TITANIC out of 56,000 LEGO bricks. Through that project, Bjarney and Brynjar are educating the public about autism.

BJARNEY LUDVIKSDOTTIR | VISUAL DIRECTOR

Bjarney Ludviksdóttir, lifetime entrepreneur and passionate supporter of women's empowerment, has become an expert in creating brands for women, including women in business, NGOs, the media etc. She studied filmmaking and directing at the Icelandic Film School and later International Marketing at the University of Iceland.

CO-FOUNDER BRANDit THE EU-AWARDED PERSONAL BRANDING PROJECT
 
CRAZY CHRISTMAS CHARITY EVENT
Bjarney is the creator and producer of the biggest Christmas charity event in Iceland "Crazy Christmas“. 

FIGHTING ACID ATTACK DOCUMENTARY – UN WOMEN
In 2013 Bjarney started filming some of the many brave women in India who have survived acid throwing attacks.  

CO-FOUNDER KVENEFLI  (empowering women in Iceland organisation) where women support other women and for that she received the 2010 “TIAW - World of Difference 100 Award” 

ESKIMO MODEL AGENCY
Bjarney is a co-owner of model / casting agency“Eskimo models” (eskimo.is). 

AWARENESS TO AUTISM
Her number one hobby is to shed a positive light on autism and she has done this with and through her autistic son Brynjar Karl. Brynjar has become somewhat of a "brand" He earned his nickname "the LEGO boy" because, at the age of 10, he built a 6.33 metre long replica of the TITANIC out of 56,000 LEGO bricks. Through that project, Bjarney and Brynjar are educating the public about autism.

MONIQUE BLOKZYL | INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED ENTREPRENEUR AND SPEAKER Offering organizations the tools, programs, speeches and workshops. Together with an expert team of industry leaders around the world, Monique provides what you need as an organizational leader to speak with impact and make a difference in your marketplace. She is an international speaker, trainer, coach and published author. AWARDED TOASTMASTER CONTESTANT Monique has won the Public Speaking Toastmasters competition twice on European level, and have shared the stage with motivational speakers like Sheryl Roush, political leaders like the US foreign minister John Kerry, the Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and the former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and outstanding entrepreneurs like Branding Strategist Runa Magnus, JUMP founder Isabella Lenarduzzi, and many others. Her podcast regularly attracts thousands of listeners from more than 60 countries. MONIQUE MISSION To inspire and empower 1 Million people to turn their business idea into a profitable enterprise, and to scale it up globally … so we make life worth living for billions of people. CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

MONIQUE BLOKZYL | INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED ENTREPRENEUR AND SPEAKER

Offering organizations the tools, programs, speeches and workshops. Together with an expert team of industry leaders around the world, Monique provides what you need as an organizational leader to speak with impact and make a difference in your marketplace.

She is an international speaker, trainer, coach and published author.

AWARDED TOASTMASTER CONTESTANT

Monique has won the Public Speaking Toastmasters competition twice on European level, and have shared the stage with motivational speakers like Sheryl Roush, political leaders like the US foreign minister John Kerry, the Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and the former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and outstanding entrepreneurs like Branding Strategist Runa Magnus, JUMP founder Isabella Lenarduzzi, and many others.

Her podcast regularly attracts thousands of listeners from more than 60 countries.

MONIQUE MISSION

To inspire and empower 1 Million people to turn their business idea into a profitable enterprise, and to scale it up globally … so we make life worth living for billions of people.

CO-FOUNDER THE NETWORK FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS

LESLIE GROSSMAN Gender Equality Leadership Expert Leslie Grossman develops entrepreneurs, CEOs & high potential executives to become conscious leaders by sharing her message of  “ no one succeeds alone.”  Her workshops, speaking engagements, executive coaching and her book Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections (Wiley) provide the tools for creating trusted relationships which transform careers, social causes and businesses.   Creator of the Women's Leadership Exchange and a Chair for Vistage International, the largest CEO peer organization globally, Leslie is an executive leadership coach and facilitator of groups and advisory boards.   She speaks and presents workshops to diverse groups including LATAM Business School, SHRM, Japanese women entrepreneurs through the US State Department, and  is on the adjunct faculty of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, in Washington, DC.   A serial entrepreneur, Leslie’s TEDx Talk: The Value of Having an Entourage is highly viewed and espouses how the most innovative ideas and results come from collaborative relationships where there is a shared give and get.     She is based in New York City.  

LESLIE GROSSMAN

Gender Equality Leadership Expert

Leslie Grossman develops entrepreneurs, CEOs & high potential executives to become conscious leaders by sharing her message of  “ no one succeeds alone.”  Her workshops, speaking engagements, executive coaching and her book Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections (Wiley) provide the tools for creating trusted relationships which transform careers, social causes and businesses.  

Creator of the Women's Leadership Exchange and a Chair for Vistage International, the largest CEO peer organization globally, Leslie is an executive leadership coach and facilitator of groups and advisory boards.  

She speaks and presents workshops to diverse groups including LATAM Business School, SHRM, Japanese women entrepreneurs through the US State Department, and  is on the adjunct faculty of The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, in Washington, DC.  

A serial entrepreneur, Leslie’s TEDx Talk: The Value of Having an Entourage is highly viewed and espouses how the most innovative ideas and results come from collaborative relationships where there is a shared give and get.  

 

She is based in New York City.