Maria Marttila

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Education and supervision service Bloomia
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Maria Marttila

Via the Finnish Wellbeing community, I offer services that provide my clients with tools to build an operating culture that supports wellbeing at the workplace. The keywords of my services are balance, communality, individuality and sufficient effort. 

I’m well familiar with the concept of life that feels like my own and finding the balance to reach it. I get easily intrigued, excited and curious. I’m inspired by people, but I also get easily burdened. Therefore, I contend to define sufficient effort. People often describe me as brave, but I don’t always feel like it. I’m interested in improved recovery for numerous reasons, including the selfish ones. On vacation, it is (quite) easy to relax, but how to extend the same mentality to everyday life and work. The way I see it, taking it easy does not mean compromising quality but letting go of forced performing.

The central idea of the Finnish Wellbeing concept, helping people achieve and realize a more balanced and meaningful life, has been a crucial part of my professional activities for quite some time. In my opinion, good life involves accepting difficult situations and challenges. 

Every day, Finnish nature tries to patiently teach us that in order to flourish, you must sometimes rest and gather your strength. Honoring the traditions of my long family line of gardeners, I consider myself an entrepreneur specialized in letting others flourish. According to studies, ‘Do who you are’ is an essential concept from the perspective of wellbeing. Thus, my mission is to help people give themselves meaning, live a life and perform work that feels like their own and, consequently, flourish. 

When working with the themes of recovery, I feel like doing something truly meaningful. However, meaningful things are not always nice and easy. It is not enough to find out what is important in life. You should also have the energy to enjoy the life you have created for yourself and spend time with the things you find meaningful. As you cannot store recovery, you should be able to integrate the themes of recovery and sufficiency into your everyday life. Finding this balance does not require mythical abilities, but learnable tools: how to prepare for challenges and how to rise back up when life knocks you down.

I feel lucky as my work allows me to creatively combine the insights of my versatile education. I hold a Master of Education degree and have a background as a class teacher. Later on, I have qualified as special class teacher, subject teacher in psychology, Positive Psychology Practitioner, resource-oriented supervisor and recovery coach. Over ten years of experience as a headmaster has provided me with perspectives to theoretical knowledge as has acting as a foster parent. I tend to finish my CV by mentioning that my most important title is ‘mother’. It reminds me of the fact that even though I sometimes get carried away by my inspiring work, family is the most meaningful thing in my life. In order to have the energy for other things than work, I have to remind myself, too, to engage in activities that support recovery often enough. For me, embodiment is a crucial part of recovery. When the body is relaxed, the mind can unwind as well. My restoring elements are nature, yoga and exercises found in the toolbox of a recovery coach.

Maria is warm-hearted and broad-minded, and she gives room to others and knows how to apply her expertise. There’s something healing in her presence, and she conveys the feeling that she’s there for you. Maria’s identity combines knowledgeability and immersion. She practices what she preaches, and she speaks the language of love. Maria makes thorough preparations to serve her clients, showing that she means business. That’s why the client feels good, appreciated and trusting.

Supervisor colleagues at the end of common studies