Helen Mumford Sole
has had a successful career as a senior executive of both large and startup companies. She was CEO of LexisNexis UK, SVP of
Gartner (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and co-founder and COO of Wentworth Research - a VC-backed startup that was acquired
by Gartner. She was also CEO of two other startups, CIO of a GE Capital company, and held various roles in Financial Services
companies, and consultancies including Ernst & Young and Andersen Consulting. This high performance background gives Helen
great credibility and positioning in the minds of the senior executives she coaches as they know that she understands their
context and the associated issues and opportunities.
In her corporate life Helen searched for a coach who had the credibility
and skills to help her reach the top of her game, someone who understood the C-suite, could work with the highest achievers
and still improve their performance. She didn’t find this person, so after maternity leave for her 3rd child, she decided this would
be her next career.
For 4 years, Helen devoted herself to learning everything she could about coaching for performance and success. She qualified as an Executive Coach at the highest level at Columbia University
in Manhattan, and gained certificates in several other schools of coaching. She is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner
as well as being a qualified Ericksonian hypnotist and is also a Reiki Master/Instructor which she studied in order to understand
how to manage stress productively.
Helen lives in Manhattan
where she has a thriving practice in Executive Coaching. Helen’s clients are senior and high performing executives from
Global 500 companies, fast growing startups, and federal government. They include Coca Cola Enterprises, a global pharmaceutical
company, a global financial services institution, a very large insurer, a global media agency, Heidrick and Struggles, Department
of Transportation and other private clients.
Helen is also
a Happiness Coach. As well as coaching private clients, and delivering speeches and master classes within companies, she also
teaches Happiness at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.
Helen’s degrees are from the University of Oxford and she has been published in two award-winning coaching
books. Helen is a trustee of Merlin, a global non-profit delivering healthcare services to the world’s most vulnerable
people, and a Fellow of the Rosemont Institute for Transformational Leadership.
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