“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”

-Simon Sinek

My purpose is to coach and develop managers and teams to become true authentic leaders. During my 25 year career, I have seen this change and learning taking place in various Finnish and international companies. My motto in life is “If there is a will, there is a way”.

What happens, when intelligent and wise people learn how to utilize their inner strengths and create meaningful synergy with the people they are working with?

They are able to:

Inspire and Motivate
Create trust and commitment
Challenge with love and respect
Build relationships with quality conversations
Be Present

When people believe in what you believe in they will follow you as a leader.
4L stands for live, love, lead and learn – for me they are the important ingredients of a meaningful journey.

“Mikaela understands the business needs, employee’s capabilities and motivations, and she is able to build on those qualities when working with people and teams. It is always a pleasure to work with Mikaela, her energy and positive attitude motivates everyone around her.“

- Samu Konttinen, CEO, F-Secure


"Mikaela has been a valued partner for us in leadership development. Her contribution in various programs like management team development, mentoring programs as well as giving feedback and coaching senior leaders is well appreciated. Mikaela supports leaders and teams to reflect with her great skills in coaching."

- Kaisa Ventelä-Nilsson, Director, HR Strategic Development UPM


4L.com - Team Coaching Journey – references:

  "We decided to start developing our leadership and culture forward together with Miksu and my team. Our joint journey is still ongoing, but we are already seeing positive results. I would be happy to recommend Miksu to anyone interested in modern leadership in theory and practice."

- Arttu Hollmérus , SVP Parcel and e-Commerse, Posti Group


  "Miksu planned and facilitated our Management Team learning journey. Miksu used various ways and techniques for us to open up, reflect, learn and develop ourselves and how we work together.
We learnt to know each other much better and discovered also more about ourselves. Our teamwork, meeting practises and way of working improved and we became more efficient. Sessions were lot of fun also.
Still today team members who went through this team journey refer to its learnings in other management teams they are in.."

- Antti Kämi, Vice President Project Management, Energy Business at Wärtsilä


Oxford Leadership – references:

  "I attended Oxford Leadership SML self-managing leadership program led by Mikaela Nyström in May 2019.
In many ways it transformed my life.
I was made aware of the things that were holding me back from living my life to my full potential and given tools how to go about removing these obstacles by replacing them with new thoughts and ideas.
Mikaela had a friendly, easy but firm touch when guiding and challenging us into thinking and finding new ways to think and act. Under Mikaela’s guidance I came to make many revelations about myself, e.g. how I lead and why I lead in that way. Guided by Mikaela the group encouraged and challenged me to identify personal actions for making the change and move forward…and maybe more importantly, how to stay on course."

Maria Ahlström-Bondestam
Eva Ahlström Foundation
Co-founder & Chair