Hi I'm Helen

I'm so pleased you found me in my little corner of the internet. I am a coach, writer and teacher who loves life transformation! I work with people who know that the world can be a better place - whether it's their own personal world in their homes or workplaces, or wider in their faith or social circles.


Here's a bit about me and the journey that led me to this work.


I love helping people to stop being who they should be and start being who they are.


I am someone who had to do this work for myself - in fact the story of my 30's is a continual process of finding another way. I did the first process of reform in my parenting. I didn't know it was reform and I had no map, I just knew I couldn't keep going the way I was. I was miserable, burnt out and frustrated - and so was my kid. I got to the point where I had to say to myself 'there has to be another way'. So I went on the journey of finding that new way. Not long after I did the same in my work life, then in my faith and most recently in my close family relationships.


The 3o-year-old Helen was constantly betraying herself by living according to the expectations of others. Here I am ten years later - freer, happier, and living life on my own terms. I know what lights me up, what I want from life, and who I am. There are still areas I discover I need to go back to and keep working on - I am a work in progress not a finished article - but life on this side of the reform journey is 100% better than it was.



what I believe and what I do.


I believe that we are all unique. Let's start there! I see so many people burning out because they saw how one person did life successfully and they tried to squeeze themselves into a template that was never theirs. I believe we are tired of being sold a belief that there's only one way to be a success, only one way to look that is acceptable, only one way the think that is okay, only one way to do life.


Depending on where you live in the world there is a set of 'dominant cultural beliefs' (I call these scripts) that you will have been submerged in your whole life and that script is causing much of the emotional, spiritual, relational and career burn out we see around us.


Simply put, you got handed a crappy script. 


I believe there is a unique template for life that will work for you built on the unique combination of desires, wants, hopes, and dreams that live inside you. When you know who you are, you can create a life that is aligned to that - you can make the changes you need to in your understanding of yourself (body, mind and soul), in your work, in your life rhythms, in your relationships and in all the areas of your life that support and surround these. 


I believe there is another way.

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