Curriculum Vitae

Name:          Helen Eriksen

Address:      Marstrandsgade 10, 1., 8000 Aarhus C

Mobil/Cell:   20776040

Personal information:

Family:                1 son and 1 daughter

Place of birth:   30. november, Sønderborg, Denmark.


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Professional background:


Speaker at the SAND (Science And Non Duality) conference, USA about my book, theory and pactice of The Fruit Tree Strategy – giving while growing, about the future leadership paradigm.
Merging of course-, psychological- and coaching-practice activities at Sandagergård, Bogense, Denmark. Practice continues in Aarhus, Denmark.
Keynote speaker at WIN conference, Prague – an international conference for female leaders, 800 participants from 75 countries.
Keynote speaker at several Danish conferences in the field of occupational health. My presentation: Well-being at work – what does that really mean? based on the latest research and my latest book , GIVE while you grow.
Publication of book (in Danish): “GIV mens du vokser – fra travlhed til trivsel” (GIVE while you grow – from busy-ness to wellbeing), by Lindhardt & Ringhof.
2013  –  
Teacher at CBS (Copenhagen Business School) in the international programme for female leaders ”Leading women”.
Keynote speaker at international Novo Nordic conference, London, UK.My presentation: The psychological dynamics behind sustainable motivation and wellbeing.
2012  –
Responsible for ”inner leadership”, at ChaosPilot training programme, Bern, Switzerland.
Keynote speaker at IAPOP conference, Zürich, Switzerland. 500 project leaders from 50 countries. My presentation: ”The fruit-tree strategy – giving while growing”.
General inspirator and teacher in the project: ”Energi til ildsjæle” (Energy for passionate souls) in Rebild municipality, supported and subsequently highly praised by Ministeriet for by, bolig og landdistrikter (Ministry for town, home and rural districts), Denmark.
2011  –
Launching and running master-class course in sustainable, self-leadership and leadership: “Leaders’ journey”
Starts psychological practice in Aarhus, Denmark.
2008  –  2010
Training of trainers and teachers for HE’s new educational programme on sustainable leadership and self-leadership in the future business paradigm – LEADER’s JOURNEY ®.
Publication of first book (in Danish) in the series MERE MENING (MORE MEANING) with the title ”Forandringer spørger ikke om lov, de kommer bare” (Changes don’t ask for permission, they just turn up),with foreword by Professor Steen Hildebrandt.
2006  –
Intensive activities: courses, talks and counselling.
2005  –
Implementation of major change- and merging process at the Canton hospital in Basel, Switzerland (five specialized laboratories into one central laboratory) in collaboration with the Swiss KaosPilot Matti Straub, , current rector of KaosPilots, Switzerland.
Implementation of major change process at Danfoss’ internal communication office G1 – from organisation to organism, you are the change. Training of the world’s first fruit-tree strategists – holistic leaders of the future, at Danfoss A/S. Both parts based on the theoretical content of HE’s Danish book “Frugttræ-strategien – at give samtidig med at du selv vokser” (The fruit-tree strategy – giving while you grow) – about change and future leadership in the new business paradigm.
Publication of ”Frugttræ-strategien – at give samtidigt med at du selv vokser. Fortællinger fra levende systemer”. (The fruit-tree strategy – giving while you grow. Tales from living systems) by JP Erhvervsforlag (Jylland Posten’s business publications), Denmark. With foreword by Professor and author Steen Hildebrandt, Handelshøjskolen Århus (Aarhus business college), and music by composer and pianist Niels Lan Doky.
2000  –  2001
