ABOUT REBEKKA MIKKOLA
Rebekka is an industry leading entrepreneur and the visionary co-founder of Nordic Cuddle, one of the fastest growing cuddle therapy companies based in London, providing restorative cuddle sessions within the growing wellness sector.
Rebekka is a qualified cuddle therapist with more than 2,000 hours experience, who became an independent practitioner in May 2017 and co-founded Nordic Cuddle in August 2018.
She is widely seen as a thought leader in an emerging industry and has provided interviews for media outlets including The Guardian, GQ Magazine, Business Insider, Sky News, BBC Radio 4, Wellness.com and Balance Magazine amongst many others.
In April 2019, Rebekka delivered a TEDx talk, entitled, Cuddling can make us better human beings. Later that year, Rebekka joined a prestigious line-up of speakers including John Gray (best-selling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus) and Dave Asprey (the father of bio-hacking) to present a talk about Human Contact, Touch and Hugs at the first ever Health Optimisation Summit at the London Olympia.
She has also spoken at Samsung KX, Snapchat HQ, Sunderland University in London and Warwick University’s WarwickTECH Startup Day 2019. In addition, Rebekka was a panel guest for the first ever Big Vision Conference hosted by EWD. These follow on the back of a speech about how to succeed as an entrepreneur, for an audience in London, and a key speaking slot for a Finnish virtual conference about lean leadership. She is available to speak at seminars, conferences, workshops and corporate events. You can read more on the talks page.
Rebekka also completed 1 year of academic study in Economics at Aalto University School of Business, and Fashion Management and Marketing at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in London. Aalto University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities and placed 140th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019, only selecting high calibre individuals for their courses. Due to the rapid growth of the business, Rebekka made the difficult decision to postpone her academic studies and is carving out an inspiring path for female founders to follow in her footsteps.
You can read her founder profile on Idea Mensch and her vision for the industry on Thrive Global.