See 30minMBA Founder and International Keynote Speaker Therese Gedda live


For more than a decade, Therese has inspired tens of thousands of people speaking on dozens of stages worldwide including Web Summit, Stockholm School of Economics and TEDx Made in Europe.

Listen to Therese when she shares insights on business culture, entrepreneurship, positive psychology and lifelong learning. Below you find some of her most popular talks.

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Some of the conferences, universities, and events Therése has been a keynote speaker or workshop leader at are:



Brilliance – Thriving with the Entrepreneurial Mindset


The self-leading company – How to design and develop a high performing business culture where people thrive

This talk cover topics including Mindset, Entrepreneurship, Positive Psychology, Entrepreneurial Lifestyle and Passion

Learn the success factors to adopt the entrepreneurial mindset by learning wisdom from the entrepreneurial rollercoaster, the startup world, as well as valuable lessons from science including positive psychology. The entrepreneurial mindset, however, is not just for founders but for every achiever, go-getter, and passionate individual who seeks to thrive.

This talk will show you how to experience a daily sense of achievement, how settling is the enemy, how passion is contagious and why it’s crucial to focus on your strengths while disregarding your weaknesses. Additionally, you will learn how to embrace opportunities, challenge your fears and experience moment after moment of true brilliance.

This talk cover topics including  Business Culture, Leadership, Distributed Teams, Future of work, Engagement, Appreciation and Achievement

You can’t follow the crowd if you want to create something truly extraordinary. You need to create your own path. There is a shift in how business is done. Vision-lead companies where people are hired based on their values and cultural fit is just beginning to take off. Companies like Southwest Airlines and Zappos are leading the way by putting their best practices into action. Let purpose, values and vision guide your business and put your people before customers and profit while benefiting from the fact that this is better for business.



“She is a phenomenal startup CEO, an incredible leader and she has an amazing passion for empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential.


Therése has the ability to create magic – constantly, it seems. With loads of creativity and determination, Therese has demonstrated a remarkable ability to create exceptional value and media attention from limited resources.

She is a phenomenal startup CEO, an incredible leader and she has an amazing passion for empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. I'm proud to vouch for her, because I've seen from the inside how she works and what she does to always deliver - both on stage as a keynote speaker and behind-the-scenes in business.

Therése is extremely talented across the board and with her determination, no industry is safe from disruption. 

Tony Friede – Investment Manager at VINNOVA





Therése is an extraordinary international motivational speaker.”


Therése is an extraordinary entrepreneur and international motivational speaker. A conductor of energy and magnetism, she engages audiences through her passionate performances, providing audiences with immediate and actionable insights. Combining her background in elite fitness and her extensive professional experience, Therése has motivated people all over the world to reach their goals in both their personal and professional lives.




Stefan Engeseth – Guest Professor and Author




How To Build A Strong Personal Brand That Sets You Apart – Learn How Charisma, Performance And Authenticity Influence Your Brand

 Serendipity networking – Connect, care, and make a lasting first impression

This talk cover topics including Personal Branding, Performance Body language, Charisma and Passion

Your personal brand is more than simply having a profile online or introducing yourself with your name and title when you meet someone for the first time. Discover how showing and sharing your passion can make you radiant. Learn how making a difference starts by authenticity and giving.

This talk covers everything from the importance of standing for something that is in line with your values, to how body language and charisma makes all the difference when you connect in person. Develop your own personal brand and learn how to be the shining star anytime and anywhere.

This talk cover topics including Networking, Body Language and Communication

You are at one of the most important events of your life and you have ten seconds to make your pitch. How do you make a lasting first impression and establish great rapport? How do you make the moment count? The person in front of you could potentially be your next big client, business partner or close friend.

Learn how to sharpen your listening skills, engage through powerful questioning, and know how to introduce yourself in a memorable way regardless of whether it’s at a business conference or a casual dinner.



"Therése is one of the most talented individuals that I have met in my life"  


Therése is one of the most talented individuals that I have met in my life with a tremendous passion, great attitude and world-class input as a mentor that sets her apart from others.

Great leadership capabilities and highly driven makes it a certainty of success in her ventures as a serial entrepreneur and 30minMBA has the possibility to revolutionize the way we learn. Always willing to help, regardless if it is to set up a connection with someone in her network or to get feedback on your ideas.

Finally, but not least, she is a great friend that I am happy to have in both my personal and professional life.


Jacob Leander-Olsson – VAs Super talent 2013 and Founder of at MTG


"Therése Gedda is truly one-in-a-million"  


Therese Gedda is truly one-in-a-million. Through her renowned talks, Therese creates truly transformative experiences, inspiring and enlightening individuals on a range of business-related discussions. With a method akin to a “hands on” coaching session, Therese interacts with her audience empowering attendees with immediate and actionable knowledge.

