"Happiness is the freedom to be true to yourself and the courage to pursue a life with purpose"
Malene Rydahl – Heureux comme un danois

Planting seeds of happiness

Malene Rydahl is Danish and lives in Paris for more than 20 years. She has 18 years of rich and extensive experience in the corporate world, most recently as Director of Corporate Communication for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in EAME which qualified her as one of the “24 women of the year” according to the French magazine L’Express.

Malene Rydahl is now a fulltime writer , keynote speaker and executive coach on an international level. She is the author of the best-selling book “ Happy as a Dane” published in more than 12 languages all over the world. The book was awarded the prize of the most optimistic book in 2014.

Her second book, The Illusion of Happiness, published in September, 2017 by Flammarion,  explores some of the surprising and nefarious side effects of money, power, beauty, fame, and sex, and looks at how we might better avoid disillusionment to find our own true path to happiness.


Keynote speaker and Masterclass


Based on her research and extensive corporate experience, Malene Rydahl wishes to extend to the corporate world her knowledge of well-being and engagement. She explores why Danish employees are some of the happiest in the world and how that leadership style directly impacts results financially in a positive way.

Studies have observed that a vast majority of employees around the world are not engaged in their work. This results in high staff turn-over, increased sick leave and above all lack of creativity, innovation and productivity for companies.

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Malene Rydahl speaking at the OECD

As a keynote speaker and executive coach, she works with major French and international companies and she is a frequent speaker at international institutions and schools such the OECD, ENA, HEC etc on well being in corporations and happiness.


Trust – Freedom to be you – Engagement


Certified as an executive coach from the prestigious school of coaching Manning Inspire in Copenhagen, she developed  a special masterclass that demonstrates how to implement a solid base of trust and freedom to be yourself with a high degree of individual responsibility which increases the level of performance. To attract and keep the best talents companies need to have a common project with higher purpose.

Malene Rydahl also proposes individual programs of executive coaching for CEOs and executive leaders who wishes to improve the engagement, the well-being and the performance of their employees.

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