Originally a Master Mariner, my career span nearly 20 years in senior leader/advisor roles. Rehnny Sommer Consulting was founded in 2017 to offer a different approach to leadership. I believe that work should be cool making it possible to deliver a kick-a** performance that create a better tomorrow for you, your colleagues, customers and company – as well as our planet and its people.
At both operational, tactical and strategic levels I have experience within Leadership and Business development with strong emphasis on HSQE, Risk Management and HR.
Throughout I have sought to develop myself, my colleagues and the companies I worked for always pushing the boundaries for both leadership and business combining a commercial mindset with operational knowledge and experience.
Having worked for large organisations such as A.P. Moller – Maersk and Arriva as well as SMBs within advisory/consulting I’ve ended up pursuing my passion; inspire WE leadership.
My maritime leadership background has helped me define my personal leadership style, one I usually refer to as Good Seamanship. As it serves as a both a leadership style and philosophy I use it to support my knowledge of how breaking down silos and utilizing diversity is good business – one that is agile and capable of handling both the present and the future.
For me Good Seamanship is characterized by:
HONESTY: A culture where feedback makes it possible to talk about the elephant in the room
RISK MANAGEMENT: Always keeping in mind both short and long termed issues and effects
ACCOUNTABILITY: In terms of affecting other people actions speak far louder than words
COURAGE: Saying ‘no’, admitting errors and having the courage to ask ‘why’ enables new ideas
HUMILITY: Answers, ideas and solutions are found in many places but with one self
On a personal level I spend time with my family, pets, work in the garden or DIY projects on the house. To gain new knowledge and inspiration I go through 20-30 books a year both classic and contemporary litterature as well as books on leadership, strategy, behaviour etc. I also like listening to podcasts on the go…
You can find more details on my professional background on my LinkedIn profile here.
Rehnny Sommer Consulting Aps
Greater Copenhagen Area, Denmark