Getting to the Core
Business executive Martti Nurminen regains control & rediscovers his identity and purpose
Course correction required
In 2017, Martti Nurminen found himself having the health issues of a typical knowledge worker. Despite having a background in competitive sports in his youth, his physical condition had gradually deteriorated during several years of intensive and demanding work. He had gained weight, had issues with lower back pain, problems with sleeping, and had noticed a change in his endurance levels at work and at home. Realising he was heading down a wrong path, Martti started actively looking for ways to change this for the long run.
Reading about Dr Aki Hintsa and his methods with Formula 1 drivers and Fortune 500 leaders from The Core, convinced Martti about Hintsa Performance’s holistic approach to wellbeing and high performance. As a final proof of value, during an introductory meeting with the Hintsa team, Martti also learned about Hintsa’s vast network of experts, with scientific backgrounds not only in medicine but also for example in cognitive sciences and organisational leadership.
Focusing on the fundamentals of wellbeing
Martti started his journey with Hintsa in December 2017. The beginning of the coaching program consisted of deep and thorough discussions with his personal performance coach and his core mentor, extensive medical check-ups, meetings with specialists related to nutrition and sleep, and formulating a plan for lasting change. Martti’s driven and ambitious personality, eager for short term action, was perfectly paired up with a calm and knowledgeable performance coach who emphasised the long-term view and small but meaningful and practical changes to everyday life.
From the beginning of the program, with the help and support of his coaches, Martti placed a lot of focus on exploring his identity and purpose, and regaining control of his everyday life – his Core – both professionally and privately. Equally, the plan for lasting change, and the changes made to his everyday practices and habits along the way were continuously anchored with the efforts to rediscover and maintain clarity about his Core. Progress was continuously monitored in regular meetings with the coach, and the plan was adjusted as necessary in real time.