Educo Valmennustalo Oy / Blanchard Finland provides world-class leadership training, consulting, and coaching that empowers leaders at all levels to create cultures of connection, inspiring talent to deliver extraordinary results. Blanchard Finland has been a Global Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies® in Finland since 2015, and provides all Blanchard® solutions and localized training and development solutions in Finnish, Swedish, and English.

Blanchard Finland is part of the Blanchard® global network, which includes locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. At Blanchard, we have the experience and worldwide resources to deliver efficient, scalable solutions to meet all your leadership development and training needs.

Contact Us

Educo Valmennustalo Oy / Blanchard Finland
Juhana herttuan puistokatu 21
20100 Turku, Finland
+ 358 02 2828 511


“SLII®  is the single biggest factor that has taken me forward as a leader, and is one of the few training sessions at which I really got new ideas or tools for my work life. SLII changed my life as a leader!”

- Mikko Nissi, Manager, Line Support, Nokia (NSN)

“Every leader in our corporation participated in the SLII®  training. The feedback was excellent! Risto deserves a special thanks for the skillful linking of SLII to our group's renewed strategy.”

- Kalle Talvenheimo, HR Manager, Oulun Energia

“Stadium has had excellent results while working with Risto. Risto’s strong professional skills coupled with an instructor with a colorful personality in regards to SLII® have resulted in exceptional praise and positive feedback.”

- Jaakko Soini, Country Manager, Stadium Finland

Areas of Expertise

  • SLII®
  • Self Leadership
  • Conversational Capacity
  • Coaching Essentials
  • Building Trust
  • Leading People Through Change
  • Leading Virtually
  • Team Leadership
  • Legendary Service
  • Coaching Services

Upcoming events

December 13-14, 2022 | Pori, Finland | Finnish
The SLII Experience™


January 10-11, 2023 | Tampere, Finland | Finnish
The SLII Experience™


January 11-13, 2023 | Virtual - Live, Finland | Finnish
The SLII Experience™ - Virtual


Meet Our Team Leaders

Janne Annunen
Janne Annunen
Chief Executive Officer
Janne Annunen is Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Educo Valmennustalo Oy / Blanchard Finland. He has over 20 years of experience in people-centered leadership in many industries. Janne has been working in the field of sales and leadership training, development, and consulting since 2010. He has a Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) from Turku School of Economics. Janne specializes in the development of effective leadership and work and organizational psychology.
Pasi Lehtiniemi
Pasi Lehtiniemi
Executive Consultant
Pasi Lehtiniemi is an experienced business manager and leadership developer. He has over 20 years of experience in project management and people-centered leadership. Pasi has been leading many complex and critical business changes, and he has strong networking and collaboration skills. He believes that good leadership is a missing link between people and successful business results.
Risto Ahonen
Risto Ahonen
Leadership Coach
Risto Ahonen has worked with Blanchard since 2000. He has extensive experience in delivering leadership programs to multinational and domestic audiences in many industries, including energy and utilities, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications. Clients recognize Risto for his energetic presentations and his ability to connect with leaders at all levels. He believes that only self-leaders can be successfully led.