I am Pirjo Puhakka, executive and leadership coach, Coach Mentor and Coaching Supervisor, living in Helsinki Finland and working virtually with clients comings from different parts of the world. I have a passion to support the development and growth of executives, managers and professional coaches.
I have a MSc degree in Coaching for Behavioral Change and 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 program 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 tutor, Coach Mentor and Coach Supervisor, having worked with over 100 coaches coming from different nationalities.
I have developed my own integrative approach to coaching, drawing on a blend of effective, evidence-based coaching practices and theory. I hold a respectful curiosity about everyone’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.
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.
I offer one-to-one coaching sessions for leaders, face-to-face or virtually (Zoom/Teams), 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.
SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONAL COACHES
For professional coaches I offer 1-1 Coaching Supervision and ICF required Coach Mentoring, virtually in Zoom/Teams.