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Marika Pyykkö

"The eclectic approach at Henley, with its wide range of models, tools, and psychological frameworks, equipped us with versatile skills tailored to diverse coaching scenarios."

Coaching – A rewarding and transformative experience with life-changing insights

I am absolutely delighted to have completed the Professional Executive Coaching Certificate Programme at Henley Business School! What an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience this has been. A heartfelt thank you to my wonderful co-students; your presence made this journey truly worthwhile, and I’m grateful for the shared experiences and support throughout this journey.

I extend my deepest gratitude to our esteemed programme Director, Karen Foy, MCC, and our lead tutors, Tracy Barr and Sara Peat. Your passionate and professional guidance exemplifies what success in developing coaching skills truly means.

A special acknowledgment goes to Ann James for the life-changing insights into creating conditions for independent thinking through Nancy Kline’s transformative principles in the Thinking Environment®. Pirjo Puhakka, your professional guidance and showcasing mindfulness and visual metaphors added a unique dimension to our coaching experience. Sarah Leach (PCC), your intuitive and empathetic style, coupled with your ability to create an invisible structure, shaped a relaxed, open, and safe space in our supervision sessions.

I also want to express my gratitude to my mentor coach, Christina Skarin, for your insightful challenges and encouragements to explore ’what could be’, pushing me to new heights.

To my daughter, you perhaps don’t know it yet, but I believe you will be an amazing coach in the future. Your insightful questions and perspectives has been absolutely invaluable. I love you so much.

To my coaching clients, your enthusiastic participation and development feedback have been pivotal in my growth and this journey wouldn’t have been possible without you.

A warm thank you also goes to the Henley Business School Finland Team for their support throughout our student journey. Choosing Henley has truly been a testament to its world-class coaching education and unique distinction as the only triple accredited (ICF, AC, and EMCC) university coaching centre globally.

The eclectic approach at Henley, with its wide range of models, tools, and psychological frameworks, equipped us with versatile skills tailored to diverse coaching scenarios.

Thank you all for being a part of this incredible milestone, and a heartfelt thanks to my family for encouraging me to follow my dreams.

Here’s to the exciting future ahead!

Marika Pyykkö
Area Manager at H&M

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