About Us

Our Story


We are Change Partners. This name sums up well our main focus for almost quarter of a century – to be a worthy partner for our clients in implementing changes and developing people.

The story of our company began in 1997 when we started to bring innovative DiSC® personality development tools (USA) to the Baltic states. From that moment on, it has been part of our DNA to know that successful change starts with people, and that our behavior has an important role to play in it.

From 2008 we partnered with Implement Consulting Group, Scandinavia’s largest management consulting firm. Added to our DNA became knowledge that achieving long-term change requires transforming organizational culture, and that managers play a key role in this. To date, we have helped to implement more than 50 successful organizational culture development projects in the Baltics, many of which have been mentioned and awarded in public.

In 2018 we became a partner to the world’s leading change management expert Prosci (USA) in the Baltic and Finnish markets. Today, we carry out unique development projects with many leading organizations. We combine training, consulting and globally proven development solutions, bringing the best knowledge to our clients about what has helped thousands of organizations achieve success.

Our Mission


 

Change the way we Change

Our Way


We believe in change. But any change is only as successful as are the people adopting the change. This does not happen by chance. We bring to you a best-practice based and structured change management approach to help to lead people through change.

Why you should work with us?


We believe in being your partners not simply providers of service. We strive for the highest quality possible and are always busy improving our skills to stay ahead. 90% of our clients are returning customers.

Partners


Scope of work

  • Change project planning and implementation support
  • Development of change leaders, managers and teams
  • Development of organizational culture

Ekke’s motto as a consultant:

„Organizational change starts from its leaders. Change results can be increased drastically by conscious and systematic approach to change management at all levels of organization.“

Ekke has been management consultant for 10 years, helping over 100 organisations to implement changes in  organisational culture, strategy, processes, people competences or IT systems. He has advanced his change management skills in USA, UK and Scandinavia and holds Prosci Certified Advanced Instructor and Prosci Change Practitioner license.

Education: MSc, Oxford University (Master’s dissertation on organizational change management)

Scope of work:

  • Change Management 
  • Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Customer and Employee Experience
  • Leadership
  • Services Development and E-commerce
  • Branding

Teppo is a transformer who listens first, is systemic and kind. He dives into the situation rather calmly, creates an understanding of the situation, and then begins to organize things one by one. Teppo’s visionary and systemic approach is unique and has brought tens of clients great results in improving their customer experience, sales and leadership.

Teppo’s management experience includes marketing of telecommunications, real estate and IT products.

Education: School of Economic and Business Education in Helsinki.

Scope of work

  • Change management
  • Stress and wellness management
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Strategic management
  • Sales development
  • Management coaching

Lukas has more than 10 years’ successful experience in business consulting, people development and strategic management, both in private and public sectors, he is a certified stress and wellness management consultant (Canadian Institute of Stress, Canada), personal development coach (CoachU, USA), facilitator of strategy sessions (“True Value 4U”, Norway).

Education: Applied Economics and Finance, M. Sc., Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Scope of work

  • Developing and coaching managers and management teams
  • Strategic changes
  • Organizational culture
  • Social skills

Mati has extensive experience in training management teams in leading companies across the Baltics and beyond. He has 25 years of experience as a consultant and a management expert. He has advised many leading Estonian organizations in both private and public sector. As a coach, he has supported many management teams and more than 200 senior executives individually. He has regularly participated in international consultancy projects. Mati has developed a variety of development programs and certified hundreds of consultants and trainers in many countries. He holds dozens of international certificates.

Education: Tartu University, MA Psychology

Scope of work

  • Change Management
  • Organizational culture
  • Developing managers and teams
  • Coaching, engagement, motivation

Lina has over 15 years of experiences as a consultant, working with both local and international large and medium-sized companies. She is a certified expert of Prosci and DiSC, has a coaching license and is also a master of laughter yoga.

Lina draws energy from helping managers to change their organizational culture, aligning their mission with everyday activities. Her role in leadership projects is usually to clear up the air and to help managers get a clear focus on their priorities and agree about the full engagement.

Education: Vilnius University of Education, BA in psychology and sociology

“A prerequisite for building a future-proof organization is growing the talents. By creating an environment where experience meets the fresh perspectives, organizations will understand the potential of new ways of thinking, maturing technologies, and shifting business models. Strong strategies can be built on this foundation and the sustainable development of organizations can be ensured.”

