Jannik Laursen is an entrepreneur and visionary of Danish and Mexican descent with extensive experience in business, sales, leadership, team building, and personal development.
He has had the privilege of living in five countries and visiting over 30, as a result of which he has experienced the complexities of culture and society’s influence on human behaviour, as well as witnessed the universal aspects of humanity and the kinds of struggles we all face.
He realized that everywhere in the world, people are struggling with insecurities and fears, difficulties communicating with and relating to each other, and finding a balance between adapting to others and being true to themselves.
As the constant “new kid”, outsider, and foreigner wherever he lived, he also experienced bullying and social rejection, which — despite him being primarily extroverted — created a level of shyness and social insecurity that paralyzed him in some social and professional settings.
As a result of this he has pursued not only his own personal growth, but the creation and development of personal development techniques that are functional for people with varying contexts, goals, personalities, and life experiences.
True gratitude is being able to receive and value other people's well intended actions, even when those actions don't fulfill your personal expectations or ideals."
Coming from a mixed cultural background sparked a certain curiosity about people’s personalities and how they’re influenced by both internal and external factors. Furthermore, Jannik and his sister Itzel had significant differences in needs, instincts and personalities that they couldn’t dismiss as cultural.
As a result Jannik has pursued ongoing investigation into personality theory, its applications and its limitations, in order to create what is now known as Develop Your Element – a personal and professional development technique which helps people navigate their personalities, the strengths and weaknesses, and the internal and external factors that influence them.
All of this is with the goal of giving people the tools and information to bring out the best in themselves, and create more positive life experiences.
With over 10 years of experience in sales and business, Jannik has seen the ups and downs of how things can be done in the industry.
As a person with in-store, online, door-to-door and over the phone sales experience, he witnessed just how different sales trainings and management styles either brought out the best in him or discouraged him and sabotaged the whole sales team.
As a recruiter he discovered the strengths and pitfalls of different personality types in sales, which he has gone on to teach people in order to help them navigate their own ups and downs. Jannik has helped thousands of people around the world unlock their strengths and communicate more effectively in business and sales.