Leading with Presence and Purpose - Leaving a Legacy

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The grandeur and quietude provide the ideal background for gaining perspective and insight


The Mount Everest Executive Leadership (MEEL)™ Program focuses on the essence of leadership, how you increase your ability to motivate and empower others to perform. The point of departure is your personal development as an authentic leader. We will engage in reflections and trusted dialogues about your values and the inner compass that guides us. We will increase awareness of our individual characteristics and authenticity that fosters trust, inspiration, and organizational performance. It is our experience that the journey to the Basecamp of Mount Everest is the ultimate setting for reaching the highest levels of personal development. The program is also know as the Himalaya Executive Leadership Program (HELP)™.


1. Build leadership presence increasing your authenticity and credibility as a leader through a stronger sense of self.

2. Articulate or rediscover your leadership purpose and find the courage to live it. Frame the next or last major individual ``legacy business project.``

3. Sustain the practice by building the routines, and peer network to support self-discovery, insight generation. Peers will become ``life-vitnesses`` in your of pursuit of making a difference.

``Know Thyself ``

- Apollo's Temple at Delphi


From 16 to 30 November 2024, an invited and exclusive group of executive participants will trek to the Base Camp of Mount Everest.

As they ascend together on this journey, participants will engage in an orchestrated leadership development process.

The grand nature, unique culture and program staff will facilitate and work as a catalyst for the process of developing self-awareness, personal insight, and perspective.

While the leadership development journey is individual, the process is done together. The program features, sessions and workshops, and peer-to-peer facilitated feedback and sparring as a supplement to the individual reflections.

In the fall of 2024 and on-line from home, we collectively kick-off and do preparatory diagnostic work with Hogan Personality Assessment® including (confidential) 1:1 feedback, peer-driven 360, and first coaching discussion on a next business case ideas.

17 November 2024, we meet in Katmandu from where we fly in to the mountains to Lukla (2,860 meters) to trek to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters). Through the trek, we work individual and collectively with both the personal development as a leader and our individual business project ideas. Post Everest, the participant cohort is established as peer group for continuous development and support.

The program is led by a seasoned executive development practioner and founder of Himalaya Executive Leadership Program (HELP), Casper Nervil, and certified trekking and climbing guide and program Lead Sherpa, ``LP`` Sherpa, and supported by sherpa team, certified coach, and yoga-instructor.

Network for life!


16 to 30 November 2024. Two weeks. Possible to catch up at work at last days in Kathmandu as buffer days for trek.

Earlybird signup (before 1 May 2024) program fee is DKK 59,950 / EUR 8,000 excl. VAT. and flight to Kathmandu. Including flight further in to the mountain and return to Lukla, all ground transportation, all food, accommodation on trek, trekking permit, four star-hotel accommodation and (optional) meals at hotel in Kathmandu, first networking event in spring of 2024, and full leadership training package with material, Hogan Assessment Survey, 1:1 feedback, 360 survey in advance, and audio and print study material for preparations. Sign from 1 May 2023, Fee: DKK 64,950 / EUR 8,650

Excluding in fee is travel insurance (get helicopter evacuation option and to 6000 meters), visa at entry (fee USD 50) and hiking equipment if don’t have (incl. sleeping bag to comfort -7/-14 degrees Celsius), sturdy hiking boots with angle support and Vibram sole (used/worn in advance), and down jacket). Can be include as rented in delivery. Guidance on training, equipment and all logistics are given at Zoom briefings.

Gross Salary Scheme - half cost if you finance yourself

To benefit from the Gross Salary Scheme (bruttolønsordningen in DK), you need to make an Agreement with your employer. The beauty of the arrangement is that while you save half of the cost of the program, the arrangement is cost free for your employer, which makes most employers open to the idea. Your employer will simply have to pay for the program, while you accept a temporary pay cut in gross salary that equals the cost of the education – saving you the tax on your pay cut. Your net expense is reduced to approx. DKK 30,000 / EUR 4,000


The program is lead through its entirety by Founder of the Himalaya leadership programs HELP® and MEEL™ Director Casper Nervil, and supported by certified coaches, and authorized mountain guide, and Lead Sherpa, “LP” Sherpa with assistant sherpas and porters at the Everest trek.

Director Casper Nervil

Founder and Program Director of MEEL, Casper Nervil has been lecturing at University of California and University of Copenhagen, and for 15 years worked with executive, leadership and talent development. He has designed and delivered learning and development offers for companies like PwC Europe, Novo Nordisk, Dansk Bank, ALD Automotive, DXC, and Lundbeck. He has done it as a management consultant, at PwC as the Co-Lead of the Global Center of Excellence for Executive Education, and at Lundbeck as the Director for Global Talent and Leadership Development. He has also founded the Himalaya Executive Leadership Program (HELP)™. He holds MBA, MA, and MSc degrees, and various certifications including in Hogan Personality Assessment. 


Lead Executive Coach Ellinor Glesner

Founder of Ekvilum, a boutique leadership development firm. Ellinor is an advisor and executive coach with a strong track record of helping leaders develop in areas of performance, role transitions, relationship management and overall wellbeing. Ellinor works with senior level clients and startups/scaleups across a number of industries including fintech, financial services and private equity, offering coaching, training and mentoring.  She previously worked in Finance and fintech (Barclays Capital, Saxo Bank etc) in London and Copenhagen, where she worked in business development, project management, account management and product management.  She holds a MSc in Computer Science, a MSc in Information Management and Finance, a Leadership coaching certificate by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Positive Intelligence and a certificate in the Hogan Personality Assessment.

Lead Sherpa, ``LP`` Sherpa

Lead Sherpa, “LP” Sherpa, is an authorized trekking and climbing guide, and a CPH-X associate. He is mountain-dwelling in the Everest Valley with his extended family of which several will join us.

CEO Accenture Norge Nils Øveraas, Base Camp during former prg.

10 years later with CEO Susanne Møllegaard

Vice President Customer and Global Engineering, KK Wind Solutions, Arturo Pascal at Base Camp during former prg.