"As parents, we know that there is nothing more important to us than our children’s happiness, education, and their ability to go on and have a successful life."

- Sandy Mackenzie

How do we give our children the tools to succeed now and in the future?


Join the Global Denmark Podcast for an insightful conversation as we sit down with the Director of Copenhagen International School, Sandy Mackenzie. 


Sandy has been a school leader in China, the United States, the UK, and now in Denmark. In this wide-ranging conversation, we explored; innovation in the educational sector, the importance of emotional intelligence and global perspectives, the role of CIS, the 17 SDGs, inclusion, the experience of being an expat leader in Denmark and much more.

Episode Takeaways

  • Copenhagen International School and its role in society [2:20]

  • Global talents and international school options [4:00]

  • Helping students adapt to their changing environments  [5:30] 

  • Self-regulation and mindfulness as parts of the curriculum [10:10]

  • The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) [16:30]

  • The importance of cultivating a global mindset [20:30]

  • Leveraging cognitive diversity [22:30]

  • Differences in dominant cultures around the world [25:00]

  • Danish and IB qualifications for higher education [32:40]

  • Daily habits and routines to optimize performance [35:37]

  • Special event and challenging personality trait [37:50]

  • Something weird and dinner party invites [42:00]

  • Guiding principles and mentors [47:00]

  • Book recommendations [49:56]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [53:00]