With 25 years of combined experience in academia, corporate, and entrepreneurship, Helen specializes in helping executives and leaders align with, and utilize, their unique blend of strengths and values so that they may use what is best in them to tackle their opportunities and challenges with clarity and vitality. She helps her clients identify and prioritize their goals, bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be, and lead themselves and others wholeheartedly with courage, compassion and confidence. An empathetic and insightful coach, consultant, wellness strategist, and workshop facilitator, Helen provides a safe space and a committed presence for her clients. She works closely with her clients to help them hone their self-awareness and access insights for personal and organizational success.
Completing a BSc, PhD and Post-Doctorate assignment in Physiological Sciences, Helen enjoyed research, teaching, and mentoring PhD, medical, and dental students. Following academia, Helen entered the corporate world as an executive in a Fortune 50 company in clinical research, gaining experience in multiple therapeutic areas and disciplines including clinical research, project management, program management and regulatory medical writing.
Helen has successfully worked cross-culturally, with extensive international experience, including professional assignments throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. Following 11 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Helen created her own consulting company in 2005 which provided consulting, facilitation and strengths-based coaching to the corporate and private sector and to individuals, specializing in leadership development, wholehearted well-being, strategic thinking, team dynamics and optimization.
Helen is a member of the International Coach Federation and has a Coach Certification from Martha Beck, Inc. She also holds a Career Invention Coach Certification and she is a Certified Coach Facilitator for Positivity Link (p.Link) and i2a Strategic Thinking System coaching methodologies. Helen is also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, a qualified provider of Gallup’s Strength-based Leadership assessment, the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment, and she is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool and the Leadership Circle System of leadership development.
Born and raised in the North of England, Helen now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband and 2 teenage children and rescue dog, who provide daily inspiration for living an engaged, meaningful and adventurous life, sense of humor included.