CV Sari Vuohtoniemi

Work experience

2019-             Vice President at ICF Finland

2018-              Entrepreneur, CEO, Executive and leadership Coach and Consultant. True Potential Ltd.

2018-              Senior member in Enneagram in Business network

2018-              Faculty Member and Trainer in the Integrative Enneagram Solutions

2014-2018     CEO and Partner, Executive and Leadership Coach and Consultant, Owner Gaia Leadership Ltd, Finland. Starting-up the subsidiary in Finland and building the company together with the team. Serving the clients as an executive and leadership coach and consultant. Leading Gaia Leadership in Finland, acting as a member of the Gaia Leadership's international management team.

2014-2014     Country Director Finland, Co-Founder, Partner, Coach & Consultant, Gaia Leadership.  Starting-up the subsidiary in Finland and building the company. Serving the clients as an executive and leadership coach and consultant.

2012-2014     Entrepreneur, CEO, Leadership Coach & Consultant, True Potential Oy. Leadership development programs, management team development and executive and leadership coaching.

2010-2012     Vice President, Senior Leadership Development Consultant, Nordea Bank Group HR. Globally responsible for the coaching concept development (Nordea has been building a coaching culture for over ten years). Responsible for the group leadership development in Finland, and designing and delivering group leadership programs, coaching processes for executives and managers and management team development.

2001-2010     Development Manager and Expert, JTO School of Management. Leading and delivering mostly long-term leadership development programs and change processes, and acting as a project director, trainer, coach, work counsellor and process consultant. The clientele consisted of leaders and middle management, but also management teams and the whole personnel in multitude of industries. Responsible in 2008-2010 for leading a coaching services development team.

1999-2001        HR Consultant, Sonera. Consulting leaders in international HR and leadership issues especially in international M&A’s and transfers. Part of a team starting up a joint venture company in Germany, focusing on building a HR function and recruiting hundreds of people to the whole organisation.

1987-1998     Various jobs while studying: Executive assistant at Tetra Pak, Sales Assistant at Finncarriers, Sales Assistant at Flender, Marketing Executive Yorkshire & Humberside Tourist Board, UK, (Marketing executive) and several jobs in the summers and while at school in eg. Finnair Catering and grocery stores since the age of 14.


1996-2000 Master of Social Sciences, University of Tampere. Major: Social Psychology. Minors: Business Management, Work Psychology. Specializing studies in assessment and development of individuals, groups and organisations. Master thesis: People in Acquisition. Employee Experience of Cross-border Acquisition and Post-Acquisition Integration Management.Case Sonera. Exchange Student, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, Autumn 1998

1992-1996  Bachelor of Business Administration, Mercuria Business School. Major: International Business. Bachelor thesis: Acquisition of information related to Asian trade through training in Finnish companies.Exchange Student, University of Humberside, UK, Spring 1994.

Other relevant studies and certificates

2019-              Senso Trainer, Functional Neuroscience, Spinacor
2018-              Mentor Coaching for MCC, Clarity Coaching, Meg Mann
2018                Advanced Team Dynamics, Integrative Enneagram Solutions
2018-              Studies in Psychology, University of Helsinki
2018                Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Level 1 AAMET Accredited
2018                Way of the Arrows, Enneagram workshop. Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes
2018                Integrative Enneagram Solutions test accreditation
2017                What type of a leader are you? Enneagram train-the trainer, Ginger Lapid-Bogda
2017                Rising above the instinctual subtypes, Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes
2014                Energy work and the enneagram, Uranio Paes
2014                Advanced Coaching with the Enneagram, Ginger Lapid-Bogda 
2014                The responsibilities of CEO and the board. Rate-koulutus
2014                Mastering Life Energies. Dr. Maria Nemeth. 
2014                Integrative Enneagram Questionnaire, Integrative Enneagram Solutions
2013- 16        Certified Mind-body Bridging Coach, Dr. Stanley H. Block
2013                Everything DiSC, DiSC Classic, MLP- Instituutti
2013                Transformative Coaching Training, Richard Bowell

2013                Authentic Facilitation, Achieving Results Through Others, Global Leadership Foundation
2012                Bringing out the best in your teams with Enneagram, Norbert Hägg
2012-14          Entrepreneurs’ vocational certificate, Intotalo

2012                 Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
2011-12          Certified Business Coach Master, Business Coaching Center
2011                 Master Class in Team Performance Model, Grove Consultants
2011                Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) MQ, Verify, SHL
2010                Bringing out the best in everyone you coach. Ginger Lapid-Bogda 
2009-10          Enneagram Teacher in Narrative Tradition
2009-10          NLP Master Practitioner, VMT-koulutus Oy
2009                Time Taming®- Coach, Sun Innovations Oy 2009
2007-08          Certified in Strategic Human Resources Management, JTO
2009                 Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation
2007-08          Certified Coach Training, Coaching Development Ltd and JTO
2003-04          Specialized Vocational Degree in Management (JET) JTO
2002-04          Management Work Counsellor, JTO
2003-04          NLP Practitioner, VMT-Koulutus Oy
2003                Transactional analysis in group work, Ryhmätyö r.y
2002                Leadership and organisational dynamics, Tavistock seminar, Metanoia Institute


Finnish                         mother tongue
English                         excellent
Swedish                       good
German                        satisfactory
Spanish                        satisfactory
French                          basic