Writing & content creation
Designing and producing training programs
Web design and production
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.
English – excellent spoken and written skills
Swedish – moderate skills
German – several years of study but mostly forgotten
Mac and MS® Office
Layout and image processing
Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
Video and audio editing
Wondershare Filmora, iMovie
Www and LMS
WordPress, LifterLMS, Learndash, Prewise Gimlet, Articulate Storyline
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
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.
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)
My main objectives in this role were to teach the UX principles to software developers, and to take part in usability development by
I helped improve the User Interfaces of various applications, resulting in better usability and greater client satisfaction.
In this role, I was responsible for the production of user manuals for several Tekla software products. My tasks included
As a result of my work, the customer satisfaction rate regarding Xcity user manuals increased from -0,7 to +2,8 (scale -5 – +5)
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
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.
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.
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
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)