Helen specialises in developing people in management and leadership roles and has been developing workshops and training in this field for over 15 years. Her passion is to deliver engaging programmes and initiatives that get people thinking differently and that create immediate solutions that can be put into action.
Executive boards engage Helen to help create their strategy and vision through facilitated sessions and development days. Her experience as a coach also comes into play when developing senior executives.
Her clients describe her style as “challenging- but in a good way” and “gets to the heart of issues and finds practical solutions”.
With a background in both commercial and HR roles, Helen uses this experience to ensure that learning is always aligned to business and represents real value for money.
An advocate of CPD, Helen is often to be found attending seminars and workshops to develop her personal skills, enhance the company offering and to stay fresh in her approach. Over the years she has recruited a team of trainers, coaches and associates that share her values and enable delivery of an ever broadening range of training that combines tried and trusted techniques with the latest thinking.
Helen has been a professional coach for over 15 years and has extensive experience working with senior management teams and board directors. She is one of a few coaches accredited at Master Executive level in the UK.
Her corporate experience spans over 25 years with her last role as Head of Learning and Development for Haymarket Magazines.
She helps companies create learning cultures and set up internal academies to allow corporates to develop their own schemes and create lasting behavioural change.
Helen believes that coaching helps to facilitate change and accelerate learning to improve performance. Her approach is to use tools and techniques that are bespoke to the individual and to create thinking space, a real commodity in these challenging times.
Over the last 15 years Helen has worked with a variety of sectors including banking, pharmaceutical, engineering, retail and has a particular specialism in media. Her clients include WPP, ITV, SAB Miller, GlaxoSmithKline, OC&C, News UK, The Carbon Trust, Publicis Groupe, Conde Nast, JC Decaux, Mediacom and many more.
The coaching needs differ from person to person but recent assignments include: creating 100-day strategies, building confidence and influencing skills, transition coaching into a board position and leadership coaching as part of a programme.
Helen is passionate about the positive effects that coaching can have and this is reflected in her energy, focused approach and commitment to the industry.
Tools and techniques
Qualified to use a variety of tools including the MBTI, Saville Consulting suite of psychometrics, creativity and EI tools and The International Profiler (TIP). Helen has regular supervision and completes around 80 hours of CPD each year.
Helen is also a Strengthscope® Certified Practitioner. Underpinned by 10 years of testing and research, Strengthscope® is an innovative and globally recognised strengths profiling system that helps energize employee peak performance at work.