An interview with Mia Kleregård
Her mission is to contribute to a better world by a bold and sustainable leadership.
She has extensive and global leadership experience and is usually found at the forefront of what is buzzing in the world.
Mia is known to be a driven, goal-oriented leader that achieves amazing results through an inclusive management style based on values and diversity. She creates a culture of innovation, creativity and happiness. Her career has been well rewarded and noticed during the years.
Today we interview Mia Kleregård.
How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
Can you tell us a little bit about your professional background?
It’s not easy to summarize it. Fortunately, I started with a successful career within the tourism industry where my main focus was to establish a travel agency globally by being a destination manager. This filled me with perspective and experiences. It also created a deep interest in psychology, culture and global opportunities.
Already at the age of 26, I was included in the board of directors at Apollo in Norway. I was part of the team that successfully built and received multiple Grand Travel Awards as a travel agency and employer. With my experience to inspire and engage employees and leaders to make the strategies reality, I took the place as one of the most outgoing leaders at Systembolaget.
My role was to be the driving force when service and quality should be developed through passionate leadership and engaged employees. The journey of change is famously called ”From government minded to a service organization” and has received multiple rewards as ”Best in Sweden in Service” by Service Score.
I have participated in several international high-level summits amongst some; UN’s High-Level Launch of the Global Goals and Agenda 2030, and during 2017 I was at UN’s leader’s summit in New York on the topics Bold Leadership and innovations.
I am by heart curious and tend to be looking into the future most of the time. I educated myself at Singularity University in Silicon Valley, to be able to embrace the new technology and continue to lead successfully. During my time at SU, I found a new area of interest in Space Technology and the Emerging Industry and, currently, I am engaged as an advisor to start-ups within the area. I also held the CEO position at Plantagon Production Sweden AB, an innovative tech start-up within urban farming during their go to market process.
Today, I have the honor to mentor in various programs, amongst some, The Royal Foundation for Youth Leadership and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Executive Program.
What´s your dream?
How can we change the world?
We live in a world where the development is at an exponential speed within technology and the demands of a sustainable approach. The structures that we have today will not make it tomorrow. We need to understand that all change starts with ourselves and our own decisions and that it takes an amount of courage to do and act differently. To change the world, we all need to lead.
What are your core values?
How would you describe your leadership style?
What inspires you as a person?
Who is your favorite leader? Why?
We follow your social media profiles and love your thoughts. Could you tell us some of the most meaningful quotes that have inspired you to be the person that you are today?
There are so many! Here you have some of them:
“If I can, so can you”
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
“I believe ordinary people can become extraordinary”
“When people ask what you do, the best response is “Whatever it takes”
How do goals help you become a better leader?
What was a difficult decision you had to make as a leader, and how did you come to that decision?
What is your preferred method of communication? Why?
How can we make our big dream happen?
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What does The Future Of Work look like in a Post-COVID-19 World?
Why Innovation and Exponential Technology is crucial to a company’s long-term success?
Why should all businesses embrace sustainability?
How to encourage girls into STEM Careers?
One of your passions is in the field of the emerging Space Tourism and Industry. When did your interest in this topic begin?
We hope you visit Finca Solmark soon. What do you think about this ecological project?
Such a good initiative, and I’m so inspired to see it develop and grow. Together we can change the world!
How can we contribute to a better world?
Any final thoughts you’d like to share with our followers?