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I asked myself:
“What’s the optimal speed to hit one of those trees?”

[/x_text][x_gap size=”100px”][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section parallax=”false” bg_pattern=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/symphony.png” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Driving to work my mind was busy with the same thoughts again.

For the fifty-eleventh time the same question absorbed me from the moment I woke up.

I’d been driving the narrow road between Hilversum and the highway entrance that would take me to the office five days a week for the past three years.

The first year or so it was with excitement, even joy in anticipation of what the day would bring.

Not anymore.

I think it was somewhere towards the end of the second year something happened and this particular question gradually infested my mind. At times the question took silly proportions, I even spent time going through my old boxes in the basement for my physics books to refresh my memory on kinetic energy. At other times I’d take the train to the office in an attempt to divert my mind, away from the alleyway and those sturdy trees. The question that had come to overtake my mind was:

What’s the optimal speed to hit one of those trees, so I don’t kill myself but hurt myself enough to get three months in the hospital?

It’s an understatement to say that I needed a break from running a $100 million dollar sales organization in one of the coolest IT-companies in the world at the time.

I was 32 years old, had 65 people reporting to me, earned great money and I felt like shit.

So why didn’t I just take a break you may ask?[/x_text][x_blockquote cite=”Rollo May in Man’s Search For Himself” type=”center”]”The opposite of courage in today’s society is not cowardice but conformity.” [/x_blockquote][x_text]I thought I did – within the paradigms of how I constructed my world at the time.

I took all the breaks the system allowed me to, 25 days of paid holiday a year.

At most two weeks at a time and I spent 3-4 days winding down, 3-4 days trying to convince myself I was relaxing and the last 3-4 days dreading coming back to the office.

To be fair it was not all bad. The highlights during the work week was when I could work closely with the people in my team, try to understand the demons they were fighting, challenge them to overcome their fears, nudge them in the right direction, see them grow and jointly celebrate their successes.

Unfortunately the reporting requirements where such that I spend more time with Excel forwarding numbers up the command chain than helping my team be the best they could be!

I was living a comical tragedy or maybe a tragic comedy.

By most people’s standards I’d “made it”! The problem was it was killing my soul.

Every morning I parked my heart and head at home, took my laptop and went to the office to do things I that didn’t mean anything to me.

Every Sunday evening I longed for Friday afternoon.

I knew I had to change but I was scared because I was supposed to be happy and I didn’t know what I would do instead.

Early 2006, after almost a year of pondering optimal crash speed along the alleyway between Hilversum and the highway entrance, I realized I had completely lost myself on the way of pursuing other peoples ideas of happiness and success.

In the spring of 2006 a good friend approached me with a business opportunity and I decided to leave corporate and start a completely new chapter in my personal and professional life.

I’m grateful for the opportunities I was given, the people I got to know and what I learned – it was a great corporate school! Two years after I had the opportunity to go back to corporate as a contractor to mentor and coach junior sales managers and in preparation for that I submerged myself into the world of coaching and…. eureka![/x_text][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”center”]”I submerged myself into the world of coaching and…. eureka!”[/x_blockquote][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]I realized this was the framework, process and tools for my own journey of getting back to passion and purpose and I promised myself that whatever I do next it must support my purpose.

The inner journey I’ve set out on is life long and the experiences far more rewarding than the worldly travel I’ve made.[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section parallax=”false” bg_image=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fredrik-grey-c-1200×329.png” bg_color=”” class=”right-text ” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text class=”left-text “]

I help you take back control of your energy and time so you can move forward fully energized with clarity, confidence and commitment.

[/x_text][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “] [/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ACC_PRINT-COMPRESSED.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_gap size=”50px”][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ol-logo-2016-grey.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]I have over 15 years of experience working in consultative sales, sales management, talent management, alliance management and consulting for a number of international IT and telecom companies including Cisco, Telefonica O2, IBM and Juniper.

Originally from the south of Sweden, I went on to study at universities in both Sweden and England before setting off on an international career through Northern Europe and finally settling with my family in Prague in 2008.

Working and living abroad for most of my career gave me years of experience building and managing multi-national teams and understanding and appreciating the unique demands that it can create for those working abroad and their families.

I’m an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Fellow of Oxford Leadership.[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section bg_color=”#ffc500” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 0px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text class=”center-text “]

From executive coaching to personal life coaching, any successful change must be rooted in a person’s underlying beliefs, values, and passions in life.

[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section parallax=”false” bg_pattern=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/symphony.png” style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”rounded” src=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fredrik-backlever-c.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”http://www.fredriklyhagen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fredrik-backlever-c.png” title=”” target=”blank” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]I live with a commitment to holistic health.

I stay fit with bodyweight workouts and simple natural movement and I only eat real food, the closer to it’s natural state the better.

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Want to talk about if and how I can help you?

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Are you ready to make YOU happen?

You’re dreaming of living differently.
You probably have a somewhat clear idea of what you want to do but it’s like you’re treading water.
You feel it’s a lot of effort just to stay afloat in the now and you’re not really moving closer to what really matters to you.

Recognize yourself?

I’m inviting you to join my FREE Facebook group Own the Day.

This is where YOU get to clarify what really matters to you, get a structure to keep you focused and productive and community to support you with accountability, tips and inspiration.

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