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From family leave to working life coaching


Provided by Arffmann Finland Oy

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Our coaching service

Clients attending the From Family leave to working life coaching will participate in group coaching with other parents but also have a personal coach to support their transition to the working life. The coaching is instructive, advisory and supportive in nature, and its content is planned according to the client’s background and goals to support in the process of their career planning.


Topics covered in the coaching include personal skills and strengths, employment and training options, IT skills in job search, knowledge of working life, identification of potential barriers to employment, assessment of the personal job search situation and comprehensive development of job search skills.

After the coaching, the client has the necessary tools to move into working life, apply for training or start another suitable career path. In addition, customers receive peer support and networks through group meetings.

To whom the coaching is
and how is it organized?

Parents on family leave in the Helsinki region who feel they need support in their transitioning to work can participate in the from family leave to working life coaching. Coaching includes 10 hours of group coaching in a small group (5-8 people) and 16 hours of individual coaching with a personal coach. The coaching is carried out in Helsinki at Töölönlahdenkatu 3 B (Barona Koti). In addition, coaching is conducted online remotely.


The total duration of the coaching is three months, after which the client participates in a two-hour follow-up meeting with a personal coach approximately six months after the start of the service. You can register for the service via the registration form.

Meet the coaches!

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Roosa Piipponen

Roosa has a long experience as a coach and in working with young people and adults with special needs. She is an inspirer, coach and a future-oriented person walking with you side by side. Roosa is a Rehabilitation Instructor (MsC, university of applied sciences), a vocational teacher, a work coach and a solution-focused neuropsychiatric coach. She has special skills in guiding the joint stages of clients in challenging life situations, employment management in career coaching, and directing to various rehabilitation services. Roosa also has strong work experience in networking and multi-professional activities.



Pekka Väisänen


Pekka has a long work experience as a teacher and coach. He has guided people of almost all ages on issues related to studies and career choice. Pekka is able to give the coachee good practical tips on the requirements of many different professions and issues related to competence. Pekka is open and funny in nature and he is a good listener. In addition to vocational teacher training, Pekka has completed a special vocational qualification as a work coach. He has also studied education and special education. Pekka's work approach is to move together with the coachee towards the goal. Pekka's coaching aims to utilize the customer's strengths and successes as much as possible. Pekka has noticed that a positive attitude helps to cope with almost all difficult situations. Of course, without work and effort, the goal will not be achieved. 

Arffmann Finland Oy

Arffman is the country's leading provider of work-oriented coaching and training services. By listening, caring, and appropriately applying, we help people to find a desire to learn and develop in themselves. And whatever we do, we do it measurably and effectively. In the From Family Leave to Working Life coaching, we offer personal coaching to support your job search or help you find training that strengthens your skills.

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