Jeg kender Lars tilbage fra min tid i ATP, hvor han implementerede vinderkulturen på investeringsområdet. I 2018 stod vi så i Sparinvest foran at skulle fastlægge en ny strategi, og vores første (og bedste, skulle det vise sig) beslutning var at få Lars med på holdet som facilitator. Lars har en helt unik evne til at få sat fokus på de allervigtigste emner og sikre fremdrift i strategiprocessen fra start til slut. Han gør ikke tingene sværere end de er: En god strategi har kunderne i fokus men appellerer til alle interessenter. Den er ambitiøs og svær at forløse, men man kan se en vej igennem, hvis man gør sig umage. Og så skal strategien tale til både hjerne og hjerte: Der skal være noget til regnearkene, men allervigtigst er det, at strategien føles rigtig og udløser stolthed, så hele organisationen går ud i samlet flok med 10000W i øjnene og kæmper sammen for at nå helt i mål. Lars bevarede overblikket i processen – også når det blev svært - og fik os med sikker hånd tilbage på sporet, når vi var på vej ud ad en tangent. Lars sikrede dermed, at vores strategi ikke bare blev (endnu) en støvet PowerPoint-præsentation men derimod en attraktiv ledestjerne for fremtiden. Jeg må sige, at jeg er imponeret over, hvor meget jeg selv lærte af Lars undervejs i forløbet. Og i direktionen i Sparinvest opnåede vi med Lars’ hjælp gennem processen et markant styrket samarbejde og en bedre forståelse af, hvordan vi prioriterer og træffer beslutninger – og ikke mindst hvordan vi har det sjovt, mens vi gør det. Jeg håber virkelig, at jeg får mulighed for at arbejde sammen med Lars igen i fremtiden.

Jørgen Søgaard-Andersen

CEO of Sparinvest

Jeg har arbejdet sammen med Lars igennem mere end 20 år. Lars har guidet mig igennem strategiarbejdet, som leder på forskellige niveauer. Sammen med mine ledergrupper har vi skabt ambitiøse fundamenter for vores samarbejde og strategi ved Lars professionelle og empatiske rådgivning og facilitering. 

 

Birgitte Rav Degenkolv

Hospitalsdirektør, 

Amager Hvidovre Hospital

Lars’ approach is both inspiring and challenging. His contribution was important to Danfoss’ management team when we created the right basis for the development and subsequent the implementation of Danfoss’ successful strategy “Core & Clear”.

 

Niels B. Christiansen

CEO, LEGO
(about the process in Danfoss)

Lars H Nielsen har faciliteret de seneste 3 strategiprocesser i Sparekassen Kronjylland. Heraf har "kultur" været en vigtig del. Hans store erfaring og høje kompetencer gør, at han altid sikrer, at vi kommer succesfuldt igennem strategiforløbene. I løbet af strategiarbejder sker der det, at vi i ledelsen bliver uenige og frustrerede over processen og hvor vi skal ende. I den fase er Lars god til at bevare roen og holde fast i troen på, at vi er på rette vej. I andre faser, hvor vi synes, at vi hurtigt er kommet frem til en løsning, kan han udfordre os på, om vi nu også er ambitiøse nok.

Klaus Skjødt

CEO, Sparekassen Kronjylland

(Kåret som Europas Bedste Arbejdsplads,

og de mest tilfredse kunder i 2019 og 2020)

 


Lars has a fantastic ability to merge strategy and culture in a common process. We were able to rapidly raise the bar from a position of ’mediocre’ to ’ambitious’.”

Lars Møller 

Country Manager, Pfizer Denmark

 

 
En af Lars’ sætninger fra vores samarbejde bruger jeg stadig, fordi den er så enkel og så rigtig. Nemlig: Er det her noget vi har talt om, eller er det noget, vi har aftalt? Jeg har arbejdet sammen med Lars i forbindelse med en strategiproces på Aller Media A/S. Virksomheden skulle have formuleret en ny vision og have tegnet nogle tydelige veje dertil, og det var Lars, der facililterede. Lars er dygtig til at få svære og komplicerede temaer til at blive enkle og lette at se. Han har en stor erfaring fra andre forandrings-processer, og dem bruger han. Han fylder rummet med god energi, og der er megen humor og varme i hans måde at styre på. Lars havde en stor del af æren for, at strategien blev formuleret, afsendt og forstået af modtagerne. 
Jeg giver hermed Lars mine bedste anbefalinger.

Anette Kokholm

Radiochef, Danmarks Radio

First class facilitation of Strategy process for Gorrissen Federspiel 👍🏻

Lasse Skaarup Christensen

Partner, Advokat (H), Gorrissen Federspiel

 

Lars er manden, der vil gøre en forskel! I forbindelse med Danmarks Lungeforenings nye offensive strategi, sundere lunger – livet igennem, viste der sig et behov for at etablere et solidt netværk, der kan støtte familier med alvorligt syge børn. Da vi skulle starte det nye netværk med frivillige og professionelle tilbød Lars sig som facilitator. Der sker noget, når et menneske som Lars, med mange års erfaring indenfor virksomheds coaching og med en vindersjæl, indtager rummet! Lars er typen, der undervejs i planlægningen udfordrer metode og proces. Lars skaber den gode energi til fremdrift og forstår også de overordnede udviklingsaspekter for en moderne NGO.

