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Herdis Pala Palsdottir

Herdis Pala Palsdottir

VP - HR & Communication

Reiknistofa bankanna RB

VP - HR & Communication at Reiknistofa bankanna | Inspirational Speaker, Author, Coach and Business Consultant


Reiknistofa bankanna RB

VP - HR & Communication

My responsibilities include attracting, retaining and developing talents at the company.
Also, as part of the top management team, to run the company according to our mission and vision.
My team counts for 9 people, doing the HR, External and Internal Marketing, PR and more.

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Herdis Pala

Inspirational Speaker, Author, Trainer, Consultant & Coach

Running my own business, mainly doing Inspirational Speaking, writing books and articles and offering online products and programs.
My main topics are Success in work and life, Self-Leadership and various related topics.

As a speaker and a trainer I have for the last few years given 25 - 60 presentations and lectures a year. I have also done quite a lot of coaching, both for teams and leaders as weel as teaching in two universities in Iceland. So the numbers of presentations and lectures I have give are in the hundreds.
Most of my presentations and lectures are for various organizations - on how to have this 360° Success, so that the organizations and the individuals that work there can Succeed together.
I also do quite a lot of writing, blog, articles and books, one to be published no later than midyear 2015.
Last but not least I offer various online products and programs.


IMG (now Capacent)


Consulting projects in the field of Human Resources Management

Reiknistofa bankanna RB

Board of Directors (Alternate)

Alternate to other Director of the Board

Reykjavik University

Lecturer in MBA programme

Lecturer in a course called Personal Development where I taught MBA-students about them as developers of others and how they can use coaching as a tool in their leadership role.

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Icelandic Red Cross

Board of Directors, Reykjavik Division (Alternate)

Second Alternate


Board of Directors

Member of The Board of Directors

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Byr bank hf.

COO - Corporate Development & Operations

At Byr the unit of Corporate Development & Operations consists of:

1. Human Resources
2. IT
3. Business Analytics
4. Project Management (Marketing, Quality and more)
5. Operations.




Main responsibilities: Training & Development, Workplace Audits and Performance Appraisals.

Commercial Diploma, Business/Commerce, General

Kennaraháskóli Íslands

B.Ed, Education (Mathematics and Biology)

University of New Haven

MBA, Human Resource Management

Reykjavik University

CEG, Executive Coaching