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No bullshit. You are in good hands.

Let's be honest. There are plenty of life coaches, business coaches, and if any kind of angel therapists, all of whom surely have good intentions to support your well-being. However, it is important to us that our coaching is based on the science of psychology and the latest research in the field. That is why all of Laavu's coaches are certified psychologists and work and organizational psychology professionals. At the same time, we are daring and ambitious just like our clients.

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OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE A NORM IN WHICH TAKING CARE OF YOUR MIND IS A HOBBY JUST LIKE TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY IS

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Meet Laavu's team

Mari Mäkelä

Performance Psychologist
+358 44 2183475

About 

Mari

Mari is a warm and insightful psychologist whose professional background is in consulting. This encouraging coach wants to support you to set meaningful goals and achieve those by helping you understand your thoughts, strengths and motivations better. Mari has also gained plenty of experience working with athletes, and from that experience, she has learnt that every development journey is unique and that the best results can be achieved by respecting that uniqueness.

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Mari is a warm and insightful psychologist whose professional background is in consulting. This encouraging coach wants to support you to set meaningful goals and achieve those by helping you understand your thoughts, strengths and motivations better. Mari has also gained plenty of experience working with athletes, and from that experience, she has learnt that every development journey is unique and that the best results can be achieved by respecting that uniqueness.

Sari Honkanen

Performance Psychologist
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About 

Sari

Sari is a diverse and dynamic performance psychologist with a candid and easy presence – and a welcoming smile. Her passion is business and performance coaching for success, happiness, and wellbeing. As a person, she is adventurous and fearless. Sari has worked in academia, occupational health, health care, and psychotherapy in Europe and North America. As a coach, she draws from this diverse occupational, scientific and cultural background to support you, in-depth, on your journey to achieve your full potential, and then some. While she is not a limelight kind of person, she gets huge kicks from helping others succeed.

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Sari is a diverse and dynamic performance psychologist with a candid and easy presence – and a welcoming smile. Her passion is business and performance coaching for success, happiness, and wellbeing. As a person, she is adventurous and fearless. Sari has worked in academia, occupational health, health care, and psychotherapy in Europe and North America. As a coach, she draws from this diverse occupational, scientific and cultural background to support you, in-depth, on your journey to achieve your full potential, and then some. While she is not a limelight kind of person, she gets huge kicks from helping others succeed.

Lotta Tiitto

Performance Psychologist
+358451244612

About 

Lotta

Lotta is a determined psychologist with a focus on work and organizational psychology. Her background is in consultancy, where she has gained experience working with many different kinds of organizations and clients. However, the most enjoyable environment for this enthusiastic and courageous coach is the dynamic startup world. Lotta is a coach who will help you set your goals high while taking care of your well-being empathetically.

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Lotta is a determined psychologist with a focus on work and organizational psychology. Her background is in consultancy, where she has gained experience working with many different kinds of organizations and clients. However, the most enjoyable environment for this enthusiastic and courageous coach is the dynamic startup world. Lotta is a coach who will help you set your goals high while taking care of your well-being empathetically.

Lasse Karjalainen

Performance Psychologist
+358451214983

About 

Lasse

Lasse is a psychologist with a diverse background in startup, sales, executive search as well as clinical psychology. His professional goal is to help people find their potential and to give them tools to grow and develop themselves. Lasse is a customer-oriented coach, who will make sure to understand your unique needs and provide the right kind of help and support for you to grow.

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Lasse is a psychologist with a diverse background in startup, sales, executive search as well as clinical psychology. His professional goal is to help people find their potential and to give them tools to grow and develop themselves. Lasse is a customer-oriented coach, who will make sure to understand your unique needs and provide the right kind of help and support for you to grow.

Sanna Yli-Hakola

Performance Psychologist
+358443073623

About 

Sanna

Sanna has a Master’s both in Psychology and Economics and Business Administration. Her professional focus is in work and organizational psychology, management, and cognitive neuroscience. Sanna gets excited about self-management, leadership, and how to build sustainable and fulfilling growth paths. She’ll support you on your journey, and she wants to see you thrive while you gain more clarity and find your potential. From Sanna, you’ll get a determined yet emphatic coach for your development journey.

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Sanna has a Master’s both in Psychology and Economics and Business Administration. Her professional focus is in work and organizational psychology, management, and cognitive neuroscience. Sanna gets excited about self-management, leadership, and how to build sustainable and fulfilling growth paths. She’ll support you on your journey, and she wants to see you thrive while you gain more clarity and find your potential. From Sanna, you’ll get a determined yet emphatic coach for your development journey.

