Your success is our mission
Eye of the Storm
Become a Leader – We will show you how
Personal coaching to transform Professionals to Leaders: Leadership skills and traits, career management and fast promotions to management positions by an Executive Coach, Corporate Leader & Author, Riku Vuorenmaa
Personal Coaching to Transform Professionals to Leaders
Leadership skills and traits, career management and fast promotions to management positions
Are you a professional and know that you have more in you?
Do you think you would have what it takes to be a leader?
We provide personalized online coaching that will take your career to the next levels. Everything is tailored to your specific needs, from leadership skills to career development plans and concrete strategies and tactics to quickly increase your influence, impact and professional credibility.
Our coaching is designed to make you a highly valued top-performer, influencer and a leader, and get you promoted to a management position as fast as possible, no matter where you start from.
Stepping up and starting your management career can be a daunting task, and getting your first promotion to a management position can be extremely hard – especially if you don’t have the special knowledge and insights that are needed, or anyone to support and coach you on your journey.
Leadership skills are only a small part of the complete package that you need to rise through the ranks and get promoted fast and often. Most people don’t have an idea of what else is needed, and thus they are stuck on their careers or advance very slowly.
However, becoming a leader or a manager (and doing it quickly) is far from impossible, when you know exactly what to do, and have someone to guide you on your journey. We specialize in getting you promoted to management positions as quickly and efficiently as possible, while training you to become a leader who people willingly follow.
And the results can be significant; wealth, status, personal growth, confidence and freedom are just a few of the rewards of a successful management career that many leaders enjoy.
There are many different aspects in starting and building a management career that most people don’t know about, and thus struggle with their career progression. We are here to coach you through all the important career management steps while building your leadership skills and mindset. Our target is simply to make it significantly easier and faster to start your management career.
All our 1on1 coaching is done by an executive coach and ex-corporate leader, and it is tailored to suit your exact leadership training, career management and personal development needs. We go far beyond traditional career advice and coaching services with our comprehensive coaching method:
We aim to change your life, not only your job.
Armed with all the essential knowledge, mindset and skills, and supported by comprehensive coaching, you can confidently push through the challenges of becoming a leader and build your management career in a pace that most people can only dream of.
Maybe you are wondering if leading and building a management career is even possible for you?
Have you have been waiting for a promotion from your company, but never got one?
The fact is that promotions are not given; they are taken by those who have the knowledge, proper preparation and support. And when you know exactly how to get promoted, you get promoted fast and often.
First thing to understand is that it is not a game of luck, but a game of skills, tactics and strategy and preparation and having a mentor or a professional coach is a huge advantage over anyone trying to make it on their own.
The skill set and knowledge needed to start and build your management career is completely different from the business and leadership skills taught in schools and universities.
We know how to do it, and we are here to coach you through building your leadership skills, and mindset and making it easier to start your management career, and enjoy the rewards that come with it.
We will provide you with all the necessary knowledge, insights, skills, mindset, plans, preparation, and support to get where you want to go as fast as possible.
Proper preparation, strategy and support will cut years from getting the promotions you need to start building your management career. We will also guide you through salary negotiations and show you how get get the raises to make sure you get what you really deserve.
We will keep you pushing forward and supporting you through all the obstacles on your path – even when you feel like quitting yourself.
Your success is our mission, and we are ready to fight for it.
Eye of the Storm Coaching provides comprehensive personal coaching and training for leaders and managers
(or anyone who wants to become one)
productivity, excellence, impact, influence
getting promoted, getting hired, salary negotiations, career planning, credibility
Leadership skills development
Leadership characteristics and traits development
Management skills development
Business skills & understanding
Finding out what you really want, why you want and how to achieve it;
personal values, vision, purpose, motivation, goals, habits, discipline and confidence.
Vision for your career
We will help you to find and define vision and goals for your career. It is your time to join the few high-achieving people who live their lives with intention and direction and reach amazing goals.
Strategy and concrete action plan for every step
We will make a concrete action plan for each step that you will have to take to get to the to next levels of your career.
Keeping you accountable
We will track your progress towards your goals, and keep you accountable at all times. We will make sure that you build up your skills and execute the agreed plan.
We will support you with all the questions, hard decisions and difficult situations you face in your work while building your management career.
We will arm you with all the essential knowledge, insights and skills that you need for getting promoted and building your dream career.
Resources and tools
We will provide resources and tools to use and we will guide you to right additional materials that will help you to build your dream career.
Coach & Founder
Ex. Director CGI, Ex Director Incadea
Master of Business Administration, B.Ba Computer Science.
20 years of experience with last 10 in corporate management and leadership positions. Experience of interviewing, hiring, mentoring, coaching, leading and promoting hundreds of people during this time.
