Jan Muhlfeit – Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe turned author & coach to leaders and athletes

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On resilience through the ups & downs of business, unlocking human potential and flow, and positive leadership


In this episode, I talk with Jan Muhlfeit. 

Jan had an admirable career spanning 22 years at Microsoft Corporation, including 15 years in the global leadership team. His last role was as chairman of Europe.

He is now a global strategist, a coach for leaders, executives and Olympic athletes, and author of The Positive Leader: How Energy and Happiness Fuel Top-Performing Teams

He regularly lectures at international companies, Harvard, INSEAD, Cambridge, Imperial College and MIT.

His personal mission is “I help individuals, organizations and countries around the world to unlock their human potential”. Based on his global experience as well as positive psychology and the insights of many top individuals in business, politics, entertainment and sports, he created a set of seminards to find personal uniqueness for individuals and teams, as well as children.

Jan’s list of achievements is impressive. He is a well-regarded global speaker at WEF, OECD, EC, EP, Harvard, INSEAD, Cambridge, and Economist events. Jan has been interviewed by CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, New York Times and WSJ. Jan is also a Senior Strategic Adviser for Atlantic Bridge Venture. He has been serving in different advisory boards of several European governments in the field of ICT, national competitiveness and education. He is involved in an advisory capacity in different projects of WEF, OECD and EC.

In this episode, we discuss Jan’s journey, his routines for well-being and performance, his mindset advice, how he overcame dark times for his mental health, and more.

It is full of wisdom and practical take-aways, so enjoy!


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