Salla Ibrahim

Lead Performance Psychologist, Co-founder
+358408382802

About 

Salla

Salla is a work and organization focused psychologist and Business Coach, as well as one of the founders of Laavu. Before founding Laavu she has worked in consultancy and gaming. Salla loves genuinity, sports and singing. As a coach she is assertive but listens you with keen ears. Her goal in life is to grow and learn constantly, but avoid taking life too seriously.

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Salla is a work and organization focused psychologist and Business Coach, as well as one of the founders of Laavu. Before founding Laavu she has worked in consultancy and gaming. Salla loves genuinity, sports and singing. As a coach she is assertive but listens you with keen ears. Her goal in life is to grow and learn constantly, but avoid taking life too seriously.

Rami Ibrahim

Co-Founder
+358442601433

About 

Rami

Rami is an entrepreneur with a capital E and the other founding partner of Laavu. He is responsible for ensuring that Laavu´s processes are lean and that things are handled as smoothly as possible - from the point of view of both coaches and customers. Rami loves learning new things, challenging himself, good coffee and football. His goal in life is that at the age of 80, there would be nothing to regret.‍

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Rami is an entrepreneur with a capital E and the other founding partner of Laavu. He is responsible for ensuring that Laavu´s processes are lean and that things are handled as smoothly as possible - from the point of view of both coaches and customers. Rami loves learning new things, challenging himself, good coffee and football. His goal in life is that at the age of 80, there would be nothing to regret.‍

Pietari Turunen

Operations Manager
+358407354499

About 

Pietari

Before joining Laavu, Pietari worked at Slush, where he found a passion for entrepreneurship and the startup world. As a Finance graduate and Psychology student, he finds Laavu the perfect place to utilize his skills and gain a deeper understanding of the industry. Outside of work, Pietari enjoys playing tennis and padel, biking and spending time in nature. He is an adventurous person that will most likely say, "Yes!" if asked to join a backpacking trip in South America, train for a marathon, or anything similar. Pietari believes in full transparency, whether it is showing your vulnerability or giving candid feedback to others.

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Before joining Laavu, Pietari worked at Slush, where he found a passion for entrepreneurship and the startup world. As a Finance graduate and Psychology student, he finds Laavu the perfect place to utilize his skills and gain a deeper understanding of the industry. Outside of work, Pietari enjoys playing tennis and padel, biking and spending time in nature. He is an adventurous person that will most likely say, "Yes!" if asked to join a backpacking trip in South America, train for a marathon, or anything similar. Pietari believes in full transparency, whether it is showing your vulnerability or giving candid feedback to others.

Saila Marin

Growth Marketing Manager
+358406149030

About 

Saila

“Let’s take a step back to see how this sits in the big picture.” This could be a typical sentence from Saila. With her strategic mindset, she always aims to see the forest from the trees but without losing the startup spirit of getting sh*t done. Regarding Saila’s background, she has gained broad marketing experience, especially in the area of growth marketing. Her north star is to make sure that Laavu is on everyone’s lips – at least when it comes to high-performing individuals and psychologists. As a person, Saila is a bubbly extrovert who gets easily excited, loves horses, and identifies herself as a Portuguese Savonian. One of her goals in life is to bring joy and laughter to others’ days.

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“Let’s take a step back to see how this sits in the big picture.” This could be a typical sentence from Saila. With her strategic mindset, she always aims to see the forest from the trees but without losing the startup spirit of getting sh*t done. Regarding Saila’s background, she has gained broad marketing experience, especially in the area of growth marketing. Her north star is to make sure that Laavu is on everyone’s lips – at least when it comes to high-performing individuals and psychologists. As a person, Saila is a bubbly extrovert who gets easily excited, loves horses, and identifies herself as a Portuguese Savonian. One of her goals in life is to bring joy and laughter to others’ days.

Jarkko Nissinen

Key Account Manager
+358456310307

About 

Jarkko

Jarkko is a versatile sales professional with broad experience in the Nordic startup ecosystem. He has strong expertise in startup scaling, business development, and project management. Jarkko holds a Master’s degree in Political Science. He enjoys reading history and follows international politics closely. Besides the daily commuting done by bike, Jarkko loves winter sports like ice hockey, snowboarding and cross-country skiing – and loves hiking! Jarkko is a proactive team player and working with people makes him happy. Not surprisingly, networking is his superpower.

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Jarkko is a versatile sales professional with broad experience in the Nordic startup ecosystem. He has strong expertise in startup scaling, business development, and project management. Jarkko holds a Master’s degree in Political Science. He enjoys reading history and follows international politics closely. Besides the daily commuting done by bike, Jarkko loves winter sports like ice hockey, snowboarding and cross-country skiing – and loves hiking! Jarkko is a proactive team player and working with people makes him happy. Not surprisingly, networking is his superpower.

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