Thomas Anderson is a Swedish entrepreneur, change manager, inspirational speaker, and life coach. He helps people and companies in their transformation journeys. He has extensive experience from global companies as a project manager, change manager, and management consultant. He has always been close to the change process as his main work has been managing digital transformation, being the bridge between IT and the business, which affects people in many ways. Global projects have taken him to the United States, China, and many of the European countries. He has an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden, and has studied at the School of Business at Queen’s University, Canada, and in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2015 he was successful in his career and lived with his family in a nice house—he had all that you “ought to” have. But there was something missing in life, he was trapped in an emotional prison of self-doubt, stress, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness. He didn’t know how to be there for himself, and he was on the brink of burnout. That was a starting point and over three years he completely turned his life around, a journey which he now shares in his book, The Vulnerable Man (released in Sweden in 2019 and internationally in 2021).
His experience from his own life crisis and burnout is that we are missing something in life today. In this new digital world where we are connected 24/7, we have lost connection with ourselves. We need to learn or re-learn how to listen to our inner voice. We are working and living like there is no tomorrow, but for some of us all this information, being connected, available, creates an inner stress that we need to be aware of. We need to understand ourselves, how we react, our history—and by that act consciously to handle the new overwhelming world. We need to break old patterns that may have worked before, but in this new world we need to manage and understand our emotions, “upgrade our software” to live a balanced life and find our purpose and inner peace.
Thomas now runs his own business, is a trained life coach, helps companies in the digital transformation, and is an inspirational speaker. He enjoys hiking and nature and has walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain twice. He still works globally and is part of the digital nomad community. He keeps his balance through yoga and meditation and keeps up to speed through good Italian coffee
He hopes to inspire us all to find the courage that we need to make the changes that the world needs. If we want to create a better world, it starts with ourselves. We need to break our old patterns, overcome the past that doesn’t help us anymore, heal old wounds, and open up for a more conscious and helping society. And if you allow yourself to be vulnerable and learn to master your emotions, you can start letting go of the past and find your true self.