Tuija Janakka, Finland

”If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together with someone.”

My passion is to combine business success and modern leadership. The growth of leaders and transformation of leadership onto a new level by finding the inner drive of the individual and utilizing the latest science are the keys to sustainable business success. It also requires a clear alignment with business vision and goals. Now I am fulfilling my purpose in life by helping numerous organisations and individuals to new insights and to reach ambitious goals and dreams.

I have a very holistic approach to developing organisations and leading change, which has been enforced during my career abroad and in an international environment in the service sector and process industry. I have sound, hands-on experience and compelling evidence to show for business driven, successful transformation where insignificant employee, customer and financial results were turned into award winning excellence in all the three areas. Combining business and modern leadership is also what fascinates me in Gaia Leadership.

In the beginning of my career I worked in the paper industry in Finland, Germany and Ireland. Later on life I have been a member of the management board in TNT Suomi Oy and a steering group member of Business Excellence in the international business unit of TNT Express during 2001-2009. From 2010 until 2015 I contributed in Paroc Group’s international HR management team and led the Finnish HR operations.

I believe in the benefits of lifelong learning and sharing. I have a master’s degree in science (economics) and I have a postgraduate award in management in the Warwick University, UK. I have also studied change management in the University of Technology. Additionally, I am a certified coach and mentor and to be true to myself I have recently done a certificate in the foundations of neuroleadership, which is a truly compelling new field of research in leadership.

If you are curious how you can combine modern leadership and business success, please contact me at Gaia Leadership.

Tuija Janakka
Partner of Gaia Leadership since 2015