Don’t blame the wind – learn to sail

My life is rich of joy and sorrow.
My mother died rather soon after the births of my first daughters. My father died just a couple of days before my first grandchild was born. I have been divorced. When tested, some long lasting friendships have been broken, others have grown stronger. I still make new friends.
Professionally I have had ambitions, said yes to change and taken risks. I’ve been in the limelight both during success and failure. My values and ideals have been challenged, not always have I managed to live up to them. The shortcomings have teached me the most.
Life has brutally reminded me that anything can happen, anytime. None of us knows what the new day brings, death might cast it’s shadow from the most unexpected directions. This experience can make me unreasonably scared, the fear makes me forget that incredibly wonderful things happen, too.
No longer do I believe that I can control life. But I’m convinced that I can learn to navigate in all kinds of weather.
My intuitive worldview has found its’ intellectual framework in the thoughts of existential philosophers and psychologists. We are thrown into this world, it’s very much up to ourselves how we use the time we are given. This is not an individualistic or self-centered approach, on the contrary: we can live a little better through mutual reflection on what we have in common and what is unique for each and one of us.
This is why I want to work with people on the meaning of the private and the professional life.

  • Founder of this business (2017).
  • CEO and Editor-in-Chief for KSF Media (2014-2016).
  • CEO for the publishing house Schildts & Söderströms (2012-2014).
  • CEO for the publishing house Söderströms (2008-2012).
  • Reporter, Managing Editor, Editor-in-Chief at Hufvudstadsbladet (1983-2006) and Editor-in-Chief for the weekly magazine Volt (2006-2008).
  • Master of Social Sciences (sociology), University of Helsinki (1990).

Certified existential coach through studies in Stockholm, Sweden according to the requirements of EXI (Institutet för existentiella samtal). Certificate given by SEPT (Sällskapet för existentiell psykoterapi).

Barbro Teir
+358 50 5615908


My office is open by agreement:

Sepänkatu 19 B 7
00 150 Helsinki

Entrance from the courtyard, the gate is unlocked during weekdays. Press 7 on the buzzer to the right of the B-door.