Johanna Koskimies

Johanna Koskimies

+358 40 413 2747 

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

∼ Matthew James


Service Design
Web design and production
Visual design
Online learning
Product Development


I’m very independent, reliable, adaptable and solution-oriented, and I love learning. Client satisfaction has always been the most important motivator for me at work, and I always aim at excellent quality in everything I do. I am very self-directed, but the most inspired moments I’ve had when co-creating something worthwhile together with a client, or as a member of a team pursuing a common goal. As a leader and a coach my motivation comes from helping others thrive and succeed.

I’m very intuitive and an excellent listener, which makes me a great coach. I love clarity and leanness, and one of my natural  strengths is the ability to recognise patterns and logic in things that seem complex or cluttered to others. I’m always looking for ways to make things as easy and streamlined as possible, which is why I have often been invited  in developing processes and ways of working. 

As a person and a colleague, I’m positive and easy-going, and always ready to help. 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.








Finnish (native)
English – excellent spoken and written skills (C1)
Swedish – moderate skills
German – basic skills


Office Applications
Microsoft®Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Microsoft®365, Sharepoint, Apple Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Mailchimp, Lyyti

Layout and image processing
Pixelmator, Pixlr, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Canva

Video and audio editing 
Wondershare Filmora, iMovie

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

Video conferencing:  Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft®Teams

Online collaboration: Miro, Mural, Padlet


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


Reading and studying

Choral singing since 1979

Walking with the fluffy family member, Hanski

Aqua jogging

Science and Culture


2009 -


Ever since I founded Neovolentia in 2009, the main part of my work has entailed career coaching with leaders and specialists from all walks of life from newly graduated generalists to middle-aged career shifters. Besides leadership, career transitions, employment skills and other career-related topics my coaching also often revolves around well-being at work. 

Training has always been a significant part of my work.  The latest commitments in this area have entailed training and licensing the Firework™ Career Coaching -program (2015 – 2021), and  teaching presence and active listening as a guest lecturer at SCYT Oy since 2017. 

A part of my business is to help other coaches and trainers bring their knowledge out as customer-friendly and pedagogically sound online training programs on various LMS platforms. Examples of these can be found on the Verkkokurssiakatemia website.

Sep 2021 - Mar 2022

BCI Business Coaching Institute

As a Certified Business Coach since 2008, and having worked together with BCI before, I have always highly valued the work and quality of BCI and its training programs.  So, when I was offered the possibility to work with them, I didn’t have to think twice! 

During this ”rescue project” my main responsibility was to keep the  Student Affairs Office running in a resource crisis situation. The job entailed managing and scheduling training programs, and serving clients, students and instructors. I also  streamlined some practices in the process in order to get rid of unnecessary tasks, and to ease student enrolling and management.

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 requirement and functionality specifications
  • Usability Consulting and training 

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. 


Master of Business Administration (Behavioral Insights in Business Applications), Laurea University of Applied Sciences. Estimated graduation in 2023. My study subjects include  

  • Human Resources Management in Today’s Organisations
  • Individual Economic Decision Making
  • Decision Making in Social Environments and Organizations
  • Behavioral Insights in Managerial Decision Making
  • Behavioral Science in Marketing Managent
  • Service Design & the Design Sprint Method
  • Choice Architecture
  • Empowering Co-creation
  • Nudging towards Sustainable Growth
  • Corporate Social Responsibility.

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 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 

Fasilitoinnin tehopäivä,Heuristica Oy 

Train the Trainer, Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulun pienyrityskeskus 

Developing your Teaching Skills, Tietojenkäsittelyneuvonta

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

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

Web Design, Relevantum

Scripting Project, Relevantum

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

Sales and Marketing in Social Media, Rastor Oy 

Publicist in the Public, Inforviestintä Oy 

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

Usability Basics, Adage Oy

Describing Technical Products – Writing Technical Texts in English, Sefek