Quickminds is a team of highly skilled coaches and facilitators who specialise in transforming communication and getting better results. More specifically, we help people improve their own performance through group workshops and individual coaching in a number of key areas. We work with several leading global organisations as well as advising early-stage venture. In particular we have extensive expertise in the Media, Oil&Gas and Investment sectors.
Quickminds was founded in 2012 by Rick Salmon and Tim Farish who are both based in Oslo. We also have a number of key associates who help us deliver bespoke work on key projects.
Rick is a technology entrepreneur, executive coach and professional facilitator. He has worked with numerous corporate clients including IBM, BP, ESPN, Norconsult, Hydro and many others. He was one of the founders of Scala Inc. (www.scala.com) and of BlueSky Software (renamed Ehelp.com and acquired by Adobe). Additionally he runs entrepreneur development and pitch training programs for ESA (European Space Agency), Innovation Norway, Business Finland, Innovate UK, and Techtour. Rick is an American who has lived in Scandinavia for over 25 years, lives in Oslo and spends as much time as possible out in the woods and mountains.
Tim began his career in advertising for London Weekend Television before moving into agencies and working with Saatchi&Saatchi & Bartle Bogle Hegarty. In 2001, Tim moved into coaching and organisational development and has worked with many leading global organisations both designing and delivering programmes. Before setting up Quickminds AS in 2012 he was a Director at GPB Consulting in London. Tim still works with several global organisations including BP, The Walt Disney Company, FSN Capital, Verdane, Random House (Bertelsmann) & ESPN. Tim now lives near the ocean in Oslo with his magical daughter (age 8).
Quickminds has built a team of 6 external associates who assist in the delivery of large programs and workshops in other countries. We currently have associates in Scotland, London and Norway. These people have been carefully selected based on key core skills and their proven track records of delivering results. They are all are highly-skilled veterans with extensive corporate coaching and facilitation experience.