Anne Brandt

Adm. Direktør,

Danmarks Lungeforening (NGO)

I have known Lars H. Nielsen since 1991 when I met him in connection with the introduction at Jyske Bank of a systematized model of proactive thinking. The meeting strongly affected my working methods and way of thinking. With his background as a top athlete Lars taught me the value of visualizing your goals and of planning how to reach those goals in practice. Since then, I have worked with Lars on many different occasions - always with the objective of improving and maintaining performance, either my own or that of the Group or my team of managers. 

Leif F. Larsen

Bankdirektør, Jyske Bank

 

Lars has the ability to capture different people and understanding there approach and asking the questions that gives them something to think about in his own quiet way. With Lars business orientated and positive mindset I can only give my best recommendations for Lars and his work.

Claus Rasmussen

VP HR & Communication, PANDORA

 

Lars is an excellent facilitator and coach. His background as an Olympic medal winner has given him the understanding of having a winner culture ,and he is good at use his talent to coach groups and organizations through the strategic planning, defining the visions, ambitions and realization of them. I have had the pleasure to work with Lars since 2011 and seeing forward using his assistance in future as well to get through the challenges of implementing the new technology in our organization.

                                       

Gita Monshizadeh

Technical Director, MOE

Lars H. Nielsen made a real difference in supporting the build up of the new Danfoss Executive management team andshaping the future startegy “Core & Clear” for Danfoss after the financial crisis.

 

Troels Petersen

Senior VP, Danfoss, (M&A)

Lars H. Nielsen has on two occasions worked with my management team helping us through some complex strategic change processes. The work was inspiring and was a good catalyst to bring us on in the process. Lars can be highly recommended. 

 

John Lindskog

President, Convatec B2B

 

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Lars in a combined strategy - and team spirit development process. Lars was a very professional and inspiring consultant from the first idea through to planning of this important project. And during the sessions Lars was an enthusiastic facilitator and coach, who contributed strongly to the ambitious results we achived! 

Carl F. Stub

Chairman and former CEO, Trock

 

Lars has done a terrific job facilitating several workshops for us. The aim has been to define and create commitment to efficient processes and mindsets for cross functional collaboration in our Business Unit. Lars approach has been very practical, straight forward, simple yet sophisticated, inspiring and time efficient. The outcome has been easy to implement performance models. Models that all in the business unit can relate and commit to - and the results from using these evolved in short time. I can highly recommend Lars.

Kåre Lenbroch

Tender & Project Manager, Pfizer

Had it not been for the process Lars and I initiated in Jyske Bank in 1992, I would hardly have the position today in 2021.

Anders Dam

CEO, Jyske Bank

 

 

I have worked with Lars on several occasions. Whether he has acted as a personally coach for me or a consultant for strategic processes he has always proven to be able to give candid and valuable feedback that have helped me get a broader perspective and accelerate performance. I will readily give my recommendations to the services that Lars H. Nielsen provides.

Lars Møller

Country Manager, Pfizer Denmark

 

 

Jeg har arbejdet sammen med Lars igennem mere end 20 år. De sidste år har Lars været min coach i min personlige udvikling som topleder på Amager Hvidovre Hospital. Lars store viden og dybe erfaring om toplederes dilemmaer og udfordringer i mange brancher, giver et enestående modspil så ens fulde lederpotentiale bringes i spil. Lars lytter, stiller skarpe spørgsmål og stimulerer ens egne refleksioner over ledelsesopgaven, så løsninger dannes undervejs. Lars er en tillidsskabende person, der giver tryghed til at kunne dele de inderste og sværeste problemer med fokus på konstruktive løsninger. Jeg kan kun give mine bedste anbefalinger. Tak for det, Lars.

Birgitte Rav Degenkolv

Hospitalsdirektør, 

Amager Hvidovre Hospital

 

 

Jeg har kendt Lars H Nielsen igennem 25 år, og har undervejs brugt ham som Executive coach. Det gælder specielt i perioder, hvor vi har arbejdet med en ny strategi, og i forbindelse med større forandringer. Lars har en 30 årig erfaring indenfor området, og empati er en af hans spidskompetencer. Derfor er han både god til at lytte og stille de rigtige spørgsmål, samt til at hjælpe med at se forskellige løsninger. Jeg kan absolut anbefale Lars H Nielsen både som facilitator for strategiprocesser og som Executive coach. 

 

Klaus Skjødt

CEO, Sparekassen Kronjylland

(Kåret som Europas Bedste Arbejdsplads,

og de mest tilfredse kunder)

Personally I have often benefited from Lars’ coaching abilities, and always against the background of a proactive approach. In addition to his ability to improve team performance, Lars has successfully challenged my own opinions and thoughts on the personal level. He has even made me take greater strides mentally and physically than I would have been able to achieve on my own.

