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Some organisations I work with


Client growth stories 

Helen and I worked together for just over a year, and during that time I found my leadership style changed in many ways. I have improved my comfort around delegating to my direct reports, moved from a directive to more collaborative leadership style and communicated the future vision for the team I lead more effectively.  I have also become more aware of the different leadership roles I play and now actively choose the best role to apply in a given situation while remaining authentic.  Helen has been passionate about building my self- awareness and supporting me with structure to help imbed change.  In turn this has made me a more effective leader.

Gary Connolly,  Deputy Chief Executive Finance and Business Insights, St John

Helen has been working with me and the rest of the senior leadership team for more than a year, moving us toward the goal of being a High Performing Team.  She has supported our growth as people and as managers, increasing our self-awareness and confidence as leaders and making us a more effective and tight-knit team. The main changes have been the courage to speak up and challenge each other, collective decision making, and trust and understanding of each other. This has been evidenced by significant increases in both the engagement score of the senior team and the wider functional team we all lead.

Jen Edwards , Senior Manager, St John

Helen helped my through a period when I was feeling ready to change things up but I wasn't entirely sure what the next phase looked like. Through her coaching techniques and tools, Helen set me on a path of discovery that helped me develop a much clearer picture of what is important to me and in doing so brought about the change and new direction that I was looking for.

Marina Nola, Senior Information Technology Manager, Konnect Net 

I have been working with Helen for more than a year, and she has helped me to embrace a Leadership role I wasn’t sure I wanted. Helen’s encouragement and support have enabled me to find ways to enjoy the new focus of my role and means I have the headspace to focus more on coaching conversations with my team. I am seeing huge benefits in both the performance of the team and my enjoyment of the role.

Jen Edwards, Senior  Manager, St John

Helen is a multi-skilled, high energy, and people-centred leader. I had the privilege of working with Helen in a change project to strengthen our department team culture at Auckland Council. Helen’s insights, creativity and drive made a positive impact on me, our departmental lead team and wider staff. She developed communications strategies and content and also provided appropriately framed mentoring and support to people involved. Her range of skills and experience adds real value to any team environment. If you get a chance to work with Helen - take it!

Graham Bodman, General Manager Operations, Auckland Council

I came to Helen at a time when I felt that I needed some positive change to help what felt like a stagnating career.  In a very short space of time Helen helped me to put some goals in place and then to translate those goals into taking real steps towards achieving them.  I have been amazed at the speed within which these steps have led to meaningful and at times life changing results.

Manu Pihama, Senior Operations Manager, Auckland Council

Over the last year Helen has been working with the team I lead in a facilitation and team coaching capacity.  During this time our collective self-awareness and self-improvement, improved significantly, resulting in increased accountability, collective decision making and ultimately improved outcomes. Helen worked with us using many tools and well tested management models and helped us apply our learning to real world execution.  We have all become better leaders as a result, both individually and collectively as a team.

Gary Connolly, Deputy Chief Executive Finance and Business Insights, St John

In both a personal and professional challenging period of my life, Helen guided me through a path of building confidence once again. She is an active listener, genuinely cared about my development and showed professional engagement throughout the six months I spent with her.  I now have strategies I can refer to when needed and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any potential client that might be ‘stuck’ in some way or wanting guidance in their career path.

Cushla Bullen, Business Advisor, Auckland Council

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