Pekka has successfully coached me on sales and customer event presentations, as well as on debriefing our company’s strengths and weaknesses after some major sales opportunities. The impact of his work and insights has been very positive with respect to the time and money invested in his services. I can warmly recommend him for this kind of coaching.
CEO, dSign Vertti Kivi & Co
Pekka Kanerva ran a very inspiring and stimulating webinar for a hundred members of the Finnish Business School Graduates association. The training sold out fast and got excellent feedback from a demanding audience. In addition to the fundamentals of public speaking, Pekka is able to train his audience for the more tricky situations, such as improvised speeches, elevator speeches, sales pitches, making a toast, giving feedback, and managing Q&A sessions. Pekka’s background from the business world clearly increased the impact of the training. Special thanks for the highly interactive nature of the event!
Finnish Business School Graduates association, Helsinki Chapter, Vice Chairman of the Entrepreneur Club
Finpremium Oy / Söderberg & Partners, COO, Partner
Pekka and I have been working together for over two years. His continuous and supportive coaching has improved the impact of my sales pitches and presentations during demanding client assignments with, for instance, the European Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Union Commission. Pekka’s contribution has directly helped me win new contracts and increase customer satisfaction, with a 12-times return on investment just over the 2021 summer period. Once again, many thanks, Pekka!
CEO, Astove Conseil, international trade policy consultants
At my previous job I was preparing for an important customer event for C-level executives as the host of the event, but felt insecure about my skills in that role. Pekka gave me valuable guidance on how to engage the speakers and the audience, how to run the event smoothly, and how to ensure that the participants would benefit from the time they invested in the event. In addition to in-depth conversations and practical advice, Pekka observed my performance at the event and gave me feedback and guidance for similar events in the future. I always find conversations with Pekka valuable, whether it’s about structured coaching or a more free-flowing exchange of ideas.
Senior partner, Nordic Healthcare Group
I had the pleasure to be coached by Pekka in fall 2018 to hold a large presentation together with my colleague. Pekka’s calm and systematic approach helped to heighten our preparation and presentation skills as well as lower tensions. Through Pekka’s coaching, we were able to elevate our presentation to the next level, add excitement and incorporate speech techniques to improve our listeners’ experience and engagement. I can highly recommend Pekka for any presentation and speech coaching needs!
People Analytics & Time Management Consultant, CGI
Anonymous feedback from trainings
“An excellent and entertaining presenter! I would’ve loved to listen to him longer. Hope there will be a part two of this webinar.”
“I really enjoyed your kindness, your patience and the way you organized our session. I liked the power point (very simple but efficient). The questions addressed were very interesting and the fact that it was a dialogue more than a monologue made the time fly by.”
“I got useful do’s and don’ts.”
“Expert in his topic and creates trust”
“The positive atmosphere kept me engaged from the beginning to the end.”
“I like the way you involve the participants in your training, the exercises you give and most of all the extreme kindness you show which would make even the shyest person comfortable!”