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Honesty Europe bio Tuulia Syvanen

Tuulia Syvänen

I am a certified Radical Honesty trainer from Finland and have led the most Radical Honesty workshops in Europe, by now around 100. I organize and co-leads workshops around Europe with my husband, Pete, and also do 1:1 and couples therapy and sessions in companies.

For two decades, I held leadership positions at international, non-profit organizations that are concerned with social and environmental justice issues. A native of Finland, I have lived in Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada. I did my first Radical Honesty training in 2012 with the founder of Radical Honesty Dr. Brad Blanton and ever since have loved this way of living!

I have a four-year certification in the Human-to-Human Coaching and Therapy Program in Finland and I am a certified leader of Dr. Fischer’s Rebuilding Divorce Seminars. I earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Tampere and have a son who is nearing adulthood soon.

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 the 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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