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Paul O Olson

Helping you take laser focused action and get sustainable results

It is your journey. We all have our journeys…you start with a dream and opportunities; you develop new skills and knowledge, then deliver as best you can. Accelerate the whole process by making your deliveries laser focused and sustainable.

This is my journey and a few successes coming together:

Experienced international manager and leader; expert member of the UN ECE project to develop electronic trade messages; sales/marketing; Nordic partner and global practice leader in executive search; associate at the Norwegian Board Academy and full member of Institute of Directors (UK); clinical doctorate in psychology; lots of presentations incl. international conferences; executive coach since 2004; leading research projects; psychotherapy practice and much more.

Deep dive together. Now I would feel privileged to accompany your journey in a new global community – an Inner Circle to help you win more business and develop your understanding of why things work and what doesn’t.

Get new perspectives. Is it acceptable that leaders only have 20-25% success rate with organisational development? That, by definition, mainstream practices fail to deliver? If you’re a serious professional, your answer is: no, not acceptable. And there are ways to know who will fail long before they start their projects.

Save money (yes!). There is no reason to give out loads of money for courses and gadgets that are just variations of basic stuff. Inner Circle has instead a mastermind approach where we learn from each other and connect directly to practice. Working together is fun, too…

Work smarter. The Inner Circle will have groups of executive coaches, consultants and senior executives (mentors) who combine leadership, business and psychology; able to work smarter and do heavy lifting where others have failed. People who learn to accelerate development processes, to hit the road running when needed.

Services Directory. Change is difficult. With 30+ years of org dev projects and 10+ years interviewing hundreds of senior executives as a head-hunter, I think it is difficult to find exactly the right executive coach or organisational consultant. Our short-term plan is to make selection easier for both clients and providers of services, whether staffing a project or just looking for one.

Enjoy high-quality supervision. Inner Circle masterminds include a protocol for peer supervision and we recommend the Clinical Awareness Seminar. By attending an intensive week (in Spain), you will also get access to our Clinical Helpdesk.

Join us. Are you ready to get laser-focused and create sustainable results? Ready for a community of some very experienced people? People like you? People who have been there, done that? Who will support each other for professional, personal and business development or even sell your services?

If this is for you, get invited to a 60 minutes free Journey Session. Click here


You are an experienced manager, management consultant, mentor or executive coach who still love to learn new things, elevate your game and contribute in your business. Yet even with tons of experience, you may not feel quite up to date.

With 4 out of 5 organisational projects failing to reach expected results, we know that not everybody out there is worth learning from. Here you will discover tools, techniques and experiences that will elevate your professional signature for a global market. It no longer matters where you live or work – Inner Circle is a community of similar minded people within reach. People like you who know what works in practice but still want to learn more.


Perhaps the biggest contribution to yourself is a signature platform of proven methods. With masterminds you will find your own version of “what works for whom, when and why”. We co-create a crystal-clear plan to build your practice and clients’ projects. And if you’re struggling, this is the natural place for developing both your professional and personal life.

Firmly anchored in psychology and evidence-based practices community members will exchange their experiences from working with leaders, teams and organisations; while we explore trends and frameworks; build new skills; discuss the latest research; and support each other with world class quality mastermind sessions. If you want to get accredited as a mentor/coach, The BRIDGE 2.0 is your first project. You decide when you’re ready – now, in a year or just a maybe.


We have picked 5 core areas as ‘conversations’ on top of our 7 Domains: Systemic thinking, Team development, Accelerators for leadership and organisational development, Building Results/ROI, and Strategic leadership in practice. Acronyms: 5 STARS.

These (and other) frameworks can give you competitive advantage, community and simply better, sustainable results.

Contact me: info@nordicheads.com 


“… my assessment is that Paul is outstanding to maximize value creation within management teams – independent of industry, nationality and culture.” – ex Senior EVP/Deputy CEO for a major airline

“… probably the fastest turnaround we’ve ever seen” – Chairman of the board for a joint venture in health insurance where Paul was lead coach and executive coach to the CEO

“… we’re still harvesting from your strategies” – a comment 3 years after I left the role as Business Unit Manager for Sterling Commerce, Nordic Europe

“…because he’s one of the best in Europe” – a business owner when asked by one of his CEOs why he hired an executive coach from Norway to coach a German management team, in German

“… What makes you unique and exceptional is your robust background in GE practices, coupled with your thorough understanding of mentoring and coaching, topped off by your Ph.D. in Psychology. That’s a rich and truly wonderful stew of skill sets, talents, and gifts that you bring to every client, and it gives you an exquisitely wide and deep tool kit with which you can be of service to your clients.” – an executive coach and mastermind leader who serves Fortune 500 C-suite executives

Contact me: info@nordicheads.com

DISCOVER – World class masterminds

Are you tired of being bombarded with things and tools that we are supposed to need? I know I was. In The Accelerated Leadership Blueprint we are cutting through to what really counts and accelerates change – and we do it together after a foundation boot-camp.

I am a strong believer that real organisational, professional and personal strength can only grow from interaction with others; therefore my program is the fruit of 30+ years searching for best practices and working in the field. You will learn how to facilitate groups such that people learn and develop  together. And you will learn how this can accelerate leadership development in ways that are both unique and powerful.

That’s a promise.

Lead2Excellence – my premium mastermindThis is a high-level, expert mastermind for senior practitioners and C-suite executives. 8-12 people compatible but different in experience, personality and challenge will meet for 3 x 4 days residential and regularly via video-conference (Zoom) .

This is for you if you are prepared to be challenged and committed to professional and personal growth. Mail me at info(at)nordicheads.com to set up a Zoom interview.

The Bridges. AThese are the first modules, the bridges to Inner Circle and last 3-6 months depending on your background as senior executives, management consultants, executive coaches or coaching psychologists. Available worldwide this is a unique mastermind to develop your signature based upon evidence-based coaching or mentoring.

The BRIDGE 2.0 helps you prepare for accreditation with European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP) or both.

DEVELOP – Accelerate your professional and personal development

Masterminds are central to Inner Circle, Lead2Excellence and The Bridges. In Inner Circle you learn to facilitate world-class masterminds for different purposes. You can read more about this here.

Another main component is directed training and mentoring – we point to relevant resources to accelerate your own professional development. I became a head-hunter in 1997 and know a few things about how careers are developed (and broken).

Some topics are so important for working together as an Inner Circle that we have created separate courses and boot-camps:

Online courses include Q&A and group coaching:

  • Advanced Personality Theory
  • 7 Domains
  • Boardroom Analysis and Due Diligence

Planned 2018 virtual boot-campa and masterclasses:

  • Modern group psychology
  • International corporate governance
  • Developing Strategic Focus

INNER CIRCLE – Deliver your signature experience

Inner Circle LIVE (IC LIVE). A 3 day event for 50-100 organisational consultants, coaches, mentors and HR executives in Nerja, Spain (50 minutes from Málaga). Highly interactive, this is a great opportunity to meet and work with a global network of experts and senior practitioners.

News will appear here: http://pauloolson.com/iclive

Inner Circle LAB. A subscription service for those involved in organisational development, IC LAB will become a powerful resource with papers, book reviews, links, videos, short courses, Q&A and bi-weekly office hours. With my partners I will go in depth in expert areas such as strategic thinking, global projects, mentoring, coaching and frameworks.

You can now find all my courses, seminars and masterminds on https://ecm.mykajabi.com. 

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