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Are you looking for a speaker to inspire your audience and deliver engaging, valuable insights that leaves them with an uplifted, ‘can do’ attitude, and concrete actionable value?

Sandja Brügmann is a sustainable business and communication strategist and thought-leader, conscious leadership expert and educator, international speaker and published author. Lederne (Danish leadership organization) names her one of the “world’s leadership gurus” 2016.

Sandja serves the global business community to create strong and magnetic brands and extraordinary leaders with an ambition and focus on growth, sustainability & exponential innovation for the past 18 years. As managing partner and founder of Refresh Agency and The Passion Instituteher business portfolio includes respected companies like Sustainable Brands, Crocs, Spier, ITO EN, Promote Iceland, LEGO, Living Institute, Ledernes Kompetence Center, The Body Shop and University of Colorado Boulder.

Sandja advocates for systemic thinking to drive business to be part of the solution, investing in leadership and organizational consciousness, and a shift where success is measured in how a company is the best for the world through the 5P bottom line: Passion, purpose, people, planet and profit.

She is an external lecturer at University of Colorado Boulder’s Masters of the Environment program teaching conscious leadership, on the board of directors ‘brain trust’ of Leading Humans research by Orbesen, and lead Conscious Leadership educator at Inclusive Leadership by Living Institute serving private and public business leaders.

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I am as comfortable delivering a speech to a large, international audience as I am a workshop to a small group of people.

People tell me that they love my talks because I have an ability to build compassionate, trusting bonds, both one-on-one and with many from a stage. No matter the setting, it is always my goal to deliver uplifting content that leaves people feeling enthused and challenged with new perceptions and ways of approaching an issue, all while teaching with authority, passion, empathy, humility and professionalism – helping the audience to align with their vision and purpose, and walk away with a ‘can do’ attitude and actionable tools.

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Speaking Experience

  • CSR Link & Aarhus University – keynote & panel (Copenhagen)
  • Promote Iceland annual meeting – keynote (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • Sustainable Brands – keynote (Copenhagen)
  • Women’s Leadership Summit (Global)
  • Sustainable Brands – panel debate host (Copenhagen)
  • Markedsføringsdagen Marketing Day – keynote (Copenhagen)
  • Social Media Week – keynote (Copenhagen)
  • Natural Products Expo West – educator & panel (Anaheim, CA, USA)
  • Natural Products Industry Expo East – keynote / educator (Baltimore, MD, USA)
  • Big Blab Event Global Entrepreneurship Week – host & panels (Global)
  • Beyond Envy Conference – panel (Global)
  • Å Workshop – keynote workshop (Copenhagen)
  • And many other public and private events, including large corporate events, as well as upstart entrepreneurial speaks, teachings and workshops
  • I have written articles for and been interviewed by international media such as Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Unreasonable Institute, CBS12 News, POV International, YFS Magazine, Kommunikations Forum, Bureau Biz, 5280 Magazine, Social Media Week, IN Magasin, Organic Spa Magazine, Clementine Daily, The Muse, New Hope 360, NEXT Accelerator and many more.


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Format is typically 15 min to 1,5 hours. Workshops from 1 hour to several day intensives. Content can be customized based on your specific company or event needs and by agreement. By requesting the Speaking Kit, you will receive pricing and a list of current speak, workshop and trend spot topics. Speaking sessions are in person or via Webinar/video conference format. Sandja travels from Copenhagen, Denmark and/or Boulder, CO, USA.


All Sandja Brügmann’s speaking themes build on sustainable and social business drivers and trends, driving exponential change through conscious leadership, unlocking the human potential for creative, resourceful solution-focused innovation, high cognition processes like systems thinking and feeling for business to create solutions to the challenges we are facing in the world today. She works with success measured in the 5P bottom line: Passion, Purpose, People, Planet and Profit.

  • World trends and business drivers in sustainable communication
  • What is trust worth? Sustainability and Purpose in International Marketing
  • Exponential change through Conscious leadership
  • Work-life balance
  • Future of work and meaning
  • The Future of Leadership
  • Employee motivation and productivity
  • Success in the New Economy. 5P Bottom-Line: Passion, Purpose, People, Planet and Profit
  • Trust and vulnerability: Shareholder value and engagement
  • Co-creating a culture that unlocks human capacities for innovative solutions
  • Systemic Thinking: Life-Enhancing Business through Leadership
  • Conscious Business: A $12 trillion a year opportunity in meeting UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Navigating Unintended Consequences: Ethics & Technological Advancement
  • Shadow work and leadership: Accessing your full power as a leader
  • The business opportunity in female leadership, inclusion and diversity

Sandja is one of the few most inspiring thought leaders in conscious leadership and sustainable business strategy that I have had the pleasure to work with within the large global Sustainable Brands community. As a speaker, she moves the audience in an authentic and heartfelt manner, delivering her messages with a combination of passion and intellect that is second to none. She consistently manages to leave the audience with expanded horizons, new tools for self-improvement and actionable takeaways. I selected her to speak at Sustainable Brands Copenhagen, and I would be delighted to have her back on stage anywhere in the world. She comes highly recommended by the entire Sustainable Brands team!” – Dimitar Vlahov, Director of Content Development Sustainable Brands

See Sandja In Action

To learn more about me, my personality or skills when it comes to delivering a powerful, uplifting and empowering message, check out the videos below from some of my previous talks and interviews.

Promote Iceland’s Annual Meeting. Private-Public owned. Reykjavik, Iceland. 


Social Media Week Copenhagen speak + workshop with Sandja Brügmann, CEO The Passion Institute & Thomas Kolster, CEO Goodvertising (1 hour full recording).


Jyske Bank TV interview in Danish with Sandja Brügmann, CEO Refresh Agency and Thomas Kolster, CEO Goodvertising Social Media Week Copenhagen 2015 (in Danish).


Natural Products Expo West: NEXT Accelerator Boot Camp – Authentic engagement with social media (watch recording here)
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Women’s Leadership Summit (Jan 2016)

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Big Blab Global Entrepreneurship Week official host

  • Global Trend: Female Entrepreneurship (panel) / awaiting film clip
  • Personal Branding speak + workshop with Sandja Brügmann and special guest, Olivia Omega / awaiting film clip
  • Entrepreneurship in Scandinavia / awaiting film clip
  • Sustainable and Social-Impact Entrepreneurship / awaiting film clip

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Sandja Brügmann is represented by A-Speakers, an international speakers bureau with locations in London, UK, USA and Denmark. See her A-Speakers’ profile here. Call A-Speakers for inquiries and to book Sandja to  speak at your conference or event.    US: +1 347 223 5128     UK: +44 (0)20 3744 5675

Read more about Sandja Brügmann here.