Managing Director EQEurope Helsinki
Kirsti Tenhola is the Managing Director of EQEurope (former Kandidata Finland). Kirsti is based in Finland and she was one of the first people to get EQi certified in Finland in 2001.
Kirsti has a background from different HR positions in the Chemicals Industry as a Group Vice President HRD in Dynea with production and sales in 25 countries. She has broad international experience from Europe, NA, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand where she was responsible for leadership development, team development and participating in talent management and key position recruitments.
Kirsti is passionate about Emotional Intelligence and has built a wealth of experience from her work with leaders and management teams in both government organisations and private Industry.
Regional Manager EQEurope
Mattias Strandberg is the Regional Manager for EQEurope. Mattias is a psychologist from the university of Linköping in Sweden. He focuses on selection, assessment and leadership development with EQ as an important component and with a very diversified client base.
His work has consistently involved work force management and sales, and he has a solid understanding of what is most important in leadership and customer relations. Combining this experience with a thorough EQ-knowledge gives Mattias a unique ability to develop and support companies in the areas that can have the greatest impact on the company’s future; the relations with employees and the relations with customers and clients.
Dr Margareta Sjölund
Founder & Chief Psychologist
Dr Margareta Sjölund, an advisor to multiple blue-chip boards and an internationally recognised expert in the human resources field and a well-known public speaker. A pioneer in Emotional Intelligence, Dr Sjölund has worked with a large number of organisations in the US, Europe and Asia. She holds a Psychology Degree from Umeå University in Sweden, a BA in psychology from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a licensed psychologist in Sweden. Dr Sjölund has over twenty years experience in the U.S. as a psychologist, chief recruiter and HR consultant and is a regular speaker on the topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Asia and beyond.
Managing Director Singapore & Lead Consultant.
Kandidata Asia –sister company to EQEurope. Maria has been working as a corporate coach, trainer and facilitator in Singapore since 1997. Maria also consults and delivers certifications in German speaking countries. She holds a Master Degree in HRM, is a certified coach and one of the first certified user of the EQ-i in Singapore. Maria has conducted EQ training and coaching programs for hundreds of executives in Asia. She has more than a decade of experience measuring and developing EQ, working with individuals, teams and organizations. Since 2008 she conducts EQ-i certification courses in Singapore and other Asian countries. She is also sought after as a speaker on the topic of EQ and its application in the organizational context.