HELLO LOVELY!

I'm Helen

Hello! I’m Helen, a rebel, mother, kindness and well-being advocate, and a visionary in personal and professional development. Following a transformative journey during the pandemic where a combination of homeschooling whilst pregnant (and then with a tiny lockdown baby) and running a library service stretched me and made me reassess who I was, I embarked on a mission to realign my life and career with my deepest values and strengths. My pivot was catalysed by a realisation of my potential to foster change from beyond the traditional workplace boundaries, especially after achieving a PGCert in The Psychology of Kindness and Wellbeing at Work.

Armed with my significant seven strengths—collaboration, creativity, developing others, empathy, enthusiasm, relationship building, and self-improvement—I decided to step into the roles of coach, trainer, and consultant. This shift was not only inspired by my academic and professional achievements but also accelerated by a personal experience with burnout, which underscored the importance of well-being in achieving sustainable success.

My Approach

In my practice, I integrate over two decades of leadership experience in Higher Education Libraries with a deep-seated passion for promoting inclusive environments and psychological well-being. As a librarian and a Strengthscope Master, I uniquely blend the discipline of knowledge management with the art of personal development, creating a dynamic learning and growth experience in all my engagements.

My coaching, training, and consulting sessions are designed to be engaging, fun, and profoundly transformative. They focus on the person at the center of the process—you. I aim to empower my clients to explore their challenges, leverage their strengths, and achieve their goals in an atmosphere that values kindness and encourages continual self-improvement.

Why Choose Me?

Choose someone who has lived the transformation she advocates. Choose a partner who believes in creating spaces where professional growth and personal well-being coexist harmoniously. With a commitment to kindness, a foundation in well-being, and a strategy tailored to your unique needs, I help individuals and organizations not just to succeed, but to thrive.

Embrace the change with someone who understands the journey and has the tools to guide you through it. Choose Helen—your coach, trainer, and consultant for a kinder, more effective path to personal and professional fulfillment.

The Kind Librarian: Cultivating a Culture of Kindness and Wellbeing in Libraries

I’m excited to share my book "The Kind Librarian: Cultivating a Culture of Kindness and Wellbeing in Libraries," a book that’s set to revolutionize the way we think about our library spaces. Merging my extensive leadership expertise with my passion for promoting well-being and inclusivity, this guide is for anyone ready to shake up the status quo and inject a hefty dose of kindness into their workplace.

"The Kind Librarian" isn’t just about making people feel good—it’s about creating profound, tangible changes in the library environment. With a mix of bold insights, rigorous research, and hands-on strategies, I lay down the gauntlet for library professionals to step up and transform their workplaces into hubs of empathy, support, and collaboration.

Here’s What’s Inside:

Practical Applications of Kindness: Straight-talking strategies that show how a splash of kindness can radically alter the workplace vibe.

Crafting a Culture of Kindness: A no-nonsense blueprint for building an environment where kindness isn’t just an afterthought—it’s the foundation.

Kind Use of Data for Wellbeing: Cutting-edge ways to wield data not just for stats, but as a powerful tool to bolster wellbeing initiatives.

Strategies for Collaboration and Open Communication: Hardcore tactics to boost collaboration and ensure communication flows freely and respectfully across all levels.

"The Kind Librarian" is your not-so-gentle nudge to stop playing it safe and start playing it smart with kindness at the forefront. Whether you’re a library veteran, a fresh-faced leader, or someone passionate about transforming professional environments, this book is your battle plan for fostering a workplace where everyone thrives.

Get ready to be part of the kindness revolution in libraries with "The Kind Librarian." It’s time to lead boldly, break molds, and make a substantial, lasting impact. Let’s do this!

Pre-orders (this is really important apparently)

Facet (my publisher), use code NEW20 for 20% offf - https://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/page/detail/the-kind-librarian/?k=9781783307128

Amazon - https://amzn.to/3UjPSn9

Qualifications

PGCert in the Psychology of Kindness and Wellbeing at Work

Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching from Barefoot Coaching

Strengthscope Master

Systemic Team Coaching Certificate (AoEC)

MA in Film Studies

PGCert in Academic Practice (Technology Enabled)

BA (Hons) Information and Library Studies

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