Tommy Karlsson, Sweden

“I have spent my whole career working as a corporate leader”

I’m energized by meeting individuals, who want to and dare to develop. Those around me say I am sociable and positive but most of all that I have the ability to be present here and now, which creates trust and confidence.

In 1989 I fulfilled my life’s dream when I became Director of the Diplomatkoncern Hotel in Åre. I have spent my whole career working as a corporate leader – as a line manager, in executive posts and as a board director in the service industry. I have experience from the tourism industry, hotel and restaurant business, wholesale trade, real-estate maintenance, aircraft cleaning and laundries.

I have been responsible for both organizations with up to 2500 employees and multi-million dollar turnovers and for self-proprietorship with as few as 20 coworkers. I worked for Samhall for more then 10 years, heading and developing their service operations. Several of my assignments have involved leading geographically dispersed and decentralized operations.

As a consultant I work with leaders and management groups both nationally and internationally. My clients include Atlas Copco, Botkyrka Municipality, Tekniska Verken i Linköping AB and TMA Lund University. I have a Master of Political Science majoring in business administration and am an accredited ACC Coach.

Tommy Karlsson
Partner in Gaia Leadership since 2006