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Ed Ley - Optimizing Mental & Physical Health

Ed Ley - Optimizing Mental & Physical Health

December 3, 2019

This week the Global Denmark Podcast features a very special guest, our very own Ed Ley.
Ed Ley is the owner of Absolute Health, host of the Global Denmark Podcast, and a first mover in optimizing mental & physical health for both CEOs & top athletes.

Join the conversation; where Ed discusses with Thomas Mulhern how he optimizes mental & physical health, the connection between the mind and the body, one's behaviour and their environment, the process of self-exploration, and how to challenge discomforts.​

Episode Takeaways

  • How Ed helps leaders optimize performance [02:38]

  • Body-mind connection [05:20]

  • The ideal environment to optimize health [10:40]

  • Ed’s story [17:00]

  • Moving to Denmark [26:45]

  • Health in Denmark vs. the UK [32:10]

  • Habits and routines to optimize performance [36:00]

  • Experiences that gave a leap forward [41:18]

  • Self-regulation and weird talent [44:45]

  • Dinner invite and values [46:45]

  • Mentors and books [49:10]

  • Lessons for Denmark and closing comments [51:20]

Kim Bildsøe Lassen - What’s the status and impact of Brexit?

Kim Bildsøe Lassen - What’s the status and impact of Brexit?

November 25, 2019

What’s the status and impact of Brexit? 

Join us in this fascinating and insightful conversation as we interview award-winning journalist and DR’s correspondent in the UK, Kim Bildsøe Lassen.

Episode Takeaways

  • The status of Brexit [2:53]

  • Why Brexit? Why remain? [5:36]

  • Misinformation in the society and the longing of the glorious time [8:45]

  • Factors behind misinformation [12:56]

  • Pursuing the objectivity in journalism [15:08]

  • The general election and its influence on Brexit [21:21]

  • Politics in 2016 and the hope for changes thereafter [27:25]

  • Trust and its relation to the British and the American societies [33:03]

  • Daily habits and routines to keep sharp and benefits from meditation [39:27]

  • Life-changing experience and something weird [44:33]

  • Dinner invitation and teacher or mentor in life [47:14]

  • Life-guiding quote and book recommendation [50:48]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [53:35]

Jessica Joelle Alexander - What it means to parent the “Danish way”

Jessica Joelle Alexander - What it means to parent the “Danish way”

November 18, 2019

Episode Takeaways

  • The essence of Danish parenting [02:00]

  • “P” in parent stands for “play” [03:24]

  • “A” stands for “authenticity” [11:08]

  • “R” stands for “reframing” [23:31]

  • “E” stands for “empathy” [33:38]

  • “N” stands for “no ultimatums” [42:25]

  • “T” stands for “togetherness and hygge” [53:05]

  • Daily habits and routines to stay sharp [58:33]

  • Special event and something weird [59:30]

  • Principles, motivators and demotivator [01:01:21]

  • Teacher and book recommendations [01:03:32]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [01:05:40]

Laura Lykkegaard - 2019 Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador of the year

Laura Lykkegaard - 2019 Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador of the year

November 11, 2019

Join us in this engaging conversation as we interview 2019 Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador of the year, Laura Lykkegaard. We discuss Laura’s role as a Goodwill Ambassador, how she leverages her network to promote Denmark and attract talent from South Africa, the Nordic House in Cape Town, and how to break into the South African market.

 
 

Episode Takeaways

  • 2019 Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador of the year [02:26]

  • Attracting young talent [08:07]

  • Getting involved with Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassadors [10:05]

  • Promoting Denmark [12:50]

  • Being a Global Dane [16:00]

  • Keys to breaking into and doing business in South Africa [19:35]

  • Moving to Cape Town [23:00]

  • ROI of living abroad [25:50]

  • Nordic House [28:50]

  • Daily habits and routines to stay sharp [33:05]

  • Special event and dinner party invite [34:45]

  • Quote and mentor [42:50]

  • Book recommendations [48:48]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [50:00]

Thomas Mulhern - Managing Director of Globally Local and co-host of Global Denmark Podcast on Love the Problem Podcast
Alex Felman - CEO of StartUp42 Media

Alex Felman - CEO of StartUp42 Media

October 28, 2019

Join us in this wide-ranging conversation as we explore; the key to building start-ups, the differences in running a company and a business, the impact of scaling, value-creation, technology, and how to attract and retain expat millennials with CEO of StartUp42 Media, Alex Felman.

 
 

Episode Takeaways

  • The key to succeed as a start-up [02:23]

  • Growing and scaling [11:10]

  • The difference in building a company and building a business [12:30]

  • The flipside of raising funds [17:25]

  • TECH BBQ and important tech for average consumers [23:48]

  • Attracting and retaining expat millennial entrepreneurs [33:10]

  • Daily habits and routines to stay sharp [43:16]

  • Special event and mindfulness [47:16]

  • Mentors, teachers and the education system [54:24]

  • Book recommendations [01:05:25]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [01:16:26]

Lars Himmer - Being a Danish Leader Abroad

Lars Himmer - Being a Danish Leader Abroad

October 21, 2019

Join us in this fascinating conversation as we explore; differences in work cultures around the world, the Danish diaspora, and what it means to be a Danish leader abroad with Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador and Managing Director at Volkswagen Group Russia, Lars Himmer.

 
 

Episode Takeaways

  • The key to being a Danish leader abroad [2:50] 

  • The value of open-mindedness and learning local languages [4:48] 

  • The mindset of learning from different countries and markets [9:05] 

  • Being curious and open to the already well-structured Danish society [10:45] 

  • Language as a tool to unlock cultures and open doors [15:36] 

  • What it means to be a Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador [18:52]

  • The Danish diaspora [21:25] 

  • Autonomous driving, algorithms and ethical frameworks [37:28] 

  • Daily habits to maintaining high performance and dealing with stress [44:25] 

  • Meaningful experience and biggest motivator [47:35]

  • Mentors in life, dinner party invitations, and best life advice [50:22] 

  • Rationals and emotions in leadership - the Microsoft Office analogy

  • Book recommendations [1:00:41]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [1:01:47]

Gert Tinggaard Svendsen - Trust in trade
Peter Svarre - Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
Ambassador, Lone Wisborg - What it means to be the Danish Ambassador to the US