Realize Your Full Potential! 

Whether you are a new leader or an experienced one, you can always improve 



Becoming a leader for the first time is sometimes fraught with uncertainty about how you can practically conquer the role. Making the leap from an individual contributor to manager is a big transition for anyone — no matter how skilled or driven you are.

New managers generally have great functional competence, but they often lack the basic leadership skills needed to lead a team.
The reality is that most new managers never receive any training for their first leadership role. Yet the transition into a leadership role is often the most difficult one in their career so far.

We have seen many leaders who find this more challenging than expected, and that they do not know where to turn for help.

This is why we founded Smartminds - an e-learning company which offers essential online courses, eBooks and useful guides for new leaders.


Educate And Empower New Leaders

A great leader builds team, lifts individuals and makes the whole company grow. It is therefore essential that you have the tools and the knowledge that will give you the confidence you need to master your role. 

Our job is to give you the basis for acquiring new knowledge, and help you utilize your learning in the best possible way, so that you can realize your full potential. 


Taking on a leadership role is a big step, as other employees depend on you for guidance, motivation, and improvement.

To help you navigate day-to-day leadership challenges, I will share my best practice through easy and convenient video courses, eBooks, step-by-step guides, ready-made templates and checklists. 


Anne Gretland
Course Instructor  



Anne Gretland is the CEO of FotoWare and Course Instructor at Smartminds. Under her leadership, FotoWare has three times been voted number 1 for 'Best Workplaces in Norway' and ranked in the top 10 for 'Best Workplaces in Europe' given by Great Place to Work®.

Anne started her leadership career at Microsoft where she had 16 successful years. Since then, she has held several leadership roles in the IT industry, and she has a long track record of successful business achievements. Anne is passionate about leadership and what it entails, especially when it comes to building successful teams and mentoring people.
Anne is a frequent speaker on tech, leadership and diversity events.

Anne is co-founder of Oda, the largest network for women working in the IT-sector in the Nordics, where she held the position as Chairman of the Board for 11 years.
In 2018 she founded a network for CEO's that are new to their role.

Anne has twice been named on the list of Norway’s 50 leading IT women.
She has won several high-ranking awards, such as Diversity Leader of the Year 2021 awarded by Nordic Women in Tech and Microsoft Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for Outstanding Performance.

"When I started my leadership career in Microsoft, one of the most challenging part I immediately had to face was the fact that I was no longer an individual contributor – I was responsible for other people and their successes and failures. It was definitely a completely different ball game. 

There are so many leaders who need guidance to get their careers off to a good start. My mission is to share my best practice and time-saving tips & tricks so leaders can leverage their impact and influence."


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