Bjorn Frederick, Permanent Representative LATAM

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"I truly believe that human potential is unlimited and learning is the key process to unlock talents and make common people to reach uncommon results." read more
"I truly believe that human potential is unlimited and learning is the key process to unlock talents and make common people to reach uncommon results."

I am passionate about learning, and facilitating learning. My inner energy comes from 3 engines: curiosity, the desire to do something better and better, and being challenged. Fortunately my projects and my clients provide me all these valuable ingredients. My executive and academic background helps me to connect business problems to tools and theories.

What dream would you like to fulfil? read more
What dream would you like to fulfil?

To grow up my kids and see them continously embracing learning and development to fulfil their dreams and aspirations, aware of the others around them and the environment. I truly believe we need to leave better people to our planet.

What has been your biggest adventure so far? read more
What has been your biggest adventure so far?

To climb an active volcano with open crater in Chile (Villarica vocano 2.843 m), Camino de Santiago de Compostela by bike with my wife, and Colca Canyon in Peru (the world deepest) with my kids and wife.

What did you want to become when you were a child? read more
What did you want to become when you were a child?

My dream was to be a professional athlete, both individual and collective sports can teach us vary valuable lessons. Today as a business professional I see so many similarities between sports and business that frequently my mind is building bridges to serve as potent metaphors for learning.

If you could transform yourself into another person – who would this be? read more
If you could transform yourself into another person – who would this be?

Michael Jordan - he is an example of dedication, talent, and learning from mistakes and wins.

Whereby do you realise that your training has been effective? read more
Whereby do you realise that your training has been effective?

When you meet people after a long time, months or years and people remember you and want to talk to you.  When people realize and share with you how important it was to be able to change his/her own behavior towards a more fulfilling and productive professional acting.

Which film strongly influenced you ? read more
Which film strongly influenced you ?

Forest Gump was remarkable for bringing fun, drama, beauty and showing that human potential is unpredictable. I really like this quote from Forest: "I don´t know if we each have a destiny, or if we´e just floating around accidental - like on a breeze."

The most funny mishap during a training? read more
The most funny mishap during a training?

There were some plumbers fixing something in the roof of a training room and then suddenly a foot came out of the ceiling with a massive amount of water, literally a waterfall. It was a shock for a moment but immediately after we confirmed that nobody was injured everybody was laughing a lot.

What would be the headline of your bio? read more
What would be the headline of your bio?

Versatile and agile learner professional continuously seeking opportunities for building value.

Who has inspired you professionally? read more
Who has inspired you professionally?

My first manager was an inspiring role model for a young trainee. He had the ability to communicate very effectively changing his approach to each individual accordingly to his/her characteristics and context. A true example of systemic leadership.

How do you know that your participants are inspired by your training? read more
How do you know that your participants are inspired by your training?

When eyes and ears are wide open and then immediately after deep insights come out by sharing with others and by writing it down to make sure to go back to it. When people come to say thanks after a seminar and how important it was to participate.