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Päivi Äijälä & Anjariitta Savolainen

Beyond Zen – team coaching based on Automatic Stress Detection/h2>
Stream: Reflect
Area: Coaching
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

Session on Wednesday, Apr 24, 15:25
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What if you could take a quantum leap to new era of coaching? Benefiting from new technology, user-friendly wearables, cellphone application, on-line reporting in your team coaching or with excecutive clients?

This session is about our our experiences of co-creating less stressful way of working and leadership with team of twelve managers. We will share how we professional coaches benefited from the biosignal data in the team coaching process, and how the data is verifying the impact of coaching. We know that work stress affects performance, increases sickness absence, increases risk of cardiovascular diseases, depression, and insomnia. It is a huge problem in our societies. Caleidocons has collaborated with two research organisations for two years with a focus on automatic stress detection. The participants have learnt from their behaviour and working style what it is that increases their stress levels. From this baseline data the team coaching process took a flying start. Participants reflected not only their own situation but the impact of their behavior on their teams, sharing with and learning from fellow managers, and transforming leadership and collaboration towards brain-friendlier way of working, and reducing stressors.


Anjariitta Savolainen has worked in senior and executive positions with a focus on leadership development in global and international companies since 1996. She has inspired both teams and individuals with her team coaching skills and expertise since 2006. Her strong expertise is based on a long career in various leadership development roles in an international context.

Päivi Äijälä has applied participatory methods in adult training, and facilitated workshops in more than 10 countries since 1994. Her professional career is all about people and organization development. She supports teams to see their greatness and bring it all to life.

Anjariitta and Päivi are the Founding Partners of Caleidocons Ltd. Their passion is joy at work and future leadership. They have designed the science based Caleidocons™ team coaching approach, and co-created high trust teams in private and public sectors. In September 2018 Caleidocons moved to the largest health hub in Nordics, Terkko Health Hub in Helsinki, advancing coaching and business perspectives to health science. Their presentation style inspires and demonstrates how to keep several perspectives in play at the same time.

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