2021 03 11

Recruiting a Science & Technical Advisor to IPEN

I get really warm inside every time a former client comes back with a new project. This was really the case when I was contacted by Maria Ekström at IPEN about some recruitment support. Together we have got deep into the IPEN’s needs in a growth process that implies a transition into a new organization and adding needed competence to the organization.

So if you are a senior chemist with an interest in toxicology, please have a look at our advert and see if you or anyone in your network might be a fit for this exciting role!

https://ipen.org/site/job-opening-science-technical-advisor-ipen

Even if I have done hundreds of recruitments during my career, a full recruitment process is a rare assignment for me nowadays, but since I have a personal engagement in the NGO sphere and especially when it comes to environmental issues and sustainability, I’m honored to be of service to IPEN. 

Johan Norrfjärd
I work with people driven business development. Simply because I want to give momentum to the right kind of transformation. The transformation coming from vertical development that creates a better world for current and coming generations. I strive for trust, happiness and freedom in all collaborations and co-creations.
Open AI on the effects of nature exposure

Open AI on the effects of nature exposure

Lot’s of buzz on AI in general and ChatGPT in particular. Listened to an episode of the Swedish podcast “AI för ledare och CXO:er” (well worth the 60 minutes!) and decided to give it a try. And here’s what I got when I asked it to “Write me a 400 word blog post on how decision making is affected by nature exposure”.

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So much to do, so little time…

So much to do, so little time…

The topic definitely sounds like a highly stressful situation, but this autumn passed with a flow for me, and I want to share some of my strategies for juggling the everyday life as a parent, entrepreneur (don’t really like that word), dog owner, a person reluctant to say no to fun things and being a husband. I know I preach to hold space for dialogues, reflection and inspiration. But do I take my own medicine?

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Same same but different?

Same same but different?

Quite a few of us have had a break during summer. A time with fewer stimuli and impressions, less important decisions to make (except from what ice cream to choose) and more time outdoors. No, I don’t say everyone have been sleeping in tents and enjoying the mountains but walking bare feet on grass and swimming in lakes and sea also counts. And we don’t just need that as a break, we need a little more other that all year around to decrease stress and keep the course forward.

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Living in the moment

Living in the moment

”A minute to learn. A lifetime to master” was written on the box of the game Mastermind when I was a kid. I never thought so much about it then, but nowadays I think it applies to a lot of the things in life. Just this week, three different persons said to me “seems like you enjoy your life right now”, and yes, I do. Don’t know if that means I have mastered life yet, but I hope I’m on my way and here are a few secrets to that!

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A dream has come true!

A dream has come true!

Mountains of all sorts have always attracted me. I remember being a kid and me and a friend brought a rope for the first time to the hill nearby where we lived and actually set a new (probably stupidly risky) route on the steepest section. A few weeks ago, I ceased the opportunity when Covid-restrictions now let up to go to Scotland and climb Ben Nevis

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Bubble hopping – how to get new perspectives on things

Bubble hopping – how to get new perspectives on things

When my six-year-old son asks me what I do at work, my answer is simply “I help people collaborate and a lot of that is about asking them questions to make them think for themselves because they, just as you, most often have the answers themselves. They just need a little time to think.”

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CoCreate – a way of challenging the consultancy business

CoCreate – a way of challenging the consultancy business

Mid-pandemy, I had a small digital after work with Johan Welander, a wise friend of mine. He, just as me, is running his own business, is into public speaking and also a high level HR nerd. He said that three years into being self employed and gigger, he started to have the same questions popping up as after a couple of years at earlier workplaces: Is this really forever? What is my next step? Where do I go from here?

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Heard of hell week?

Heard of hell week?

I just had a hell month. This autumn, September just flew by. I have never had so much to do, and I’m totally grateful for the opportunities presented to me by my clients and partners. It comes as the same time as a puppy enters my family (and office), my youngest son starts a new school and my wife starts a new job. And now, out on the other side where I’m grateful the light in the tunnel wasn’t a train, it got me thinking…

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