Per Schlingmann

When the world is freed from a years-long paralysis, how can you plot a new course for your organization? How can we find our footing, when progress has taken a sudden leap and launched us straight into the future? And when keeping up means constant change – how can you find the story that will lead you to success?

Essential insights on strategic communication, branding, consumer behavior, corporate culture, and the hidden processes of change

Per Schlingmann is one of Scandinavia’s leading speakers, communicators, and strategists. Drawing on his unparalleled experience of leading through radical change and developing new methods of communication, he uses his storytelling mastery to guide audiences through the unstable present, illuminating the future. With essential insights on strategic communication, branding, consumer behavior, corporate culture and the hidden processes of change, he equips his listeners to face the leadership challenges of tomorrow.

Schlingmann is an influential voice in Swedish politics as well as on the national business arena. He has held numerous executive positions and founded several successful companies. Appointed one of Sweden’s Super Communicators, one of his most noteworthy achievements is the renewal of the Swedish Moderate Party, which contributed directly to their election success in the 00’s and 10’s.

The master communicator guiding audiences through our new, uncertain future

A prolific author, Schlingmann has co-written global bestsellers Urban Express (2014) and Corona Express (2021) with Kjell A. Nordström. Describing the effects of the pandemic on leaders, businesses, societies, and our personal lives, Schlingmann shows how the virus became a time machine – throwing us all into a new and uncertain future. He paints a clear and comprehensive picture of the new landscapes of leadership and employeeship, forever changed, and shows his listeners the new key success factors for management. When work becomes decentralized, what demands will be made of our leaders? When self-leadership grows more common, what will “successful leadership” look like? And how do we build corporate culture, when the traditional office is no longer at its core?

In his latest book Momentum, (also co-authored with Kjell A. Nordström), which is a sequel to Corona Express, he describes how the climate change, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine is changing our societies, our businesses and ourselves. In the book he describe new keys to success and introduce a model for seizing the opportunities and developing your leadership in our current paradigm shift. Last but not least, he show how these momentous, simultaneous events are spawning new frameworks for the world as we have known it. The book will soon be released in English.

With his unique range of experiences, Per helps companies and organizations deal with issues like change management and communication on a global scale. In the buzzing noise of the digital world, steadily growing louder, being noticed is key to thriving – and with his signature expert narration, Schlingmann can guide your company through the maze of communication.

Researcher, entrepreneur, and storyteller

Schlingmann has built a highly successful career in communication and PR on a degree in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, and has held led many organizations to success. He is a curious and active entrepreneur, exploring new ideas under his own brands, such as Smoky Nordic Coastal Gin and Ecoliving. A sharp researcher and born storyteller, he is the author of books in genres ranging from management to crime to food to feelgood. A true communicator, Schlingmann has the power to spellbind readers as well as audiences, and show them perspectives they never could have imagined.

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Photography by Cornelia Jönsson
Per Schlingman och Kjell A Nordström.
Caisa Rasmussen


Per Schlingmann gives a cutting analysis of the opportunities and obstacles for the construction sector after the pandemic: A society that changes permanent due to the crisis need to be rebuilt, innovated, and altered. Schlingmann’s keynote is not only relevant but also inspiring for everyone that is interested to be in the forefront of the transformation of society.

Håkan Lind | Head of Communication | Byggföretagen


Per has a fantastic ability to conclude a complex reality and explain it in a simple way, using a broad perspective on both politics and business. In a most inspiring way he gives concrete tools for how you as a brand can think and navigate in a future both around communication and within your business s a whole.

Frida Koff | Marketing and Sustainability Manager | Hemfrid


Per Schlingmann inspires! I have worked together with Per Schlingmann on numerous online events. Per has guided me, and many listeners, on how one should act as a leader during a crisis. On Netigate we are very satisfied with Per’s commitment. He has helped us strengthen our relationship with our clients.

 Sophie Hedestad | CMO | Netigate

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