Who are YOU as a leader?
Leadership has no “finish line.” We are all on a lifelong leadership journey, and every person’s journey is unique to them.
Coaching helps you stretch your sightline, get out of your comfort zone, and grow along the way. It’s a way to better understand your own journey—to help you design your own life’s quest by rediscovering your courage to be the one you want to be, in order to create what you want to create.
To every role in life, we bring our unique personality and set of values. I will challenge you to maximize your potential and use it in all roles in life.
I will use the Co-Active Leadership model as basis of our work. If needed and/or wanted we can use Barret Value Center’s Tools for Leaders to support your development journey.
Leadership Culture Work
What is the VISION for your organizations' leadership?
Conscious leadership is a critical element to developing a thriving and prosperous business. In its purest form, conscious direction leadership refers to the ability to bring one’s entire self into that leadership position. It implies complete self-awareness, as well as the authenticity to be who you are. Conscious leaders don’t focus on themselves, but instead, on the entire organization as a whole.
Their vision far extends beyond their immediate to-do lists for the day. When approaching things this way, conscious leaders automatically create a reliable and robust culture of trust within the organization, which has a tremendously powerful impact on morale and by extension, productivity. This high level of consciousness and self-awareness, though rare, is achievable through practice.
I use the Co-Active Leadership Model as the basis of our work and Barret Value Centre’s Tools for Leaders to measure where you are as leaders and kick off the development journey.
Co-Active Leadership model
Team Development and Self-Leadership
How to EMPOWER the whole organization to change?
The key to success is having cohesive and united teams working towards the same goals throughout the organization. Sounds simple but in practice is needs support and work.
With the Skillnad’s application and the tools, it's easier as it's all about making the groundwork well. All the basics; goals, structure, interplay, development culture, and engagement need to be discussed and worked on together, followed, and again developed, like partial motion machine, it never stops.
I use Susan Wheelan’s Integrated Model of Group Development as the basis of our work and use Skillnad’s Team Quality Survey to see where you are currently as a team and to kick-off your development journey.
I have been supporting Dingle in their journey in changing the way they lead the company; from more traditional way to self-managed direction. We have worked together with the basis of organisational development, self-management and supporting individuals and teams.
We have measured the development with Teambook Team Quality Survey, first in January 2019 and now in August 2019 and the results give positive boost forward and point out clear development tasks. My role has been advising/consulting, facilitating workshops and coaching the teams and individuals.
Leadership Team Coaching
With MPY, I have worked with their leadership team since January 2019. We started off with Barret’s Small Group Assessment to understand the current state of they leadership team dynamics.
Based on the results, we started working towards more cohesive team. We decided to conduct Barret’s Leadership Value Assessments (360) for all team members to kick off their personal development.
My role at MPY has been to coach the leaders in their development, facilitating workshops and support the CEO in developing the leadership team.
"Our management team was non-uniform post merger. With Marika's mentoring and coaching both on the team level and with the individuals, we were able to unify the leadership team, resulting in the company to regain its lost mojo. Barrett's value based leadership system is a very powerful tool for transforming leadership in any company, especially when such a gifted, talented and heartfelt coach as Marika is on the helm. I would recommend her for any company or leader, who wants to step on the journey of value based leadership."
Pekka Mettälä CEO, MPY
With YritysHelsinki I have been working as an external coach since autumn 2018. I support the employees in diverse matters related to their life and work. Our goal is to support their work wellbeing and professional growth. People book me for one-off sessions or regularly.
“Keskustelut ovat syventäneet omaa ajattelua siitä, mikä on itselle tärkeää, ja edistänyt osaltaan itsereflektiota. Myös käytetty malli on ollut erittäin mielenkiintoinen, ja olisi mielenkiintoista soveltaa sen tyyppistä ajattelua myös omassa työssä asiakkaiden kanssa.”
“Coachingin on tuonut uutta näkökulmaa niin työhön kuin vapaa-aikaankin. Coaching on ollut kokonaisvaltaista ja henkilökohtaisesti tuonut useampia oivalluksia.”
“Coaching on ”pakottanut” ajattelemaan omaa jaksamista, hyvinvointia ja työntekoa, ja yleensä koko elämääkin! Mm. ajankäytön priorisointi, uusien ajatusten herättäminen, konkreettset neuvot ja harjoitteet, keskustelu haasteista ja vahvuuksista.”
“On ollut hyödyllistä jakaa ulkopuolisen kanssa ajatuksia työhön liittyen ja saanut tukea. Varmistusta omaan ammatti-identiteettiin.”
I have done pro bono coaching for REDI School employees since 2018. I love my work and want to pay it forward. REDI School is a non profit organization teaching technology to break down barriers and connecting the digital leaders of tomorrow in Munich, Berlin, Denmark and online.
“I was surprised that I achieved a lot of goals I set for myself this year. I learned that it's ok to mess up, and things needs a lot of time to be mastered, and that it's never too late to master anything in life. I am more self confident, self -controlled and I love myself more. Once I started doing things that I love, everything became more relaxing and I was more concentrated, it's like feeling reconciled with myself made things successfully contagious in all aspects of life. “
For Hill Audit I planned and executed a five month leadership coaching program for two new members of the leadership team. We dived into the topics of who they are as leaders, what is their impact, how to grow and develop as leader from their individual needs etc. We used Barret’s Individual Values Assessment in supporting the process and understanding the values that are important for them and how they are aligned with their work and life.
“What was most important for me in this process was understanding better where I am now with my growth through Barret’s Seven Levels of Consciousness Model, how I can impact on others by paying attention to listening, deepening my learning on my values and how to support feedback culture. I am very satisfied with Marika as a Coach and how she implemented the program. “
For the whole Hill Audit team, I planned and conducted “Taming The Time” workshop on wellbeing and how they can individually, and, as a team, take care of and support each others' wellbeing.
“Todella hyödyllinen aihe ja helppo toteuttaa keskustelut tällaisessa pienemmässä työyhteisössä. Valmentaja johti hyvin keskustelua ja piti jokaisen vastausta arvokkaana.”
“Mielestäni valmennus oli sisällöltään erittäin hyvä ja pidin Marikan rennosta valmennustyylistä. Positiivista oli, että valmennuksen sisältö oli mitoitettu juuri oikein käytettävissä olevaan aikaan (eli ei liikaa asiaa lyhyessä ajassa).”
“Hyvä innostava valmentaja ja aihekokonaisuus”
With AXA I have been helping the Nordic leaders to accelerate culture transformation. Our project started in 2019 and is still ongoing. I have been working with the leaders and the multicultural teams providing them tools, coaching, and training on self-leadership. We have deeply worked with personal/organizational values, motivation, our defense mechanisms, conflict resolution, and asking, giving, receiving feedback.
“The coaching sessions with Marika have been insightful and inspiring. We have never before had this level of discussion within our team. I think it is important and valuable to continue the work both on personal and the team level."