As Your Coach…
I want you to succeed! I will call upon all of the tools I have acquired over time – from my varied life and work experiences, my formal training and my keen ability to quickly get to the heart of the matter – to support you as you transform your business and your life. My goal is to have you have more time, more focus and more success in your business and your life!
I have always wanted to help people. I remember as child on rainy days playing school with my friends. I loved being the teacher, since it was such fun to help my friends learn something new! I went on to get a BA in elementary education. When I graduated, elementary school teaching jobs were very hard to get, so I taught at a preschool for a year. I found that I loved working with the children (boy, four year-olds are a lot smarter than I thought they would be!), but I wasn’t satisfied.
I had an opportunity to join a small software company, which is where I began my computer programming career (even though in my freshman year of college I took a computer class and swore I would NEVER touch a computer again…). Since that time, I have held various technology roles – from software developer, to project manager, to information technology (IT) auditor. In 1992, I completed my MBA at Boston University and in 2000, I completed the requirements to become a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Although, I left the teaching profession, the desire to help others and share my knowledge has followed me throughout my career. For example, in my position as an IT Auditor, if someone I was auditing had a problem they shared with me, I tried my best to improve their situation.
In the late 1990’s, I heard about coaching when Cheryl Richardson appeared on the Oprah Show. When I listened to Cheryl and found out what she did for a living, I thought, I’d LOVE to do that! I hate to admit it, but it took me quite a while to get myself moving forward in my career as a professional coach. Ultimately, it took working with my own coach to realize coaching is THE career for me!
Pursuing a career as a professional coach has been very exciting. I feel like I learn new things everyday and I’m often able to pass this new knowledge onto my clients. In order to provide the best coaching experience for my clients, I have:
- Graduated from Coach U‘s Core Essentials program
- Completed the Life Blue Print Authorized Facilitator program for Now What? 90 Days to a New Direction
- Completed the Adventure and Retreat program
- Completed the Too Young To Retire Certified Facilitator program
- Earned the Associate Coach Certification (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF)
- Graduated from the accredited Advanced Coaching program at Coach U
- Earned the designation of Coach U Certified Graduate (CUCG) from Coach U
- Completed the Equine Guided Educator (EGE) Certification Program
Completed the GET CLIENTS NOW!™ Facilitator Training
- Earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation
In July 2008, I joined the “Best Won” chapter of Business Networking International (BNI). In April 2010 I served on the Membership Committee. And, in April 2011, I became the President of this chapter! Over the years I have held many other roles, for example, I have been the Education Coordinator, the Mentor Coordinator and a Visitor Host. It’s been rewarding to be part of an amazing group of small business owners who really understand the power of building strong professional relationships, resulting in great referrals and more success for everyone in this chapter!
In July 2008, I am honored to say, I became a member of the Board of Directors for the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICFNE). During my first year, I dedicated my efforts to scheduling Teleclass programs for our chapter members. During the 2009 – 2010 year, I was asked to take over the responsibility for our membership. It was an amazing experience to be on the leadership team for these two years!
I grew up in Rye, New York and, as I mentioned, I did my undergraduate work at the University of Rhode Island. Once in New England, I couldn’t leave! I love being close to the water! I am fortunate to live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with my husband, and our two cats. We love the true feeling of community in this small Cape town. We enjoy gathering in the morning at the general store for coffee and tea with friends, riding our tandem on the Cape Cod Rail Trail and walking on the beautiful beaches of the Cape! In my spare time, I like to read, garden and travel.
How to get in touch with Helen…
It would be a pleasure to speak with you! Please contact me so you can experience how having your own coach will enable you to be Better than Ever!