Keynote Speaker Category: Female Speakers, Happiness,


Malene Rydahl is a writer, keynote speaker and executive coach. Her speciality of well-being and performance is inspired by the Danish leadership model. Malene explores conditions of productivity and engagement that are necessary to increase productivity and engagement in corporations.

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Planting Seeds of Happiness The Danish Way | Malene Rydahl | TEDxINSEADSingapore

In the media:

Malene Rydahl: “The Danes live in a society of modesty, in Denmark one should not brag about his exploits”

Thrive Global – Why Danish People Are the Happiest People In The World


Leadership, Well-being in business, Commitment, Trust, Performance, Innovation, Collective intelligence, Autonomy, Creativity, Happiness, Employee loyalty, Change management.

Planting Seeds Of Happiness The Danish Way | Malene Rydahl | TEDxINSEADSingapore


Malene Rydahl has 18 years of experience in the corporate world, most recently as Director of  Corporate Communication for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in EAME. She was listed as one of the “24 Women of the Year” in 2012 by the French magazine L’Express.

Prior to her time with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Rydahl worked for Bang & Olufsen during the turnaround period of the company, she also held a position with WPP in France heading the agency’s key account “Le Bon Marché” (LVMH).

Rydahl explores why Danish employees are some of the happiest in the world and how that leadership style directly impacts results financially in a positive way. She works with major French and international companies on wellbeing and happiness in corporations.

She is the author of the best-selling book Happy as a Dane published in more than 12 languages all over the world. The book was awarded the prize of the most optimistic book in 2014. She published her second book Le Bonheur Sans Illusions in September 2017 which explores some of the side effects of money, power, beauty and fame and looks at how we might better avoid disillusionment to find our own true path to happiness.

In 2014, she was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of Copenhagen.

As a keynote speaker, she works with major French and international companies, institutions and elite schools such the OECD, ENA, HEC and INSEAD in Singapore as a TEDx speaker.

Certified as an executive coach from the prestigious school of coaching Manning Inspire in Copenhagen, she developed a masterclass on how to increase performance by implementing a solid base of trust and a sense of individual freedom through the development of our level of selfawareness and empathy. To attract and keep the best talents in companies, it is also necessary to have a common project with a higher purpose.

Malene Rydahl also proposes individual or collective programs of executive coaching for CEOs and executive committees who wish to improve the engagement, the well-being and the performance of their employees.


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