COACHING WITH A BIG HEARTH
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
My name is Mirko Kareinen and I am a ICF ACC and Neuro Change Master Practitioner certified Coach. I believe that everyone has the capacity for personal growth as well as being the best version of themselves if only given the opportunity!
From an early age I wanted to help others people to succeed and I knew that the future profession would be strongly associated with the sport and helping others. In my junior years I played floorball at Tapanila Erä and Finnish baseball at Puna-Musta. Unfortunately, the junior years were filled with a few injuries, such as Achilles tendon problems.
Overall, as a child, I actively enjoyed various sports with friends, such as football and hockey. I didn't reach the level of top sports, but my passion for sports didn't wear out. Unfortunately, after years of hobby, I focused my passion more on bench sports and as a result, I started to gain extra pounds on my waist. For example, at the age of 17, I weighed about 90 pounds and found a length of 164 cm. In those years I did grown interest on Esports and overall gaming.
At the end of 2015, I realized that my overweight and current lifestyles would drive me to a premature grave, as I have a congenital heart defect called a single ventricular heart. In early 2016, I decided to improve my lifestyle and refocus my passion to exercise. The result was that I lost a total of 30 kilos during the year.
This brings us to the Haaga-Helia years which I started in 2017. At that school, I developed a genuine interest in the sports business and coaching. In Haaga-Helia, I specialized in the HR and management, where my informal minor was the sports business. For example, I went to Germany to get acquainted with RB Leipzig's organization and their operating culture. At the end of my studies, I wrote my thesis about "The relation between rewarding and motivation amongst the with hockey players". From the thesis I got a lot of valuable information about where and what kind of help athletes need at the moment.
Coaching Spot Oy was founded in 2020 immediately after writing the thesis. I have coached Kiteen Pallo -90 Superpesis team in Finland. Currently I'm focusing on helping eSports players on their mental health as well as being their agent. Also, I have a partnership eSM-liiga teams to help them to reach the highest potential. I'm also working at Neuro Change Institute® as a National Director.