My extensive experience with industrial companies has taught me that resilience and mindset are crucial for growth and business model innovation (BMI). They influence how individuals and organizations perceive, process information, make decisions, and generate innovations. It's common for teams to get bogged down in details, while entrepreneurs lose sight of the bigger picture. While I don't claim that mindset is everything, it certainly aids in developing a broader understanding of mechanisms, leading to faster and better decision-making.
Birgit Linnamäe is an entrepreneur, consultant, expert and mentor with 25+ years of experience in industrial and strategic management. She holds a master's degree (cum laude) in economics and strategic management from Estonian and Italian universities and currently is a PhD researcher at Estonian Business School working with interest in business model innovation. Speaks 11 different languages, has lived and worked in Germany, Italy, England and worked closely with 15 countries, including the cultures and countries of the USA and Southeast Asia in addition to Europe.
Birgit values human relationships, a strategic, big-picture view and resilience mindset, which together with her management experience provide execution-oriented content for leadership, consulting and trainings in equal measure.
With extensive experience in international business development, exporting, scaling, building up and managing manufacturing companies - from different industries and countries (including wood, metal, textile, construction and food industries among others) on the one hand and on the other hand given her interest in psychology, linguistics, the balance between mental and physical health and the ever-increasing complexity of people, Birgit has supported several companies in Estonia and abroad.
For example, she successfully established a timber industry company based on German Bavarian private capital in Estonia and introduced it to 14 foreign markets. Her very good linguistic and cultural sense and her competences of human cognition played an important role. Also, between 2018 and 2022, she built a wooden modular construction company with an innovative and sustainable business model from scratch with a presence in 15 countries and made its trademark KODA by Kodasema world-famous.
Speed, accuracy, efficiency and world class are important to her and the areas of work are formed based on her diverse knowledge: strategy, export, new markets, international relations, self-management, stressful situations, teamwork, cultural differences, negotiations, dealing with noise, anger management and coping with difficult and changing situations, building enterprise value, business model innovation, scaling.