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Honesty Europe bio Tuulia Syvanen

Tuulia Syvänen

I am a coach and lead Radical Honesty workshops throughout Europe.

Before I began this work, I held leadership positions for two decades at international, non-profit organizations that are concerned with social and environmental justice issues. I’m a native of Finland and have lived in Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.

I am one of the few certified Radical Honesty trainers practicing in Europe, having trained under the guidance of RH’s founder, Dr. Brad Blanton, and RH Master Trainer, Taber Shadburne.

I’m a graduate of the four-year Human-to-Human Coaching and Therapy Program in Finland and am certified as a Divorce seminar leader by Dr. Bruce Fisher’s Rebuilding method. I’m an NLP Certified Practitioner and have also done additional trainings in Anger Work, the Landmark Forum and Conflict Management. I earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and have a 15-year-old son.

I grew up in a dysfunctional family where expressing feelings of any kind (both negative and positive) was frowned upon. I became passionate about self-expression and self-awareness, and learned the importance of me setting my boundaries and of me speaking up.

Most importantly, I learned the power of honesty, which I am now passionate about passing on to my son, to those around me and to those in my workshops. My life’s mission is to help create more love and connection between people through honest sharing and by expressing all feelings and without a need to change oneself or others.

I’ve changed my life for the better by practicing Radical Honesty. I have more loving, honest and evolving relationships in my life (especially those with my son, my parents and my partner).

I say what is important to me. I express my anger and my appreciation in the moment most of time. And though I still sometimes catch myself withholding, I try to be loving towards myself when I get it wrong. Unlike how I used to act, I now rarely make others responsible for my own feelings.

Best of all, I have learned to ask for what I want—and to my great joy, many times I even get it!

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