Helen Sampson CPC, ELI-MP, CTDS
Helen is the founding director and lead coach at Uncouple®. She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited Certified Professional Coach, having trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a top-ranked programme by Forbes and the only programme globally that provides its coaches with enough training to become a ‘master coach’, the highest credential at the ICF. She is also an Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner, COR.E Transitions Dynamics™ Specialist and has undertaken further training at the Co-Active Training Institute, whose program has been labelled the “gold standard” of coaching by a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Helen also uses her interests in emotional intelligence and neuroscience to explore how these concepts and principles can positively impact her clients’ results. She acts as a co-creation partner using this extensive and unique toolkit to lead powerful conversations, guiding her clients smoothly from A to B.
As a law graduate, Helen briefly acted as a careers advisor before launching her career in the legal industry, spending the majority of her time at the UK’s leading litigation-only law firm Stewarts, working on complex, UHNW divorce cases. She worked alongside some of the best Divorce and Family lawyers to ensure all clients were looked after from a client care and legal perspective. She is now able to provide the same high-quality service to her coaching clients, using her comprehensive experience and bespoke programmes.
Helen’s divorce clients start working with her at any point along the continuum of the divorce journey – each person’s path is unique and the impact of their divorce can last years. Her aim is to beneficially impact as many of these transitions as possible, reducing the number of ‘bad divorces’ and enabling her clients to minimise their stress response, make decisions with clarity and focus on what’s next.
Prior to founding Uncouple®, Helen stayed within the legal sector but moved into people and process management, managing teams of up to over 100 personnel and often using coaching to manage talent. Her time in this role allowed her to form a deep understanding of what motivates and disengages employees and she uses this knowledge, alongside the COR.E Transitions Dynamics™ principles and her own experience in successfully pivoting careers, to support her clients. She regularly attracts clients in career transition and consequently has also become a certified TalentPredix™ Practitioner, enabling her to effortlessly discover and coach around her clients' talents, career drivers and values.
Although Helen specialises in career and divorce transitions, she is an expert in all transitions and has experience coaching people from all over the world, in all areas of their life. Her clients, however, all have something in common – the desire, openness and commitment to the coaching process and the work it takes to transition from where they are to where and who they want to be.
“In summary, 5 stars! I had been reluctant to be coached again but believed in the power of coaching and when I met Helen, I knew working with her would be worthwhile and she did not disappoint! Helen truly listens with great attention to detail and asked questions that helped me grow and motivated me to get the results I both needed and wanted. Each session was eye-opening – I was able to move into a state of flow that was filled with constructive energy, purpose and left me feeling excited for what I’d accomplish next. Thank you Helen, for the unique gift you have - it has helped me make significant changes and I now find myself using the tools I learnt to continue the momentum.”
ML, Founder, London/Paris
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