Leadership & Performance Expert
Rasmus Hougaard is recognized by the Thinkers50 as one of the most important emerging business thinkers in the world. The Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, a global leadership training, organizational development, and research firm, Hougaard’s work helps leaders and organizations enhance performance, innovation, and resilience through mindfulness and other practices grounded in neuroscience and research.
A lecturer at the world’s leading business and executive education schools like IESE and IMD, Rasmus has also spoken to employees, leaders and executives at Microsoft, McKinsey, American Express, LEGO, Google, World Bank and hundreds of other organizations. He is also a frequent speaker at the premium business, leadership and HR conferences like WorkHuman, HRD Summit, Mindful Leadership Summit, Wisdom 2.0 and numerous others.
With Jacqueline Carter, Rasmus is the co-author of One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness, and (also with Jacqueline) of The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People and Organization for Extraordinary Results. He also writes for The Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Business Insider.
Rasmus has a background in organizational development and research, as well as a leadership career with the Sony Corporation.