TV-debater in the weekly debate programme ”Synspunkt” (Point of view) on Danish channel DR1.
1999  –  2005
Regular columnist in HR magazine Kubus – now PS4.
1996  –
BEYOND Founder and day-to-day leader of BEYOND – international business-psychology firm with a holistically oriented integrative starting point. Talks, courses, leadership coaching, motivation, inspiration, processes with a holistically oriented integrative focus on both individual and organisational change processes, fostering wellbeing, stress prevention, stress handling, sustainable leadership and organisational development.
1995  –  1996
Education- and development leader at Brusgård Produktionshøjskole (Production School), Denmark.
Responsible for education. Development of new educational concepts and pedagogical guidelines.
Responsible for development of the school’s profile and international department. Responsible for marketing. Gave in my notice on 30 June 1996 as educational and developmental leader at Brusgård Production School, because – due to political municipal decisions on the school’s future – I was never able to work with the work- and focus-areas that were crucial to my original acceptance of the post.
1994  –  1995
KaosManagement, Aarhus, Denmark.
International project leader and development consultant..
Responsible for German-speaking countries.
Development, planning and phasing-out of change- and innovation processes, groundbreaking teaching opportunities and educational concepts .
Motivation, inspiration, personal development, leadership development, team training, organisational development.
Talks, courses, conferences and seminars in Denmark and other parts of Europe.
1993  –  1994
Skolen for Økologisk Afsætning (School for organic marketing), Risskov, Denmark.
Journalist and editorial employee for the pilot-project newsletter “Økologisk afsætning” (Organic Marketing) – a newsletter covering trends and initiatives in marketing organic and environment-friendly products in Denmark and the rest of Europe.
Its target group was grocery chains, educational institutions, organic associations, groups, political decision-makers, etc.
1992  –  1993
Establishment of the open-body university. Courses in a holistically-oriented approach to body, nutrition, psyche and business.
1992  –  1993
Freelance activities related to organic marketing, personal development, motivation, inspiration, guidance.
1990  –  1992
Eksportakademiet (export academy), Aarhus / Urtekram A/S, Mariager, Denmark.
Education as “academy economist” in International Business.
Trainee/export employee at Urtekram A/S.
Responsible for marketing and export of organic and environment-friendly products to Germany, England and Japan.
1984  –  1988
Institut for Humaniologi (Institute for “Humaniology”), Denmark
Independent training-, counselling- and publishing firm.
Founder, day-to-day leader, teacher, motivator, inspirator.
Holistic courses, talks and counselling in personal development, employee- and leadership development, design of educational concepts for companies, educational institutions, etc.
Meditation, yoga, spirituality, the many forms of intelligence, body/nutrition/psyche. Intuitive intelligence.
Publication of books in Danish: “Livets træ – og menneskets rødder – vol. 1 og 2” (The tree of life – and human roots – vol. 1 & 2), co-authored with Gunnar Nielsen.
1982  –  1984
Gerlev Idrætshøjskole (Gerlev sports school), Denmark.
Taught psychology, philosophy, quality of life, movement, body-nutrition-psyche, yoga, meditation, yoga-swimming, massage. Bridge-building between science and consciousness. Published book: “Hjælpen fra kroppen” (Help from the body), co-authored with Gunnar Nielsen.
1976  –  1981
Voluntary scout leader, KFUK, Asserballeskov group (group leader: Tove Frederiksen), Denmark.



