Hey there!

I am Saana Koljonen, and I’m a mental performance coach/consultant.

I help athletes, coaches, teams, and programs to reach an unseen level of confidence, joy and freedom with their performance through “Performance Coding”

Find your authentic excellence within you or within your team and let’s raise the bar where it has never been yet. You will be thrilled about the results!

Saana Koljonen coach and consult

My Approach

I am Saana, and my name happens to be a mountain in Finland where I’m from, which is just a perfect illustration of my belief that we are all here to climb our own mountain, to reach our own best and see what we are capable of (and not your neighbors). I tested my limits in professional sports as a volleyball player until December 2018 came and swept my legs out from under me. Literally.

My Process

During that long and unpleasant fight against a nasty bacterial infection in my ankle, I had to start letting go of my big dreams as an athlete. It felt like someone blew out the candles of my birthday cake before I got to do it.

Unique Framework

After that dark moment, I saw one of the candles flickering. The glimpse was a passion that was still alive within me. I gently coaxed the flicker to a flame… And to a bonfire.

It is built on understanding and unlocking the very much underutilized power of our thoughts and emotions in sports and in life. 

Light up! <3

Join my FREE Next Level Athlete Challenge!

5 days – big impact topics broken down into 15-20 minutes live lessons + an empowering task for you to take each day so you can start getting closer to your next level! Elevate your head game for free with me! 

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Everyone wants to be more confident but how only handful are doing something about it. 


Make summer 2022 THE summer you will be known for and recognized!  


Say goodbye to the crippling self-doubt.

And absolutely also to the comparison games. No more of those.

Just calm, excellent and confident performance!

Grab your virtual seat for this value soaked workshop now HERE!!




How I Can Help

I provide assessments and consultations to help you gain more self-awareness and self-knowledge so you can access the source of your super power – authentic excellence as I call it.

Then you can take steps to your high performance level one step at a time.

Consultation and Coaching

Helping you find and implement high performance behavior by offering solutions and the accountability and guidance you need! This brings the best results!

Sports Capacity Assessment

assessment measures 18 critically important competencies for success in sports telling you the strengths and challenges you have and most importantly, how to approach them so that you can take action right away, to the right direction!

DISC Analysis

designed to provide information that makes an impact, is actionable and, most importantly, has a positive effect on performance. What more could you want? 🙂 

Finding your high performance drive can be a challenge…

Take a break from the noise,

let’s explore what your authentic high performance behavior looks like,

and start moving the needle towards your authentic excellence.

“Working with Saana was easy because Saana took the leadership of her own task and project from day one. She is a self-starter, productive, happy and social person as well as a solid professional whose work in this project was significant.

She brought up new perspectives and ideas to the project making it even better. We were impressed especially with her writing skills and production of content in written form. Best example of her know-how in this area are her pieces in the book called “Becoming an Elite Athlete” (Kehity Huippu-urheiljaksi) published by the Olympic Committee.”

Jarno Parikka

Specialist, Finnish Olympic Committee

“Said you are wanting your athletes to develop the winning mindset and have the tools to do it I would highly recommend reaching out to Saana.

She talked to my team and has usable tools that they were able to apply right away. At time of this writing my team is undefeated. Thank you Saana!”

Tony Jalan

Division Sales Manager

“Saana has been working for the Olympic Committee in two different tasks and projects at two different times.

Her professional knowledge has been excellent and she has performed the given tasks succeeding to meet with the given goals.

In addition to her substance knowledge, she has gained an appreciated position in the work community due to her initiative approach, excellence in her work and her exquisite social skills. I am very happy to recommend Saana in her future endeavours as well as in her career.”

Antti Paananen

The Head of Sports Academy Program, Finnish Olympic Committee

Read the Blog


My blog is like a brainstorm of what excites me, mini and major life lessons mostly learned from professional sports but can be applied elsewhere as well. It is a place where I express myself, make weird metaphors and stupid jokes, curse a little but only when needed and ponder the phenomena that are rocking my world.

Come rock with me!

The ‘Gram Game

Free Workbook: Build Your Self-confidence

Where does self-confidence come from? Your past experiences? Your ability to know that you handle this moment? That you know you have what conquering this moment takes? So after all, what do you say to yourself in the situation when being tested?

Yes. This work book will help you to create those things in your own life by: 

Discovering the expertise and experience you already have and can count on so you don’t need fake your confidence but know you have it

Taking a look at your limiting beliefs so you can remove them

Tips how to handle the pressure moments better so you are free to perform your best in the moment


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