Emotions are the driving force behind human performance

We help you understand human emotions in the workplace. Our efficient method addresses the most critical people related challenge of today:
How to create energy, thrive and engagement.

No strategy succeeds
without emotions

Are you in love with your strategy? Research shows that emotions affect everything people do at work: energy levels, motivation, co-operation, creativity, and decisions. You name it. Everything!

Ok, so you have nice targets and processes set up. But how about the emotions? Are they fueling or dampening performance? Organizations are human systems and therefore best led with understanding of how human emotions work.

Joy, fear, excitement, frustration. Emotions experienced and expressed by individuals in the workplace create the emotional climate of teams and the whole organization. The emotional climate has been proven to be the most important success factor for high-performing teams.

Once you learn how different emotions work you can create an emotional climate where people thrive and perform at their best.

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You can learn to lead the emotional climate

Emergy has a powerful, research-backed and practical approach for learning emotion skills. We do not talk about emotional intelligence at a general level. We go further and deeper. We are practical.

We offer you insight into the functioning of distinct emotions and their effects at work.

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Our method gives you tools for working with emotions at three levels:

  1. Taking care of your own emotions
  2. Working with the emotions of people around you
  3. Leading the organization’s emotional climate

Our offering

We offer emotion skills training and emotional climate development programs for organizations and individuals. Our core training concept is built around 6 modules of learning workplace emotion skills.

Increasing emotional awareness

Understanding the forces behind emotions

Evoking and strengthening positive emotions

Dealing with negative emotions

Tool kit for working with emotions

Leading workplace emotional climate

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Putting it to practice

We strive for sustainable learning results, integration of learning into everyday work, and cost–efficiency by combining different learning methods: F2F workshops, virtual sessions, videos, lectures and key note speeches. We tailor our programs to optimally meet our customers’ needs.

skills training

Open enrollment programs and in-house training for leaders, teams, sales, customer service, in-house change agents etc.


We consult you on how to bring emotional awareness in to change processes, strategy launch, communication, etc.


Programs for developing the organization’s emotional climate and corporate culture.


Individual and team coaching to develop emotional competence for improved leadership and collaboration.

We are Emergy

We are your partners in creating meaningful, engaged and thriving workplaces. We help you do this by building emotional awareness, knowledge and skills.

Jarkko Rantanen
Human Advisor, Partner

Tel. +358 50 528 4808

Ira Kujala
Human Advisor, Partner

Tel. +358 40 720 0365

Heikki Kankaanpää
Human Advisor, Partner

Tel. +358 40 501 3136

Maarit Tiililä
Emergy Advisor

Tel. +358 40 5163321

Miia Paakkanen
Emergy Advisor

Tel. +358 50 5979958

Eeva Jaakonmäki
Emergy Advisor

Tel. +358 40 761 4295

Liisa Yrjölä
Emergy Coordinator

Tel. +358 45 1024 668

Jarkko Rantanen

Human Advisor, Partner, MSc. (Psyc.)

Jarkko is a highly appreciated trainer and management team facilitator with decades of experience in emotion skills. He has helped numerous companies to create flourishing emotional climates and has trained hundreds of professionals. Jarkko has published two books about workplace emotions and is constantly bringing in pragmatic insight from the latest research in the field of emotions at work.

Motto: ”Corporate culture changes slowly. Emotional climate can change in an instant.”

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Ira Kujala

Human Advisor, Partner, MSc (Econ), Executive Coach

Ira is a highly-skilled organizational developer with strong experience in carrying out change management programs. She believes the success lays in understanding the key drivers of the people behind their professional roles. She utilizes her extensive background in leadership, project management and management consulting when helping clients develop their emotional skills and workplace emotional climate.

Motto: ”When people come to you with a problem, they rarely seek for immediate advice but someone who’ll listen first.”

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Heikki Kankaanpää

Human Advisor, Partner, MSc (Econ), BSc (Tech)

Heikki is a highly skilled organizational developer and an inspiring trainer & facilitator. Before joining Emergy, he worked as a leader and management consultant. He has in-depth experience of how emotions affect our performance and drive the company’s success. He is passionate about combining facts with pragmatic approach to help clients improve their emotional climate.

Motto: ”Emotions are the driving force behind all human performance – also at work. It’s not a matter of opinion.”

Maarit Tiililä

Emergy Advisor, MSc. Econ, Executive Coach (PCC)

Maarit has in-deapth experience of developing leadership. She coaches leaders and leadership teams in organisations that are in transition. Maarit is especially passionate about leaders’ personal transformation and she has written two books about the topic. Maarit is one of the first Emotion Skills Trainers in Finland.

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Miia Paakkanen

Emergy Advisor, MSc. Econ, Compassion Researcher, speaker 

Miia is a passionate researcher of the future work skills: compassion, emotions, and high quality connections. She’s the co-founder of CoPassion, a large, international and interdisciplinary academic research project at University of Helsinki that studies compassion in business. In her PhD Paakkanen researches the impact of emotional skills trainings on well-being and performance of both employees and organizations. She’s one of the first Emotion Skills Trainers in Finland.

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Eeva Jaakonmäki

Emergy Advisor, M.L., Executive Coach (ACC)

Eeva is a lawyer who has worked in international surroundings. She did her first coaching degree in 2010 in New York. After that she has concentrated totally in coaching of workplaces. Eeva is internationally sertificated coach and solution-oriented workplace mediator. Eeva is passionate about how to lead attitudes, thinking and emotions in working life.

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Liisa Yrjölä

Emergy Coordinator, MSc.

Liisa is the backbone of Emergy’s daily operations and with her friendly spirit and excellent organizing skills. She has previously worked in sales and marketing and has coordinated trainings in Finland and internationally (Singapore and Dubai).

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