 

Leif F. Larsen

Bankdirektør, Jyske Bank

 

Lars was a cornerstone to my success! He helped me realize my full potential, by challenging me to set very high goals, create awareness of what it exactly takes to fulfill them and become more aware of my own success stories and reaction patterns. 

His beliefs and techniques goes beyond sports and stretches well into the business world, where they can add value to any company by creating absolute commitment to ambitious visons.

 

Torbjørn Sindballe

Hawaii Triathlon medalist

 

I have known Lars as a great facilitator and coach for the past decade. First of all, Lars is an excellent listener, communicator and motivator. Lars’ sound and thorough methodology is complimented by his keen insight into leadership and organizational dynamics. Also, Lars is genuinely involved in the success of his clients. I strongly value Lars’ partnership, and no doubt, that Lars has been a significant contributor to me in fulfilling my ambitions and reaching my personal goals.

 

Claus Kynding Jensen

Leadership Consultant, Singapore

 

 

Jeg mødte Lars i Totalkredit, hvor han i forskellige sammenhænge løste opgaver med stor succes. Derudover har jeg haft et coachingforløb med Lars, hvor han viste stor indlevelsesevne - og havde evnen til at stille de rigtige spørgsmål, som kunne hjælpe mig videre i beslutningsprocessen. Jeg kan klart anbefale Lars, når du har brug for at implementere en "vinderkultur" - og helt sikkert også til individuelle seancer.

Jens Peter Høllsberg Jensen

Filialchef, Sydbank

Some years ago, I had the pleasure to work with Lars for the first time – I just joined a new position, it was without any hesitation Lars was asked to facilitate and guide our Management Team though a 4-month process to generate and develop our new performance mindset and leadership competences. Again, Lars’s drive, personal skills, professionalism and commitment made us reach the goal as planned. “Next time”, I will contact Lars again.

Lars Trolle

Chief Development Officer, Uneeg Medical

 

Lars helped us in the development of an ambitous strategy and a Winning Mindset™ to support it. During the process Lars facilitated the discussions in a way that at the same time inspired and focused the team. Lars is a very strong ambassador for setting ambitious targets, and we all felt that we were in very good hands. The experience that Lars brings to the team is "second-to-none". 
If you consult Lars, be prepared to be challenged on your ambitions.

Henrik B. Olesen

Global Head - Go To Market, BAYER CropScience


Had the pleasure to be supported by Lars during the launch of our new strategy in OTW. Lars helped me create alignment in my management team and he help me motivate all teams to embrace change and focus their energy on winning in a difficult market. 
Lars forces you to sharpen your strategy so that it appeals to the organization and he challenges both managers and employees to consider and decide whether they are on board or not. On top of that he is a great storyteller and an experienced consultant which leaves you in very safe hands when driving major strategic changes in your organization.

Annette Bach

CEO, OTW Media

Lars H. Nielsen has facilitated a number of processes for our department. Every time Lars has facilitated the meetings the best way. Supported us and still challenged us. I warmly recommend Lars as a facilitator in processes of changeand restructuring.

Anne Kolbye

Value Demonstration Manager, Pfizer

 

Lars facilitated us at SEGES Pig Research Center in formulating a new Strategy. He is effective, precise and yet able to listen. The result is a solid and accepted Ambition. I can highly recommend Lars as facilitator for your strategy process.

Claus Fertin

CEO, SEGES Research Center

 


Lars has been a pleasure to work with, and his direct, yet polite, manner of adressing business issues has been very appreciated in Odense ZOO. Lars might be the type of guy who attends board meetings in big corporations, but he is definately also the guy who zookeepers and other core personel in Odense ZOO find inspiring and ambitious. I highly recommend Lars.

Jens Odgaard Olsson

Direktør, Odense Zoo

 

I have known and worked with Lars for almost 25 years - on and off. Lars comes across as a very professional consultant/coach, and has several times been instrumental in ensuring, that our strategies are solid, can be executed, and bought into by managers and employees alike. 

His processes are easy to understand, ensures that the strategic work has the required stringency, and challenges management across the board in a way, that improves not only the strategy, but also the ensuing execution. 
The strengths of Lars are many, but what I value the most, is that he listens, ask questions and challenges me. I can highly recommend Lars for any strategic work that anyone would embark on. And, let me not forget - he is a very pleasurable guy to be around as well

 

Jens Lauritzen

Director, Jyske Bank 

 

Lars has worked with me and my teams since early 2013 where we set ambitions and goals for the coming years and agreed how we would execute these together as one team. He has helped us implement a Winning Mindset™ in the team. 
He is a great coach and facilitator, challenging us to set the bar high, and not to settle on medium-level ambitions. He has made us aim high and helped us work out a very concrete path how to reach this successfully. We have reached our goals and are still aiming even higher.

Trine Steensen Møller

Commercial Director