Atle's blog

Atle Vårvik is MOT’s founder and creator. He has been passionate about people and life since he was a young boy. Atle is a former Olympian speed skater. He is married to Sigrun and together they have two sons, Kristian and Johann. In this blog he is sharing his reflections and experiences.

MOT’s contribution to the UN sustainable development goals

Happy September to all MOT leaders and MOT enthusiasts in four different continents! I am proud of the value-based approach MOT applies to strengthen youth’s robustness and create safe class environments. I am proud of the societal issues you are working to stop, reduce and prevent – such as loneliness, bullying, substance abuse, mental illnesses, […]

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What makes you unique?

Markus is a former Young MOTivator, and has also been a MOT coach for several years. Today he is 28 years old. Markus inspires me every time I meet him. Not only does he express good values, but his energy is also contagious. He is an expert at making others feel seen, and he is […]

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Rewarding internal culture

Last week I was interviewed by the worker’s organisation “Lederne” about how internal cultures can elevate people, leadership and organisations. These are some of the thoughts I shared. I have always been interested in leadership, culture building and growing a brand. A strong internal culture is the most important factor to succeed with long-term brand […]

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Dream society for youth:

Inherited robustness Good social functioning Good family functioning Good school experience Good friends Safe and including local community Safe and positive society/media If these were characteristic of all youths, environments and society, there would not have been a need for MOT. Many youths do not have these characteristics. Therefore, MOT is important to create protective […]

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MOT as a protective factor

At the moment, I am writing a book that proves MOT as an important protective factor for vulnerable individuals carrying many risk factors, as well as an important tool to prevent crime and psychosocial problems in youth. Here is some of it: MOT works proactively trough building individuals and cultures, through holistic and wide society […]

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It is wise to be in surroundings that mostly strengthen our robustness

MOT is about strengthening robustness. Robustness is more than a trait. It is also about a relation. When we meet with others our robustness is either strengthened or reduced. Our dog Sjika strengthened our robustness. This week we have been sad and in mourning. Sjika passed away on Monday evening 15th February 2021. «Hometeam Vårvik» […]

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Thank you for 27 unique years

Today, I have my last day as MOT’s top leader and entrepreneur. MOT’s extensive development period is over and MOT’s Comprehensive System is finalized. It has been a fantastic and adventurous journey over 27 years, including the establishment of MOT on four continents. MOT is among the best that has happened in my life and […]

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Mission accomplished

The idea to MOT was born in February 1994 and MOT has been like pleasurable hobby for me since that day. I have been bubbling over with joy for MOT almost every day of my work for MOT. I am grateful and feel privileged having had the opportunity to work with something as meaningful for […]

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The relay baton is passed on to new leaders

From January 2021, Morten Laache will be the new Chair of MOT Foundation. Morten has been a part of MOT since 2000, both as MOT coach and employee. Katrine Judovica will be the new global leader of MOT and will be very important for lifting MOT to new levels within internationalization and global teamwork. Katrine […]

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