Always inspiring and never patronising, Helen is an excellent listener who can ask the right questions that can create the ‘eureka’ moments
Vice President and Global Head of Projects at AVEVA Enterprise Solutions
How Coaching helped a Vice President to improve their performance.
“Helen is a genuine believer in the untapped potential of senior and executive managers no matter what role they are in and how successful they already are, Her talent lies in helping you unlock that potential. She helps in bringing your core values and beliefs to the surface which are ultimately your motivators that drive your actions and behaviours and eventually help you produce outstanding results. Always inspiring and never patronising, Helen is an excellent listener who can ask the right questions that can create the ‘eureka’ moments of a shift in thinking. A business coach is someone who can help “round-off those edges” in senior managers in the same way a sports coach helps good players become great players and Helen does precisely that. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Helen to you and your organisations.”
Rakesh Shah, Vice President and Global Head of Projects at AVEVA Enterprise Solutions
How Coaching helped an experienced Vice President and General Manager to evolve their leadership style.
“I had a pleasure to work with Helen through the entire 2013, as she was helping me to improve several leadership capabilities, critical for my role as VP & General Manager of GSK Poland. Helen proved to be an excellent and dedicated coach, with a lot of personal warmth, deep insight and knowledge, as well as flexibility to choose and apply what is most relevant for me to achieve my development objectives. I particularly value her integrity and inner balance, patience combined with consistency that were fundamental to manage through my business agenda and prioritise our programme goals. Helen was able to build trust with me through a profound, values-based conversations, insightful and challenging questions, helping me to achieve higher level of self-awareness and translate it into tangible behaviours that evolved my leadership style. The outcome of her work with me has been well confirmed through 360 feedback that I am now receiving from my peers and the team that I manage. I am very happy to recommend Helen as a coach for executives, who are looking for inspirational as well as transitional experience, as it was the case for me as a leader, as well as a person. “
VP & General Manager
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Poland
How Coaching helped a senior manager get promoted to director level
“Helen is nothing short of amazing! She immediately had me set solid objectives (though I originally thought they were impossible to address in the short amount of time I’d be meeting with her). By my last session I had either met full on or was well into moving forward with traction on each of them. Each session was invaluable and like dozens of lightbulbs going off (a year later I still refer to my session notes). Helen has unique skills, perspective and insights to anything I’d read or heard before. I began to see results immediately and started on a path of change that continues to this day. I had been feeling a little adrift, overwhelmed and lacking direction in my career path, but working with Helen was like the clouds lifting and clearing. Better yet, my manager noticed immediate results! It has been a year now and I have been promoted to Director and have just moved into a new field (just accepted a job offer within my company). Externally, I was just asked to take on the role of VP Communications and join the Board of Directors for a chapter of the National Charity League. I now manage my workload, feel more in control of how I allocate my time and energy, and am doing a better job at balancing personal and work life. I have much more joy in my life, personal and professional satisfaction and am even tackling that goal of improved physical fitness because I can now manage time for the gym! Forever indebted to Helen – she’s wonderful and the biggest change agent I’ve had in my life. Thanks Helen!”
Robbin Saffron, Director GlaxoSmithKline