Coaching experience is not limited to work environment: Has also coached MMA fighters and other martial artists.
Leadership & Career Management Blog
- Essential Leadership Skills: What are good leaders made of?
- Career Management: Questions to ask in a job Interview
- Leadership Lessons: False beliefs and misconceptions about leaders and management careers
- Pursuing a leadership career – why should you lead?
- Essential Leadership Skills: Leading up
- Leadership Lessons: Your identity – you are not your title
- Essential Leadership Skills: How To Lead Remotely
- Essential Leadership Skills: Act Like a Leader
- Essential Leadership Skills: Influence from trust and respect
- Career Management: Choose your position wisely
- Career Management: Choose your company wisely
- Essential Leadership Skills: Decision-making
- Career Management: Career changes to different industries or areas of expertise
- Extreme morning routine for extraordinary results
- How to ask for a raise and negotiate salary – complete guide
- Essential Leadership Skills: Delegating
- Essential Leadership Skills: Employee Engagement
- How to ask for a promotion – complete guide
- Essential Leadership Skills: Crisis Management
- Do you know how amazingly costly it can be to deny a salary raise?
- 13 steps how to get a promotion to your first management position quickly
- 10 reasons why some people get promoted fast and often
- Take ownership of your work – Troubleshooting, Part 2
- Take ownership of your work and start to lead, Part 1
- Keys for building a management career: mentors, coaches and the people around you.
I am Riku, the Founder and Coach of Eye of the Storm Coaching.
I founded Eye of the Storm to help as many as possible to start and build their dream careers and become leaders in their work and in their lives.
I know from my own journey how hard it is to get started and find the confidence, belief and right opportunity to take your first steps on your management career. I had to figure out all the secrets, insights, and skills myself, during the last 10 years when I was chasing my dream to become a professional leader and make my living with it.
Before those 10 years even started, I wasted years just wondering if and how it would be possible to become a leader and build a career out of it. I was full of doubt and questions, and there was no one to give me concrete advice, and not a single book which would have clearly told me how to get started. There was just a great deal of misunderstandings and false beliefs out there, and they alone are enough to discourage most people from ever even trying.
So, when I realized that there wasn’t a good source of information available for my needs, I started to experiment myself. I have talked with hundreds of people and discussed with countless leaders and managers that I have met during my career, just to find out what were the secrets and tactics that made some people raise in the ranks so much faster than anyone else. I learned a lot from all of this, and I started to figure out what it was all about.
I also had my own strategy in mind, and I started testing and developing it at my that time employer, a huge consulting giant, CGI. I started there as the youngest project manager in an autonomous business unit of approximately 70 people. I didn’t have any leadership skills or experience (or even training at this stage, as I did my business masters degree only after getting my first Director title). The only thing I knew was how to barely manage some projects. In less than 3 years and two significant promotions later, I was leading the whole business unit and all of its people. I had the title of a Director, that I had been dreaming off for a long time. And I also had the rewards that come with the leadership position at this level. But most of all, I had my proof that the strategy was working, and I knew that I had uncovered something of great value! After my own success, I have helped a few chosen people with the same strategy, and everyone has been getting great results, even if they were following only parts of the formula.
I did not get there by luck or by being perfect employee and doing my job well. I got there by intentionally preparing myself, and consciously positioning myself so, that I was always the only real choice for the available promotions. All of this requires the exact knowledge of what to do, planning the correct actions, executing efficiently and timely, and having the courage and discipline to push through the obstacles. And most of all, it needs a decision that you are willing to do it.
While doing all this, I figured out that most people never even get the chance to try doing what I did, as they do not even know how to get started. I was just stubborn enough to keep trying, patient enough to read endless amounts of books, and lucky enough to have a circle of friends who could lend their knowledge to me.
During my years of corporate leadership, I came to realize that mentoring and coaching people towards their full potential, and helping them to reach their dreams is my true passion and calling. So in 2019 I left my corporate career and founded Eye of the Storm to commit fully to coaching and bringing the success and rewards I enjoyed also to others.
To help as many as possible, I am also putting all my knowledge to writing.
The book, “7 Principles of Becoming a Leader – The Definitive Guide for Starting and Building Your Management Career”, will be published in the first half of 2020.
While the book will certainly help you, it will only be as helpful as much as you can push yourself, and figure out how to implement book’s formula to your current situation. If you want to maximize your results in shortest possible time, you will need a coach that will make sure you do the right things, and who will keep you working towards your dreams every single day of your life. And that is exactly why Eye of the Storm Coaching came to be.
Contact us, and we will assess your situation, and give you an honest feedback and a coaching proposal. We do this only, if we see that you are in a situation where we can help you, and we believe that we can truly make a difference to your career and life.
This is a business aiming to change your life.
With best wishes, and hoping to hear from you, Riku