About us

PEAK YOUR MENTAL POWER.

What is mental coaching?

It is often thought, that mental coaching is only for those who have challenges with their mind and mental wellness. However, as a matter of fact, mental coaching works for everyone who is willing to develop his or her mental resilience, and overall well-being.

Besides sport skills and physical skills, mental qualities have a great influence in an athlete’s successfulness. Athletes, who aim to the peak train not only their body, but also their mind, and they do it systematically and ambitiously.

With the mental coach’s guidance the athlete becomes familiar with his/her inner mind and learns how to master it. The athlete also learns, how to utilize his/her personal characteristics in reaching the peak performances.

Strong mental capacity helps the athlete to face unavoidable challenges, such as failures, injuries and retiring when the competition career once is over.

Udana’s coaches work flexible in various stages

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With individual athletes as a personal mental coach

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With sport coaches as their personal mental coach, working pair or consultant

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With coach teams

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Within a sport club or a sport team in the role of a mental and psychosocial specialist

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With companies, company managers, and working groups as a mental coach, consultant or facilitator

Examples of themes mental coaching might focus on

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Preparation for the peak performance or competition season

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Mental skills utilization in sport- and physical practices

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Stress management

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Self-esteem development

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Concentration skills enhancement

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Getting over the failures

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Recovery and relaxation

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Group interaction and group spirit enhancement

How and where?

Considering the client’s individual needs and goals, Udana’s mental coach utilizes a variety of methods in different environments in her work. Coaching can take place for example in the following settings:

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Mental coach's clinic

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Individual meetings

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Tests, assessments and tasks

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Athlete’s training and competition environment

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Mental skills training as a part of sport skills practice or preparing for a competition

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With individuals or groups

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Remote coaching

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Via phone or video connection

CONFIDENTIALITY: All your personal information and details related to the coaching or other cooperation are confidential. This confidentiality includes also your clientship. 

How and where?

Considering the client’s individual needs and goals, Udana’s mental coach utilizes a variety of methods in different environments in her work. Coaching can take place for example in the following settings:

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Mental coach's clinic

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Individual meetings

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Tests, assessments and tasks

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Athlete’s training and competition environment

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Mental skills training as a part of sport skills practice or preparing for a competition

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With individuals or groups

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Remote coaching

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Puhelin- ja videoyhteydellä järjestettävät valmennus-
tapaamiset

CONFIDENTIALITY: All your personal information and details related to the coaching or other cooperation are confidential. This confidentiality includes also your clientship. 

Our mental coach

Susanna Leppälä

Udana's founder and entrepreneur Susanna has been working among mental health services over ten years, focusing the past two years only in athletes’ mental coaching.

During the extensive education she has formed a stable understanding on human mind and psychology, and gained a broad repertoire of tools to enhance one’s mental well-being.

Diverse work experiences at psychiatric care have given her excellent preparedness to work in challenging situations, help people in crises, and offer support in life management.

Special skills: Crisis situations, preparing for peak performance, self-esteem enhancement, recovery and relaxation, individual and team sports

Education:

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Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Staffordshire University)

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Professional Sports Coach (Varala Sports Academy)

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Sport and Exercise Psychology basic studies (Jyväskylä open University)

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Registered Nurse: specialization in mental health and substance abuse nursing (Tampere Applied University)

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RYT200 Certified Yoga Teacher (Zanzi Yoga School)

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A member of Finnish Sport Psychology Association (SUPY)

“I think that my sports and competition background in ringette and cross-country skiing has enabled me to understand deeper my clients in sports field. I still do remember what it is to be coached, to be a part of a team, to be an individual athlete. How it feels to be nervous for the performance, to succeed or fail… And the limitless urge to win and excel yourself.”

"Understanding individuality and uniqueness is the base of mental coaching. What works for one might not work with other. My job as the coach is to help clients in finding the most suitable means for their mental potential development.”

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