The centaur Keiron (Chiron) was the mentor of all great heroes in Greek mythology. Half beast, half man. Rough and forceful, but also emphatic and caring. A bit like us.

It was not for small things, but for great, that God created men. Marsilio Ficino

Steinar Bjartveit

EDUCATION: Cand.psychol. degree from University of Oslo. Criminology minor.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Consultant and lecturer in the fields of organizational and management development since 1990. Therapist offering couples and individual counselling. Academic responsibility for Norwegian Business School BI’s Executive Master of Management programmes “Consulting and Management – Power and Meaning”. Developed and lectured at the Executive Master programmes «Interaction and Management» and «Team Management and Management Teams». Course coordinator and lecturer at University of Oslo, Norwegian School of Business NHH, University of Uppsala/Sweden and Deusto Business School/Spain.

PUBLICATIONS: Kaos og Kosmos (1996), Scandinavian Perspectives on management consulting (2005), Power and Dignity (2008), Roma Victrix (2012), Odyssevs (2016), Akillevs (2020)

To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.
Niccoló Machiavelli

Ingvild Müller Seljeseth

EDUCATION: Cand.psychol. degree from University of Oslo. PhD from Department of leadership and organizational behavior, Norwegian Business School BI.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Associate Professor at Kristiania University College. Selection and management development consultant since 2009. Former lecturer at BI’s Executive MBA program and master’s courses and specialist programme for the Institute for Active Psychotherapy. Former therapist at specialist health services for adults and the Red Cross Health Center for undocumented migrants. Former board member at the Norwegian Society of Organizational Psychology (NOS). 


• Svendsen, Mari; Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller; Ernes, Kjell Ove. (2020). Ethical Leadership and Prohibitive Voice – the Role of Leadership and Organisational Identification. The Journal of Values Based Leadership, 13, 1-16.

• Moeini-Jazani, M., Albalooshi, S., & Seljeseth, I. M. (2019). Self-affirmation Reduces Delay Discounting of the Financially Deprived. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1729. 

• Seljeseth, I. M. (2019). Maktens psykologi In R. B. Johansen, T. H. Fosse, O. B. (Eds.), Militær ledelse (pp. 239-269). Oslo: Fagbokforlaget.

• Seljeseth, I.M. (2018). The lnevitable Thucydides's Trap? How Hierarchical lnstability and Threat lnfluences Leaders' Openness to lnputs from Others, Series of dissertation 14/2018, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

• Seljeseth, I. M., Moeini-Jazani, M., Fennis, B., & Warlop, L. (2017). When the throne is shaking: How threats to power affect advice taking.  Academy of Management Proceedings.

Precisely because a strategy worked once, it is less likely to work twice so the more successful the strategy the larger the effort must be to develop the next successful strategy. Edward Luttwak

Göran Roos

EDUCATION: MSc in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden; MBA in Strategy from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France; Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Management College in Henley-on-Thames, UK; PhD in Business and Management from University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Strategy consultant and lecturer since 1993. Has developed and supplied courses for Executive MBA programmes in 17 countries. Has assisted companies in 51 countries in the achievement of enhanced performance and output. He has been Thinker in Residence with the South Australian Government and an appointed member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Leaders Group.

PUBLICATIONS: More than 350 publications and a Google h-index of 38 with approximately 14,500 Google citations.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) as well as a CSIRO Fellow.

Words endure, flesh does not. The poet will always have the upper hand.
Nick Cave

Magnus Huth

EDUCATION: Cand.psychol. degree from University of Oslo. Master’s from the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo. Further specialization in the field of organizational psychology at the Norwegian Psychological Association and IAP.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Works with organizational and management development. Broad professional experience holding courses on organizational psychology both in Norway and internationally. Works both individually with managers and with management groups. Has worked with national and multi-national companies and led large-scale assessment and management development projects. Lectures at BI Norwegian Business School’s Executive Master of Management programme “Consulting”. Also has work experience with selection and recruiting. 

