I grew up during the 1960s and 70s in one of the safest and most fortunate countries in the world: Sweden. My parents were ordinary Swedes with a big love for nature. They were both teachers, which meant we had much time during school holidays to spend together as a family. In our free time, we walked, skied, or hiked in the forest or the mountains nearby. We also had a small sailboat that we used to get out to the islands around our country house in Smögen. My brother and I enjoyed a happy childhood without any troubles, until the unthinkable happened. Our father had a heart attack and died.
Pia-Maria ThorénInspiration Director and Agile People Coach
Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees), and the founder of Agile People. Agile People is a global network of people who work to improve workplaces by helping HR and leaders to attain an agile mindset for the future of work by using agile tools, methods, values, and principles. Pia-Maria specializes in helping companies move towards a culture of increased agility through Agile HR, Agile leadership, and Motivation. Her main focus is to contribute to creating organizations where people perform better and feel engaged. Her main drive is to see the movement from one state to another in a company, contributing by making that change successful both from a financial and human perspective.
Special focus areas: Agile People (Agile HR AND Agile Leadership), Agile Culture Journeys, Management 3.0, Performance development, Employee engagement & motivation (Reiss Motivation Profile), workshop facilitation, event moderation, and professional speaking.