About Elias Westerdahl

Elias Westerdahl is a Consultant at the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, a consultancy, think tank and membership organisation that has been researching, activating and supporting corporate changemakers since 2010. His role involves executive coaching, supporting the training of senior leaders and their teams, and conducting research on business trends relating to leadership, diversity and sustainability.

Elias serves as Principal Coach for CSL’s Walk the Tightrope programme, supporting mid-to-senior level managers in taking their leadership and career development to the next level. He has co-led the interview process for CSL’s Mindful Exclusion research, the largest qualitative study of employee network leaders / sponsors and diversity leads of major organisations in the UK.

Outside of client work, Elias is an active contributor to several grassroots initiatives with a meaningful impact on society. He plays a leading role in the design and management of the CSL Mentoring Scheme, which helps a diverse cross-section of university students and recent graduates to explore their leadership potential by providing access to mentors and sponsors, inspiring role models, and transformational experiences.

Elias is also currently Co-Editor for SEO London’s 101 Diversity & Inclusion Success Stories, which are a collection of authentic voices telling inspiring stories of individuals and organisations overcoming obstacles and biases, highlighting actionable ideas that can help to drive cultural and structural shifts in the workplace.

Elias has a BSc in Business and Environmental Studies from the University of Hertfordshire, with first-class honours, and a coaching diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, rock climbing, running, and meditation.