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Mika Salminen

Senior Performance Coach
B.Sc. Sports Studies, Acupuncturist (Chinese Medicine)

Before I got involved in Hintsa Performance, I was coaching sprinters for 12 years and from 2009 to 2012 I worked in the Finnish Athletics Federation as a head coach of female sprinters (100–200 m). Then, at Hintsa Performance, 2013-2015 I worked in Formula 1 with Adrian Sutil, and Nico Hülkenberg, whose victory in Le Mans 24h 2015 I was glad to witness as a coach. I’ve been coaching for almost 20 years and this is still one of the reasons why I wake up every morning in addition to my family.

The biggest reason why I love coaching is customers who have achieved a new level of happiness and performance as a result of our mutual journey. Outside of the work I spend a lot of time with my friends and family. I love do things with my hands and see fast concrete results, so I’m always trying to discover new renovation targets/projects at home or summer cottage. My big future plan is still unknown, but before I figure it out, I will just enjoy the journey and live in a moment.