Helen Hanison | Leadership & Careers Coach

Helen Hanison is a leadership coach, therapist, author, and speaker who specialises in career crossroads and career redesign. Drawing on positive psychology, she uses her academic and professional experience to coach a wide range of international clients towards purposeful and fulfilling career paths.




* Media Comment, Expert Opinion & Interviews

Helen Hanison is available for media comment, opinion, and interviews through The Double Agents. Her key area of expertise is career crossroads and career redesign - how individuals can navigate career transitions and feel less “stuck” in their current role. Helen is also one of the leading experts on workplace happiness (and unhappiness) and to improve workplace culture and employee well-being. She is also skilled in guiding leaders through difficult conversations, particularly in managing up and leadership contexts; on teaching optimism, challenging negative thinking, and understanding the complexities of perseverance and resilience; and on the most common myths of mindfulness and resilience.

* Charity Collaborations

Helen is open to professional and pro bono charity collaborations. She is particularly interested in taking on meaningful roles within charities or serving as a Non-Executive Director (NED) in organisations dedicated to helping individuals transition from corporate environments to business startups or other new career paths. Helen is passionate about supporting charities that focus on helping women return to work after a career break or overcoming adversity. Her goal is to leverage her skills and experience to make a significant impact on individuals' lives, aiding them in rebuilding and advancing their careers.

* Public Speaking Engagements

Helen is available for a variety of in-person and virtual speaking engagements. Enquiries and bookings can be made through our speaking agency, BubbleandSqueak.London


Helen Hanison is a UK-based leadership coach, narrative therapist, author, speaker, and podcaster. Specialising in career crossroads and career redesign, Helen helps individuals to become ‘unstuck’ and to realign their careers with their core values.

Drawing on positive psychology, Helen teaches clients to challenge their inner pessimist, understand the dark power of perseverance, and recognise when resilience can be counterproductive. She also addresses work unhappiness, the importance of happiness at work, and career agility. Helen believes in the potential for purposeful career redesign at any stage, including encore careers and pre-retirement careers. She is adept at guiding clients through hard conversations, particularly in leadership and managing up.

She holds two degrees, one in media and communications and another in psychology, earning First Class Honours in the latter as a mature student. Qualified in Co-Active Coaching and certified in Narrative Therapy, Helen combines these skills to support clients in the public and private sectors. Formerly a director at leading PR companies, she now uses her extensive experience to coach clients towards purposeful and fulfilling career paths.

Her debut book, “Unstuck: A Smart Guide to Purposeful Career Redesign”, is out in mid-June 2024 – details to follow.


Further Information:

Personal website: www.helenhanison.com

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