In Brainwells we Believe In A Better World

A world where we co-create and collaborate, where we focus on a best possible outcome, where sustainability is not just a word but a core part of how we operate. We believe in helping each other to achieve greater things. In a world where we share knowledge, and where we try to create better solutions to the challenges we meet. 

We have chose to contribute in a part of the world we know. The corporate world. And the reason is that …

The Corporate World needs to step up

The corporate world holds tremendous power for change. Change for the good of many, change for the good of the World. But knowing this is not sufficient. Something needs to be done. And who’s in charge for that?

Well, we can point anywhere – at the shareholders, at Board of Directors, at the Executive Teams, or even at the individual employee. And you’re right. We can all make a difference. But the ONE person with the most power and influence to do something is the leader.

So – if you are a leader or plan to become one – you should know that being a GOOD leader is one of the most important jobs you can have. If you have ambitions being THE BEST leader you can be, if you want to perform leadership in a way that makes you really proud, you’re at the right place. Because our shared passion, knowledge, time and effort – have now lead us all to this point. 

Kristine Maudal

Kristine Maudal

Co Founder & Partner

Kristine has for the last decade been helping industry leaders with their innovation, strategy and employee engagement processes. She has substantial process management knowledge and is an experienced facilitator, and knows how to let her groups experience magic by the way they work. 

By being a curator for TEDxOslo, she has learned to really embrace the importance of good communication from stage. She is now both a key note speaker and blogger of matters close to her heart. Her previous leadership experience include positions in international media industry, computer industry and management consulting (Apple Computer, Warner Bros. and Egmont Publishing). She serves as committee member on the international United Nation supported project Happathon.

Kristine is also a visual artist with exhibitions in USA, Monaco, Spain and Norway. With her unique combination of artistic and business knowledge, she knows how to engage in a way that ensures both energy and results.

Kristine’s favourite quote is this: “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller) 

Even Fossen

Even Fossen

CEO/Co Founder & Partner

After successfully founding and developing a Norwegian IT consultancy (Making Waves) from 2 to 150 persons in three countries in a few years, Even decided it was time to use his energy and skills on helping others to make a difference in the corporate world. Brainwells was founded by an ambition of making a better corporate world, for leaders and their many employees.

Even has extensive top management and leadership experience within high growth companies. Building effective and ambitious executive teams and defining and articulating the corporation’s Purpose are at the core of his heart. He help transform CEO’s and their teams so they deliver results and are fit for challenges ahead. With passion and care he has helped numerous top executives to secure growth in their companies. He works with a set of carefully selected ambitious executive teams and their leaders, following them over time to help them utilize their potential and use their position and company to have positive impact on the world they operate in.

His mantra is; “Knowledge is only potential power. Unless applied.”

Brainwells guided us through an important strategic process. With solid facilitation and an involving method, we could use the collective power of our team to define our new strategic and cultural drive. Our purpose.

Odd Arild Grefstad

CEO, Storebrand

It has been an extremely positive and inspirational experience to work with Brainwells. At Opera, it was time to renew our vision as the company had changed, and Brainwells helped us with the huge task of crowdsourcing our vision together with employees in Norway, Poland and the USA. Brainwells led our workshops with timing, precision and insight, and also participated in discussions with our leadership team, so that the vision process was securely anchored from the top. As a project leader for the vision project, it was also very powerful for me to have the ability to discuss and brainstorm with Kristine and Even along the way.

I have also used Brainwells to lead a workshop at our Global HR team meeting, and I am amazed at how well they can keep a whole room of people engaged and interested. I get a lot of energy, inspiration and laughs in my own work when I work with or read blogs or use tools and resources that Kristine and Even have created too. I find these tools and resources very useful in my daily work, and I can put them to the test instantly. I look forward to working with Brainwells on more projects in the future.

Live Leer

VP Global HR, Opera Software

Being a new team is an exciting journey. From the very start we wanted to use the power of us as a team, focusing our energy in the same direction!

A key success factor was to jointly identify how to collaborate efficiently, how to use our collective intelligence and how to identify and set our team culture. The key was involvement of the whole team, doing it in such a way that we could incorporate it in our everyday work immediately.

The very reason we involved Brainwells to facilitate this work for us is because of their ability to inspire, engage, while keeping the group extremely focused and productive. Through a full day workshop we focused on learning specific tools for collaboration and get insights on how to utilize and improve our teamwork.

Tine Austvoll Jensen

VP Revenue Management, Schibsted Media Group

The Brainwells workshops and management training sessions have been of great value for the performance of our management team. We have developed and improved our skills significantly in terms of cross department collaboration, meeting and workshop facilitation, and ability to utilize our organizations collective intelligence in operational and strategic decision making.

Kristen Linaae

CEO, Powertech

It has been really fun and useful to work with Brainwells. Their way of facilitating strategy discussions, creates more energy and stronger involvement from a broader group of managers and employees, compared to a more top-down approach. I think it creates more passion and drive to actually deliver on a strategy from the involved group.

Christian Melby

Managing Partner, Reiten & Co

Brainwells helped Hitachi Data Systems (in Norway) to capture the collective wisdom in our team when we wanted to set our target sky high for our self.

Through a series of effective, and sometime even funny, techniques we were able to lay the foundation of Strategy and a few key objectives for the future. The teamwork kick-started a lot of initiatives that we will explore and benefit from, with the team as the driving force.

Rune Sund

Country Manager, Hitachi Data Systems

Brainwells is a Scandinavian company working internationally with ambitious leaders and their organizations. We do this both online and onsite. We run involving and engaging processes for high-growth organizations who know that even the most aligned companies and teams still have a potential to grow. Actually, the simple fact that the human brain tend to predict the future based on previous experiences (linear thinking) is a limiting factor when it comes to realizing what potential we behold. Both as individuals, teams, and organizations.

Change does not happen over night. If you expect quick-fixes, you should look elsewhere. When we start a process, we expect commitment and engagement. In return we promise to create a positive and learning environment, and share everything we know. We will help you solve your issues, overcome challenges, and establish a solid base for further growth. All this while you at the same time work on your everyday issues. Business is first.

Brainwells believe that “Return on Involvement” foster “Return on Investment”. It’s about releasing the collaborative power within teams and corporations…while getting the energy you need by doing it.

The secret of change is to not use your energy on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates