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Kevin Asbjornson - Institute of Inspired Leadership. Denver, Colorado, Singapore, SG

Kevin Asbjornson

Managing Director & Global Executive Coach | Institute of Inspired Leadership

Denver, Colorado, Singapore, SINGAPORE

Master Facilitator and Global Executive Coach who inspires personal transformation, engages the imagination and evokes engaging leadership.



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Inspire Imagine Innovate, The Artistry of Leadership




Engaging Clients' Talent, Potential and Performance to Help Them Make a Difference in Their Work -- And Their World

Kevin D. Asbjörnson, MIM, brings positive psychology, personal potential, and leadership together to help clients realize their highest aspirations and determine their career and life paths. He is a professional educator, global executive leadership consultant/coach, international performing artist and performance-based learning facilitator, keynote speaker, and author in the areas of global leadership, building effective teams, and leading innovation in the global workplace. He is Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer of Inspire! Imagine! Innovate! (i3) – an international alliance of professional educators, executive coaches, performing artists and master facilitators who inspire personal transformation and evoke engaging leadership.

Through his approach focused on uncovering clients' unique motivations and capabilities, Kevin has reframed the traditional concept of leadership to deliver uncommon results.

He is a certified in a variety of surveys, instruments and assessments including Hogan Assessments and he is a member of the Hogan Coaching Network (HCN). For more information on i3, please visit the website at InspireImagineInnovate.com.

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 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 and communications and has produced seven CDs of original music and an International Telly Award-winning DVD entitled The Artistry of Leadership-Creating Meaningful Connections®. His original music can be heard on Facebook, iTunes, CDBaby.com, Pandora.com, Amazon.com, and on his website at www.InspireImagineInnovate.com.

Industry Expertise (5)

Performing Arts

Corporate Leadership

Professional Training and Coaching

Training and Development

Corporate Training

Areas of Expertise (8)

Leadership is A Performing Art

Global Leadership; Global Mindset

Creativity & Innovation in the Workplace

Personal Centeredness & Well-Being

Coaching for Performance and Potential

Global-Centric Talent & Capabilities Development

Building Effective Teams

Coaching for Performance, Potential & Well-Being

Accomplishments (3)

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).

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.

Education (5)

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

Thunderbird School of Global Management: Master of International Management, International Marketing and Business Development 1985

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.

Affiliations (11)

  • 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)

Languages (3)

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Testimonials (1)

Charles Fred, Chief Execuitve Officer | The Breakaway Group

This high definition film includes natural, unscripted testimonials from a number of CEOs and COOs including: Charles Fred - The Breakaway Group Michael Cafasso - St. Mary-Corrwin Medical Center David Carlson - eon Capital Group Jennifer Jones - Jones Consulting Group Peter Reding -Foundation for Inspired Learning Karin Wilson-Starks - Transleaderhip Group

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)

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.

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.

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.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


5000 to 50000

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.

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Partnerships (3)

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.

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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.

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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. VISION To be the Coaching Voice of Asia Pacific. MISSION To bring the power and value of coaching to every workplace and home. OUR VALUES 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.

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