Empowering books for athletes to read

Love yourself more than you love the results to achieve results you have only dreamt about

Develop your self-awareness, self-knowledge, and

self-confidence to win more on and off the court


Step 1: Assessment

Let’s start with the present situation and get a starting point where you are now at through one of the assessments that fits with your situation.

Step 2: Analysis

 I don’t believe the assessments are often enough to make the changes we wish to make, so let’s analyze where you want to go from the situation that you are now in and what you would truly wish to achieve.

Step 3: Strategy

Lastly, knowing where you are now and where you would want to go doesn’t bridge the gap of how to to get there yet, but a strategy does. So we will make a plan for you to get there utilizing your natural strengths and values.

Consultation and Coaching

Ways to work with me:

  • NEXT LEVEL ACHIEVER: You’re already somewhat successful and you are hungry more.. But without burnout, huge stress and the feeling of you should always be doing more. Learn to detangle your self-worth from your performance and become stronger and more successful than ever through this 12-week 1:1 online coaching course for mindful high performers.


  • NEXT LEVEL TEAM: Transformational workshops and guidance for a whole team, club, organization. Face and break your limiting beliefs together so you can create magnificent results collectively. Available in-person and online. Try one and you’ll want more!


  • NEXT LEVEL ATHLETE GROUP : Ready to make sports a living or jumping to the next level in your sport? Let me teach you how you can create the pro level mindset that allows you to behave, think and act like the next level version of yourself that you need at the next level. This 8-week online group program focuses on making you aware and able to cultivate your own personality and strengths for faster & more confident path to the results.

Self-Study Course For Former Athletes:

Re-Ignite Your Fire for Sports

Former athletes course Saana

An online course for former athletes and athletes who want to get ready for the next stage if sports is over for them:

On this online course we’ll cover where is your fire coming from, especially in the field of sports so you can transfer it to other platforms in life.

Don’t miss this short but powerful course that will show you how to discover WHAT made you the passionate athlete you were or are and how to pivot that skill set to something else to make you succeed also after sports.

Tools I use and recommend:

Extended Disc Analysis

The secret to better your self-awareness and communication so that you can leave exhausting guessing games behind and use your personality to your advantage.

Extended DISC® is one of the top five psychometric tools in the field today, and has spread to over 80 countries. Extended DISC®, powered by the FinxS Online Platform, has been translated into 75 languages and is used by thousands of people around the world every day. It has also gotten a scientific validation that many other tools are missing.

Extended DISC® Behavioural Assessments will empower you to make better decisions, enhance your communication – and well, that builds confidence. No need to get stuck, end up in situations that drain you out or struggle with communication anymore. Plus if simple, efficient, and individualized assessment sound good to you, this is for you..

Extended DISC® Behavioural Assessments are designed to provide information that makes an impact, is actionable and, most importantly, has a positive effect on performance. What else could you want? ☺


Tools: Sports Capacity Assessment

Why you don’t have to be anything else than yourself to succeed. You just need to know yourself. 

Top athletes are committed to their sport and motivated to achieve their goals. Their success is often determined by their natural predispositions, attitude, and level of competence toward their sport. 

That is why Sports Capacity 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 and know where excellence lies for you.

You will get a road map based on your profile how to move on and maximize your strengths. Forget changing yourself and the overwhelming task of getting better at everything … instead – discover your individual tendencies and start taking the steps that make you more successful.


“The number one factor that differentiates the good and the great is self-awareness.”

– Keith Power


    • Success, excellence, and winning are the end result of good habits and previous consistent, quality actions. The better you know yourself, how you work, what are your tendencies, what works the best for you, what does not – the better habits you are building to get to your goals.
    • I am covering these topics and other experiences and lessons that are both inspiring and educational in my weekly emails so why don’t you hop on to that list below and be the first to receive the material I have collected?  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Read this and if you agree…👇🏼

Let’s chat more!


My plan is to help you solve the overwhelming question of HOW to get more out of yourself and to do it in an authentic way that reflects you as a person and leads to excellence.

See, we all want results and the “old tricks” are already used and exploited by many. Let me explain…

Short dive into history!

1) we figured out that anyone who works out more will succeed (quantity),

2) then we focused on food and how beneficial a good diet is for success (nutrition),

3) then we had the era of hustle when both of those were combined – often with a very strict regimen.

4) Next up was deliberate practice, we needed to be smarter (quality) and not just increase the amounts we do.

5) This was soon followed by the phase and focus on recovery, the importance of it and sleep, as a part of high performance and success.

Now, the trend is turning more towards how to get the most out of the person as an individual, as a unique set of components that we are. Understanding the individual differences and how to utilize them to bring the best out of the person instead of applying the same system to everyone as if we would be robots.

The limiting beliefs we have about ourselves are the biggest obstacle in the path to our success. Which is why I believe it is crucial to dive into the beliefs and patterns we have, question the ones that are not serving us and replace them with ones that make us feel unlimited. Because that’s when we go for the extraordinary. Not when we think that we are not meant for anything more than merely fit in the normal, average box… 

Do you believe in this too? If yes… 

Welcome to join the new wave of high performance and the quest of authentic excellence with me! Tell me more about your situation, where you are and where would you want to be. Just send me an email to saana@saanakoljonen.com 

Can’t wait to hear from you! 

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How to find the perfect coach for you?  

How can you know if this coach, club, program is a good fit for you? What should you ask from the coach so you can have a good discussion without feeling embarrassed for asking? I did the work for you and put together a resource after asking professional coaches and D1 coaches what they wish athletes would ask more from them and also from professional athletes, what do they wish they would have asked before signing.

So this PDF checklist will help you to ask great questions so you can: 

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