HELENA STONE | ABOUT ME
Hi, I’m Helena Stone, Change Management Consultant and Mentor for Women’.
I support both organisations and individuals who know they need to change to reach the performance improvements they're looking for…but they can't quite figure out how to do it.
I launched Helena Stone Consulting Ltd on leaving a great employer in the professional services sector.
I wanted to find a different working arrangement so I could spend more time at home with my 2 young kids, but despite my excellent reputation within the company and the acknowledged value I was bringing in through my work, I wasn't able to negotiate the right working deal for me and for them.
I’m a big believer in having your cake and eating it, so I decided to take matters in to my own hands.
Shortly after, my brother died. I suddenly became aware of the fact that life is too short to settle for less.
I became acutely conscious of what was really important to me.
That was having the flexibility to raise my kids, and being acknowledge for the high standard of the work I was delivering.
Though I wasn't unhappy at my firm, I knew I could create a career that better suited my priorities and gave me the freedom to reach my full earning potential, so I took a leap of faith and went out on my own.
I’'ve since been working with a number of clients to implement performance improvements and I was delighted to be invited to join a tech start-up's advisory board.
I also mentor women in business to create opportunity where there have previously been barriers, and to enable organisations to fully benefit by helping the women in their firms to reach their potential.
I truly love my work and haven’t looked back!