I am a passionate professional Career Coach and Consultant with a particular interest in career change coaching. I love coaching people who feel they have reached a cross-roads in their career, or perhaps have experienced redundancy, and are seriously seeking a change of direction, but are unclear as to what that may look like.
I provide access to the structured FireworkTM coaching programme, creating the space to enable the coachee to connect consciously with their authentic self; to encourage them to collate, consider and explore career options available to them; to create a vision or visions, and to set out a plan of action to bring one chosen option, aligned to their authentic self, to life.
My coaching style is warm, encouraging and supportive, yet gently challenges where appropriate in service to the client. I hold only the best intention for every client I work with.
I have a corporate Human Resources and Learning and Development background of over 19 years. I am an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC), a Coaches Training Institute (CTI) Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a FireworkTM Accredited Career Change Coach, and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Here are a few extracts from the testimonials of clients I have had the honour of coaching:
“I had the blessing of coming across the Firework career-coaching programme with Helen Collins, who helped me identify exactly what I was good at and what are my real passions to combine all these in a career vision and direction that I would have never considered. Helen’s commitment to help me define a vision that was true to my values and passions; together with her knowledge of how to steer my journey of discovery, finally led me to that Eureka moment of knowing exactly what I wanted to do. And thanks to that, I can now make it happen. Thank you Helen for giving me the gift of vision!"
“Helen will be remembered in my own personal history as having been a major catalyst for positive change.” “Truly an Angel on my shoulder…"