Cocreation wins over solo achievements, the beginners mind outsmarts the experts, and practicing self-observation makes me discover what I was earlier blind to.
I am born in 1963 and started the lifestyle of founder and owner of my own business in 1986.
I have the fortune to be a father to Philip, a partner to Luise and co-father to Noah. We live north of Copenhagen in Denmark and my lifestyle includes running a small handful of businesses like THINK ABOUT IT, The Enneagram Institute of Denmark, The Initiative to Support a Meaningful Life, The Enneagram Next Level and flemmingchristensen.com.
I also regard myself as a zen-buddhist, and I am currently taking a MA in Buddhist Studies. I travel much for my own education and work, and I speak fluent Danish and English.
Next next generation
I aim to support the next generation with insights, awareness, and strategies to create and live a meaningful life. The nature of a meaningful life is very individual, but in Denmark, we see the next generation having fears for the future, feeling lonely, and having unhealthy role models.
In Denmark, the next generation is better educated than my generation. They take better care of themselves sexually, healthwise, and regarding alcohol and drugs than my generation. But still, the sense of no meaning and purpose is stronger than ever.
The next next generation is the child of your child, and to support that future child, you need to strengthen your insight, awareness, strategies, and your abilities to act on what matters most.
I feel a deep sense of meaning and purpose in supporting the next next generation, and I do this by writing books, teaching classes, and as a speaker. Every year I teach around 1.000 young adults and have the pleasure of seeing their appetite to understand themselves and their lives better.
I have presented my teaching to more than 60.000 participants over the last three decades, and I also see an appetite for my generation to explore the creation and live a meaningful life. And when we do so, we can become healthy role models for the next next generation.
Every week I compose specially designed tips and perspectives on how to live a more free and meaningful life. You can sign up for your “Question of the week” e-mail.
I am the author of several bestselling books primarily about personal development, leadership, teamwork, and with the focus on the Enneagram.
The more traditional about me…
I am the founder and owner of my companies, THINK ABOUT IT and The Enneagram Institute of Denmark. I am the author of 19 books and teach professional and personal leadership skills in Denmark and internationally. I feel fortunate to have been working with organizations like Abbvie, Aon, Danica Pension, Danske Bank, Danish Medicine Agency, DIGNITY, Coop, Copenhagen University, EG, FTF-A, Iowa University, Iowa University, ISS, KMD, Leo Pharma, Medtronic, Microsoft, Quooker, Radiometer, Nordisk Ministerråd, Philips, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Ørsted and more…
Since 1986, I have been self-employed, a role that has given me experience and mastery of building your own life, based on what makes your heart sing. I am also one of the founders of “The initiative to support the meaningful life”. The initiative is an organization supporting young adults between 15 and 30 years with training and a community to build new life skills.
For two decades, I have been practicing zen-Buddhism and I am currently taking a MA in Buddhist Studies. My teachings often blend psychology, philosophy, leadership, and relationships.
Timeline starting in 1986
I established myself as selfemployed sending out my first invoice on the 30th of August 1986.
Since then I have founded or co-founded several organizations, which today are supporting leaders in their leadership role, young adults in finding their meaning and purpose in both their professional and private life, teams in building on each others stenghts while growing both as individuals and collectively, relations to thrive and people around the world in discovering their freedom and human capacity.
My focus is the Next Next Generation, supporting future generations to act on what matters most and respond with wisdom and compassion.
Founder and Selfemployed
Founded my career as self-employed based on designing and developing software. Seeing structures, employing creativity, building teams and co-creating with clients was the foundation of a company that soon employed 60 specialists. The sprout is the symbol of initiation.
Introduced to Buddhism
I was introduced to Buddhism, and in 2020 I started my MA in Buddhist Studies at South Wales University. I practice having compassion, presence, awareness, equality, and co-creation as a daily part of my life.
Author of first books
This was a year where I published three books about technology from Microsoft. The intention of the book was to focus on the use and benefit of technology instead of the marvels of technology. The slogan “When people are using technology and not the other way around” was introduced.
Coaching, NLP & MBTI
Being a technology entrepreneur my company grew fast, and I needed tools to understand leadership profiles, team dynamics, culture change, and how to grow and build new professional and personal skills. I turned to coaching, NLP, and MBTI. That was the seed for my future path in life.
Major shift in career
I ended my career as a technology entrepreneur after a failed business transaction of all my activities. That became the start of specializing in leadership training, team building, personal development and teaching how to build meaning and purpose for the next next generation.
I am the author of the first online thriller in Denmark. Back in 2000 building interactive websites was unique and a thriller online was very unique. The user could download the thriller itself, correspond with the main characters in the book, earn cudos by solving mysteries and buy new options with the earned cudos.
Author of "Keep the Spirit"
Author of the book “Keep The Spirit” became the starting point of several books about the Enneagram.
International Enneagram Conference
I attended my first IEA Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The Enneagram Institute of Denmark
The Enneagram Institute of Denmark was founded, and a long collaboration was established with Don Riso and Russ Hudson the founders of The Enneagram Institute.
International Enneagram Conference - Speaker
Presented for the first time at an IEA Conference. Since then I have presented 21 times at national and international conferences.
School project in Bhutan
Together with the organization terre des homme and the first queen of Bhutan, I supported a school project ensuring the education of 250 children over 12 years. Visiting the queen in Bhutan was a magical experience, and I was thrilled when the queen accepted an invitation for brunch in Copenhagen some years after.
Co-founder of IEA Denmark
I was part of the group of Enneagram enthusiasts who founded IEA Denmark.
Online Enneagram test
The most accurate and intelligent Enneagram Test in Danish was developed, and today more than 140.000 users have received an indication about their Enneagram type from the system.
On demand online training
I launched the first on demand online training called The Enneagram Next Level. Today more than 4.500 students have been part of this training program.
At this point, I was now certified in Enneagram, Integral Coaching, Leadership Circle, Immunity to Change, Somatic Leadership and Protreptic.
Enneagram community in Egypt
I attended the Enneagram Conference in Egypt, and this was the starting point of building a strong connection to a new culture with several pilgrimage journeys, teachings, and new collaborations.
Acrredited with Destinction
I received the “Accredited with Distinction” from the IEA, while THINK ABOUT is an accredited school offering accredited training programs since 2017. Accreditations are supporting the use and validation of the Enneagram,
Co-founder of the INITIATIVE
The INITIATIVE is supporting young adults between 15 and 30 by discovering the meaning and purpose in what they do in their professional and private life.
At this point, I am the author of 19 books, several of which are best-selling titles. My latest book is “The Enneagram and why your blind type matters”.