Therese’s natural leadership talents are clearly evident. With her gift for strength spotting, she leads with potential thus empowering each team member with self-belief and excellence. It is a privilege and an honor to watch her perform in all of her roles at such a high level – CEO, Serial Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Leader - making the impossible become possible every single day.

Combined with warmth, integrity, excellence, and a genuine interest in others, Therese Gedda’s success, intelligence, and experience is well beyond her years.



Scott van Dort – COO at 30minMBA


Recruit Amazing Talent, Learn on the Go and See Your Culture Thrive


Design Thinking – How To Aim For The WOW In Product Development

This talk cover topics including Recruitment, HR, Future of Work, Mobile Learning, Wellbeing, Workplace Engagement and Business Culture

Gallup’s 2015 survey found that only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged in the workplace. In this inspiring and enlightening talk, discover how recruitment based on culture and matching people’s skills to tasks which they are likely to experience engagement in is vital to productivity, trust, connection, and wellbeing in your organization. Learn how the trend of mobile learning tools have revolutionized skill development and encouraged behavioral change in high performing organizations. Instead of spending 8 hours reading a book and trying to retain the information, mobile learning allows individuals to learn and develop skills “on-the-go” in memorable and immediately actionable ways.

This talk cover topics including Co-Creation, Creativity, Product Development, Design Thinking and Lean

Design thinking is about co-creation. It’s about inviting your customers, stakeholders, and people into the idea and execution phase of developing a new product or service together. The iterative design thinking process is all about empathy, defining, ideation, prototyping, testing, and co-creating. Learn how design thinking humanizes concepts, processes, and product development. Learn how design thinking and lean methods are used in the startup world in a practical and powerful way. See how collaboration unifies and enhances product creation, and how involving and relating to your customer solves problems, increases the speed of innovation and takes your new products to new heights.



“On top of being a serial entrepreneur, she is an absolute top-class networker and extremely entrepreneurial


Therese is a fantastic person in so many ways. On top of being a serial entrepreneur, she is an absolute top-class networker and extremely entrepreneurial. But, what really makes her shine is the immense passion she demonstrates for what she is doing.

As a startup advisor and speaker, she is constantly connecting with other entrepreneurs to generously sharing her learnings, insights and experiences to help them grow as well.


Mats Vindefjärd – CEO at Future Sports Media






Therése is warm, generous and inspires both myself and others with her visions and charisma.


Therése has a tremendous passion for both business and entrepreneurship. Her combination of professional and academic experience from working with business development, leadership and marketing for a decade as well as holding a Master of Science in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics makes her an excellent member of your team. With her previous experience, knowledge, passion and engagement she is perfectly suited to mentor startups, businesses and individuals to reach their fullest potential,

Therése often attends conferences and business events where she connects people with opportunities for innovation and growth.

She regularly exchanges ideas and insights with prominent entrepreneurs and thought leaders across disciplines and geographic regions. Continuously seeking to excel in her leadership, performance and communication abilities, she skilfully uses in-depth research and studies best practices within multiple fields.

She has a great enthusiasm for sharing new ideas and creative concepts as well as re-imagining and reverse engineering business structures. Therése is warm, generous and inspires both myself and others with her visions and charisma.

Andrea Elvhage – CEO of Journey West Media AB

Life Of A Startup CEO – Get A Sneak Peak Into The Life Of A Fast-Growing Startup


Perfect your pitching skill to engage, persuade and make an impact

This talk cover topics including Entrepreneurship, Startups, Leadership, Development and Growth

Design your business culture, lead with passion, empower people towards excellence. Founder and CEO of 30minMBA, Therése Gedda, shares her personal experiences through three key insights; lead with courage, unite people under your vision, deal with the entrepreneurial roller coaster. Embracing the insights made her thrive as a startup CEO and build a company where the team, advisors, supporters come together to change the world.

This talk cover topics including Pitching, Charisma, Communication and Presentation skills

Develop and refine your skills to effectively make pitches that draw on your passion and ambition to build engagement, regardless of context or whether you have 6 seconds or 16 minutes at your disposal. Utilize your skills and have your employees communicate your company’s values to all stakeholders in a consistent and compelling way. Create awareness in your organization about the persuasive power of pitching and harness it to convey memorable messages that stick.