OTHER: Currently also working with psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist in a private practice. Has formerly worked in the public health sector as a psychologist.

It is much easier to look to the right and left than look within.

Søren Kierkegaard

Margareta Stridsberg-Usterud

EDUCATION: Gestalt psychotherapist certification from Norwegian Gestalt Institute in Oslo. Certified course instructor for the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program/Modum Bad. One-year course in elite-level sports & psychology. Several courses within management development with a focus on performance orientation, developing the manager role, change management and result achievement in a multicultural daily life. 

WORK EXPERIENCE: Professional interlocutor with own practice since 2007 for private individuals, companies, managers and couples. Project manager of advertising and event company. Former Head of Administration at a consulting company. 

OTHER: Private practice at BA21 psychotherapy and counselling group.

A man can die for another’s life-work. But if he is to go on living, he must live for his own.

Henrik Ibsen

Rebekka Thorlacius Egeland

EDUCATION: Clinical Psychologist (Cand.Psych) and organizational psychologist

EXPERIENCE: Many years of C-level management experience at a global healthcare company. Individual therapy and executive management coaching in private practice. Over 10 years experience as a chief psychologist, including psychological emergency preparedness and response nationwide. Extensive speaker and lecture activitives and author of several books. Today she offers consultant services within leadership development, strategic counseling and change communication.

PUBLICATIONS: Jobbpsykologi (Cappelen Damm, 2021), Hverdagspsykologi (Cappelen Damm, 2016). Mindfulness-basert kognitiv terapi (Arneberg, 2012), Mindfulness i hverdagen (Panta, 2009).


The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Carl Rogers

Tonje Moe Thompson

EDUCATION: Cand.psychol. degree from University of Oslo. Specialization courses in organizational psychology and supplementary education within emotion-focused therapy for couples and individuals.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Practising psychologist and couples’ therapist. Committed to dissemination of the psychology discipline with a particular interest in working with emotions. Formerly a lecturer at BI on themes within relational management and transformational management. Worked with management development programmes and individual manger guidance since 2010.

OTHER: Partner and general manager at IPR Oslo.

The only salvation for the vanquished is not to hope for salvation. Virgil

John Maxfield Steineger

EDUCATION: Medical/ degree from Eberhard-Karls Universität/Germany. Specialist in psychiatry, area of expertise in psychotherapy and education in organizational psychology. United States Navy Aviation Medicine, officer training and senior executive course at the Norwegian Defence University College.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Consulting activities since 1990, including teaching, counselling and guidance for specialists and managers. Professional interlocutor for executives since 2000. All-round and broad management working experience in the last twenty years in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, stress and crisis management, hereunder at the executive level in public hospitals. Most recent management position as chief executive (Major General) for the Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Services and member of the Chief of Defence management team. Extensive expertise in stress management, human performance, and limitations at both the individual and organizational level. 

OTHER: Board member at Tronrud Engineering as. Private pilot and aviation instructor. 

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus

Gro Møllerstad

EDUCATION: Masters of Management from BI, subject areas: «Management, power and meaning,» «Consulting» and «Interaction and management». Cand.mag. degree: contemporary history minor (grunnfag), double major (mellomfag) in sociology and journalism from the Norwegian University College of Journalism.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 18 years of professional experience as a recruitment adviser for the headhunting firm Hodejegerne Møllerstad Christiansen AS. Background as editor for the Norwegian national daily Dagbladet, journalist for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, political advisor for the Department of Health and Social Security (1986-88) and communications director at the Ministry of Labour and Government Administration (1991-93). In 2000 established own recruiting agency and has since then worked with manager recruiting for the public administration sector, trade and industry, organizations, media companies, culture institutions and academia. Has completed the international consulting certification CMC (Certified Management Consultant), a practical and research-based certification with a focus on method competence and ethical consciousness-raising in the consulting role.