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WE ARE THE ODD AGENCY PEOPLE

At Odd Agency we always work as a team utilizing our different competencies
and approaches to problem solving.

Education

Strategic Marketing Management

Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education

Business Administration

Växjö University

Master’s degree in Psychology and Labour law

Lund University

Communication and branding

Berghs School of Communications

Creative workshop and education methods

Södra Stockholms Folkhögskola

Katarina Svärdhult

Change Channels

For the past 15 years Katarina has developed the ability to lead change from strategy to implementation in various senior management positions and as a consultant.

As the founder of Odd Agency, and head of our business area Change Channels, she has created a personal and professional platform to continue to work with her favorite methods for sustainable change in collaboration with highly talented clients and partners in different industries.

Katarina has created lasting results in various companies and industries by building strong and sustainable change leadership capabilities at all levels the organizations.

Phone: +46 703 245 769

Dreams about

To age as her grandmother, Ingeborg, who is 92 years old with strong values. She is almost blind but is still participates in training courses and keeps up with world politics simply because development makes her feel alive.

Can’t stand

I think stinginess and complacency is unbearable. To work for Odd. and avoid collaborations with people who are full of themselves is true luxury.

Most recent post:

Looking to create a meaningful meeting?

"I like the combination of business, people and developing new ideas. And I love to be in charge and create change."

- Katarina Svärdhult

Education

Master of Science in Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics & Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Stockholm University

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Stockholm University

Facilitation & Team Collaboration

Hyper Island

Julia Karner

Business Development

As a senior consultant and partner at Odd Agency, Julia spends her days guiding organizations and teams through change processes in a variety of settings and projects.

Julia has a background in corporate innovation and business development and she thrives from fostering creative yet goal-oriented collaboration. Her support can be in the design and scoping stages of early change and development initiatives, or as the lead in projects contributing to strategic shifts and business development.

Examples of recent projects include:
– Designing and leading an international collaboration program for a world-leading professional services firm
– Concept design and facilitation of a customer experience lab with Swedish top retail brands generating new and live tested CX-KPIs
– Design and facilitation of strategy implementation process together with senior management teams.

Phone: +46 703 245 796

What to expect when working with Julia

A structured approach to problem solving focusing on inclusion and collaboration. Also, expect a lot of questions from her - she’s eager to get to know you and eager to get to work.

Can’t stand

Lack of clarity – but I’m working on that.

Most recent post:

Diamonds are for thinking

"Viable and sustainable business is a prerequisite, creating meaningful change while having fun along the way is why we’re here."

- Julia Karner

Education

MBA

Strathclyde Business School

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration – HD

Copenhagen Business School

Facilitations Training

Spark Copenhagen

Narrative Process Consultant

Dispuk, Denmark

Philosophy

Copenhagen University

Mikkel Seiling

Strategy & Capabilities

Over the past 13 years, Mikkel has been working in leading positions within Human Resources both in Denmark and in Switzerland. This has made him develop unique skills and a passion for optimizing performance of individuals, teams and entire organizations. Mikkel is adding knowledge and international experience from the biopharmaceutical industry, where he worked while the industry went through significant changes.

Mikkel has experience from creating long term results and growth in organizations by making people the competitive advantage, all while enabling individuals to realize their full potential. Mikkel is Head of Strategy and Organization, as well as leads our Copenhagen office.

Phone number: +4593861830

Dreams about:

Supporting organisations in achieving outstanding results and innovations for the purpose of a clean, safe and sustainable planet.

Can’t stand

Waste and loosing.

Most recent post:

People we are proud to be working with

" One of the most important competitive advantage of any organization is to be found in the people it is made up of, a fact often forgotten."

- Mikkel Seiling

Education & Certification

Master of Strategy, Organization and Leadership

Copenhagen Business School

Bachelor of International Business and Politics

Copenhagen Business School

Anthropology and Philosophy of Law

Bologna University

International Political Economy

London School of Economics

Charlotte Bender

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Charlotte is a curious spirit with broad consultancy experience. Her drive is to make ideas come to life and to shape businesses that work for humans.

Based in Copenhagen, and with an appetite for odd projects, she has designed creative digital solutions for public organizations, explored market opportunities for companies expanding to Africa, and worked to rethink and innovate recruitment processes.

Phone: +45 30531053

Is motivated by

Working with friendly people and seeing the world through their eyes. New perspectives are even better than travelling!

Can't stand

Horseradish and being late

Most recent post:

Is your team building time spilling?

"Amazing businesses are driven by courageous people – those who dare to balance respect for the existing with playful steps into unknown territory. "

- Charlotte Bender

Education & Certification

Gestaltakademien

Co-creation in Organisations

Uppsala Universitet

Human Resource Management and Working Life

Matilda Marklund

CHANGE CHANNELS

Matilda has worked in executive positions within HR and Learning and Development for the past 15 years. She has experience from leading and facilitating change in large enterprises in industries such as professional services, food services, surveillance and security and retail.

With Odd Agency, Matilda designs and leads different forums for strategy execution and capability development – our change channels. In these forums, she develops leadership teams, as well as enables individual learning and engagement.

Phone: +46 736 18 55 04

Inspiration comes from...

Working with courageous people who challenge others as well as themselves.

I am skeptical towards...

Categorical thinking leaving no room for new perspectives and deep understanding

Most recent post:

How to create a meaningful meeting

"Leading change requires courageousness, curiosity and creativity."

- Matilda Marklund

Education

Business Innovation and Concept Creation

180 Academy, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

M. Sc Anthropology

University of Copenhagen

David Karstensen

Strategy & Capabilities

David is an experienced advisor and trainer that has driven change processes for Danish and international clients for the past 15+ years. He is specialised in designing and facilitating learning and capacity building in the form of impactful organisational change projects that align and engage all levels of organisations.

Together with Odd Agency and our clients, he fosters skills, methods and mindset that build internal capacity to sustain change and strategic impact.

Phone: +45 3149 4084

What is it like to work with David?

David enjoys exploring potential and possibilities with people and organisations – combining the curiosity of the anthropologist with the expertise of the management consultant.

Is frustrated by

Donald Trump

Most recent post:

"Ka’ man, så ska’ man"

- David's own simplified, Danish version of “Noblesse Oblige”

Are you perfect for odd Agency?

At Odd Agency we are always on the lookout for two things: exciting projects and
exciting people. Get in touch and we'll tell you more.


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