Hi, I’m Veera. An advocate of modern and emotional leadership, challenger and innovator of old practices, inspiring career coach, passionate and experienced PeopleOps professional from Tampere, Finland.
I have gained experience in various aspects of HR work: from daily people operations to strategic planning and developing modern practices and processes, which supports people, culture and business.
I have also been building new teams, recruiting a wide range of talents from junior to executive, leading own team and coached leaders to lead in a modern way their talents. My background is in sales and marketing. Currently I’m working in a technology company – taking care of People & Culture function.
My passion and goal is to create a career leadership culture in organizations. A culture that supports growth of individuals and company itself. A culture where people are led with encouragement and appreciation. A culture that is inspiring, interactive and supportive for all!
” People with empathy and emotional intelligence – they will change working life to a more modern direction”Veera Salpalahti
I preach a lot about balance between everyday life and work. As a person like me, who is really career focused – the focus might be lost and the balance too. Few years ago I came face to face with that – I got a burnout. What was the most scariest part in it, was that I did not realize my exhaustion until I got physical symptoms: nausea, insomnia, memory problems and panic attacks. The healing of burnout was long and in the same time one of the worst and best experiences of my life.
Nowadays I am extremely accurate, that there is a good balance between my work and everyday life. During my healing I became enthusiastic to read a lot about self-leadership, psychology and mind coaching. At the same time, one of my friend told about sertified coach training and I got excited about it – nowadays I’m a certified MindCoach Trainer – I help people in their careers, such as career planning and well-being at work.
As a counterbalance to my work, I enjoy Finnish nature with my two dogs, who take care of my mental and physical well-being. My family and friends are full of great and funny people so their presence cheer up my everyday life enormously.
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My website is currently in the construction phase, which means that most of the texts are in Finnish. English pages will be available by 1 March 2019.