A two day workshop on the Enneagram
Pernille W. Lauritsen
Pernille was born in 1972 and grew up in the city of Roskilde near Copenhagen.
Searching for a deeper sense of purpose in life, Pernille travelled the world as a young woman. She crossed the Atlantic Ocean by sailboat, lived for a while in the Indonesian jungle, and studied dance and music in Ghana. Finally, she decided to study journalism and communications at university.
In addition to traditional studies, Pernille was a committed student of ontology since 1996. She continued learning about ancient traditions from East and West, and she completed courses in transformational coaching and therapy.
Upon receiving her degree in journalism, Pernille reported for major Danish news publications and was soon offered an editor-in-chief position for a new women’s magazine for one of Denmark’s leading publishers.
Feeling she could make a bigger difference being her own boss, Pernille took a huge leap of faith one year later, left the magazine and created, together with her childhood friend, Louise Huusom, Mindjuice Academy in 2005 – a school of transformation, consciousness, personal development and coaching.
The Enneagram became a cornerstone in Pernille’s transformational work. She started to collaborate with the grand old man of the Enneagram, Don Riso, from The Enneagram Institute in New York, who soon became like a mentor to her. In 2011, she started taking students to New York to study with her and Don Riso as part of their Mindjuice Mastercoach program; the only non-faculty of the Enneagram Institute to do so. Riso called her work revolutionary:combining the Enneagram with deep coaching skills.
Since its inception, Mindjuice Academy has certified more than 3.000 executive leaders and life coaches, worked with major corporations (including Maersk, Lego and Novo) as well as local and government enterprises. CSR has been a crucial part of Mindjuice Academy’s operation from the beginning, resulting in the training of hundreds of youth and children. These youngsters have had the benefit of learning from Pernille and her knowledgeable team.
Pernille is also the author of several books on child psychology, collaborating with world-renowned family therapist Jesper Juul. Their work has been translated into several languages, and Pernille is still in high demand as a keynote speaker on the crucial early stages of personal development.
In 2017, Pernille was invited to do a radio show for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR, where she coached experts from the arts, science, business and politics, guiding them to breakthroughs. A total of 1.3 million listeners tuned in as Pernille directed the conversation towards transforming fear into strength and purpose. The radio show was picked up by the newest and most visionary podcast platform in Denmark where the show recently was the most listened to podcast on the entire platform.
In the spring of 2019, Pernille was elected to the Board of the Management Consultants of the Confederation of Danish Industry, together with senior partners from Deloitte, McKinsey, QUARTZ and other top consulting houses in Denmark.
Her latest projects include the training of the senior leadership of the national police force in Denmark and working with top musicians and key players in the architectural industry.
Pernille is engaged and has two children.