Enhancing leadership and coach development

How do you take care of your development as a leader? What are your career ambitions and how could you reach them? How do you ensure your own wellbeing, and that you can live balanced life?
Overall, what are the changes you would like make, in your work and life?
Coaching offered by a professional coach gives you time to think and explore the topics important to you, helps you in finding solutions to your challenges and making the change needed happen.
My passion and expertise lie in helping executives and managers to reach their full potential through coaching. I have developed my own integrative approach to coaching, drawing on a blend of best coaching practise and theory. I hold a respectful curiosity about each individual’s power to achieve personal change and the importance of relationship in that process, as well as the impact that invisible systemic forces may have. I am keen on using creative and embodied approaches that liberate my clients to view their work and life from new perspectives. I aim to help my clients gain greater awareness of themselves, their relationships and the systems within which they operate.
I am a trained Executive and Leadership Coach with strong background in management and leadership development. I am also a trained Coach Supervisor helping professional coaches to reach their next level as a coach. I have a MSc degree in Coaching and Behavioral Change and also a MBA-degree from a highly esteemed Henley Business School and several international coaching certificates: Master Practitioner, European Supervision Individual Accreditation, PCC. Besides my own coaching business, Thinking Time, I have since 2011 worked closely with Henley Business School, where I have coached and trained hundreds of MBA and Leadership programme participants to grow and succeed as leaders.
Since Autumn 2020 I have supported the growth of other coaches in Henley’s Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching Programme, as a prorgramme tutor and as a Mentor Coach.
I offer one-to-one coaching sessions for leaders, face-to-face or virtually (Zoom, phone), in English and in Finnish. Coaching contracts are usually made for a period of 6-12 months, including 8-10 coaching sessions, each 1-1,5 hours.
For professional coaches I offer virtual Coaching Supervision and Mentor coaching, both individually or in a group.
Professional coaching is an excellent method to help leaders to find solutions to their challenges. This is because coaching accelerates progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. It concentrates on where you are today and what you are willing to do to get where you want to be tomorrow. Coaching provides a transformative space to experience growth on a deeper level.
According to research coaching brings many benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.

Contact Pirjo

tel. + 358 40 735 7252 e-mail: pirjo.puhakka(at)thinkingtime.fi Puhakka-9087-web

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