In her talk, Julia talks about how balancing bold leadership with respect for heirloom Swedish handicraft traditions and visions for sustainable manufacturin turned Wetterlings into a strong player on the international axe scene.

At the age of 20, Julia Kalthoff became the CEO of a 135-year-old Swedish axe manufacturing company, Wetterlings, in northern Sweden. Just back from traveling the world, gaining blacksmith skills was on top of Julia’s bucket list. One day in the forge, Julia got the opportunity to temporally step in as manager. This ended up with her running the forge for five years.

Julia Kalthoff on axes: ”I can’t find a better empowerment symbol than axes. Think about it, I helps you start a fire, build a house. Our entire society was build with an axe in our hands!”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at



Leave a reply

© 2024 The Synagogue of the Human Energy Inc, all rights reserved. All our material, digital, written, audiovisual, is property of our private network and its respective members, all rights are reserved, please read our Privacy Policy. If you use our website in any form, it means you have accepted our Terms and Conditions. Questions? Contact us.

© 2024 La Sinagoga de la Energía Humana™, todos los derechos reservados. Todo nuestro material, digital, escrito, audiovisual, es propiedad de nuestra red privada y sus respectivos miembros, todos los derechos están reservados, por favor lea nuestra Política de Privacidad. Si utiliza nuestro sitio web en cualquier forma, significa que ha aceptado nuestros Términos y condiciones. ¿Preguntas? Contáctanos.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?