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Helen Mumford Sole

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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