Helena Clayton | Coaching, leadership and team development
Helena Clayton is a leadership and coaching expert with over 20 years experience of making real lasting change. Her clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Capita, the Civil Service and Sovereign Housing.
Coach, consultant, facilitator, leadership expert, love at work, career, coaching, development, team development

Hello, and welcome

Things are complex, messy and paradoxical, right now.  Challenging and difficult for many in organisations.  So as a leader or someone responsible for navigating tough and changing times, it can be helpful to have someone alongside you, to help work with the tricky stuff.  And most of it is tricky stuff, let’s be honest.  

I work as a coach.  And I design and run leadership development programmes in addition to my work in the field of Organisation Development.   And so:

• Would you welcome a coach or ‘critical friend’ to support you as a leader?  Maybe with a leadership transition?  Or wanting to find new ways of working? Recognise that you need to show up differently?  A place where you can be an unedited version of yourself. 

• Would you like your team to work more effectively together, be better than it currently is? Would you like the whole to be greater than the sum of its parts? For there to be more honest communication, or greater collaboration?

• Or maybe you want to shift the culture of your leadership population and develop a particular strength in that group to move the organisation on? Or help people see the bigger picture, help them handle the pressure and complexity they face?

Whether it’s coaching, team or leadership development, I can help you face into what’s going on – within yourself, your team, the wider business and in society – and support you in making change, if that’s needed.

My clients are as diverse as EY, Wickes, Jaguar Land Rover, the Civil Service and Diabetes UK. My work has a solid psychological underpinning to address personal change, plus a high-level systems thinking lens to ensure that my clients flourish within the bigger picture of their teams, organisations and wider lives. I also bring a strong focus on behavioural practices to create and embed change.

My work exploring love in leadership and in organisations continues to develop.  For example, my original 2019 research has just been updated for 2023 and you can download that on this page below.

You might also like to sign up for my monthly  Newsletter and keep in touch that way – and get new blogs, some great recommendations for leadership and OD practice and much more.

Helena x

UPDATED FOR 2023: In our current and future workplaces, what part does love play in leadership?  

If love was at the heart of our leadership, what might be possible in our organisations? Should love be a core leadership competence? And what might ‘leading from love’ mean in practice?

This short research report summarises the key findings from a piece of research which represents the first phase of a longer inquiry over the next two years. Alongside the data, I explore several key themes as a form of thinking out loud about the relationship between leadership and love in the context of developing a fully human workplace.

You can read more on this new project here.

Leading from Love

Newsletter Sign Up

And don’t worry, I hate spam too! You can unsubscribe at anytime and I never share details with 3rd parties.
By clicking Subscribe you agree to being contacted with the details you supply.