Kristiina Hiukka

Kristiina Hiukka’s consulting, facilitating, coaching, training programs and speaking engagements are always a mix of her passions for Leadership, the Human Element of Innovation, Organizational Culture, Collaboration, Communication and Gender Intelligence. The cornerstone of her coaching philosophy is the ancient call to action: “Know Thyself”. She also believes that the best innovation leadership is based on diversity of thought, and a balanced mix of positivity and productivity.

She is known for having founded and led two innovation summits (Women in Innovation Summit 2012 and Converge@Seattle Pacific Northwest Innovation Summit 2014) that have convened business leaders, legislators, innovators, entrepreneurs and experts to explore opportunities to transform the ways we live and work.

Kristiina loves to support CEO’s who are committed to the long-term sustainability of their organization. These leaders invest in women leaders in their companies. For 25 years she has worked with leaders and facilitated team retreats in organizations of all sizes (for example, from financial giants like Bank of America to a local credit union Verity, and from tech startups to giants like Microsoft, and from non profits like American Red Cross to Finnish School of Seattle), and spoken at conferences around the world. She teaches Leadership at Bellevue College.

A native of Finland but also a citizen of the US and a resident of Bellevue, Washington for over 20 years, Kristiina serves as Honorary Vice Consul of Finland for Washington State. Kristiina has a Master’s degree in Speech Communication and English Philology, and professional coaching credentials from the Coaches Training Institute and International CoachFederation. Among others, she is certified in Team Diagnostic Assessment, ChangeWorks and Taylor Protocols. Kristiina is an author of two books. More at:, Linkedin:  Twitter: @kristiinahiukka and @ininnovation