Lisen Ydse Christiansen has worked in Vancouver, France and for corporate Norway including lastly six years at Scandinavias largest waste management company in management positions within HR, Quality assurance and as a hands-on leader for various multi-million dollar projects, before she quit it all when she felt her purpose did not align with the type of work she did. Before reaching to this major shift in her life by following her intuition, she had started her inner journey several years prior during many solo travels around the world to understand her own essence and purpose in life without the ego-driven identities. After she had gone through the process and came of understanding her own authentic story affected by self-harming as a young adult, loss of a parent and the need to "prove herself" in a mans corporate world, and finding her own inner purpose, she started her own business in 2018. With her The Sumati Concept she helps her clients overcome their limiting beliefs by using yoga philosophy, yoga practice and meditation as inspiration and tools to unblock what is holding us back in finding our purpose and being the best version of ourselves we can be. Over the years she has met many unhappy and dissatisfied employees at work, as well as leaders and managers that are focusing on the wrong things and therefore are not able to have a positive and effective growth for their company. After having seen it first-hand from within organisations how attitude and mindset can affect the growth and the fall of a business, she wanted to help organisations work towards creating more inclusive, equitable cultures that empower all to succeed! She aims to help businesses create more meaningful environments for their employees, clients, and communities. Through coaching, presentations and workshops, she supports organisations finding their strengths to create the building blocks for their business, the employees, in hiring, on-boarding, and development strategies. She is an avid advocate for humanising the workplace and making sure leaders understand how to create the best environments and cultures so that employees can be really happy, feel inspired and appreciated. She knows the results of these amazing workplaces are higher profit and better service for all stakeholders. She is a true believer that being a humanistic and inclusive business is the only way organisations will thrive in the future!
She has served as a project panel advisor for national workforce inclusion-programs and she has held many presentations to inspire other organisations from Norway, Africa and Ukraine in the fields of social purpose and how it can benefit individuals, businesses and communities at large. Her work advocating for more inclusive corporations has been accredited in various news outlets in Norway and has been awarded by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises.