Lotta Ikävalko

Contact information

T:mi Loivea
(Business ID 3164928-3)
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Lotta Ikävalko

Friends, family and the surrounding nature are my anchors in the winds of life. I feel lucky to live with my family between forests and fields, to be able to breathe fresh country air and wonder nature’s circle of life. My everyday life is cheered up by my red Irish Setter, a truly faithful companion for refreshing walks.

I live a life that looks like me: versatile and meandering, constantly developing and instructive, inspiring and altogether joyfully exciting. In my daily life, I work as a project manager in the financial sector. I enjoy inner peace and bodily movement that I find in nature walks and yoga. I’m inspired by all kinds of creative activities, such as drawing, cooking, knitting or infographics.

Background

I have worked in the financial sector for over 15 years, primarily as a business development consultant and project manager. By education, I’m a Master of Science in Economics (2012) and a service designer (2021). My strengths include understanding the big picture without neglecting the small details as well as effective visual narration.

The single most insightful experience of my life was being diagnosed with a serious disease when I was 34 years old, a mother of a three-year-old boy. After the diagnosis, nothing was the same. I realized life is here and now. Treatment after treatment and step by step, I focused my mind and activities on what I could do to help myself. I did – and still do – everything in my might as life is simply too wonderful to be wasted away by neglecting oneself. A few years later, I still walk the same path with a new-found passion to help others, too, improve their recovery and stress management. I’m a qualified recovery coach (2021) and on my way to become a certified Peter Hess sound massage practitioner.

Currently, I feel better than ever before. I have strong faith in intuition, and I enjoy being able to fulfil myself in a balanced manner in various ways while helping others find a balance in their lives. To me, balance is a keyword. It does not exclude anything, and it gives endless room to opportunities – it supports wellbeing. I believe that the body and mind have a natural need to find balance. All of us can reach balance if we just listen to the quiet (or sometimes deafening) signals our body-mind tries to send us.

How can I help you?

As a recovery coach and (apprenticing) sound bowl massager, I can help you find the keys to improved recovery and stress management – to unlock your balance. I can help you a take single respite, or we can take a longer journey together; you as the expert and realizer of your own life and I as a provider of viewpoints and a safe coaching path, as an empathizer.

My mantras

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” – J. Lynn, novelist

“This too shall pass.” – Faridaddin Attar, Persian poet and Sufi mystic

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn, actress

Feedback on Lotta’s coaching and instruction

“All of Lotta’s coaching activities were marked by consistence and competence. Her calm demeanor created an atmosphere of trust and success that provided a good and supportive foundation for the coachee’s own thinking and discoveries.

– A recovery coaching participant

“Relaxing, calming. I managed to shake off all hustle and hurry. Lotta’s instruction was good and adequately unhurried. I’d like to do this again.”

– A respite participant

“The respite was very relaxing. Lotta’s instructions were easy to follow even with my eyes closed. Her voice was calm and pleasantly dreamy. The pace was convenient.”

– A respite participant

“I particularly enjoyed the comprehensively immersive relaxation that resulted from Lotta’s serene instruction.”

– A respite participant