Client Experience

Clients find Kristiina’s leadership coaching valuable:


I just really enjoyed my sessions with Kristiina. She was thought provoking, a wonderful listener and incredible coach. Looking forward to more sessions with her when I return from maternity leave in the fall. I am grateful for my time with Kristiina. She pushes me to think outside the box and keeps me on track. Appreciate her support tremendously!  – CM   I just loved coaching with Kristiina Hiukka. She was fantastic – SA

Wisdom Circle and 1:1 coaching experience

It’s been over a year since I began participating in coaching with Kristiina, and in that time the effect on my confidence, presence, and growth as a leader has been remarkable. Her guidance helped my coaching circle cohort redefine what leadership can look like. Her facilitation and forthright instruction made it possible for us to embrace the vulnerability of our joint sessions in order to examine our shared challenges, reinforce each other’s strengths, and encourage one another in our growth areas. My 1:1 sessions with Kristiina have also been invaluable in providing an outside perspective and a deeper dive into my own identity as an individual leader and as a professional Black woman in the entertainment industry. She is consistently both supportive and challenging/questioning — a combination that has allowed me to amplify my strengths and break with my negative patterns while providing me with tools that I expect to use for the rest of my career. Without reservation, I can say that participating in coaching with Kristiina has been incredibly beneficial and has fundamentally impacted my day-to-day as well as my future. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with her more in the coming year. – N. King

Team Coaching for Two Founders

Founder 1: “Our company has benefited enormously by your team coaching skills. You have practiced abilities that point to the kernel of value in any given dialogue or exercise. Your gentle but firm approach effectively opened us up to new perspectives and possibilities that we had not considered. This greatly enhanced our ability to collaborate and, most importantly, to face difficult conversations that might previously have proved frustrating and fruitless, with an open, confident and curious approach. This has made an enormous difference in our ability to work as a team. Thank you!”   Founder 2: “The Team Diagnostic gave us a wonderful snapshot into the strengths and challenges of our team. We were able to clearly see the areas that we need to focus on to take our team to the next level. The presentation and coaching was tremendous. The unique qualities of boldness and strength, mixed with humor and compassion allowed the team to learn and have fun in the process. I highly recommend the Team Diagnostic tool for any organization looking to create greater success. – Founding partners of a six-year-old, U.S. based consulting partnership with ambitious growth plans.

Helping understand the vision of my dream

Kristiina and I met at a networking event and immediately connected based on her background, expertise and warmth. She has been a professional coach to me for several years now helping me navigate professional challenges and growth in my career and through a significant career change. Kristiina has been extremely valuable providing guidance for building teams, managing difficult relationships, helping understand the vision of my dream job and onboarding into my new role.” – Sharon Gillespie, Sr VP

Coaching with graciousness and deliberation

When I think about the work we have been doing together, I want to say ‘Thank You’ from the bottom of my heart. You have coached me with graciousness and deliberation and have acknowledged my strengths and skills that will guide me into the future. I am making changes in my life and have been able to look at habits or styles that no one has ever addressed with me. – Karen Kramer, Sr VP

I was lifted out of the “fog”

Working with Kristiina has been a life changing experience. I was lifted out of the “fog” I was living in and have been moving forward ever since, in a way I never thought possible. Kristiina helps me tap into my inner voice and strength and find clarity, motivation and inspiration. She is a main ingredient in my recipe of LIFE that I am now living to the fullest! – Tammy Hunter, Photographer