Our team


Helen Buckwell, Founder

Helen Buckwell is a leadership development specialist and professional coach.  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 has an established record of helping organisations make the most from the learning investments they make. Her ability to bring together a blend of learning, coaching and design perspectives enables her learning interventions to make a real impact on the organisations and individuals she works with.  She has experience of working with leaders, teams, those in transition and women both returning to the workplace and wishing to progress their career more broadly.

Helen is a qualified coach (EMCC practitioner), holds an MA in Personnel and Development and is a Member of the CIPD.  She is certified in EQi 2.10, Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Motives Values Preferences Inventory, Hogan Development Survey, and MBTI Step 1 and Step II.

Helen Cowan

Associate: Executive Coach

Helen is a sought after Executive Coach who works with female leaders and high potential women typically within large corporates and professional service firms.  

Helen’s coaching career began in KPMG, focusing on Partners and Directors, maternity leavers/returners and talented people leaders. Before coaching, Helen enjoyed more than ten years’ experience in financial services, focusing on large scale M&A transactions and corporate strategy engagements both in the UK and globally.  Her career pre-coaching has ensured Helen never underestimates the pressures and reality of high performing cultures. Helen's introductions are almost always through recommendations, reflecting her commitment to delivering what she says she will to the very highest standards of coaching.

Helen trained with The Performance Coach (Coach Practitioner and Senior Coach Practitioner), completed KPMG' advanced coaching course and has individual accreditation with the EMCC.

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