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.

Start with yourself

These words are written on the tomb of an Anglican bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey: When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and […]

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The lotus flower

The lotus is one of the worlds most beautiful flowers. But to blossom, the flower must grow through mud and murky pond water.

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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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Sucess factors in the build-up of MOT

For 27 years I have had the privilege of being the entrepreneur and top leader of MOT. It has been an adventurous journey towards the goal: to prevent social problems through strengthening youth’s quality of life, and through strengthening a warmer and safer society. I have listed a selection of 31 points, that I have […]

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My last Leadership Post

Thank you, Mark! Good luck, Stina! Mark Vogel has decided it is time for him to move on after 7 years as CEO for MOT Denmark. His go-ahead spirit, energy, creativity, and hunger for development has been important for the growth and results MOT Denmark has achieved the last years. Thank you to Mark for […]

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Youth’s robustness is important

Youth’s dreams What do many youth dream of today? A safer world. How will this strengthen MOT’s role in the future? We know that those who start wars and execute terror and massacres, once were children and youth. Many of them were not seen and included, and lacked the tools, awareness and courage to make […]

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MOT’s development work

The idea for MOT was born in February 1994. It quickly became a concept and a new and unique way to work. Unique was also the way we went on and carried through with structure and efficiency. In the first years, MOT made radical innovation. The extraordinary is rarely created by one special ingredient, but […]

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