Workplace & Inner Leadership / Heart@Purpose Facilitators / Groups & Personal Transformation Journeys
Workplace & (Inner) Leadership Journeys
Mia has a lot to give to key persons in organisations undergoing change - when people must question and renew their beliefs, thought patterns and ways of working. (Urpo Laakkonen, Senior Consultant, Finland)
I had the pleasure to work with Mia, in her co-founder role at Mirror CoCreation Oy, when we developed and executed the Great Spirit at Work program in Konecranes. My leadership team and myself had a pretty nice challenge of transformation our fragmented organisation to a global customer oriented supply chain engine with passionated employees. Leadership development was one of many different elements in the program. Mia, with her natural down to earth approach in side coaching my leaders was really great and appreciated. Presence and Mindfulness was introduced and well received by Mia. I highly recommend Mia for leaders needing a objective partner and coach supporting leadership development. (Pekka Lettijeff, Board professional, Leadership coach, Sr Supply Chain Executive, Finland)
This all has been so interesting and useful. On this journey, I have searched for the inner diamond of my leadership, and I'm happy about all that I have learned, being able to explore and experience the powerful impact of conscious presence for success, self-awareness and -confidence as well as for well-being and sense of calmness at work. Every training day have brought me one step forward... People always wish for a leader who is present in conversations. Now I know how to learn and become one...Thank you for this journey. (Participant of Executive MBA program, University of Lapland, related to modules on inner leadership, self-development, coaching and communication, translated)
I learned one of the truly central leadership skill: dealing with and resolving difficult issues. Could one hope for a better benefit or a learning experience? Thank you Mia for persistently asking exactly those questions that created insights and encouraged me to think and act. (Participant of Executive MBA program, University of Lapland, related to modules on inner leadership, self-development, coaching and communication, translated)
Thank you Mia, your sessions have been empowering and as a person, you radiate such warmth, calm and balance. I truly recommend you for organizations that understand the need for an inner change. (Participant of Executive MBA program, University of Lapland, related to modules on inner leadership, self-development, coaching and communication, translated)
I thought I would get tools for leading others, instead I got a lot of tools for leading myself and because of that, I believe I will achieve better results also in leading others. I have learned to understand myself and my actions better in my personal and work life. I have also learned to give myself time to pause and reflect. As a leader I have learned to understand the differences of my team members and their motivational needs. I have also learned a lot about self-leadership and my own strengths, what motivates me, the sources of my behavior and my pain points in leadership. (Participant of Executive MBA program, University of Lapland, related to modules on inner leadership, self-development, coaching and communication, translated)
This retreat was a very pleasant and useful experience which gave me an opportunity to pause and explore my choices and thinking patterns in the middle of busy life. I got insights that will help me to better see what is essential at work and home. I can warmly recommend this retreat for those who want to develop and make conscious choices in life with professional guidance. (Stefan Kajanus, Inner Leadership Retreat participant, translated)
Thank you for your Meditation series this spring! I have received truly positive feedback from all. (Coordinator of a Mindfulness Meditation course facilitated for the personnel of a marketing communications agency, Finland, translated).
This has been an extremely rewarding course and the last session was absolutely powerful. Mia is a great facilitator who takes into account our way of working and participants' needs. The course is well structured and it was exciting to notice my own development along the way. I can warmly recommend this to all who wish to have guidance and a foundation for building balance or experience a moment of peace in the midst of busy life. My expectations were well exceeded. (Participant of a Mindfulness Meditation course in one company, Finland, translated).
My insights during your guided visioning journey years ago has been a guiding light of my life to this date. (Participant of a Leadership Conference 2009, referring to a guided meditation journey for over 100 listeners)
Feedback From Heart@Purpose™ Facilitators
The Diamond (Heart@Purpose™ Tools) is always with me... The various applications of the Diamond truly come alive through my work, and I’m so grateful for having it. With these tools, I’m able to quickly enter in deep dialogue.
The Diamond is an important change tool that can catalyze great shifts for both individuals and communities.
I have received a new framework and tools for transformative coaching and facilitation, good experience and lots of self-reflection. The English materials are also really good. It includes a multi-faced set of different templates, tools and concepts that can be applied for various situations. I have also received a framework for myself to explore things from different perspectives and confidence to bring together the inner energy and outer reality.
I have applied the Diamond-based processes in personal mentoring, mental training of athletes and developing workplaces. The Diamond Cards are always in my pocket and when people share their story, I'll take them out and insights begin to emerge - be it a friend, client or company leader. And with groups the Diamond mat with the cards is a wonderful enhancer of interaction!
