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OUR PHILOSOPHY

LEAD WITH HEART & SOUL
SUPPORT WITH RESEARCH-BASED METHODS
UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Helen believes every woman has the power to live her best life personally and professionally, and every organization has the potential to meet today’s most pressing challenges with innovative solutions. As an incorrigible optimist with a penchant for big thinking and bold goals, she leads with heart and soul and backs it up with methods based in best-practices in adult learning and development.

Of Jamaican origin, born in the UK, raised in Switzerland, and now living in New York City, Helen has worked for numerous global organizations in senior human resources roles throughout her career. She offers a culturally savvy perspective that is increasingly valuable in today’s interconnected world. From one-on-one coaching and leadership training to experiential retreats, Helen creates programs to help people and teams take meaningful steps toward their vision.

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PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL

Helen’s global perspective, academic foundation, and profound belief in people’s potential for growth inform her development of custom one-on-one coaching programs, corporate leadership trainings and experiential retreats that take participants on a journey toward great achievements.

PRIVATE COACHING

PRIVATE COACHING

With energy, empathetic support, a structured approach, and laser-focused follow-up, Helen helps her clients reach their most cherished goals. If you are ready to put in the effort, she will be with you every step of the way with an infectiously positive attitude, creative ideas, and perspective born from decades of hands-on experience and intensive studies in adult learning and development.

  • One-on-one coaching for women at various stages in their professional and personal lives – stuck and seeking guidance, in transition, looking for inspiration, interested in career growth, or hungry for a major transformation
  • Private sessions use guided discussions with thought-provoking questions that act as powerful catalysts to reveal deep insights and point the way toward meaningful action
  • Coaching methods that speak to the unique needs of women
WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

Helen brings her trademark combination of unfettered enthusiasm and academic smarts to the creation of one-day workshops and multi-day retreats for women. These immersive events are focused on helping women get inspired when they are burnt out, boost their confidence when they’re feeling unsure, clarify their vision when ideas are unfocused, and identify next steps toward specific goals. Hosted in New York and internationally, every workshop and retreat is ultimately about supporting women who are in pursuit of living their best life.

Upcoming Events

Summer Boost Camp
August 7th, 2019, New York City

Becoming You, South Africa Edition
March 14 – 19, 2020
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Becoming You, Berlin Edition
Summer 2020
Details coming soon

CORPORATE TRAINING

CORPORATE TRAINING

Helen designs and leads corporate training programs that improve team dynamics, facilitate achievement of critical goals, and deliver tangible, long-lasting value. Her methods are founded in many years of experience working with senior management teams and her programs are customized to address each organization’s specific needs and goals.

  • Essential skills training for managers, including coaching, listening skills, and conflict resolution
  • Elevating the impact of women with tools for professional success
  • Leadership essentials, including leading from within and navigating transition moments
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Helen is available to speak at events and conferences. She can deliver talks, lead panel discussions and roundtables, or participate as a panelist in both French and English. Venues where Helen has presented include Cal Maritime University (Vallejo, CA), Smith College (Northampton, MA), and the University of Santa Rosa (Pisa, Italy).

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MEET HELEN.

Helen Krug von Nidda is a contagiously optimistic Executive Coach and seasoned trainer with over 20 years of international experience in Human Resources. Throughout her career, she has focused on coaching, training, and leadership development with an emphasis  in the humanitarian sector and particularly on women’s professional growth. Helen has extensive facilitation and training experience, leading countless trainings and workshops in both French and English on four continents. 

Prior to founding Rise Collective, she held senior positions in Human Resources: HR Strategic Partner at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Director of Talent Management at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She also worked for UNICEF, the United Nations, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and, in the private sector, for Reuters, Sotheby’s, and Seagram’s. Currently in addition to Rise Collective, Helen works on select projects with Kite Global, a consultancy firm focused on supporting leadership teams within the humanitarian space.

Helen is a certified coach, Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS) Foundational practitioner, and licensed Career Counsellor. A Smith College graduate, she holds a B.A in Theatre and History, an M.A in H.R. Management from Webster University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia University in New York. 

Helen has lived and worked in France, Germany and Switzerland and currently resides in New York with her husband. When she isn’t fully immersed in furthering the Rise Collective mission, you might find her engaged in one of her two favourite pastimes – running along the Hudson River or indulging in a hot chocolate.

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