Executive & Team Coach | Leadership consultant | Researcher

Espen's passion is to be a change agent for organizations and individuals in terms of being a coach, researcher, and psychotherapist.

From 2005 to 2018 he was part of a group in The Diamond Approach (DA) led by Sandra Maitri. He was also part of the teacher training in DA for a couple of years and has been interested in the psychological tools provided by Buddhism (Mahamudra), Sufism, and other wisdom traditions for a couple of decades. He did his first Darkness Retreat in 2008, on his own. From 2007 to 2009 he was an apprentice of the Shipibo shaman Guillermo Arévalo Valera Kestenbetsa, and posesses extensive knowledge about plant medicine. He has also s

He is educated coach from INSEAD (Executive Master in Change & INSEAD Coaching Certificate), psychologist from The University of Oslo, and journalist from The Oslo Metropolitan University. Espen holds the MIT Sloan Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership, focused on Blockchain Technology, AI, and Internet of Things. He has learned algorithmic trading at Oxford.

Espen's PhD aimed to bridge the current gap between the so-called specific and general factors in psychotherapy.

As a guitarist, Espen was a student of associate professor Geir-Otto Nilsson from the age of 9, and was a soloist in Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” aged 21 and has studied music (classical guitar) at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He was also

The complete music in the above video can be found below (Leo Brouwer – Balada de la Doncella Enamorada from El Decameron Negro):

What is Blockchain?

Bitcoin and Blockchain – A New Backbone for Human Trust

MBT – Gyldendal

MBT Mentaliseringsbasert terapi av Sigmund Karterud, Espen Folmo og Mickey Kongerslev, Gyldendal

Mentalizing and MBT

A movie about Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) featuring Anthony Bateman and Espen Folmo


LOOK UP — The science of cultural evolution