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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