David Karstensen


25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference

"past, present and future"


October 31st to November 3rd 2016

Copenhagen - Denmark


Anthropologist and Master in Business Innovation.


David holds more than 10 years of professional experience as consultant and advisor to public and private organizations. David combines an anthropological field-study perspective, with a strong business oriented approach, when driving or facilitating change processes for national or international clients.


Professional focus

David serves as advisor and trainer for several national and international clients, driving change processes through project management and –leadership as well facilitation and facilitative leadership. Key to his approach is using real strategic business challenges as learning objects that will serve as collaborative, action learning platforms for developing the skills, methods and mindset that build the internal capacity to sustain change and strategic impact. David takes a customer or user perspective as point of departure for any organizational change. In doing so he combines approaches from business model innovation and anthropology with conscious change design and deliberate facilitation.


Core competences

  • Design thinking
  • Change management
  • Program- and portfolio management
  • Project management and -leadership
  • Business model innovation
  • Facilitation and facilitative leadership


You’ll meet...

A strong ability to make sense and create clarity in seemingly complex and challenging projects and processes. David is an experienced and charismatic facilitator who will enhance and enrich any type of process or event, with his natural talent for engaging in both challenging problem solving and engaging processes. He playfully sets a high ambition for output and learning without loosing sight of what makes sense for each individual.


David Karstensen can be contacted at: david@davidinc.dk

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