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 occupational safety, health, environment and quality combined with risk management. I’ve worked with business and HR strategies, behavioural based leadership, accident investigation, and a wide range of soft skills including mentoring, coaching, feedback, team building, facilitation, interview techniques and personal profiling.
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