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My mission is to develop managers to become effective and inspiring leaders - leaders capable of creating a sustainable workplace where people and profit grow hand in hand.

About Dr. Edith Rian

About Edith Rian, PhD

Founder and Director of Rösslyng GmbH

Originally from Norway, I relocated to Germany with my family in 2012. Working and living in different countries and collaborating across borders have afforded me significant cross-cultural experience.


How it all started

The catalyst for working with people hails from my early career as a scientist. I love science, but I found myself ever-more fascinated about what made some people very successful, while others were only frustrated. 


So I began my journey.


My explorations drove me to initiate the first leadership training for young science leaders in Norway. The outcome was so successful that I delved into the topic of leadership.


Fast forward to today, and I've acquired a breadth of business experience across a wide range of organizations in several countries. I have worked as a manager in the life sciences sector, including in a multinational Fortune 500 company, German SMEs, a start-up and in academia. My roles have included hands-on experience in operations management and R&D teams up to senior leadership in laboratories and manufacturing companies.


Always the scientist at heart, I only support leadership models based on evidence and best practice. My programs offer methods and models supported by scientific research.


In addition to being a consultant, I am a mum, an avid runner and a curious reader.

How it all started
Qualifications at a glance
Qualifications at a glance
  • Executive Master of Management in Leadership

  • Diploma in Performance Coaching and Corporate and Executive Coaching

  • Certified Still Moving Change Practitioner

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Master of Science in Biotechnology

  • Fluent in Norwegian, English, German and other Scandinavian languages

“Edith is both inspiring and encouraging, but never judging.
With her help I have successfully achieved two of my high priority goals”

Project Manager, McLean, USA

Where the name
Rösslyng comes from


If you’ve ever had the chance to hike in the Nordic mountains, you’ll notice clusters of small, pink flowers everywhere. These are called Rösslyng. While they may appear delicate, these tiny flowers are resilient and thrive in the harsh Nordic winters. The Rösslyng reflects the modest but "together we are strong" spirit of the north.

About Rösslyng GmbH


Our leadership development programs are tailored to your needs and aligned with your strategic goals.

We train your managers from their first leadership experience right through to senior management level. Our training programs are based on well-documented leadership models with the Nordic Leadership Approach at its core. Your managers can immediately implement their learning while understanding  that leadership development is a life-long journey.


Rösslyng partners with the Norwegian organizational development company Symbio AS. Symbio has 18 year’s experience in leadership training.

Symbio AS
About Rösslyng GmbH
“Edith has a great positive presence, which empowered me to commit to my actions and bring positive changes in my life

Coach and Founder, Barcelona, Spain

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