Our intuitive flow journey was an incredible experience. There were feelings and insights coming up and in the end peace and balance. I was a co-creator and support on that journey. A wonderful experience, this is just amazing! (Applying Heart@Purpose tools with clients)
Again we had great realizations that led to concrete actions. The feedback from this two-day set was incredible. The group was really active in participating in the dialogue. (Applying Heart@Purpose tools in corporate context)
The Diamond cards serve a bridge to get fast into the same wavelength with even bigger groups or to create a certain energy for example by directing attention to strengths and sources of motivation.
Group Transformation Journeys
I want to recommend this course from my heart. Mia's warm way of of guiding and gently opening you... cannot be described, it just have to be experienced!!! (Awakening Your Inner Diamond Course, Finland, translated)
Thank you for this event which was an incredible experience. I wouldn't be surprised if a series of miracles will follow for all as an outcome. I feel a sense of wholeness, certainty and peace. The Diamond is a gentle transformation tool beyond comparison. Yet to put it into use, we need masterful facilitators like Mia Aittola, whose heart is full of the energy of love. (Participant of Heart@Purpose Event, Finland, translated)
Heart@Purpose Circle offered me a needed break to breathe in the midst of busy life. A well facilitated event that helped me to get in touch with my innermost self. The essential things that I need and want to create were crystallized in the moment. It was empowering to spend this couple of hours with these amazing, compassionate participants, all willing to create something good and beautiful for the world, each in their own ways. Huge thanks to Mia for the calming, empowering experience. I'll definitely come back! (Participant of Heart@Purpose Mini-workshop, Finland, translated)
Thank you Mia for your energy, creativity and initiative, and the infinite unconditional love that is flowing through you. The energy of the event was incredibly powerful and it felt like every piece of the puzzle in the group clicked together, complementing one another and making everything and everyone whole. (Participant of Heart@Purpose Mini-workshop, Finland, translated)
Thank you for a lovely evening, the Diamond Field is really powerful just as your facilitation and energy. This morning in meditation I felt that the energy opened even more. I could feel the freedom of releasing old beliefs and thinking patterns, and feel now ready for giving myself to service of the whole and to truly listening to my soul's guidance. (Participant of Heart@Purpose Mini-workshop Finland, translated)
After the first day I felt whole and peaceful again. The second day burst my mind. What you have created is a real Diamond. I have no words to describe the feeling and the world opening to me. Mia, your purpose is truly to take it out to the world. This is best that has happened to me. I found my life purpose. (Participant of Awakening Your Inner Diamond course Finland, translated)
This course crystallized for me what I want from life. I was able to say it out loud. I got empowered to notice that my mission didn't sound crazy. In other words, a kind of miracle happened. (Participant of Awakening Your Inner Diamond course, translated)
The weekend was unbelievable and I still remind myself of it daily. GREAT GREAT insights. The blockage where I was is disappearing for I have realized my true life purpose ... I'm beginning to understand who I am and why I'm here. Pieces of the puzzle keep coming together! (Participant of Awakening Your Inner Diamond course Finland, translated)
I sense a lot of things through my body. Stepping on the Diamond Mat is like entering an energy field with my body as the guide. Mia's wonderful help and coaching skills have helped too, working in a group as well as personal sessions. Heart@Purpose with the Diamond mat offers a tool to clarify what happens in the body and regarding many things that take place inside me. Every time the meaning of the colors and elements opens in a new way and deepens my understanding of self and the larger energy field we work in. I can recommend the "Diamond work" and lovely courses as a multi-faceted way to self-awareness and inner growth. It can be a tool to expand and develop skills individually and together as well as part of a workplace or an organization. Thank you for the Diamond growth! (Heart@Purpose events Finland, translated)
Personal Transformation Journeys
I am proud to have Mia as a colleague in our profession. She makes coaching ‘shine’. - I was very delighted to give such high scores on some of the competencies... you deserve them. Teri-E Belf, MCC (the first Master Certified Coach in the world); renewal of ICF coach certification 2011.
Hello Mia, my warm thanks for the three coaching sessions. They were lovely moments of taking a break,tuning within, and calming down. I feel that something valuable was set into motion, perhaps it had already started but got new strength and courage, a strong impulse moving forward. You are such a humane coach and wonderfully present. You radiated a gentle safe presence and an accepting, empowering energy, which was delivered through online connection and helped me to calm down. Let's continue when the time is right (after holidays). Online coaching Finland, translated.
