Kevin D. Asbjörnson, MIM is a professional educator, global executive coach, international performing artist, key note speaker, panelist and author in the areas of global leadership/global mindset; building effective teams, engaging leadership and leading creativity & innovation in the global workplace.
He is a Master Facilitator, Leadership Consultant & Certified Coach who designs, facilitates and coaches within customized learning & development programs and workshops to enhance leadership, performance and productivity of individuals, work-groups, and teams. He is a certified in a variety of individual, team and organizational surveys, instruments and assessments including Hogan Assessments and he is a member of the Hogan Coaching Network (HCN).
Kevin earned a Master of International Management (MIM) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Bachelor of Arts-Cum Laude in International Studies & Business from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Diploma-Valedictorian of European Economics, Legal and Political Studies from the University of Vienna, Austria.
He is Founder & Managing Partner of Inspire! Imagine! Innovate! – an international alliance of professional educators, executive coaches, performing artists and master facilitators who inspire personal transformation, engage the imagination and evoke engaging leadership. Please visit www.InspireImagineInnovate.com
He is also a Global Leadership Consultant, Adjunct Faculty and Executive Coach with the Singapore Campus of the IMD School of Business (Ranked #1 in Executive Development).
Kevin has served as Senior Faculty & Performing Artist in Residence at the Center for Creative Leadership, Boeing Leadership Center, IBM Learning Center, The Banff Centre, Irish Management Institute, American Express Leadership Center and Linkage-Global Institute for Leadership Development.
Kevin has published numerous articles on inspired leadership, leadership as a performing art and the art of communication and produced seven Compact Discs of original, contemporary piano and acoustic instrumental music and an International Telly Award winning DVD entitled The Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections®. His original music can be heard on Face book, Apple iTunes, www.CDBaby.com www.Pandora.com www.Amazon.com and www.InspireImagineInnovate.com
Industry Expertise (4)
Areas of Expertise (8)
Executive Producer of DVD "The Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections" (professional)
Executive Producer of High-Definition DVD "The Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections which earned an international Telly Award for Creative Excellence.
DVD integrates original music, facilitated conversation and research on Emotional Intelligence with the audience and live, unscripted audience testimonials on the impact of performing arts-based learning and leadership development.
Please visit www.InspireImagineInnovate.com to preview the online version of the DVD.
Creator & Curriculum Designer of The Eight Keys to Inspired Leadership (professional)
Researched, designed and created original curriculum of a model of inspired or transformational leadership entitled "The Eight Keys to Inspired Leadership" which has been integrated into corporate leadership development programs with Boeing, IBM, American Express, Banff Centre for Leadership, Center for Creative Leadership, Irish Management Institute, and Kraft.
Executive Producer + Co-Producer of 12 Compact Discs of Original Acoustic Instrumental Music (professional)
Executive Producer or Co-Producer of 7 compact discs of original piano solos and acoustic instrumental music recorded on the PianoOne, Acoustitherapy and Jingo Digital music labels.
Composed 100% of the music recorded on the compact discs which include 5 premium compact discs produced in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Thunderbird School of Global Management: Master of International Management, International Marketing and Business Development 1985
University of Vienna, Austria Sommerchochshule: Diploma-Valedictorian, European Economic, Legal and Political Studies 1983
University of Nebraska at Omaha: Bacehlor of Arts-Cum Laude, International Studies, Political and Social Sciences 1984
University of Vienna, Austria Sommerchochshule: Dimploma-Valedictorian, European Economic, Legal and Political Studies 1983
Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership: Certified Organizational Coach, Organizational Coaching 2016
The Institute of Executive Leadership & Coaching is a leading provider of coach accreditation and executive coaching services in Asia-Pacific and ASEAN.
Offices are in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney.
IECL’s strengths based approach to executive coaching draws on multiple disciplines and is informed by the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Our aim is to enhance the quality of the coachee’s insights and sense of empowerment to improve their performance and organisational effectiveness.
