Connecting people, ideas and action


Drawing on her extensive leadership experience in government, not-for-profit and membership organisations, Helga works with organisations and individuals to connect ideas to strategy, strategy to action, actions to plans, people to people.


Services are customised according to each organisation and individual requirements, and can include:

For teams, organisations and groups


"I have spent a large part of my career helping organisations to be clear on their roles and future plans. There are a range of ways organisations can address challenges and embrace positive change.”


Workshop facilitation

A highly successful method to actively engage groups to determine their own outcomes. Workshop facilitation has been used for strategic planning, governance and stakeholder engagement.


Group training

Group training provides a quick and efficient way to bring groups up-to-speed on new changes or processes.


Helga’s PRACtical training program provides a framework for implementing stakeholder engagement strategies.



Consulting services range from stakeholder engagement, board evaluations and recruitment, service reviews, capacity building and strategy and planning.


Public speaking

Helga is known as a dynamic and challenging facilitator, coach, trainer – and public speaker.


Her extensive business experience and people skills enable her to deliver a range of topical and inspirational speeches that engage business professionals and industry leaders at all levels in an organisation.


She regularly presents for Leadership Victoria on courage, leadership and the big issues.


Book Helga for your next conference or networking event.

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Take on Board Podcast

Being on a Board can be an interesting, valuable and exciting experience. Yet it can also be lonely, challenging and hard.


Here at Take on Board we will bring you weekly tips, tricks and advice to help you navigate your way on to your first or next board and to build you governance wisdom.


It's like having your own trusted advisers in your pocket. We'll talk to women who have been there, done that and together we'll discover what we need to Take on Board to be our best in the boardroom.

Subscribe here.

For board leadership


“A substantial number of my clients are professional women who are looking to grow their careers and embrace leadership positions.”

One-on-one coaching

Tailored coaching to develop leadership capabilities, encourage and support career progression and manage life and career challenges.


Board KickStarter group coaching program for women

This is a three week program, over three Saturdays. Board KickStarter group coaching program is for women who are thinking of taking on a board directorship position and don’t know where to start. Email me to book into next year's program.


Board Accelerator group coaching program for women

Builds on your governance experience and explores common challenges in a safe, learning environment. The Board Accelerator program will run over 12 months as monthly meetings. Email me to book into next year's program.

Strategy sessions

60 minute strategy session (via zoom) to work on a particular challenge for you - that might relate to your board, your career, leadership or something else. Cost: $600 + GST.

Book your strategy session here. Extended sessions also available.

90 minute strategy session (via zoom) to work on a particular challenge for you - that might relate to your board, your career, leadership or something else. Cost: $850 + GST.

Book your session here. Extended sessions also available.


We can work through your whole board strategy to get on a board! Your resume, pitch, practice interview and a strategy to find board roles!

$3,000 + GST

Book your 8-hour VIP Day (9am - 5pm) here.


Quarterly breakfasts hearing from experienced Directors who share their tips and tricks for joining and being on a board.




Our Women in Film and TV Victoria continues to flourish and Carole Alt and Emily Booth have contributed so much to our success. We are all so glad they joined us - and all thanks to your fantastic Networking Breakfast!
- Melinda O'Connor, Board member, Women in Film & TV Victoria​

The Board KickStarter program was a really good overview of responsibilities of Directors and governance role and issues. I really enjoyed it - it was fun, collaborative and inspiring.

- Anna Chung, Senior Finance Executive | Director

Helga's Board KickStarter program was more than just that - it was also a useful way to rethink career development. I'd recommend it to anyone in career transition or who is seeking to take up a Non Executive Director role.

-Melissa Clarkson, Corporate Responsibility Manager at ME Bank


Helga provided positive and uplifting sessions. She guided us to set attainable personal and professional goals and gave us confidence to identify our strengths in order to determine some clear direction in our future career path.

-Nadine Gaskell, Biodiversity Coordinator, Knox Council
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For individuals


“Could you benefit from a safe space in which to explore the challenges that come with a transition or step-up role?  How much more prepared and confident would you be with a clear plan of action?"


One-on-one coaching

Using a range of coaching tools and targeted questioning, Helga’s 9-session individual coaching program begins by looking at the present situation and ends with plans for the future.

My coaching program runs for six months, comprising of nine face-to-face sessions and between session support and actions.

I'm a Professional Certified Coach (ICF)



Drawing on her business experience and expertise, Helga offers a personalised mentoring program, often customised to address a specific life or career journey.



Helga was such a supportive, clear-headed and positive coach to work with while I developed a vision and direction for my career during 2015. Her strategic and practical exercises, ability to listen and respond and unshakeable positivity helped me leave every session feeling focussed and like I could achieve anything. I have no hesitations recommending Helga to anyone who needs a new sense of purpose and momentum, or a very effective personal cheer squad.

- Claire Maries, Climate change, energy and environmental policy and advocacy specialist


Helga has been a wonderful business coach. Providing a safe place to share ideas and be challenged. Helga has assisted me to improve my business and management practices. Every senior manager needs a business coach like Helga.

-Julie Kun, Deputy CEO/ Business Development Manager WIRE (Women's Information Referral Exchange)

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