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.

Education:

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.