Satu is attracted to challenges that require bridging a gap and bringing people together across a variety of divides, including ones within themselves. She helps people improve their ability to work productively and lead effectively on a global scale
Satu coaches senior executives from around the world to help them develop their leadership capabilities including their ability to lead and manage their teams in constantly changing environments and their sensitivity in working across cultures. In addition, she works with multicultural teams to help them better understand and capitalize on their diversity, and she works with organizations in ensuring that their strategic intents and operational plans are compatible with the markets they wish to operate in.
Satu has over 10 years of experience in coaching executives. In addition to coaching and consulting work, she held senior international business development roles successfully leading virtual teams and developing new programs and services for emerging markets. Her employers and clients have included WPP, Siemens, Unilever, Sodexo, BP, Accenture BBC, Egon Zehnder, AXA, RS Components, Club Med, Marks & Spencer, Volkswagen Financial Services, Nokia, CapitalOne, Shell, Tieto and Civil Aviation Authority (UK). Most recently, Satu has worked with a variety of multinational high-tech and energy companies across Europe on various global leadership development interventions.
Satu has a wealth of international experience having worked and lived in 7 countries (Finland, Brazil, US, Belgium, Denmark, Colombia and the UK), worked in over 40 countries across six continents and travelled in over 75 countries.
Satu’s professional training includes an M.Sc. Organisational Behavior and Intercultural Communication from Helsinki School of Economics (HSE). She is a graduate of Coach University, Strozzi Institute, Newfield Ontological Learning Programme, Career Counselling Skills (CCS) and Firework Career Coaching Programme. She is also an Accredited MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Inventory) Steps I and II, and IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) administrator. She was swarded designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a Member of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) and AC (Association for Coaching).
Satu is fluent in English and Finnish and has solid Spanish, basic French, Portuguese & Swedish skills.