Notes From a Life Designer

Defining Your Success

Today, Chalene speaks with Pernille Spiers-Lopez, the former President and CEO for IKEA North America and the author of the book, “Design Your Life”. She talks about balancing home life and work life all while defining success on your own terms. Pernille worked her...

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Why Failure is More Important than Success

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K Rowling. In our recent Progressive Women’s Leadership Podcast, Pernille Spiers-Lopez (former...

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Leadership Skills Learned At Ikea

As an international business leader with over twenty years’ executive experience, Pernille Spiers-Lopez has found the unique balance between business development and personal growth. Pernille is the former CEO of IKEA North America and before that she served as the...

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The Risk of Doing Nothing

When we think about taking a great leap forward, many of us get scared and chicken out. We believe the real risk is moving forward. But what if the bigger risk is staying put? In this episode, Former President and CEO of IKEA Pernille Spiers Lopez shares her lessons...

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How to Remodel Your Work Life

“I haven’t tried this before so I am probably very good at it. “ Danish journalist Søren Juul Baunsgaard embodies the quote by the famous fictional character Pippi Longstocking. However, at some point he felt that he had to re-invent himself to...

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Designer Notes – Journaling is like Your Best Friend

It’s no secret that we are big fans of journaling. It is one of the lessons in our online program, and Pernille, who has been writing in her journals for years, talks passionately about the benefits of writing down your thoughts and downloading...

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Designer Notes – Quit the toxic Love Affair with your Phone

Are you in love with your phone, asked New York Times in an article, which Pernille shared on Facebook the other day.  Wouldn’t it be great to be able to answer NO? But for many of us the reality is that we have allowed the phone to enter our relationships as a very...

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