As a qualified Performance Coach, with 14 years’ experience in learning and development for global organisations, Helen specialises in career, performance and maternity coaching. She is also particularly passionate about supporting coachees to gain the best possible work/family balance.
Helen previously worked for Credit Suisse in Singapore, designing and facilitating change management and career development interventions for the Asia Pacific region. She also worked for Barclays Wealth Learning and Development team for 7 years, on key leadership and employee learning projects.
Based on her own experience of the desire to balance parenthood with career-progression, Helen co-founded PfP Coaching in 2009. Like so many working parents, Helen personally experienced the startling transition of moving from a professional with a senior role, to a sleep-deprived, brand-new, home-alone parent – and then back again into the world of organisational politics and career demands – all on reduced hours! It was this challenging and life-changing experience, however, that inspires Helen to help others manage the professional-parent-professional transition and find a happy work/family balance.
As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Helen demonstrates her continued commitment to the coaching profession by upholding the ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies. Helen regularly undertakes coach development supervisory training, has coaching experience at all levels of seniority, and holds the ICF Associate Certified Coach accreditation. Often using Solutions-Focused techniques, her style is supportive, facilitative, encouraging and empathetic.