5 day silent retreat, Florida, Center for MIndfulness, USA, with Beth Mulligan og Jon Aaron.
Aarhus University, Center for mindfulness, Practicum 2, as part of my education at Aarhus University/UMASS as teacher in MBSR (MIndfulnessbased Stress Reduction (5 days)
9 day silent retreat as part of my education at Aarhus universitet/Umass as teacher in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and DavidDaeAn Rynick, Roshi,10.‐19.August.
The Sutras of Science: Science and Nonduality Retreat, 1.- 6. February, Esalen Institute, CA, USA With Deepak Chopra, Peter Russell, Robert Thurman, Michael Murphy, Menas Kafatos, Richard Miller, Catherine Pepin & Francis Lucille
2014  –
Start of education in MBSR – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at Aarhus University.
2014  –
Start of training in Functional Medicine, USA (Integrative medicine).
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD & Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA. 7-day residential training in MBSR – mindfulness based stress reduction.
Participation in Conference on Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Copenhagen , DK.
Completion of leadership course: ”Creative Leadership” at KaosPilots, Denmark.
Completion of psychology studies, MSc Psych, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Publication of book (in Danish) ”Forandringer spørger ikke om lov, de kommer bare” (Changes don’t ask for permission, they just turn up) – first book in the series MERE MENING (MORE MEANING).
BA Psych, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Participated in ”Human Mind – Human Kind” conference at Aarhus University Institute of Psychology, Denmark.
About the latest trends and knowledge in the fields of evolutionary psychology and comparative psychology.
Completion of Spiraldynamics integral certification level 2 & 3 with the American psychologist and author, Dr Don Beck.
Resumption of psychology studies, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Intensive course in Denver, Colorado, USA in Integral Leadership with philosopher, scientific theoretician and author, Ken Wilber.
Completion of Spiraldynamics integral certification level 1 with the American psychologist and author, Dr Don Beck. Course in an integrative and holistically oriented psychological tool, model and system to read cultures, society and people from their memetic, culture-bearing values rather than from their political, religious or other background. Dr Beck collaborates with one of the world’s leading and most read modern philosophers, the American Ken Wilber, who put forward the now very widespread “quadrant model” to read people, organisations and relationships from an integrative point of view.
2001  –  2002
Writing and publication of the book (in Danish): “Frugttræ-strategien – at give samtidigt med at du selv vokser”. (The fruit-tree strategy – giving while you grow). A vision of the future that just couldn’t keep quiet. A book about change, and leadership and organisational structures of the future. Foreword by Professor Steen Hildebrandt. With music by Niels Lan Doky. Publishers: Jyllandspostens Erhvervsforlag (Jylland Posten’s business publications), Denmark.
2000  –  2013
Annual speaker on sustainable leadership of oneself and others at the international conference for female leaders WIN.
Speaker at the international conference ”Business and Consciousness”, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on ”The importance of conscious role models in business life”.
Participant in the conference ”Business and Consciousness”, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Participant in the conference ”Business and Consciousness”, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 450 people from all over the world collaborated in exploring the newest currents in the field of business psychology.
Participant in the course: Conflict-free leadership, organized by SEB business psychological counselling, with whom I have a networking collaboration.
Trained as “Silver licensed” aerobic instructor, with Dorte Møller, the then owner and aerobic instructor at Aerobixen, Aarhus, Denmark (since bought by one of the major fitness chains).
“Way of the Peaceful Warrior”.
Course in USA in martial arts, courage and personal development with Dan Millman, American author and university lecturer.
Course in American Indian traditions with the American shaman Hawk.
Course in the brain and body’s innate possibilities and resources and ways to foster them, with the Swedish/American brain scientist Björn Merker.
“Warrior’s Wisdom”- course with the British author Stuart Wilde.
1992  –  1994
Various courses in personal development and communication with Art Reade, psychologist and American Indian.
1991  –  1992
Skandinavisk Astrologiskole (Scandinavian Astrology School), Astrologihuset, Valby, Denmark – followed the first year of the astrologer’s training programme.
Intensive 1-month French language course at L’institut E.L.F.C.A, Hyères, Toulon, France.
2-week study/scholarship stay at a French business school in Marseilles, France.
1990  –  1992
Eksportakademiet (Export Academy), Aarhus, Denmark. “Academy economist” in international business –
Sale and marketing, business economy, export. Organisation, business psychology, cultural differences, meeting leadership.
German, English, French.
1989  –  1990
“Civiløkonom” Danish degree in business administration and economics, with languages, at Aarhus business school, Denmark.
1988  –  1989
English studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
1984  –  1986
Wrote two books (in Danish) on personal development. ”Livets Træ- og menneskets rødder” (The tree of life and human roots), co-authored with Gunnar Nielsen. About how the human being develops in 7-year periods. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner and the Danish spiritual scientist, Martinus.
1981  –  1982
8-month stay på Gerlev Idrætshøjskole (Gerlev Sports Academy, Denmark). Included 4-month instructor training in gymnastics, movement and movement psychology. 4-month course on “Idræt og sundhedspædagogik” (Sports and health teaching methods).
Modern languages graduate from Amtsgymnasiet (upper secondary school), Sönderborg, Denmark.