HELEN O’BYRNE

About

Commencing her career as a marketer, Helen has extensive experience in the field of advertising and brand planning. Helen has worked on numerous global brands developing campaigns and communication strategies for some of the world’s biggest FMCG clients. With over 25 years experience in the Communications industry, Helen has an in-depth understanding in developing and leading high performing teams. As the ‘Executive Director’ of one of Australia’s largest Advertising Agencies, Helen led agency pitches and developed key client relationships. Evolving her expertise, Helen has spent the last decade as the ‘Director Development, Learning & Wellbeing’ for the largest Communications Company in Australasia. Creating, developing and launching a highly successful learning & development platform for over 5,000 people across 90 individual companies, Helen understands the optimal culture required to create a high performing business. Helen hold’s the belief that ongoing education can challenge and transform people’s perspective and approach to work and life. Helen was also a key driver of the ‘STW Group Women In Leadership’ program.

As an accredited holistic lifestyle coach (CHEK Institute HLC1) and Wellness Coach (Australian Wellness Coaching Association), Helen is passionate about mental health, wellbeing and the creation of a healthier individual. Helen has successfully run a series of ‘Wellness Retreats’ specifically designed to help combat stress and burnout in the workplace

Over the past decade Helen has been responsible for providing counselling and the necessary assistance to those involved in bullying, harassment and discrimination. This has involved creating effective communication approaches to minimize risk. Helen has now commenced her intern work as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice.

Helen loves the diversity of culture having worked in Ireland, France and Singapore before moving to Australia.

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