Johanna Koskimies

Johanna Koskimies

b. 09.07.1960
Viherlaaksonranta 7 E 73 02710 ESPOO
+358 40 413 2747
johanna.koskimies@neovolentia.fi 

www.neovolentia.fi | www.verkkokurssiakatemia.fi

Whatever you think you are, you're more than that!

~ Matthew James

MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Writing & content creation
Visual design
Coaching
Teaching
Designing and producing training programs
Web design and production
Online learning
Product Development
Documentation
Usability
Marketing

PERSONALITY AND STRENGTHS

I’m very independent, responsible, reliable and adaptable, and I love learning. No matter the role or task, I always aim at excellent quality and client satisfaction. I get great kicks from working together with a client, or, as a member of an enthusiastic and inspiring team pursuing a common goal. As a designer I enjoy creating unique, beautiful, clear and intuitive user interfaces. 

I’m an excellent and intuitive listener, which makes me a great coach. I love clarity and leanness, and I’m always looking for ways to streamline my work further. That’s probably why I’m often asked to take part in developing processes and ways of working. One of my natural strengths is the ability to recognise patterns and logic in things that seem complex or cluttered to others. And, when a worthwhile idea pops up, I want to implement it right away.

As a person, I’m positive and easy-going, and I can sincerely say that I get along with all kinds of individuals. My clients say that I’m easy to trust and great to work with, and people who know me really well describe me as wise and loving.

STRENGTHS

QUALITY ORIENTED
SERVICE MINDED
APPROACHABLE
CREATIVE
ADAPTABLE

WORK VALUES

INTEGRITY
EXCELLENT QUALITY
CLIENT SATISFACTION

PERSONAL VALUES

FREEDOM
TRUST
ACCEPTANCE

LANGUAGES

Finnish (native)
English – excellent spoken and written skills
Swedish – moderate skills
German – several years of study but mostly forgotten

ICT SKILLS

Office Applications
Mac  and MS® Office

Layout and image processing
Pixelmator
Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Video and audio editing 
Wondershare Filmora, iMovie

Www and LMS
WordPress, LifterLMS, Learndash, Prewise Gimlet, Articulate Storyline

POSITIONS OF TRUST

Member of the Board, Finnish Association of Positive Psychology 2019 –

Member of the Board, ICF Finland 2015 – 2016

Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the Coach of the Year Award 2013 – 2018

Chairman of the Board, Finnish Coaching Association 2010 – 2012

Member of the planning committee of the Coaching Finland conference 2008 – 2013

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Reading and studying

Choral singing since 1979

Walking with the fluffy family member, Hanski

Aqua jogging

Science and Culture

WORK EXPERIENCE

2009 -

Neovolentia

Ever since I founded Neovolentia in 2009, the main part of my work has entailed coaching leaders and small business owners, as well as people in career transitions and outplacement situations. On top of individual coaching I also train and license other career coaches in use of the Firework ™ Career Coaching Programme, and, teach presence and active listening as coaching skills as a guest lecturer at SCYT Oy.

Besides coaching and training, I also design and build WordPress sites, Woocommerce stores and LMS platforms, as well as help clients design, build and market their online courses.

2007 - 2008

Projects (various clients)

Translating the Firework™ Career Coaching -program in Finnish (Mindwind Oy, 2008). 

Scripting, testing and quality assurance of the eCBC online training program (Business Coaching Institute Oy, 2007)

Production of the accreditation application for the ICF; project management, translation and taking part in content creation (Business Coaching Institute Oy, 2007). The application was the only one among 300 European applications that got accepted without reclamations.

