About Me

Life Coach Katariina AlongiIf you are interested in learning more about my passion for and experience with horses, click here.

Born in Finland, but raised in several countries, I truly feel like a citizen of the world.  An active and resourceful child, I realized at the young age of 15 that coaching was my calling.  After spending three decades coaching different sports ranging from children’s athletic teams to international level equestrians, I learned that the human mind can be a powerful tool in achieving our true potential.  Through life-long self-development and education I evolved into a life coach, who is committed to helping others find their true potential.


1994 Bachelor of Sport Studies with Coaching focus from Sport Institute of Finland

1999 Master of Arts from the University of Helsinki

  • majoring in English Philology
  • minoring in Pedagogy

2012 MB-Life Coaching degree from Coaching Academy of Finland

  • 160 hours of classes, mentor coaching and peer coaching
  • 40 hours of case studies

I have a life-long love of horses and an interest in equestrian sports as well as other sports such as gymnastics, floorball and soccer to mention a few.  Athletic coaching, especially that of children and youth is close to my heart.  In addition, I love moving my own body, be it through Bikram yoga, Pilates or running.  I balance my physical activities with my passion for literature and writing.