"Now with almost 15 years as a founder and keynote speaker, she is one of the most talented individuals I have ever met"  


Being a strategic advisor of 30minMBA, I have had the great opportunity of working together with Therese. She is an amazing person and an exceptional leader who has built several companies from scratch. She started her entrepreneurial journey as a 17-year-old, founding a management consultancy company successfully working with startups and fast-growing firms for over a decade. Now with almost 15 years as a founder and keynote speaker, she is one of the most talented individuals I have ever met.

Therese has a great passion for entrepreneurship with a remarkable degree of commitment to her projects. The dedication to getting things done, the passion for challenging the status quo and empowering people to greatness, makes her an extraordinary inspiration for myself and other founders.


Anneli Viklund – Innovation Expert at ALMI




Her spoken qualities are excellent.


I hereby give Therése Gedda my highest recommendation both as a strategic advisor and as a motivational speaker.I have had the great joy of encountering Ms. Gedda on several occasions and she continually over delivers – most lately as a keynote speaker on Internet Discovery Day, an industry leading event geared towards key people in the Swedish start-up and new media sectors.

 Her spoken qualities are excellent as well as her analytic capabilities as an advisor. I fail to see how anyone doing business with Therése Gedda could fail in being satisfied with the encounter.


Johan Jörgensen – Founder and Partner at Grädde Invest. Venture Capitalist of the year, 2011













The Future Work – Empowering People's Performance, Wellbeing, and Engagement in the Workplace


Getting on the path to perform at your full potential

This talk cover topics including Design Thinking, Workplace, Productivity, Wellbeing, Business Culture

The workplace as we know is rapidly changing. With millennials entering the workforce and the digital transformation well and truly under way, everything is changing. These changes provide us with the incredible opportunity to re-imagine the way we work. Instead of florescent tube lighting, traditional work cubicles or open plan environments, we can now revolutionize the workplace like never before by exploring new creative and effective ways to support our employees productivity, engagement and wellbeing. By re-imaging our workplace, we have the power to enable individuals to thrive in beautiful, functional environments that incorporate purpose-specific lighting, fabrics and spaces that naturally lend themselves to collaboration.

If it’s your aim to work independently with the goal of “getting in the zone” and experience flow, what is the best way to facilitate that? If you want people to feel purpose and a sense of belonging, how do you create spaces to support this? If you want people to feel inspired and make magic with the ability of achieving great results as soon as they walk through the door, how do accomplish that?

From designing the physical and digital workplace to tapping into when and where people are creative, this talk explores how to design activity-based environments and how to use the latest technology to empower employees.

This talk cover topics including Performance, Productivity, Strengths and Habits

Vision, strengths, and habits. Whether you want to advance your career, build a company or are looking for the next step, you will benefit immensely from applying powerful, goal achievement techniques. Some of these include creating a vision, focusing on your strengths and forming the habits that keep you on the path to achieving your goals. Resulting in a lifestyle change and mindset that come with immeasurable rewards. It brings increased productivity and performance, allowing you to unlock your potential and achieve a degree of fulfillment unknown to most people.



We thank you for a valuable and highly interactive experience.


Myself and my team at SSES had the pleasure of participating in your time management session. We thank you for a valuable and highly interactive experience. Those skills we learned, in combination with immediate action and consistent implementation, offered an immediate return on the time we invested as an organization in working with Therése to improve our individual and company-wide time management skills.

We highly recommend to hire Therése to others and know they too will find it valuable given the level of commitment and expertise that Therése offers.


Nick Kaye – Executive Director at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship 



Highly driven, goal-focused and with an extraordinary degree of commitment to her projects


Highly driven, goal-focused and with an extraordinary degree of commitment to her projects. She can handle the grit of being an entrepreneur – not being someone to quit or easily doubt her ideas or vision.She wants to bring about change and engages the people around her in her ideas. She is also an advocate of entrepreneurship and has helped countless people on their path to building their business.

I count her among the most inspirational and brilliant people I have the fortune to know.


Jakob Persson – Co-Founder and CKO at NodeOne 






"She is amazing on stage, inspires many"


A collaboration with Therése Gedda means that you can feel completely confident with the outcome. She is very committed and is always well-prepared. She is amazing on stage, inspires many people and adds a great value to our participants. We at Venture Cup are very grateful and excited about our partnership with Therése.


Emilie Lidgard – Event and Educational Manager at Venture Cup East 




The workshop was inspiring and educating


I am impressed by the ease with which your techniques can be implemented and the impact they make. From the very first moment, we had the feeling that the workshop is about making a difference and striving for the delivery of excellent results – and so it was. The workshop was inspiring and educating as well as demanding. Our time with Therése was highly value-adding.


Makan Amini – Alumni from Stockholm School of Economics 

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