Welcome!

We care about helping individuals and teams to unlock their diverse abilities and potentials, overcome challenges, and fulfil their goals and ambitions.

Sapiens Performance is a consulting, training, and coaching company specializing in high performance leadership and teamwork.

With backgrounds in psychology, business, international organisations, and elite sports, we have extensive expertise in this area.

Our point of departure is that high performance and well-being go hand in hand. Also, each of us has unique abilities and untapped potential to unlock and contribute, throughout life.

What we do

We offer consulting services, education, coaching and mental training programs, and HR assessments and tools for employees, managers, teams and organisations.

We provide open courses and trainings as well as closed development programs adapted to your team and company needs, and HR-assessments and tools are available in multiple languages.

Our approach combines psychology with holistic communication and modern leadership methods.

The four key elements of our services are: Our high performance mindset, performance-enhancing psychology (PEP), mental training, and a holistic approach to communication.

What you get

We will help you to improve and develop the way you communicate, cooperate, and lead yourself and others. Based on human understanding and personal insight.

You will enhance your ability to positively impact your own and other people’s performance, development, and well-being.

You will obtain broadly applicable knowledge and practical tools you can use right away in your everyday life.

They include mental, linguistic, and behavioral techniques to strengthen how you think, feel, talk, and act.

Our Approaches to People, Performance, and Wellbeing

Our point of departure is that each of us has unique abilities and untapped potential to unlock and contribute, throughout life.

Accordingly, positive acknowledgement and effective use of human differences and diversity is a focus of our attention.

Furthermore, life is a work in progress, and it is never too late to change the way you think, feel, or act for the better.

The potential and capacity to perform on a high level on a continuous basis, and in the long run, depends largely on good health and well-being.

This balance is at the heart of our approach to developing and sustaining high performing individuals, teams, and organisations.

As it is, too many people suffer from chronic stress, depression or burnout – not least because we work too hard and long to succeed – to the detriment of our health, well-being and relationships.

Doing so can be a costly affair, in both human and financial terms, for individuals, teams and organisations, and society.

Our Name

Basically, our work is about making people understand themselves and each other better. And it is about putting knowledge, skills and experiences gained into new and better practice.

Hence our company name. The word “Sapiens” comes from an old latin word meaning “wise”. And homo sapiens is the latin word for human beings.

“Performance” basically refers to the act of beginning and carrying through to completion. Other words for “performance” include achievement, fullfilment, presentation, and conduct.

Our Team

We work with dedicated, competent colleagues across borders, sharing inspiration, knowledge, and experiences. Meet our key people below.

Klaus Veile

CEO, Consultant, Trainer and Coach

Klaus Veile is the CEO and founder of Sapiens Performance.

With a focus on practical relevance and a straightforward approach, and contagious enthusiasm, Klaus develops and conducts effective training and development programs for managers, employees, teams, and elite athletes.

He is well-known for his ability to inspire and engage people at every level and for his long-standing expertise in high performance mindset and training.

With a background in psychology, neuro-linguistics, business, and elite sports, and an MA Sports Psych and MBA to his name, Klaus has vast knowledge and broad experience in this area. He is also a certified provider and trainer in a range of internationally recognized HR assesment and leadership tools.

For most of his life, Klaus has had a parallel career in rugby. He was the first Danish rugby player to play at a high level outside Denmark, in France and South Africa. For 16 years, he was the team captain for the Danish national rugby team. Also, he has been the president of Danish Rugby Union and an expert commentator on Danish national TV during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Klaus has advised and trained a broad variety of companies and organisations. He has also guest lectured in universities in Monaco, Finland, and Denmark

Among others, Klaus has worked with: Nestle, Ferrero, Maersk, Novozymes, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, FLSmidth, DSB, IF, SCA Hygiene Products, IKEA, English Rugby Union, the ministry of sports in South Africa, and Danida.

+45 60 17 59 37

Birgitte Lyse Laursen

Consultant, Trainer and Webmaster

Birgitte brings diverse leadership experiences from working with a broad range of international brands across various industries and cultures.

She cares about inspiring and helping people grow, thrive and succeed by understanding their individual needs and embracing differences.

She is well-known for her ability to motivate and explain things well by putting them into context and making them relevant to the person and situation.

As a long-time brand and marketing manager, Birgitte has worked with leading regional or global companies, among them Campari Group, Remy Cointreau, Coca Cola, Avery Dennison, and Bestseller.

Hence, she is used to dealing with both strategic and operational issues, and diverse stakeholders in organization undergoing continuous change.

Alongside, she has worked as a guest lecturer, examiner, and advisory board member in the higher education sector.

Birgitte holds a MSc in international business management. Since then, she has been educated in the human aspects of leadership and change - including psychology, neurolinguistics, coaching, and mental training.

+45 23 31 31 47

Frank Lissner

Consultant and Trainer

Frank brings strong competencies and new perspectives to our team from a long career in the Danish Defense, and from international operations and organisations.

He’s an experienced, hands-on leader of diverse teams required to perform, cooperate and thrive well under significant pressure and stress - and in cross-cultural settings.

For Frank, good leadership is largely about making the complex as simple as possible. So that it is clear and comprehensible, and useful in practice.

Frank is recognized for his down-to-earth approach to problems and getting things done. He is also known for his ability to inspire people to achieve goals while making them feel confident.

Frank is a retired colonel and a former commander of the Danish special forces and battlegroups. From 2013-16 he was the chairman of the international coalition at the US Central Command in Florida, US.

During this period, and on behalf of the Danish special forces, he received the Presidential Unit Citation (PUC) by the US president at that time, George Bush. The PUC is one of the highest credentials awarded by the American Defense.

+45 29 31 36 08

Kimiko Bokura

Consultant, Trainer and Coach

Kimiko has worked with us for years as a guest trainer and valuable sparring partner.

She is an experienced trainer, coach, and mindfulness expert. And she is founder and leader of the Mindful Leadership Institute (MiLi) in Japan.

Kimiko provides performance and leadership trainings for individuals, teams, and organisations in Japan, the U.S., and Europa - with a focus on developing mindfulness and inner sustainability.

In the past, she worked in brand management for global corporations, including Procter & Gamble and LVMH/Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Kimiko holds a BA degree in communication from Tokyo, as well as an MBA from Boston University. Since then, she has been educated in mindfulness, psychology, neurolinguistics, and hypnotherapy.

Kimiko was born and raised in Japan and is bilingual in English and Japanese.

What Our Customers Say

Christina Andersen

”Everybody should take the High Performance Practitioner course! I have learned so much about other people and myself, and how we act, react and behave. I have become more self-aware and better able to improve myself, my work and my relationships. I now have an opinion and insight into how I can be the best version of myself, both as a leader, colleague, employee, mother and wife. Becoming more able to help others with their small or big issues, is very rewarding and great, at the same time.”

Christina AndersenField Sales Manager, Ferrero
Henrik Brandt

“The High Performance Practitioner course has been very satisfactory, and I have benefited greatly from my new competencies and skills in my role as a leader. I have gained a better understanding of individual differences and a range of tools to improve my creativity, performance and effectiveness.”

Henrik BrandtProduct Director, 3Shape
Joanna Tôtterman,

“Klaus Veile has shown an extraordinary talent in engaging the groups, working with them to give insight in different areas of leadership. His knowledge both in psychology and business as well as leadership, combined with his fascinating experience and smoothness in presenting, has been a great success among the attendees. He makes the presentations interesting and full of fact based information and still remaining the learning situation light and allowing personal reflections to support the learning.”

Joanna Tôtterman, Program Director, Leadership & Business Development Program FRAM, Finland