Pauliina Mapatha



I am a holistic, globally minded coach, facilitator and consultant that understands challenges in organisational and broader systemic contexts. My mission is to empower individuals and organisations in inclusive leadership, wellbeing, and transitions at work and in life. I coach clients locally and globally.


How does my career experience add value to what I bring to client relationships?

Prior to transitioning to coaching and consulting, I worked for over 20 years in various project and program management and leadership roles in the fields of global education, international development cooperation, and socio-economic impact. My experience cuts across governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as broader innovation systems including academia and corporates. I have led business development and strategic partnership processes across all levels in organisations and broader national, regional, and global systems. My career includes education, advocacy, and development in gender, disability, and anti-racism as well as business development in the information society/ICT for development, local economy, health, and education.

What qualifies me for my work with Change Partners?

My professional experience, ethics, qualifications, and passion for people empowerment qualify me to work with Change Partners. I’m a certified coach, Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) credentialed practitioner. I hold a MSc from the University of Helsinki. I coach in English and Finnish languages.

An executive client has described me as follows:

“Pauliina is an integrated, powerful human being that is inspired and seasoned in the corporate world. She has lived across many cultures and continents and has a massive skillset in corporate change and innovation that would benefit any leader or company in achieving their goals. She has the ability to firmly and yet gently support the person in change and make lasting, grounded changes.”


Scroll to Top