I still wanted to thank you for your time and effort in working with me. It has been very supportive, inspiring and fully amazing how some shifts have happened in my life since then. I really appreciate you for that! The co-operation with You has been almost life-changing. (Online coaching, Estonia)
My goal was to identify my strengths and to develop my weaknesses as an entrepreneur as well as to get support putting my ideas of entrepreneurship into practice. With Mia’s help I have moved ahead far better, faster and got self-confidence as an entrepreneur. Without Mia’s support and her coaching I haven’t reached these goals in these nine months ever. Mia had an excellent skill to integrate into coaching her knowledge of entrepreneurship with a psychological understanding of human nature. Also summarizing details in the end of every coaching session motivated for effective activities before the next sessions. One of the highlights was to find out the image and spirit of my entrepreneurship with Mia. It was amazing to notice how I reached the goals got courage to walk my chosen direction. Thank you! Your work is like a bridge that guides a person safely over a stormy river. (Personal sessions Finland, translated)
Dearest Mia, bit by bit, you’ve helped me to see and reconnect with the divine in myself, and you’ve brought faith, confidence, gentleness and femininity into my world of being harsh and masculine with myself. You placed the flow back into my being. I feel blessed to have you as my coach. (Physical meetings, Finland)
Mia’s integrity and her calm and pleasant coaching style stand out as something I really enjoyed. I had the feeling that Mia really understood me and connected very well with me. She managed to make me dig out the “true” issues in my life. She really stretched me. (Online coaching, Denmark)
Mia asks powerful questions. Every session was productive and fulfilling. She was so adept at helping me find my own answers. Mia was able to balance my energy in each session so that I came away feeling so much better about my life and myself. Mia, you are an amazing coach and I am blessed to have been able to work with you. You are going to change so many lives and make many people happier. Thank you. (Online coaching, US)
Mia is a coach who asks powerful questions and challenges her clients to grow as a person and in my case also as a coach. In that respect she was a great role model for me as a coach and Mia also reaffirmed my belief that coaching and energy work can be a very effective combination. I have enjoyed coaching with Mia very much and have benefited from it greatly. She has a lot to offer and clients will be fortunate to have Mia as their coach. Great Results, Personable, High Integrity. (Online-coaching, source LinkedIn-references)
These sessions have been very beneficial and they've played a big supportive role on the personal and spiritual path that I have been going on the last 7 months. The sessions have helped me to put my focus on the things that lie within me so that I have found many new aspects to my life. I have discovered what my inner personal values are, what gives me strength and most importantly who I truly am in my heart. All these new insights give me happiness and my life a purpose. All in all, I have experienced a tremendous change in my life, since I have gained a healthier self-confidence and I feel that I'm standing on my own two feet with heart full of love. (Personal coaching and group meditation events, Finland)
You are the only person whom I know to be continuously applying a real heart connection. You have given me the most over the years to help me practice that. Thank you for this extremely important support. (Several courses, groups and personal meetings, Finland, translated)
You have a great way to see the best in everyone and help people to connect with their strengths! (Participant of a career coaching group, Finland, translated)
Thank you for being so supportive and believing in me. You are still so much in my mind and wish you all success in your work. Greetings from happy K.E. (Personal Career Coaching, feedback after getting a dream job)
I want to thank you from the core of my heart!! Last year I was still in a pretty bad place mentally and our work together helped me so much. (Personal career coaching, feedback after getting a dream job)
Thank you Mia, you have encouraged me so much. I had almost given up and you have given me back my hope. You have such a peaceful, calm presence that has made me felt that peace and calmness too. A couple of months later when landing the next work project she emailed:I would like to share this news with you at the first second, since I remember those days your encouragement and your practical instruction on my job seeking. THANK YOU again sincerely! (Career coaching, Asian living in Finland)
Energy Healing, Training and Meditations
You are Mia the best teacher! You are truly present, and you have a lot of knowledge, yet you have a way to share it so that people understand. I’m so grateful for having met you! (Sekhem energy training, Finland, translated)
Dear Mia, My heartfelt thanks for all the wonderful experiences during our sessions. Words are not enough to tell… I recommend you with all my heart to anyone who needs extra energy and reassurance in their life and work. From the beginning of our correspondence, I felt your warmth, empathy and energy. (Energy sessions, Finland, translated)
My heartfelt thanks for the Sekhem-initiation! I got such a perfect, unique, wholesome and powerful experience in the initiation that now, I’m ready to channel this energy and to initiate others. After that, I’ve given all the healing sessions by using Sekhem. Also, the feedback from my sessions has been encouraging and my client are satisfied! I’m so happy and grateful for the gift you have given me. (Sekhem energy training, Finland, translated)
The last Skype-meditation was truly a powerful experience, I also listened to the recording a couple of times and shared a wonderful journey with you. :-) Great thanks for sharing these!!! Thank you Mia for doing your work, I'm so very grateful for that. It has helped me in my growth in many ways and the meditations are always powerful. Your way of speaking in the meditation is lovely, you are so calm and clear, the energy you deliver is remarkably great to receive and connect to. You are such a light and a Sun! (translated)