Location: Los Angeles, CA
Languages: English, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Portuguese, French, Japanese
Thor’s passion is to make lasting change for the better in the world by increasing the effectiveness and influence of senior leaders, mission critical teams and transformative organizations around the world with local focus for global impact. Thor has lived and worked internationally for the major portion of his career and understands the needs of leaders and companies spanning multiple countries and cultures. Legvold employs evidence-based, scientifically validated tools and methods to design and deliver tailored programs that lead to real and lasting improvements in behaviors and performance with measurable ROI. He works collaboratively with his clients to establish ownership, relevance, and knowledge to keep focus on the issues, while maintaining objectivity. This allows difficult and uncomfortable questions to be raised, ensures issues stay solved, and responsibility remains where it belongs. He helps create clarity from complexity, direction and purpose from ambiguity, and encourages clients to bring out the best in themselves, their team, and colleagues.
Previous roles Thor has held include Senior Consultant for Bjørnson Organizational Psychologists, where he assessed and coached senior executives of multinationals across several sectors, as well as developed executive teams, worked with conflict management and more, and Senior Consultant with Assessit. He originally moved to Stavanger in order to work as a Senior Consultant for the Norwegian Royal Mail in facilitating privatization with concurrent downsizing of 10000 of the 30000 employees at the time. He has also worked extensively with entrepreneurship and developed programs to assist immigrants and locals alike in starting and running their own businesses, has started and run several businesses himself, and has management and leadership experience.
Thor holds a BA in Psychology from California State University Northridge and a Psy.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway. Thor subsequently completed a 5 year post-graduate specialization in IO psychology. He has served as a guest professor/lecturer for graduate level students at several international universities since 1996.
Thor is a member of the APA (divisions 1, 13, 14 (SIOP) & 52), NPF (Norwegian Psychological Association) and EuroPsy. He is a licensed and accredited psychologist and certified specialist in IO psychology within the NPF and EuroPsy organizations.
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