Kirsi Kostia


I am a strategist, entrepreneur (Great Minds Oy) and consultant; I work with a strong focus on the future and I believe that by working together we can achieve more. I have worked for more than 20 years as a developer of management, organizations and business, both as a manager responsible for results, in management training and coaching, and as a consultant. I also have experience in growing and digitizing service business. My educational background is a doctorate in economics (management and strategy). I also act as a board member and advisor.

In my free time, I spend my family plus two dachshunds, yoga & pilates, sailing and skiing.


Developing companies’ fitness for the future, change and innovation is my passion! I believe in a better future and that by developing together we can achieve more, both from the point of view of business and people. Customer success and enthusiastic people are an important motivator.


At its best, development is exciting, energizing and inspiring! We often get stuck in everyday life doing things in established ways, seeing ourselves and our organization in a familiar role and in the short term. A little shaking, using imagination and forming visions of the future serve as an excellent basis for future development and growth. Engaging and insightful, energizing, science-based and fun – they are what good development is made of!


  • Strategy and strategic management
  • Business Foresight and Future methods & tools
  • Fasilitation and methods
  • Management teams and boards
  • Leading change and developing culture
  • Participation, collaboratory development and methods
  • Entrepreneurship, innovations and business development