Anitta Koskio

coach

Anitta Koskio has been a long-term partner for many Finnish and Scandinavian companies in Poland. Her executive coaching and team building have brought significant results and contributed to the client's business success.

latest news

Anitta elected to SPCC and FTG boards

Anitta is back again after a few years' break in FTG (Finnish Trade Guild) as Deputy chairman and in SPCC (Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce) as Board member.

latest reference

I found Anitta's workshops on cultural differences extremely interesting.
Very informative, interactive and at the same time conducted with a big dose of humour.

Although I have...

Agnieszka Latko
Senior Relationship Manager
Danske Bank

services

Behavioural coaching

The leading performers in the organisation are usually smart and technically skilled. That’s why behavioural issues become more and more important the higher in the corporate ladder somebody is. In fact, even when all other things are not equal, it is people skills that often make the difference in how high somebody goes.

Effective team

A common challenge in companies today is to make their teams work effectively and achieve desired results in the environment of rapid change and growing business demands. More and more local teams need to have skills to work with their cross-border colleagues. Matrix type of working with peers, direct reports and bosses often all in different locations, brings challenges to communication, trust building and knowledge sharing which are the core elements for successful team cooperation.

Business cooperation between Scandinavia and Poland

Hundreds of Scandinavian and Finnish companies have investments and business activities in Poland. Many companies also hire Poles to work in the home organisation in the north. When entering the new attractive market in the heart of CEE there is a well-prepared strategy and budget and lots of hope and good will. Often times though there is no plan how to make people work towards the common goal.

Expat coaching to Poland

More and more employees experience working outside home organisations as a natural part of their career path. It may mean intensive traveling and commuting or a longer stay in the new job location, for a few months or even a few years. In longer international assignments partners and families usually follow the expat to the new destination. One nearby market to Scandinavian and Finnish companies is Poland. What often comes as a surprise is that mental distance between Poland and the Nordic countries is much longer than what the geographical distance might suggest.

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Danske Bank

I found Anitta's workshops on cultural differences extremely interesting. Very informative, interactive and at the same time conducted with a big dose of humour. Although I have been co-operating with people from Scandinavia, especially Finland, for many years, I found out during the workshops a few new things which now make me understand my colleagues and business partners from Finland even better. And, on the top of it, Anitta managed to remind me that whatever we do in our lives is our own choice :-). All in all, highly recommended!

Agnieszka Latko
Senior Relationship Manager
Danske Bank
Wartsila Polska Sp. z o.o.

I was lucky to have Anitta Koskio as coach. She assisted in navigating across time of turbulence and big change. Anitta accompanied me in a journey to unknown. She helped to structure, streamline, and realize what the foundation was and strengths. When destination started to emerge, I realized that it gets shape of a new business. Anitta was a great help.

Wojtek Wlodarczak
President
Wartsila Polska Sp. z o.o.
fiskars polska sp. z o.o

ExpatHouse has been providing coaching services for Fiskars Polska since year 2010. During this period the coach Ms Anitta Koskio proved to be able to help in various difficult issues. The results have exceeded our expectations and therefore I don’t hesitate to recommend Ms Anitta Koskio to anybody looking for an experienced high class coach.

Sylwester Dmowski
Managing Director
Fiskars Polska Sp. z o.o
Metso Power Oy

Metso Power Service started co-operation with ExpatHouse 2008 and training of our staff has been very intensive since that. During that time we have more than doubled our business in Poland and thanks belongs very much to effective training of our people. The training has included cross cultural training, team coaching and personal, tailor made training for key persons. Results are impressive and we can recommend the support of ExpatHouse to everybody who is planning to expand his business in Poland.

Kari Kupiainen
Sales Manager Service
Metso Power Oy
fortum

I have been very fortunate to have had Ms. Anitta Koskio as my personal coach for the past year now. Her huge experience about Poland, the Polish culture and work environment has been an invaluable aid on many occasions and I have certainly learnt to navigate and approach things in a different way than before. I still enjoy the pleasure of working with her and sharing my thoughts about matters for which I, every now and then, feel uncertain about in our large organization.

Mikael Lemström
Vice President, Heat Poland
Fortum
Kemira Swiecie

Going for the first session I was very cautious and full of doubts if coaching is going to be in any way helpful, but after the first meeting my life has changed. Anitta is a very nice person characterized by empathy and openness to the others. Due to those values she has excellent skills to guide you through all of the process. I am looking forward to the next session.