Translating the ICF (International Coach Federation) Core Competencies, Ethical Conduct and the Coach Knowledge Assessment in Finnish (ICF Finland, 2016)

Translating the book You were born rich by Bob Proctor in Finnish (Olet syntynyt rikkaana, BasamBooks 2012, ISBN 978-952-260-102-5)

Specifications and project management for creating a new Member Management System and Coach Finder for the SCY (Finnish coaching association) 2012

Visual design, layout and editing of the book Johtajana järjestössä by Pirjo Somerkivi (Pirjo Somerkivi 2011, ISBN 978-952-92-9331-5)

Founding member, Career Coach, Web Designer, Career Coaching Partners Oy, 2009 – 2011

Creating the Staff Handbook and the Onboarding program, planning and implementation of an internal Satisfaction Survey, creating a questionnaire and guidelines for Development Discussions (Internship, DMP Oy, 2007)

1983 - 2006

Tekla Oy, Tekla OyJ

2003 - 2006

My main objectives in this role were to teach the UX principles to software developers, and to take part in usability development by 

  • Performing usability assessments with suggestions for improvement
  • Designing user interfaces for various software products
  • Taking part in producing requirements and functionality specifications
  • Usability Consulting 

I helped improve the User Interfaces of various applications, resulting in better usability and greater client satisfaction.

2000 - 2003

In this role, I was responsible for the production of user manuals for several Tekla software products. My tasks included

  • Writing and visual design of software manuals in Finnish and English
  • Coordinating the production of other language versions of user manuals
  • Localisation of user interfaces 
  • Providing content for online instructions
  • Developing documentation standards and guidelines.

As a result of my work, the customer satisfaction rate regarding Xcity user manuals increased from -0,7 to +2,8 (scale -5 – +5)

1993 - 1999

As a Marketing Planner, I was responsibile for the design, content creation and production of all printed marketing material including brochures, flyers, binders, promotional materials for exhibitions, advertising, and more. I also

  • created the visual design of Tekla’s first website in mid-90´s
  • designed logos for several Tekla software products
  • Founded the internal news bulletin and acted as the Chief Editor for both this and the client newsletter for several years.

Besides taking care of my duties in marketing, I also designed and wrote a user manual for a network information system produced for the former Imatran Voima Oy. The customer appreciated the fluentness of our cooperation and said that the project exceeded their expectations regarding both  content quality and timeline.

1987 - 1992

As a full-time Trainer my main responsiblity was to design and produce course materials, and to carry out training for the users of  the DOGS GIS system. I also acted as client support for this system as well as provided support for internal users of the Decwrite word processing system. 

1983 - 1986

During my first years at Tekla my work consisted of versatile office duties and other adminstrative tasks.

EDUCATION

BBA, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, ongoing

The Science of Wellbeing (online course), Yale University, 2020

Basic studies in Positive Psychology, Open University, Helsinki 2014

Basic studies in Social Psychology (25 p) Open University, Helsinki 2014

Basic studies in Psychology (25 p), Open University, Helsinki 2010

Basic studies in Educational Science (25 p), Open University, Helsinki 2009

Baccalaureate, Tapiola high school (evening studies) 1986

Associate Certified Coach ACC (ICF) 2014-2017

Certified PTP (People Test Person) reviewer 2012

Työuran uurtaja® group trainer, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health 2011

Licensed Career Storm Navigator™ Coach 2010  

Certified Keys2Balance® trainer 2010

Certified Firework™ Career Coach 2009 / ICF Accredited

Certified Business Coach®, Business Coaching Institute 2007-2008 / ICF Accredited

Human Resources Specialist, ICSL Oy 2007

Train the Trainer, Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulun pienyrityskeskus  1989

Developing your Teaching Skills, Tietojenkäsittelyneuvonta 1988

Vocational examination in Sales, Rastor Oy, 2016 (1 year)

Vocational examination in Product Development, Rastor Oy, 2014 (2,5 years)

Web Design, Relevantum 1998

Scripting Project, Relevantum 1998

Helsinki BusinessCollege (marketing as a main subject) 1989 (3 years)

Sales and Marketing in Social Media, Rastor Oy 2013

Publicist in the Public, Inforviestintä Oy 1996   

MAT (marketing communications), Markkinointi-instituutti 1996 (3 years)

Skills in Exports, Fintra 1993 (2 years)

Usability Basics, Adage Oy 2001

Describing Technical Products – Writing Technical Texts in English, Sefek 1996