Solution Coach and supervisor. Marika works for the State Treasury as Development Manager supporting good governmental personnel policy and working life development. She also teaches Solution Focus at Centre for Continuing Education of the University of Helsinki. Her background is in managerial work in Finnish and international organizations. Her main focus points are leadership development, change management, participatory leadership and team and individual coaching. Marika is an active writer and photographer using creative methods also in her work as consultant.
Marika is a Solution-Focused Coach, developer and leadership trainer, currently working as the Director of Development at the Finnish, Itla Children’s Foundation. Previously she was responsible for designing and leading the “Route for renewal” public sector leadership training courses at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.
Marika worked for a long time as Development Manager and Special Advisor in the Ministry of Finance and State Treasury as well as the Director of Nordic Council of Ministers Representation in Estonia. She has contributed to several international development and assessment projects.
Continually, Marika teaches solution-focused thinking and practice in the centres of continuing education at several universities. Together with her colleague Petri Virtanen, she recently published the book Developing Public Sector Leadership- New Rationale, Best Practices and Tools. Springer, Switzerland (2020).