Design A Life That Matters
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Design A Life That Matters

Pernille Spiers-Lopez, former CEO of IKEA North America, and later Global HR manager for over 130,000 employees, comes to The Academi of Life to share how we can create the life we really want to lead --- a life that matters.

Are you tired of the way you are living your life? Are you looking to get the spirit of adventure and satisfaction back into your daily life? If the answer is yes, then are you brave enough to do something about it?

Pernille Spiers-Lopez knows how to reclaim your life. She did it. Removed from her family, friends, her children, and her own sense of self, as she climbed the corporate ladder to success, she knew something had to change. So she developed a toolbox to design the life she really wanted to live. Pernille also penned a book Design Your Life: A Guide For Creating Your Best Self about her journey of personal struggle and triumph.

Join us as Pernille shares tools that helped her take charge of her life, so that she could live the life she had imagined. She will also share how you can become a life designer by making conscious choices and real changes.


  • What it really means to live a ‘successful’ life.
  • How to embrace imperfection and failures.
  • How to be your best so you can bring that wisdom to others.
  • How to find the courage to stand for who you are in good times and bad.

The class is limited to 25 attendees. Register early.

'Don’t spend your whole life searching for the right job, make it the most important job to design the right life.' Pernille Spiers-Lopez

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Pernille Spiers-Lopez is an international business leader with over twenty years executive experience with a unique focus on developing both business and personal growth. Among several top executive positions, Pernille has held the position as President and CEO for IKEA North America, global Chief HR Officer, and was a member of the executive management team of the IKEA Group for ten years.

Pernille left IKEA in 2011 after commuting between Chicago and Europe for more than two years. Without a plan B, She then took a year off to learn to do nothing and take the time to figure out what was next. Today, Pernille is a corporate and non-profit director in both the United States and Europe, including Save the Children, Meijer Corporation, and Coop DK, as well as a coach and mentor of executives and entrepreneurs of all ages.

She currently runs the personal design consulting firm, Good Life Designed, with her daughter Sine Maria Lopez.

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