Kay Xander Mellish

Kay Xander Mellish is a popular keynote speaker, author, blogger, and native English copywriter in Copenhagen, Denmark. An American who has lived in Denmark for more than a decade, she is the voice behind the long-running How To Live in Denmark Podcast, the author of three books about Denmark, and a communications consultant to some of Denmark's largest companies, specializing in investment and finance.  


WRITER, editor, Speaker

A journalism graduate of New York University, Kay's is a regular contributor to Denmark's national newspapers, as well as a frequent guest on Go' Morgen Danmark, Radio 24/7, and TV2 News. 



"How to Live in Denmark" and "The Unwritten Rules of Danish Business Culture" are Kay's classic presentations for newcomers in Denmark. Her "Drop Dit Danglish" speech is a hit with both companies and gymnasium students; the "How to Live in Denmark Game Show" is a Julefrokost staple for mixed groups of Danes and internationals. Download the PDF, or see all of Kay's events.



Kay has brought her keynote speeches to audiences in Portugal, Ireland, Germany, and Hong Kong, and appeared as a speaker at TEDx in Odense, Denmark in 2018.  Her topics for foreign audiences include Danish business culture, Danish parenting, and Danish design. She enjoys speaking to government, industry, and educational groups. Download the PDF, or see all of Kay's events.