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Hey there!

I am Saana Koljonen, and I’m a high performance behavior consultant.

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.

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 power of our mindsets and the importance of authenticity in sports and life. Light up! <3

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What are you looking for?

Here are some options for you to get conveniently acquainted…

Well, you.

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!


My potential

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!

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!


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 and authenticity.

One step at a time.

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? 

Sports Capacity Assessment

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

Consultations and Coaching

Helping you implement team solutions and providing you with the accountability and guidance you need!

Finding your high performance drive can be a challenge.

Take a break from the noise and let’s explore your path of self-discovery, moving the needle towards your authentic way of succeeding.

”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.”

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 have 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 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!

Miten käy identiteetin, kun keho ei toimi?

Miten käy identiteetin, kun keho ei toimi?

Seuraavaksi aion jakaa jotain sellaista, mitä en ole koskaan aiemmin jakanut. Ensin ajattelin, että teksti on liian surullinen jaettavaksi, mutta erään viime viikkoisen keskustelun myötä tajusin, että niillä teksteillä, mitä olen kirjoittanut mutten uskaltanut...

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