BEYOND BUSINESS AS USUAL
Elisabet Lagerstedt is the founder and director of Future Navigators. She is also the author of two books. She helps leaders go beyond business as usual, to accelerate Better Business, Better Brands, and the co-creation of a Better Future.
Welcome to this website! I’m truly happy that you have found your way here!
My mission is inspiring business leaders to move beyond business as usual to build Better Business and a Better Future.
Why, you may wonder…
I was early on in my career responsible for one of Sweden’s first and leading sustainability brands, which opened my eyes to an avenue beyond business as usual already in the late 1990ies. At that time I was in my late 20ies and early 30ies, and still did not have the experience and tool box that I have available today. About ten years ago, in asking questions like “How can I make a more meaningful difference”, it was however absolutely clear to me that I needed to step up my game, better contribute to co-creating the future that I believe we all want for our children and coming generations, and ultimately share what I learn on the way to inspire and empower other business leaders to step up too.
Today, I bring 25+ years of business experience – of which 15 years on management team level in large organizations. I have worked in and with responsible companies across several industries, categories and geographies – such as Unilever, Hilti Group, GfK, Thule Group, Oatly, Duni Group, Mekonomen Group, IKEA, EON and many others.
Academically, I hold a Masters of Social Sciences from Lund University School of Economics and Management, an Inner MBA from New York University’s MindfulNYU, and executive education from some of the world’s top business schools – Harvard, IMD, Oxford, INSEAD – and Singularity University.
I am a certified Board Director and StageSHIFT Coach – with a deep interest in strategic insight as a vehicle for vertical leadership development in an organizational and ecosystemic context as the key to a better future. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard, and an affiliate Executive Coach at IMD Business School. I’m also a student of the wisdom traditions and a meditation practitioner.
With a strong commercial and strategic business background, my tool box and interests today spans across fields as futuring, megatrends, purpose, visioning, purpose, strategic thinking, systems thinking, service design, design thinking, methods for co-creation, strategic communications, organizational evolution, adult development and transformational coaching – with businesses and business leaders as important forces for positive change and transformation.
By the way, I love writing! Writing helps me structure my thoughts and learn new things. It also enables me to share my thinking, which in turn has led to amazing dialogues, and even more learning and sharing. I blog since 2010 and was a guest writer at INSEAD Knowledge 2014-2016. I’m also the author of two books: “Navigera in i Framtiden” (2018) and “Better Business Better Future” (2022).
As you may have guessed by now, I simply love what I do, and hope that some of that positive energy will help inspire you on your journey forward.
Again, thanks for visiting the website, and welcome back!
Lund University School of Economics and Management
-Master of Social Sciences
Harvard Business School
-Sustainable Business Strategy
-Leading Change and Organizational Renewal
-Leading With Impact
-Finance for Senior Executives
-Certification in StageSHIFT Coaching and Consulting for Vertical Leadership Development and Enterprise Evolution
New York University
-Exponential Innovation Program
Oxford Saïd Business School
IMD Business School
-Designing and Leading Collaboration in a New World Order
-Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption
-Generating Organizational Buy In
IESE Business School
-Strategy and Sustainability
Berghs School of Communications
-Marketing and Communication
-Founder and Director
-Senior Executive Advisor, Consultant & Coach
-Author & Speaker
Client examples: Duni Group, Oatly, IKEA, Mekonomen Group, EON, Getinge, Paulig Group, DVN(GL) and many more.
IMD Business School
-Executive Coach (affiliate)
-Chief Transformation Officer (interim)
-Vice President Marketing & Communications
-Director of Marketing, Communications and Channels
-Master Trainer of Marketing Management
-Director Marketing & Sales
-Business Area Manager and Director
-Product Group Manager
-Client Service Manager
-Market Research Officer
Work with Elisabet
Author, Speaker & Workshop Facilitator
Executive Advisor & Consultant
Vertical Leadership Development
Understanding mega trends and the future unfolding. Mapping future scenarios. Understanding the Sustainability Revolution. Reimagining the future and repositioning your business. Becoming a purpose-led sustainability company. Integrating sustainability into your business strategy and the very core – your purpose, values and culture. Strategy for transformation. Business strategy for sustainability leadership. Net zero. Net positive. Building Better Business and a Better Future. Business model innovation and value proposition design for sustainable businesses. Innovation to adress wicked problems. Business as a force for good. Sustainability brands. Purpose-led brands. Business ecosystem. Collaboration to build a better future. Exploring regenerative business. Regenerative business leadership. Leadership evolution. Consciously building a better future. ESG. ESG leadership. Strategy. Business strategy for good. Regenerative business.