Piotr Fabrykowski
Segment Manager, District Central, EMEA
Kemira Swiecie
Henkilöstönvuokrausyhtiö Kipinä Oy

Anitta Koskio's coaching process opened up new perspectives for me to look at my own behavior, goals and self-development. Due to effective method the sessions, which were also refreshing and fun, helped me in a very concrete way and my time schedule was always respected. The coaching also increased my knowledge how to cooperate with Poles even though I already had years of business experience with them before the coaching.

Juha Kivimäki
Managing Director
Henkilöstönvuokrausyhtiö Kipinä Oy
UPM Raflatac

ExpatHouse organised cultural training for all UPM Raflatac expatriates and their families who arrived to Poland for international assignment. All participants felt training was very useful and it gave good base understanding of Polish culture and lifestyle. ExpatHouse conducted also workshop for Polish managers on Finnish culture. These trainings have helped us to understand each culture better and therefore reduced cultural barrier by great deal.

Jani Konkarikoski
General Manager
UPM Raflatac Poland
Kemira

Together with Anitta we went through the change from a local company to an essential part of global company. Anitta also showed me the importance of cross-cultural differences in international business.

Konrad Chlubek
Managing Director
Kemira Świecie
warsaw school of economics

I have been cooperating with Anitta Koskio from Expat House since 2010. Anitta prepared and has conducted with me the academic courses in Cross-Cultural Management for the CEMS MIM program (Master’s in International Management ranked top 3 in the world in the Financial Times ranking). Anitta’s presentations are really admired by students who appreciate her knowledge, experience but also presentation skills and personality. Working with Anitta has been a rewarding experience both professionally and privately.

prof. Jacek Miroński
Academic Director
Warsaw School of Economic (SGH)

news

Anitta elected to SPCC and FTG boards

Anitta is back again after a few years' break in FTG (Finnish Trade Guild) as Deputy chairman and in SPCC (Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce) as Board member.

SPCC
09 April
2015

ANITTA'S PHOTO AMONG WINNERS

Anitta's photo was among the winners in SPCC photo competition

http://expathousesolutions.com/img/herrings.jpg

SPCC
14 November
2014

FINNISH-POLISH BUSINESS SUCCESS

An executive seminar in Warsaw on Nov 27th from 2 pm - 5 pm. Seminar content:

· HQ & local relationships and cooperation challenges

· How do management styles reflect national cultures...

Warsaw
14 November
2014

FINNISH-POLISH BUSINESS CLUB

The Club has its initial meeting on Nov 20th in Helsinki with participation of 15 Finnish SMEs
that operate in Poland. The goal of the Finnish-Polish Business Club is to give top executives
deeper insight into the...

Helsinki
14 November
2014

ROUND TABLE LUNCH MEETINGS

Executive lunch meetings in Warsaw and Gdansk are forums for Polish and Finnish executives
to share experiences, learn from others and build close networks with business colleagues.
These regular meetings have...

WARSAW, GDANSK
14 November
2014

Trust is the key

Trust is the key, says Anitta Koskio. Article from Bialystok working across cultures seminar.

...

WARSAW
24 April
2014

Finns are honest and result oriented, Survey shows

Read the article in Warsaw Voice based on Business Culture Survey ExpatHouse conducted to the Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce with focus on
Finnish-Polish interaction.

...

WARSAW
17 April
2013

Working across cultures from Scandinavian-Polish perspective

Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce SPCC & ExpatHouse Business Culture Survey 2013

WARSAW
17 April
2013

Round Table Lunch

In March Round Table Lunch we had an interesting discussion about the impact of trust at workplace. Finnish and Polish executives opioned how to build trust from top-down in the company and what to do when there is...

WARSAW
17 April
2013

ROUND TABLE LUNCHES

Round Table Lunch events started in Warsaw in autumn 2012. These meetings are for selected group of experienced executives who want to share their leadership experiences, learn from each other and brainstorm around the...

WARSAW
24 January
2013

Upcoming seminars in Warsaw and Helsinki

Upcoming seminars in Warsaw (May 17) and Helsinki (May 30) 'Managing HQ and local relationships in complex, matrix and virtual organizations'.



WARSAW
05 April
2012

Chairperson of the Finnish-Polish Chamber of Commerce

Anitta Koskio has been elected chairperson of the Finnish-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Finland. Read more about the chamber in www.spkk.fi



Warsaw
01 April
2012