Sari Kola

MY KEY DRIVERS ARE DIVERSITY AND COLLABORATION TO SOLVE MEANINGFUL PROBLEMS. I AM AN ENERGETIC THINKER AND DOER, AND GET KICKS WHEN PEOPLE CONNECT IN RATIONAL AND EMOTIONAL LEVELS.

WHO?

I am strategist and an innovator, leader and team member. I have a doctorate in strategic management of innovation and technology and 20+ years of leadership experience in four continents. Today, I research ecosystems, and serve as an advisor and a board member. I believe that my background helps embrace diversity and solve complex strategic and leadership challenges together. Balancing life and work, mental and physical wellbeing drive my performance at work, competitive weightlifting and in other areas of life.

WHY?

Today’s business challenges and wicked problems call for collaboration with diverse organizations and people – and new ways of organizing and leading. Adaptable leadership is key to success in ecosystems – and overcoming the challenges of ecosystems becoming “egosystems” is what I believe is a challenge worth focusing on.

HOW?

Curiosity and continuous learning are in the core of everything that I do. As a researcher, I try to keep up with the latest development, as an advisor and board member I am helping organizations and people to balance the rational and emotional aspects of work needed to boost sustainable success in personal, organizational and systemic ecosystem levels.

Life is not rational or emotional – it is both!