I am Saana Koljonen, and I help athletes, coaches, teams, and programs to realize and reach their full potential through behavioral assessments and by developing authentic leadership in themselves and cultivating it in others as well.
Empower yourself – empower your “team” and let’s raise the bar where it has never been yet.
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I know I am made for more and I want to find out what my authentic self looks like so I can start bringing my dreams closer to reality. So, tell me more about the behavioral assessment and/or authenticity!
My team’s potential
I have a team or program that does not want to underperform but find their strengths and become uniquely strong in them. So that we can become our best, we are interested to hear more about the team tools!
A Mix of Inspiration & Information
I am here to seek out some empowering material, take me to your empowerment academy and what it has to offer today!
I’m looking more stuff about you, who you are and what you do.. -> That’s ok, keep lurking around by all means! My suggestion is to start with the “About me”-section or feel free to contact me on the contact page!
About the curious, ever-learning optimist aka me
So 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.
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. 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 power of our mindsets and the importance of authenticity in sports and life. Light up! <3
I know it’s not an easy task to trust someone in this wild, world wide web so I brought these real words from these real people to help the cause.
“Said you are wanting your athletes to develop the winningmindset and have the tools to do it I would highly recommendreaching out to Saana. She talked to my team and have usabletools that they were able to apply right away. At time of thiswriting my team is undefeated. Thank you Saana!”
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“Working with Saana was easy because Saana took the leadership of her own task and project from day one. She is an initiative, 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 producing content in a 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) produced by the Olympic Committee.”
Specialist, Finnish Olympic Committee
“Saana has been working for 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.”
The Head of Sports Academy Program, Finnish Olympic Committee
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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 😉
I mean, no bragging, but it’s the combination of excellence and fun and will leave both of us empowered so check the options! ->
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I am Saana 🙂
I am a former professional athlete who now jumps out of the bed to help other people reach their dreams through better self-awareness and self-knowledge.
I help athletes, teams and coaches to find their strengths and identity which allows them to create their own success path that they are happy to walk on!