Scope of work:

  • Supporting the development of managers and teams; training, mentoring and coaching
  • The strategy of a new business line, creation and launch of a portfolio of innovation projects
  • Business partnerships for digitization, growth and risk management
  • Development of innovation process, facilitation of innovation projects

Mart Maasik is a visionary mentor and leader whose goal is to create a better tomorrow. Mart has held various positions in SEB Group both in Tallinn and Stockholm, including Head of Business Development and co-founder of the SEB Group Innovation Lab. As a leader, he has created teams that make organizations more collaborative and innovation-driven. Mart has founded 4 companies and is strongly connected with the entrepreneurship ecosystem. As a co-founder and jury member of the Ajujaht Entrepreneurship Program since 2007, he supports experienced early-stage teams and acts as an angel investor. With the aim of adapting the best management practices of Scandinavian innovation and digitalization changes to the Estonian conditions, Mart is the leader of the Estonian Innovation Leaders Club. Mart has completed the Fontes Mentor Development Program and holds a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching.

Scope of work:

  • Leadership coaching
  • Creating a personal leadership style for managers
  • Supporting of the managing and delivering of change

Toomas’s motto as a consultant:

“There are GOOD LEADERS in Estonia – this goal has pushed me through almost all of my activities”

Toomas Tamsar is a leader, a coach and an entrepreneur. He has led the Estonian Employers’ Confederation, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tallinna Kaubamaja, Norma Group. He has founded and conducted Pärnu Management Conferences for more than 20 years. Coaching education has mainly been obtained from the UK (Academy of Executive Coaching: Advanced Practitioner Diploma, Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching, International Training Seminars: NLP Practitioner Diploma) and Estonian Business School.

Toomas is a Professional Certified Coach certified by the International Coach Federation.

Scope of work

  • Developing teams and managers
  • Sales & Negotiation
  • Project management
  • Risk and Financial Management
  • Strategy

Dmitri has been working as a trainer and a consultant since 2002. He holds different international consultant’s certificates – DiSC consultant’s certificate (Wiley) and Persona consultant’s certificate. Dmitry conducts trainings in Estonian, English and Russian.

Scope of work

  • Creating strategies and developing prioritized directions
  • Developing missions, visions and values
  • Preparation and implementation of the concept of organizational change

Lauri is an entrepreneur and a management consultant. In 2014, PARE and Pärnu Management Conferences selected Lauri as Estonia’s Best Leader 2014. From 2010 to 2015, Lauri was the rector of the Public Security Academy. From 2009 to 2010, he was also the Director of Research and Development at the Academy of Security, from 2005 to 2009 the Head of Development at the Ministry of the Interior and from 2003 to 2005 the Director of the Central Criminal Police and the General Deputy Director of development.

Education: Estonian National Defense and Public Service Academy BSc in Criminology, Tallinn University of Technology MSc in Public Administration Management

Scope of work

  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Communication skills
  • Mentoring, individual and group counseling
  • Language teaching and integration projects

Natali’s motto as a consultant:
“People who dare to believe that they are able to change the world for the better are among those who are doing it. Together we will find the solutions. We just have to remember: there is always something in life to be thankful for.”

As a consultant Natali values every person’s right to develop both professionally as well as individually. Natali’s previous work experience has been in both the public and the private sector. She has worked as a trainer, adviser, mentor and project manager, and has experiences in the field of developing/managing teams/networks.

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Paldiski mnt 29, corpus B, 6th floor
Tallinn, Estonia 10612

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You have an important change coming up?

Do a short audit to see how your change project meets the 5 success factors from the global survey.

This short Change Management Audit is based on 5 key success factors identified in the global Prosci Change Management Best Practice Study.

To find out how your planned or ongoing change project compares to global best practice, please rate it on a 5-point scale for the following factors:

1: strongly disagree; 2: disagree; 3: so and so; 4: I agree; 5: I fully agree.

1. The change project has a top management sponsor* who is actively involved, clearly communicates the vision and supports employees throughout the change.
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*By sponsor we mean the top manager, initiator, leader, who ensures the necessary priority, support and resources for the project.

2. A structured approach (eg ADKAR or Agile) is used to manage the change and a coherent plan is in place.
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3. A communication plan has been created for the change, the need for change and the benefits for employees have been clearly communicated, two-way and regular communication is in place.
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4. Sufficient resources are available to manage the change from planning to implementation (time, well-prepared people, money).
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5. The target groups affected by the change have been involved, trained and metrics have been created to achieve acceptance of the change.
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