Who we are

XLO Change Academy started as a dream of a course and counseling arena based on a set of magic keys – a framework for communication and change work. Why? To make available competence and awareness that can make the world a better place. We are above average impatient and unpretentious and chose the motto: “as much competence as possible, in the shortest possible time, with as much fun as possible”.

We at XLO have different education and professional backgrounds. On the way, we stumbled upon a mind-blowing framework because a colleague or friend said “I think this is something for you”. Word of mouth. Of course, the framework is not the answer to everything – it is a catalyst that accelerates everything you already have of knowledge and experience. The competence has given us an extra gear, an x-factor, in combination with other competence, methods and models.

We continue to work in various assignments and positions. The common denominator is innovative environments, sustainability, digitalisation as well as people and product development: all to make the world a little better. We have chosen a Winnie the Pooh approach: “Both, please” – both XLO and other assignments. So even though we have assignments and jobs, we have enough flexibility to offer tailor-made programs for you who want something more than online courses and the products that are available online for free.

Everything is communication. Action and reaction, approval and disapproval, understanding and misunderstanding, trust and mistrust, agreement and disagreement, difference and indifference. Everything we do, everything we experience and everything we believe, requires communication. And yet many are unaware of what communication consists of – and have a more or less functional toolbox for communicating effectively. That is why we have chosen to make the toolbox – the keys and the framework – available as efficiently and engagingly as possible.

With a minimal investment, you can access a simple and consistent framework and learn how basic patterns and elements of communication and development can be described. This gives not only understanding but also flexibility to consciously choose more constructive approaches to create the results you want. Or as many of the customers and course participants say: what we really should have learned at school.

If you could get an x-factor that changes everything in 24 hours – would you give it a try?

Monika L. Eknes
Monika L. Eknes
Monika L. Eknes is passionate about creating respect between people. She holds a Ph.D. in engineering and has 25+ years of experience as a researcher, manager and consultant. She has worked with eg. security, risk management, entrepreneurship, product development and training activities. She co-authored the book “GPS for change management”, Fagbokforlaget 2016.

+47 916 57 123

Beate Lofseik
Beate Lofseik
Beate Lofseik is passionate about equipping anyone who wants to contribute to a better world with effective tools to succeed. She has more than 25 years of broad work experience, including communication, management, digital development, coaching, guidance and as course instructor.

+47 481 28 046

Irene M. Rendedal
Irene M. Rendedal
Irene M. Rendedal is passionate about knowledge and expertise that help children and young people get optimal help and support to develop their potential. She has work experience from both kindergarten and school. Irene holds a degree in HR management and child psychology and further education in communication.

+47 952 82 145

Per Ellev Tomasgård
Per Ellev Tomasgård
Per Ellev Tomasgård is a computer engineer. He has 30 years of experience, mainly from the IT industry, as software developer, database designer, entrepreneur, advisor, lecturer, manager and seller. He has worked extensively with the relation between human, organisation and IT technology and the facilitation of work processes. He is also a meditation teacher and in recent years has worked to unite business with humanity.

+47 971 27 798

Beate Nordby
Beate Nordby
Beate Nordby has extensive experience as a coach for people in different phases of change processes. She also has extensive experience with recruitment and sales. She has a varied education that includes basic subjects in philosophy and psychology, intermediate courses in general literature as well as mime school and an education as actor.

+47 975 09 021

Tom Isaksen
Tom Isaksen
Tom Isaksen has broad academic education including an MBA. He has varied management experience, including as HR manager in a company with 1,500 employees. In total, he has over 25 years of experience in areas such as; change management, competence development, innovation, business development, marketing and sales. 5 years of international experience. Media experience from TV2 and P4. Has trained / coached over 2,500 people within: change management, goal management, communication and sales.

+47 992 95 923

Linda Nilsson
Linda is passionate about contributing to improvements for thriving, sustainable organizations!

She has 20 years of work experience with Organization Development. Roles have been Environmental Manager, Consultant, Health & Safety Leader and Lead Auditor. First within the Automotive Industry and later for a large width of organizations. She is also qualified Lead Auditor and do external audits according ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Mangement Systems).

She founded Disciplinda 2010 and is working with development of groups, organizations and Management Systems.