- Hogan Coaching Network (HCN)
- Idea Connection Systems
- Asia-Pacific Alliance of Coaches
- American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
- International Leadership Association (ILA)
- Thunderbird School of Global Management-Executive Education
- Executive to Leader Institute (Korn Ferry)
- Singapore Management University-Executive Education
- National University of Singapore (NUS)- Executive Education
- Nanyang Technological University (NTU) - Execuitve Education
- International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Event Appearances (2)
The Artistry of Leadership for Emerging Leadership in Asia-Pacific
SingTel Emerging Leaders Conference Amara Santuary Conference Resort, Singapore
The Artistry of Coaching-Making Meaningful Connections
Asia-Pacific Coaching Bi-Annual Conference Furama Riverfront Hotel-Singapore
Sample Talks (3)
The Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections
An interactive, dynamic professional development experience and keynote event that awakens business leaders to their powers of focus, interpretation, visioning, listening, and innovation. Artistry of Leadership embraces principles of the Inspired Learning Model, of which Asbjornson is both a master facilitator and practitioner. This model centers on the dynamic interaction between the facilitator, learner and learning environment; an interaction that inspires self-discovery,insight and wisdom.
Leadership is a Performing Art
LEADERS INSPIRE PEOPLE; PEOPLE MOTIVATE THEMSELVES Artists create from deep internal motives. Likewise, individuals in organizations bring intrinsic motivation to their work. Rather than trying to manufacture motivation, an artful leader inspires exceptional work by calling upon others’ innate desire to make a difference. This inspiration inevitably fires people’s imaginations which in turn triggers innovation.
Mr. Asbjornson parallels the artistic competencies of artists with leaders.
Inspiration, Imagination, Innovation -Redefining Leadership in the 21st Century
Consumers of the world have experienced unprecedented examples of inspiration, imagination and innovation in technology products however; employees in the global workplace and citizens of the world are now insisting and expecting these characteristics in the leadership of corporations, organizations and governments.
Mr. Asbjornson, a leadership consultant, facilitator and coach with extensive international experience, presents the model of Inspired, Engaging & Transformational Leadership.
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
Research Focus (1)
The Artistry of Leadership
Creating Meaningful Connections
Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections® is an experience-based learning session, which introduces the characteristics or attributes (Eight Keys) of Inspired, Engaged or Transformational Leadership.
The Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections® integrates the expertise of the practicing artist with the science of leadership. The result is an interactive, dynamic professional development experience and keynote event that awakens business leaders to their powers of focus, interpretation, visioning, listening, and innovation. Artistry of Leadership® embraces the principles of the Inspired Learning and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Models™, of which Asbjörnson is both a master facilitator and certified practitioner. These models center on the dynamic interaction between the facilitator, learner and the learning environment — an interaction that inspires self-discovery, insight and wisdom.
During the Artistry of Leadership® program, participants sit in a circle of chairs around a Yamaha® Grand Piano. Using his original music as a platform, Asbjörnson engages the participants in a leadership “practice session” that involves thinking, journaling and dialogue about their business challenges and approach to leadership. He demonstrates and reveals in each participant the artistic competencies of reflection, insight and intentional listening.
Hogan Global Coaching Network
Hogan Assessment Systems Hogan Assessment Systems
The Hogan Coaching Network (HCN) is a group of highly professional, well credentialed, broadly experienced consultants who are carefully screened to ensure that they are experts not only in the Hogan inventories, but in coaching and consulting as well, especially at senior management and executive levels.
All coaches employ the Hogan results-oriented approach of connecting what participants learns about themselves from the assessment results (strategic self-awareness) to their key business goals. We view the assessment results as the “what,” and the feedback session with the coach as the “so what” (i.e., so what does this mean to me?). We then help the participants with the “now what” (i.e., now what do I do to be more effective?). Within this framework, the coaches tailor their approach to best reach the participants so the feedback session has maximum impact.
Institute of Executive Leadership & Coaching
Institute of Executive Leadership & Coaching Institute of Executive Leadership & Coaching
Global Executive Coaches and facilitators residing and working in Asia-Pacific and ASEAN.
Experienced in Global Leadership/Global Mindset.
Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches
Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches
Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches is the leading organization of professional coaches in the Asia Pacific Region. We are a unique, diverse, and dynamic community of coaches committed to the highest standards of professional coaching. As coaching advocates, we collaborate and are united in sharing the gift of coaching across the world.
To be the Coaching Voice of Asia Pacific.
To bring the power and value of coaching to every workplace and home.
Professionalism and Ethics: We work with integrity and abide by proficient coaching principles.
Quality: We believe in the highest standards of excellence in all coaching.
Diversity and Inclusion: We value the diversity in coaches, coachees, & organisations. We celebrate our differences and see it as our strength.
Learning: We believe in continuous development, technology, and innovation.
Service: We believe in serving through coaching and desire to create a positive impact on the communities served.
Engagement: We believe in working with our coaching community internally and society at large to create more possibilities and solutions for all.