Hello leader! It´s great to see you reading this far.
My name is Teemu. You can see me in picture above, where I´m somewhere in Käsivarsi wilderness area near Norwegian border in 2016.
I have a practice. Once or twice a year I take a break and head up north, Lapland. As you have heard it´s a mythical region with untouched nature in northern Finland. We also have two wonderful things here to enable travelling there. First, there are the last large wilderness areas of our continent. Second, we have law called everyman´s right that makes it possible to go and spend as much time in those areas as we wish.
I leave my everyday life, pack my backpack and head to nature. Everything I need is with me – literally. I go wherever I wish, sleep in tent, wilderness cabin or under open sky, rest and think. Depending on schedule I´ve stayed there from 2 days to 2 weeks. It´s special experience to hike days without meeting anyone, without a sight of man.
I started my regular hiking trips over ten years ago. First it was just leisure. At some point I noticed some of them turning business trips too. While walking, sitting by fire and laying under the sky I noticed thinking about my business questions. I started to make notes about my thoughts and read books to get inspiration and reflect ideas. No matter what sort of case I was dealing with – looking for inspiration, finding new direction, setting and clarifying goals or making special decisions – it worked. I had plenty of good stuff with me when I came back. The form of business break started to evolve.
During past years I haven´t done a single journey for nothing. After spending some time in wilderness the world has always looked clearer. It has always been better version of me to come back home. I have become more aware about my priorities. I have felt it several times, and the power and magic haven´t gone away.
I work on the field of business coaching, co-design and digital business as an entrepreneur and university lecturer. My professional passion is to help other people, either they are individuals or teams, to fulfill their potential by setting and achieving important goals – to learn and grow.
There is great power both in wilderness and coaching. During one hiking journey I discovered the idea to bring those powers together. If it has worked for me, why wouldn´t it work for other people too. The Korpi Experience.
I´d be happy to share this experience with you too.