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Risto Heikkinen
Consultant / Program management / Mentor , Self-employed / Barnabårdsföreningen i Finland
Helsinki, Finland
A bridge builder, facilitator, trauma informed processes. 10 years of experience in project and program development, grant management, PME, facilitating trainings, workshops, and mentoring youth and social workers.

Special interests in conflict resolution and trauma mitigation. Willing to relocate.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Project and program management, PME. Fundraising and grant management. Team building, coaching, mentoring and therapeutic support youth as well as adults. Classes, workshops, and courses related to mindfulness, empathy, communication skills, therapeutic yoga, and socially responsible business creation. Currently developing and executing a 3-year program providing support to foster care youths in Finland.
Ma in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, cum laude). BA in business administration (Arcada, Finland).
Affiliations and Achievements:
200+ h Compassionate inquiry -therapeutic approach, 260h therapeutic yoga teacher training, Compassionate communication counselor (Nonviolent communication facilitator), Compassionate inquiry - psychotherapeutic training 300+h, Board member of Zimbabwe Aids-orphan society (
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Being headhunted – make me an offer

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Finnish, Swedish
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