Marianne holds a Master of Science in Psychology together with an abundance of education and experience in conflict management, group dynamics and coaching. For the past 20 years Marianne has been designing programs to help develop leadership, build effective teams and strengthen organisational performance.
Marianne is currently a senior consultant with AFF, the largest leadership and organisational development consultancy in Norway. A major part of her work is with the Solstrand Programme, the most reknown open enrolment program in the Nordic countries which is rated one of the top leadership development programmes in the world.
Since 1953 Solstrand has brought together top Nordic managers who bring their diverse perspectives and experiences and together work to address the most pressing challenges of their time.
Marianne’s approach to leadership development is relational, non-hierarchical and contextual. She works with her clients through promoting self-awareness and self-knowledge as being critical to leadership development, particularly in times of uncertainty. A key part of this is that, as the consultant, she is also open to self learning.
Marianne lives a busy life juggling her work and family with her husband and two teenage kids. When she is not working you will find her engaged in some classical Norwegian outdoor activities like skiing, cycling or hiking.
Dan has been building websites since 1995 for, among others, The Guardian, the BBC and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games. He is the founder and executive director of Founders and Coders a nonprofit coding school based in London, with whom Intersticia has been working since 2018
Born and educated in the UK. Started work with a French Commodities trading house, Sucden in 1981 before being transferred from the London office to Bordeaux, France in 1982 where he worked for 3 ½ years before returning to head up the London office
In 1988, after a business trip to Sydney, James realised there was a better way to live life so he emigrated to Sydney Australia to help run a Cocoa and Coffee trading business based predominantly in Papua New Guinea. It was while living in Sydney that James met and married Alison.
In 1993 James returned to London to work after the PNG business struggled due to the uprising in Bougainville, where the business owned plantations, factories and stock and the volcanic eruption in Rabaul where the company also owned assets and stock.
From 1993 to 2001 James worked first for a Cocoa broking partnership that was then taken over by a large German metals trading business which was subsequently taken over by Enron.
In June 2001 James and his growing family returned to Sydney and said good bye to commodities and launched his new career as a financial advisor and coach. Initially starting out on his own he created his company Total Clarity Group in 2009 which now employs 8 people. The business has evolved into an advisory company working hand in hand with its clients.
The at Total Clarity Group is all about the clients leading the life they want as we steer them through the financial minefields they encounter while keeping them accountable to their personal goals. In addition to his family and work James’s other great passion is Real Tennis which he learnt to play while living in Bordeaux and he is currently working on getting a new court built in Sydney.
As a registered psychologist, over the last 15 years John has worked extensively with the partner development of Lander and Rogers and Allens Arthur Robinson and has organised leadership development programs for the (then) Mallesons and PwC.
He has coached some 1,100 executives in key Australian businesses. In his spare time John revels in travel and landscape photography, writing poetry and enjoying the rugged environment of Phillip Island.
Louise worked as a corporate communications practitioner and coach in the energy, telecommunications, engineering and pharmaceuticals sectors for over 30 years. Since ‘going it alone’ she has devoted her time to governance and leadership in voluntary and non-profit organisations and is keenly interested in sustainability and learning about alternative technologies. Exchanging ideas while on long walks, or over a good meal, are her two favourite activities.