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Psychological coaching for high-performing teams and individuals

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Your mind is your most valuable asset. How about you start taking care of it?

Why Laavu?

We speak startup

Startup-mindset. Not another corporate consultant.

We know the mind

In-depth psychological knowledge. No worn-out wellness clichés.

We get shit done

Clear actions and results. Not just petting and pitying.

Psychological coaching brings out the best of the two worlds.

1. Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a form of treatment developed to ease or eliminate mental suffering. Psychotherapy aims to help people who have issues with their mental health. Psychological coaching, in turn, is a self-development service where the focus is on the psychological performance and the prevention of mental health problems. The objective of psychological coaching is to help people with good or moderate mental health in solving their everyday problems and achieving their goals.

2. Business coaching

Psychological coaching can be very similar to business coaching. In both, the goal is to help the coachee to find new perspectives and achieve their goals by asking insightful questions. The clearest difference, however, is that all of Laavu’s coaches are work- and organization-oriented, legalized psychologists. Thus, they have the ability and education to dig a bit deeper into the root causes of your challenges and help you also with more personal problems.

We work with the best

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Juhana Rintala

Co-Founder & CEO, Ruokaboksi

“When I leave the coaching meetings, I feel good and relieved. The best thing is that I get to vent openly, and someone is there to listen to what I have to say! Coaching is a bit like a hobby for me. In the same way that I take care of my physical well-being, at Laavu I have a professional taking care of the mental side. It's great to regularly structure and spar your thoughts with a professional who truly understands the context I'm living in. Laavu's approach is really fresh and effective. I have recommended their coaching to many friends!"

Jussi Junikka

CEO, Fulmore

“Coaching has worked well for me! The sessions’ focus has been on moving forward and not churning around the topics. In every session, we go deeper into the topic and try to find insights from there, but also, the coach makes me carry out concrete action points for the future. It is really welcoming to have someone to reflect on my thoughts. I have gotten more clarity and understanding for myself. I truly see the development in my thinking, which is actually really cool!"

Erno Aapa

COO & Founder, Polar Squad

“When there is an upcoming coaching session, it’s relieving to know that there will be an opportunity to rant my thoughts out of my head and lighten my mind. The session gives me more clarity and direction every time. The coach helps me structure my thoughts and takes things to a concrete level by helping me execute my plans. I’ve really enjoyed experiencing psychology in coaching, and I can see the difference in my everyday life.”

Janne Kalliola

CEO & Founder, Exove

“I have been in coaching four months now, and I would say that I feel better and that I'm a better person now. I definitely have gotten help and tools for things that have bothered me. These meetings have developed my thinking and provided me with a clear and peaceful feeling afterwards. The coach is very professional, and we have really good chemistry between us, which has been a major thing for me."

Julius Haukkasalo

CEO, Evermade

“Being a CEO you get pressures from all directions, and it is not always so easy to deal with all of them. Laavu has been really beneficial for helping manage those pressures. At Laavu, I can leave all kinds of roles at the front door. After the sessions, I often feel relieved and restful. Overall my well-being, personal growth, performance and productivity at work have increased, and I can honestly say that my work-life is just better. I've also got a hunch that all of that might also have a positive effect on the whole company. Quite a nice combo I think!"

Miika Huttunen

CEO, Slush

“In a demanding leadership role, you need to have channels to pause and reflect on your work. This is where the support of a coach is essential. During coaching sessions, I have realized that I already know the right answers to most of my challenges. They just need to be figured out by asking the right questions!  The fact that my coach understands both business and psychological phenomena is something I find super valuable.”

Collin Foss

Co-founder & CPO, Skunkworks Games

"Coaching has been a really good thing for me personally. It’s a combination of career/business coaching and deep dive into more personal things. Coaching has helped me deal with negative emotions, handle conflict situations and gain new perspectives. My coach challenges my thinking by asking annoying questions. There is a strong personal relationship between us, and the trust makes it easier to talk about really challenging topics."

Jaakko Harlas

Developer Relations Lead, Supercell

"I’ve been really satisfied with Laavu’s coaching and I feel I have developed as a person because of it. Talking to someone about things that you don’t usually consider, already brings the added value. My coach knows how to ask the right questions, and encourages me to come up with solutions myself. The topics of the meetings may vary a lot, but I always have more energy after the discussion than before. In addition, I always have a concrete idea or action in mind that I can work on next."

Henri Lindgren

CEO, Lightneer

"From the start, I have seen coaching as a long-term project of continuous development. It has given me tools to analyze and unravel challenging issues and practical insights that help me improve my work and my resilience. Whenever something is preoccupying my mind, my coach helps me delve deeper into the causes of the problem and find ways to solve and prevent it in the future. Sometimes I wonder how to find time for coaching in the middle of a busy week, but after each coaching session, I’m happy that I decided to take the time for it."

Aarni Kotiranta

Founder & CEO, Truly Agency

“Laavu’s coaching has given me a lot of new perspectives on my thinking and execution. Coaching has been a great place to stop and reflect on the things on my mind and the most challenging issues for me at that moment. I’ve also gotten support for something I haven’t been able to open up so well with anyone else. Most concretely, coaching has helped me make better and more objective decisions and helped me develop myself both as a CEO and in my own daily life.”

Jere Kattelus

Co-founder & COO, Northbound

“Coaching provides me with a time and a place to reflect on what I am doing – otherwise, I probably wouldn’t take the time for it. Whenever I feel like I am stuck on a problem, my coach helps me untangle my thoughts. One of the benefits of coaching is that it can always be focused on the issues I’m dealing with at the moment. I have gained various tools for managing others and myself, and my self-confidence and self-knowledge have improved.”

Pasi Nikkanen

Co-founder & CGO, Happysignals

"I set out to try Laavu’s coaching to optimize my growth from founder to leader. Our company has grown rapidly in recent years, and at the same time, my role has changed significantly. Coaching has helped me think about my focus in the company and clarify ideas during rapid change. At the same time, the coach has skillfully pushed me to make substantial changes to my role. Coaching has given me the boost to take things and mind-boggling thoughts forward."

Sami Asujamaa

CEO, 10+ Isännöinti

“The best thing about coaching is that after the meetings, my vague thoughts become clearer and the themes discussed open up to me better. My coach knows how to ask good questions and grasp the right topics insightfully. This helps me find the common thread in my own thinking.”

Juuso Österman

Shop owner, K-Supermarket & K-Market Lippulaiva; Co-Founder, Eho Hieronta

“Laavu’s coaching has given me peace of mind and taught me to think about things in a new way. I enjoy that in the coaching sessions we actually get things done and find solutions. It’s also really good that I’m not offered direct answers to my questions, but my thinking is challenged in just the right way. As a young entrepreneur you easily end up being alone with a lot of things. I believe that many people in a similar situation would benefit from a service like this!”

Jenni Kynnös

CEO, MySome

“As one’s company grows, it can feel like your head can’t keep up with your legs. The discussions with my coach help me to stop and understand the big picture and what the most important next steps are. In addition my coach is an awesome person, and it’s super easy to talk to her!”

Panu Piippo

CEO, Backbone Marketing

“Originally, I planned coaching to be a short-term project, but now I see this as a longer-term engagement. I feel that this has been my best investment in 2020. Coaching has helped me especially with mental endurance. It makes me think and find solutions to situations and forces me to also discuss the more difficult things. I appreciate that Laavu’s coaching is not some surface level nonsense, but is really based on science and utilises a research-based theoretical foundation.”

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