Mette Johansson, MBA

Senior Consultant, Performance Works International

Internationally renowned author, keynote speaker and award-winning entrepreneur

  • Founder of MetaMind Training
  • Founder and Chair of KeyNote; The world’s leading directory of women speakers
  • Facilitator of meetings with top executive leaders at EGN

Mette Johansson worked in leadership roles across Asia and Europe for multinational corporations for over 15 years before she founded MetaMind Training, a training consultancy, which provides learning programmes in leadership, people and communication skills. Learning programmes frequently include modules on Authentic Leadership, Executive Presence and Intercultural Intelligence. Clients include large MNCs such as Citibank, GSK and Ikea, as well as mid-sized and local companies.

For more than 20 years, Mette has studied leadership, influence, motivation and engagement in an intercultural setting. She’s currently launching a research study on how to increase engagement among Chinese employees, following her MBA thesis in 1996 on the same topic.

As a highly purpose-driven and authentic leader herself, Mette speaks internationally on how to become a purpose-driven and authentic leader: the leader who we follow not because of their position, wealth or title – but because we are inspired to follow them. She has delivered her signature KeyNote talk “Authentic Leadership – Unmask The Leader Within” at conferences, corporations and business schools alike.

As the founder and relentless driver of KeyNote – Women Speakers’ directory, she is on a mission to bring diversity to speaking stages around the world. This has lead Mette to be a sought-after facilitator for Diversity and Inclusion programmes.

Mette is the author of two Amazon bestsellers; “How to Make Yourself Promotable: 7 skills to help you climb the career ladder”, as well as the co-author and ideator of “Unleash Your Voice, Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman, and is interviewing 100 leaders, predominantly in Asia, for her third book on authentic leadership.

Mette is a recipient of the Asia Women Icon Award and Insight Magazine’s “50 Most Promising Women in Business” award and has been featured in a range of media incl. Singapore’s flagship paper The Straits Times, the Asian Entrepreneur, BFM, Money FM 89.3 and Harper’s Bazaar.

Having lived, studied and worked in 11 countries, Mette is a global citizen who speaks fluently in four languages and now calls Singapore home.


What others say

“I can highly recommend that you contact Mette to speak on leadership that delivers better results.”

– Brian Tracy, Speaker, Author and Success Expert

“Mette is an exceptional speaker, trainer and author. She has a rich background in the corporate world and an entrepreneurial energy and vision.”

– Daniel Priestley, Professional Speaker, 4-times best-selling author, CEO of Dent