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Henley Business School Finland

What is the impact of coaching and mentoring?

In Finland, 94% of CEOs in listed companies have a degree in economics or engineering. Nevertheless, the people in their organisations are neither machines nor numbers.

Leading is people business. Tomorrow’s leaders are increasingly dealing with uncertainty and rapid change which requires strong emotional leadership qualities including self-awareness, empathy, motivation and social skills. To be able to lead successfully and drive the performance of teams and organisations, a better understanding of behavioural science is needed.

Henley Business School and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Finland are together organising an event, where we will discuss the impact of coaching and mentoring on leadership qualities. Professor Jonathan Passmore, Director of The Henley Centre for Coaching at Henley Business School, will review the latest research and thinking in coaching and cover questions such as: Does coaching really offer individuals and organisations an advantage? When should organisations be using coaching and when are other interventions better? 

In addition, Elina Björklund, CEO at Reima, will open up how different forms of mentoring have helped her to grow as a leader and consequently to execute the growth strategy of Reima.

Welcome to discover the power of coaching and mentoring in leadership development!


16:30Sign up and coffee
17:00Welcome words
Annu Matula, Managing Director at Henley Business School Finland
Christel Berghäll, President and Chairman of the Board at EMCC Finland
17:10Coaching senior leaders and executive teams – latest evidence of impact
Professor Jonathan Passmore, Director of The Henley Centre for Coaching at Henley Business School
18:10Different shapes and forms of mentoring to support leadership development
Christel Berghäll, President and Chairman of the Board at EMCC Finland
18:15Menestyminen tehdään yhdessä – mentorointia eri muodoissa johtamisen tukena
Elina Björklund, CEO at Reima Oy
18:45Networking and drinks



Register for the event by completing the form below. There are limited seats available, register now not to miss out! 

The participation fee is:

  • 25€ (+ VAT 24%) for members of EMCC or Henley alumni
  • 40€ (+ VAT 24%) for non-members

After registration, you will receive instructions for payment.

Keynote speakers

Professor Jonathan Passmore - Henley Business School Finland

Professor Jonathan Passmore

Jonathan is an internationally respected thought leader in coaching. He is listed in the Global Thinkers50 list and has won multiple areas for his research, writing and practice. Jonathan has written some thirty books and over 100 scientific articles, and he is the Director of the Henley Centre for Coaching at Henley Business School. Before joining Henley, Jonathan has held a number of senior leadership roles, working for PWC, IBM and OPM Consulting.

Elina Björklund - Henley Business School Finland

Elina Björklund

Elina was appointed as the CEO of Reima Oy in 2012. Prior to joining Reima, she was a Partner and Director of the Management Consultancy B&B Advisors in Shanghai, China. Her working history has included executive roles in companies such as Fiskars Plc and Iittala Group. She started her career in banking and held the position of Chief Equity Analyst and Deputy Managing Director of Merita Securities (currently Nordea) between 1996-1999. Elina has had several positions of trust throughout her career including Marimekko Plc and Finnair Plc.

Cancellation policy

Your registration is considered binding upon receipt of payment. Full cancellation is possible until 20 December 2019. Cancellations after 20 December 2019 can unfortunately not be refunded.

Registration for this event is closed. Please contact Sabine Doms (; +358 50 9126 955) for the possibility to still attend.

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