Performance in business. I work mostly with younger people on their way towards their career goals. To advice them in how to keep balance in life despite they often have high demands from themselves and from the people around them. They are highly motivated for hard work to get to their goals, which is positive but also a risk for too much work and too long days with too little of recovery.
I support managers and leaders to have balance in life and to handle tuff decisions that need to be taken. Sometimes I support a manager or leader who wants to build a high motivational environment and mindset within the company. Because they want to help and support the staff to reach their full capacity and to build an environment where you can enjoy your working day and career!
Persons who contacts me
Simply, I support persons who wants to develop and perform in their profession. The challenge is to perform on a high and consistent level that is sustainable for a full career. It is really important to put the pieces smoothly together. And for sure you can need some support in that, it is a hard work to keep the balance and to make right priorities and decisions!
To learn about top performance from sports
Therése in the interview below is a wonderful example where her sports ambition was replaced with the ambition to succeed at work. It can be difficult to change the mindset and adapt from an athletes life to a working life, but often the same priorities must be done. Above all, to focused on your goals and where you are heading so you understand the purpose of what you are doing and can chose the best way to your goal. It is important to prioritize to be ably to have time to take care of yourself so that you can stay healthy and to be able to enjoy your way towards goal fulfillment! This is a process where I can help you, whether you have experiences from sports or not!
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Therése is a copywriter at the Gothenburg based advertising agency Valentin Experience. Together with her creator partner Nina Friman, they has been named “Sweden’s sharpest young creators 2017”. They have represented Sweden in Young Lions in Cannes and took home bronze medal in the “Eurobest!” Competition – where Europe’s best young creative duo is chosen.
A few words from Therése:
“Every time I finish a counseling with Margareta
I feel like a new, insightful person.
She gives me balance, perspective and tools to cope and reach
my daily and long term goals and challenges.”
Quote – Therése Bohlén-Kinn
Intervju with Therése, 2019:
PSIM meets Therése a day in november at the local coffee shop Da Matteo, Gothenburg. This day we gather in a conversation about development within her working career and how she, with a sprinter background takes advantage of her athlete point of view, when creating results throughout a creative process.
– People know me as the one who never give up. I am always the one to say “this can be better” or, “how do we go through with this”. I’m trying to put in values that challenge us to continue, but that always having me feel boring.To joke around and talk about other things breaks my focus – and I am not so good with that, says Therese.
In 2013 she choosed to put her physical performance and development on side. The choice was made through a combination of injuries and shattered focus on her sports during her education. Although, she continued to create and her mindset still shapes, inside and out.
-I had no sense in the creative world, but there was something that made me curious about it. There is a similarity between sports and to create concept, even if they are two different worlds. I have naturally, very easy to see the creative process. I am clear with where we begin and where we are going, and it’s easy for me to create a plan and stick to it, Therése reflects.
Some aspects in life are those you’ll need to be reminded of, over again. Your priorities, your boundaries and relationships are some of them. A couple years in to her working career Therése experienced too much focus on performance and therefore she felt stressed in her priorities. She turned to PSIM for guidance to change her perspective.
How can you shape your work with and from an athlete point of view? How can you, inside and out, create space to think, feel and grow – in a result oriented creative process and world?
-Together, we stepped back and looked at my whole life. How do I frame my life? How many relationship do I have and how many can I handle? And, what demands do I make on myself in my relationship?
-I had many activities in my life, because a lot has been fun. I want to have contact with my friends every week, but If I have fifteen of them – that is not possible? I also need to train, but why do I want that? Was there still an anxiety over my identity as an athlete through the way I look today and my need to perform and confirm my self? Or do I just, think, that running is fun and makes me feel healthy?
To exercise is in either way, an important piece of her life puzzle, although it today are more about recovery than development and performance. She speaks about meditation and yoga during morning hours to get in a good mode for her day – but also the important part clear her thoughts and feeling with running, walking or swimming after work. Today, she is well aware that the movement is most important, not to judge or perform.
-When I begin my day I reflect over what is important. Where shall I put my energy? In five different projects, or in one? Do all of them must be perfect? If so, non will be, says Therese.
For her, to create the space and energy she needs in her life – she values structure and priorities on all levels. Her creativity and strategic approach benefits from her athletic perspective and mindset, through which she knows, that the creativity she brings to work – comes from the space in her mind, she creates from movement and recovery.
-There is, a special kind of creator that is rewarded in this bransch. You should be soft, cool and mucky. But that approach doesn’t benefit me. My creative tools is actually to take a run back home, because it is in the in between moments, and in the movement – I create, and that is also what I want from my training, today, Therése ends.
Interview and text:
Sara Ulrika Holmgren
Elite Runner | Writer & Communications strategist