Creating Possibilities through Leadership

Coach - Consultant - Programme Designer

Helen works collaboratively with leaders enabling them to be more resourceful and take effective action.

Leadership Courses

Unlock your leadership potential with Helen's online course. Develop and enhance the essential skills needed to boost your confidence, and drive positive change in your leadership. Join now and become a successful leader...

Leadership Coaching

Enhance your leadership skills with one-on-one coaching for senior leaders. Gain self-awareness, confidence, and the ability to take effective action. Invest in personal development and see the positive impact on yourself and your organisation.

Startup Advice & Support

Looking to grow your Startup business? I provide collaborative support services for business development, marketing, partnership management, leadership development, safeguarding, and more. With my guidance, you can confidently navigate the complexities of the education technology industry and reach new levels of success.

Professor Samantha Twiselton, OBE

Director of Sheffield Institute of Education

Helen was my first choice when I needed an expert facilitator to help us really deeply think through scenarios that would lead to a big management of change project that had major importance for our future direction of travel. I knew from previous experience of working with her that she had the perfect skill set to do this well.

Ready to be the best Leader?

Leadership is about constantly and consistently enabling those around us to be the best version of themselves. It’s about reducing barriers to reaching optimal performance and potential.

Essential Skills for Leadership Impact is an online course created for new and experienced leaders to develop leadership skills and practices, adding leadership value in their everyday work. Backed by research, these practices impact positively on the learning, growth and productivity of teams, enhancing relationships and performance. As leaders grow in confidence and competence we:

  • Build effective leadership knowledge, skills and practice
  • Develop team relationships
  • Improve wellbeing

Helen Woodward

I work closely with leaders helping them become more resourceful and take effective action. Through our work together, leaders gain greater confidence and competence, enabling them to build effective leadership knowledge, skills, and practice, develop strong team relationships, and improve overall wellbeing. Collaborative learning is the key to successfully managing challenging issues and relationships, and creating the opportunities and futures we desire.

Oren Cohen

CCO Zen Educate

The integrity and professionalism Helen stands for helps everyone deliver at a higher level. It has clearly helped her develop an impeccable reputation over the years, which along with her excellent knowledge of the Education system and of Safeguarding procedures, has helped us forge valuable partnerships with both schools and teachers.

Why Leadership Coaching?

Often our frustrations at work (and in life) are down to our not being able to act effectively and accomplish the changes we'd like to achieve. We feel stuck, or perhaps just know things could be going much better.
Working with a leadership coach is a powerful way to help you observe differently, discover effective action you can take, and help you build a more meaningful life by getting in touch with what enables and fulfills you.
Leaders I work with are committed to learning, reflection, challenge and change. They care about those they lead and the quality of their work. Together we identify key concerns and opportunities, notice potential barriers, search for clarity, explore useful research, focus on priorities and agree action.

Let's Talk Leadership - a Podcast for Leaders everywhere

I’ve spent two decades working with leaders through coaching, training and leading my own teams through the rollercoaster of leadership life. Let’s Talk Leadership is a podcast for leaders everywhere doing their best to learn and lead in a rapidly changing world. We’re here to share leadership learning from everyday work and research helping leaders and teams be their best.
Wherever you are when you listen, I hope you find something to make you smile, a new insight, and a question to think about.

Coaching for Senior Leaders

  • Enhanced insight and self-awareness
  • Improved confidence and agency
  • Self reflection and learning about our linguistic, emotional and physiological responses to challenge and pressure
  • Enhanced possibility for taking effective action
  • Ongoing personal development through learning to ‘self coach’

Real World Group
Leadership 360 Feedback

As leaders progress, it can be hard to get useful and specific feedback about the impact of our leadership style
and behaviours on teams and individuals.

The Real World Group's 360 leadership diagnostic focuses on 'leadership engagement' identified through grounded research. The online survey is emailed to those you manage, peers and managers for feedback, enabling you to identify what’s going well and where to focus your professional development. The diagnostic helps leaders:

  • Develop awareness and insight
  • Identify strengths and 
  • Focus development

The Model is based on four key areas for leadership engagement. Your feedback will be based on specific questions about how you work within these areas.

Once your report is complete we’ll schedule a 90min feedback/coaching session to review your report and plan how to further enhance your leadership impact.

Bespoke Consultancy

I offer bespoke consultancy services for individuals and organisations seeking to enhance their leadership skills and improve performance. I'm skilled at facilitating teams to explore leadership dilemmas, enabling clients to more effectively manage challenging issues and create the opportunities they want.

With experience in leadership roles across private and public sectors I draw on a breadth of context specific understanding and knowledge, enabling me to help you generate solutions tailored to your unique goals and challenges.

Roadmap your life after Headship...

The Beyond Headship programme has been developed by Helen Woodward for headteachers and school leaders ready to explore new ideas and possibilities, seeking their path to a new future.

During the programme you’ll work through a design thinking process towards a new working life. Through the activities and online coaching the focus will be on:

  • Discovering what energises you, brings you hope and enables you to be wholehearted
  • Defining a new and preferred future for your work and life
  • Designing a realistic action plan towards a new future

Rebuilding Schools Nepal

In 2015, I co-founded Rebuilding Schools Nepal. Since then we've raised £30,000. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported. Their attentions are now on exploring how they can support health care provision with their partner charity Love Nepal.

Find out more here