Biography

Helen Buckwell

Background

Helen is an executive coach and leadership development specialist. She has a wealth of experience in professional services organisations and large corporates, most recently as the UK Head of Leadership and Skills Development in one of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms. With 20 years’ experience in Learning and Coaching she brings valuable knowledge of psychological frameworks and theories, combined with in depth practical insight into corporate and professional lives – the dilemmas, challenges and opportunities such environments bring.  

 

Coaching Style

Helen enjoys working with individuals and teams who are focused on achieving their goals and building a fulfilling career – individuals who are keen to take time to reflect and have their thinking challenged. She works with clients to build a safe environment that provides time to step back from the day to day role and explore personal drivers, mindsets, behaviours and desired outputs. Her approach is informed by a variety of psychological theories and perspectives and she is adept at creating a supportive and non-judgemental environment where clients can be their true, authentic selves. During leadership development workshops she is focused on creating an energised environment that encourages sharing of experiences, challenge and bravery to try new things and learn new skills.  The focus throughout is how to transfer key learnings back to the workplace to ensure the learning journey continues.  Most of all, across all her work, she is passionate about ensuring her coaching and learning interventions lead to tangible change for her clients.  

Special Interests 

  • Leadership development 
  • Coaching and communication skills 
  • Parental transitions 
  • Career Development
  • Team dynamics and development

 

Training & Qualifications 

  • Coach Practitioner (EMCC) 
  • MA in Personnel and Development 
  • BA Behaviour in Organisations: Lancaster University  
  • Member: CIPD 
  • Member: Association for Coaching 
  • Certificate in Coaching: Henley Management School  
  • Accredited in: MBTI Step I & Step II, EQi 2.10, Hogan 

 

Testimonials
“Helen was able to listen and take on board my download of historic issues and concerns and use them to helpfully challenge and channel my thoughts and approach to current issues.”                                            

Senior Leader, Big 4 Accounting Firm 

“Talking through my strengths with Helen has given me more confidence to feel I can actually add some value. She creates and atmosphere that makes me feel as though I can openly talk through my issues/ worries etc.  

                                                                                 Working Mother, Asset Management sector