For over fourteen years, Helen Attridge has built a successful coaching practice, now with a unique focus on empowering leaders who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Helen’s global vision and training expertise are a result of many years of travel and training in different modalities of human development.
In 2009, Helen became the director of the Academy of Coaching and NLP. She has been involved the personal development field for over twenty years. She is certified as a Master Certified Coach, which is the highest level of credentialing from the International Coaching Federation. She is also an NLP Master Practitioner.
Prior to becoming Director of ACN, Helen was an International Trainer for the NLP and Coaching Institute of California. She has trained in the tools and technologies developed by Tony Robbins and became a Results Coach for the Anthony Robbins Company, coaching CEOs and executives internationally. She is also Facilitator/Coach for Womensquest Outdoor Adventure Company where she shares her passion for the outdoors.
Born and raised in Ireland, Helen was drawn to coaching and personal development because of her innate talent to listen empathetically, as she was often asked by friends, family, and acquaintances to guide them through their life issues. Leaving Ireland at a young age, she has traveled extensively and worked her way through Europe, the Middle East, North America, Central America, Asia, and Australia.
While living in Australia, Helen studied social welfare and worked in the field with teens and families for almost a decade. Moving to the U.S in 1995, Helen began coaching at the Hoffman Institute, a leading international personal development company founded more than forty years ago in Northern California.
Helen’s expertise in NLP Coaching, Coactive coaching, social welfare, and her work around the globe have given her the insight and vision to lead ACN. Her philosophy is that the coaching client is creative and resourceful, and that a coaching partnership supports the client in awakening their full potential.
Having been a coach, trainer, and director, Helen has witnessed the incredible power that a coaching relationship can have in people’s lives. Her passion, energy, vitality and international experience give her the unique ability to coach leaders through their hero’s journey of positively changing their communities locally and globally.