Coach, Trainer, MA
Anna-Riikka is Growthroom’s Master Coach, trainer, editor and service designer. She is mainly responsible for the coaching workshops and the marketing and practicalities of the International Coaching Certification courses.
Anna-Riikka is a freelance coach and a teacher. She has a master’s degree in linguistics and through different roles of a team leader and a project leader she found her passion in coaching in 2012. Since then Anna-Riikka has worked as a life coach and helped hundreds of people reach their dreams both professionally and personally. Her coachees say she is a creative, daring and empathetic coach. She is also a pro in training and facilitating groups! In addition to her managerial positions she has years of international experience in facilitation and training. You can probably recognize her from her broad smile and laughter. In her free time she loves being outdoors and creative - whether it is a hike in the mountains, snowboarding in the wild nature, walking in the forest, yoga on a porch or swimming in the lake.
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Coach, Growth Agent
Inka is an ICF Certified Business Coach specializing in change support. Her strengths derive from her background in the corporate training industry and international work experience, which means she's used to working with people from all walks of life.
Inka works with people and organizations who want to achieve growth and lasting change and who are willing to challenge themselves into thinking and acting in new ways. Inka's approach is humane and supportive yet encouraging for growth.
"Even Albert Einstein said that we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them! As we say at Growthroom, there is always room for growth."
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My professional background builds from a change support specialist's role at business coaching company. I have a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, and I have gained international work experience in my career which has enriched my life and perspective towards it. I found my passion towards organizational wellbeing and coaching originally from digging into the potential of my colleagues and what we were able achieve together combining our strengths.
I've been interested in human behavior as long as I remember and I have always been intrigued by our different ways of thinking and behaving. Coaching has helped me to shift my perspective from "why" to "how" and added spark in the work that I do. I'm very interested in workforce wellbeing and utilizing more of our potential. I want to help people in finding confidence in themselves and help them in building beneficial abilities in modern work life, assist people to recognize their value (and values!), priorities & boundaries and how to communicate about them assertively, according to the principles of reflective inquiry. And of course coach them to putting it all into actions!
What makes you light up?
When people have the courage to be original and true to themselves. That is when they thrive in their professional and personal lives. In addition to that, seeing growth and progress is something that really excites me. I think that growing, evolving, expanding, learning and bonding is what we are born here to do. We just sometimes need to be reminded of the most important things for us.
How would you describe yourself as a coach?
I am curious, exciting and a hands-on type of coach. I have a creative way of thinking and I am an attentive listener. I tend to see opportunities and possibilities in situations and people I encounter with, and I feel like that gets transmitted to the people I coach. My superpower is motivating people and teams into working towards the goal or solving the problem. When working with a team, I make everyone in the group feel acknowledged and encourage each person to participate in the work.
What do your colleagues say about Inka?
Inka adds a spark of light in the room and the things she works with. She is a curious person and coach who is constantly hungry to learn more!
Words from my clients
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Kiia, Coaching client
The coaching session with Inka was really helpful. I liked that we set goals on a timeline where I got a clear direction and plan instead of an abstract shaky “sometime then” concept. Inka listened in peace, praised and led me with her own questions towards the feeling that my long-term goal would be possible to achieve. Thank you! I will return to these thoughts many more times! :)
Maria, Coaching client
Inka was a really nice and positive coach who made me think about things from new perspectives. With the help of her coaching, I was able to form a clear picture from the previously messy and circulating thoughts. Big recommendation!
Katariina, Coaching client
Inka is a coach that evokes new ideas. Having her as your coach, you’ll probably find something new that you haven’t realized before.