“We must build sisu. If not, we will continue to suffer the consequences of adversity that people can not see to understand.”

~Kelly Thune


My story, an explanation of sisu, and a self-help guide to your Sisu To A New You transformation!

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Executive Coaching

With decades of innovative and award winning experience as a leader and educator and with professional experience and study as a leadership coach and consultant, I am ready to listen and support you individually in achieving better outcomes. Let’s start the conversation!


Extensive training and a passion for developing learning experiences will result in uniquely crafted workshops. Sisu To A New You workshops include learning how to build sisu. Workshop/Train-ings can be one hour, half-day, full-day or week long offerings. They can also be customized with regard to the adversity i.e. Scandinhaven Weekend Retreats (Themes of Hygge, Lagom, Sisu mixed with Yoga), post concussion syndrome or COVID-19 challenges. “Train-ings” might include pure leadership and coaching/consulting or the addition of exercise as I am a certified instructor that can bring mindfulness and stretching as an element to any opportunity.


Kelly traveled to Finland to complete RYT 200 certification. She also received Love Your Brain Foundation Yoga certification at Kripalu. She will teach private or group lessons and will specialize for individuals who have suffered brain injury. A free class is offered on her private Sisu To A New You FB page on Tuesdays.

“Happy Hour” Parties Online or In-Person

Gather a group of friends and work with Kelly to custom design an online “Happy Hour” with a twist. Themes include Danish Hygge (cozy happy living), Swedish Lagom (balance), and Finnish Sisu (mental fortitude). You decide the “fun” temperature. Kelly’s skills in leadership and learning will make this an engaging experience for all with or without yoga.

Motivational Speaker

I have a compelling and motivational story of resilience to share and one that I have been told has diverted suicide plans because I modeled the courage to share. When I felt that I had lost my career and my purpose as I knew it in 2017, I vowed to myself to find a new purpose in helping people. I now delight in sharing my story knowing that it can motivate others to make change for themselves.

Learn how to use a day of the week format to build sisu and transform.

Looking for assistance in educating on concussion, writing or revising return to play, work, or learn policy? Allow me to use my knowledge of traumatic brain injury and experience in leadership & facilitation to assist your organization.