Metso Paperin globaalin PDM/PLM-hankkeen muutosjohtaminen
I have known Satu more than 10 years. We were working together in Metso Paper’s PDM/PLM project and after that in Moventas’ PDM/PLM project. Her role in both projects related to change management and communication. And this topic is her passion. Satu is expert in change management and she gets people involved and excited about the topic. Satu has excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills. She can work fluently with all different kind of stakeholders – from board of directors to shopfloor persons. If you need an experienced, knowledgeable and inspirational person to be successful within change management, Satu is the person to work for you.
Jyväskylän yliopiston jatkuvan oppimisen keskus
I used to cooperate with Satu Kivistö when I was working at the Continuing Education Centre of the University of Jyväskylä in the 1990's. I had the priviledge of enjoying Satu's experience in communication in different training programs targeted for a variety of Finnish work organizations and professionals. It was truly a pleasure and privilege to work with Satu because you knew what you would get. There was always something different and new but never unpleasant surprises. She was a reliable partner who was always prepared and did what she had promised to do. She is a character with a great sense of humor which she intelligently integrates into her substance creating a positive working atmosphere in the group. These qualities are highly valued especially by those in charge of organizing training or services for demanding audiences, like myself at the time. The customers also liked and appreciated her because of her solid experience, professional approach and hilarious sense of humour.
I had the pleasure of working with Satu on our project in Finland for nearly 18 months. As a foreigner managing the implementation of a major Business Change programme, it is vital that you have somebody on your team who fully understands the local cultures, the way people think and work, let alone the Finnish language, otherwise you will fail. Satu did a great job in understanding the Change needs, the fears and concerns of the people affected by the Business Change This helped me me to manage the implementation and get the local people to buy into the project.
Working with Satu helped me not only understand and learn a lot about the Finnish culture but it also broadened my horizon no end. Also has also learned from the project a lot about ERP and Business Change projects in an international organisation, and will be an asset in any project. Satu has a strong character and is not shy in speaking her mind which is very good attribute to have, that needs to and managed to get the full benefit of her capabilities and experience.
Above all she is fun to work with and even when project live gets very difficult she managed to put a smile on peoples faces.