Dr. Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg, M.A. Psychology and PhD in Business Economics runs a business psychology practice serving clients primarily in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors and the Danish military. She coaches leaders, and delivers tailored leadership programs.

In 2011 she opened her business psychology practice working with executives, executive teams and boards from over 20 leading companies in the fields of finance and pharma.

Earlier in her career, she worked in Defence Command Denmark, Right Management and Danske Bank – always in the domains of leadership development and organizational psychology.

A number of her clients wondered how they could achieve a sustainable high performance.

This question made her search for a method for maintaining high performance – even under pressure.

Merete travelled to West Point Military Academy, NATO Defense College, Stanford University, and Silicon Valley, interviewing leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. Her work was published in the book Battle Mind. How to Navigate in Chaos and Perform under Pressure.

Read more about the book here.

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Merete is Adjunct Professor in Leadership at IMD Business School.

Merete works with clients from corporations and organizations. She does not offer supervision of psychologists or sessions for private individuals.

Leadership with courage, speed and wisdom

Executive Coaching & Battle Mind

Dr. Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg is an executive coach and organizational psychologist with more than twenty years of experience in developing executive teams, top leaders and talents. She focuses on the financial sector, pharma and the Danish military.

She is authorized by the Danish Psychological Organization and a certified specialist in organizational psychology. She holds a PhD in Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School, and a M.A. in Psychology from University of Copenhagen.

She is the author of Battle Mind: How to Navigate in Chaos and Perform Under Pressure.

Her approach to coaching is performance-centered and based on scientific research, broad case experience and long-term relationships with select clients. 

Merete takes point of departure in her research, when she advises leaders on creating effective and meaningful interactions through coaching and training programs. She creates cultures that enhance performance within groups and individuals.


How to handle a crisis

Being a leader, what can you do to prevent and handle the psychological aspects of a crisis situation?

This might give you insight:

How to Be a Good Leader in a Bad Economy
Why worry about the wellbeing of winners?, IMD
How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted – and You Are, Too, Harvard Business Review.
Leading into the Post-Covid Recovery, Harvard Business Review.
If You Feel Like You’re Regressing, You’re Not Alone, Harvard Business Review.
Top teams in the time of crisis: containment and compassion, IMD.
Psychology skills for leaders navigating through the waves of the corona crisis, IMD.