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What my clients say about me – client success stories

“Many thanks for transforming the way I talk about The Planet Mark and sustainability when I present to companies, workshops and business meetings. The experience of working with you has improved my personal presenting style so that I’m happy in front of any audience.  The change has been remarkable, encouraging even more organisations to join The Planet Mark and commit to reducing their carbon emissions.  Communicating the benefits of sustainability – how it can help and change people and organisations – is fundamental to what we do as a business and for me personally. Sustainability and climate change are large and complex subjects which we want people to better understand.

Following our one-to-one coaching sessions, I have been able to simplify our messages and bring them to life in stories about our customers. These sessions enabled me to engage with my audience more effectively and have better conservations with them as a result.

If anyone wants help in their presentation planning, content and delivery, I have no hesitation in recommending you. I’m looking forward to working with you again in the future”.

Steve Malkin, CEO, Planet First

“I am delighted to recommend Helen as a Coach. Working with Helen on my presentation skills was extremely helpful. The coaching was collaborative and focused which maximised the time we had. I felt heard by Helen. She was very perceptive in her understanding of my concerns and was able to offer suggestions and practical tips on different ways to manage the task (both in preparation and during it) but she was also skilful in eliciting my own ideas and strengths on how to make changes and build my confidence in my presentation skills. Her feedback was positive and constructive and reflected her knowledge of this area.  Thank you, Helen”.

Dr Victoria Cochrane, Clinical Psychologist

“I was at a crossroads when I started working with Helen. I needed to change career. I had an idea of what I wanted to do but didn’t know how to make it work. Helen showed me how to strip away all of the negative ideas and feelings and showed me how to bat away my fear and be more positive. This was particular hard as I am a “glass half empty” person. However, after my sessions with Helen I look at everything in a positive way. I have started my own business and I know I will succeed. Much of this is down to Helen, her coaching and just being a really lovely person. I would recommend Helen to anyone who needs help with their career, or any other part of their life”.

Natalie Chisholm, Voiceover Artist & Actress

“I am not an experienced public speaker and Helen is obviously very skilled at helping people prepare for important presentations.  She really took the time to understand exactly what the issues were and what I was worried about. We worked on my presentation style as well as some of the language and wording that would be appropriate.

We rehearsed a number of scenarios and following my one meeting with Helen, my confidence increased a huge amount.  Helen really made me feel more at ease with the situation.  The panel presentation turned out to be a great success and I feel my preparation with Helen was a critical contributing factor to this”.

Senior Executive, Royal Bank of Canada

“Professional and responsive from the outset, Helen is a reliable and honest coach, and a warm and friendly person to entrust my time and energy with. She outlined a clear framework for our work together, and provided a way of working through the barriers that were holding me back and preventing me from making decisions.

Through talking to Helen, and setting myself small, realistic goals, I gradually regained a much-needed feeling of purpose. It wasn’t always an easy process, but by the end of our work together I had performed a massive U-turn on how I wanted to take my career and my life forward, and felt more motivated than I had in months”.

Sally, Yorkshire

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Helen and found her to be warm, friendly, focused and actively encouraging of my identifying my needs and ways in which I could meet them. At each session it was evident that Helen had kept accurate notes as she gave me a recap on what we discussed at the previous session, this fuelled a sense of continuity in the work and a sense that my issues were the focus; that I was important, prior to the work with Helen I think I lost sight of my own importance and value.

Each one of the sessions challenged me and allowed me to think deeply about issues which were important to me, Helen has a real skill in picking up the nuances in conversation and at times she was able to reflect back to me things I had said which I hadn’t been consciously aware of which then led to the ‘aha’s’!’”.

Tracy Ellis, West Yorkshire

“ I had the pleasure of sharing a Coaching walk with Helen which was a wonderful experience allowing me to explore and clarify those issues in my business and myself that needed addressing. She was hugely attentive, listened and responded positively with guidance that “hit” the spot immediatley.  She seemed to have the ability to understand me from the “off”.  Her help has enabled me to set my goals, focus and become more disciplined in my use of time in my work.  Her help has been invaluable to me and I look forward to long relationship with her.

Not only would I not hesitate to recommend her to new clients, I truly believe that she can make a huge difference to anyone who works with her”.

Annie Holmes, The Chesham Clinic

“I have worked with Helen for the past six to seven months. She is not only an insightful life coach, a brilliant listener and a great observer, but also a very empathetic person. My first two sessions were conducted by phone through Skype. After that, I plucked up courage to use video mode, and I would recommend this to everyone who has Skype because, if you don’t, you will miss out on Helen’s empathetic personality and her brilliant smile which always lit up my day. For her this is definitely a vocation, not just a job. She puts her clients first and does everything she can to help them achieve their goals.

I took advantage of her free 30-minute coaching session and connected with her straightaway, so much so that I proceeded to take one of her courses. I felt completely secure in confiding in her the very personal details of my life, and at the time I was going through some traumatic experiences and was very confused and anxious. I thought I knew my life’s purpose, but through Helen’s wisdom, I learned that I had to free myself from my self-limiting beliefs first. By the end of the six sessions I had enough clarity to pursue my dream of writing my book to help others as I had been helped so many times through my life. And I know now that I have found an amazing life coach and an objective friend to whom I can turn if I get overwhelmed and need advice.

Helen is in a league of her own, both as a coach, and a person. If we had more people like her in the world, it would be a much better place to live in. So if you are searching for help, I would recommend Helen as your guide”.

Margaret Reece

“Thank you so much Helen, I gained a huge amount from our session. You really helped me to get to the root of what was holding me back in my business and your positivity and creative solutions have been so helpful”.

Jo Baldwin-Trott, Independent Stylist, Colour First