Helena Clayton


Associate Consultant

Helena has over 25 years experience in consulting and designs and runs innovative leadership development for public and private sector organisations working as a coach, thinking partner and critical friend for leaders at all levels. She part of the Faculty for Roffey Park’s MSc in People and Organisations and runs several OD education programmes. She is currently researching, writing and speaking about the role love could or should play in organisations and beyond.

Her approach is rooted in academic depth and rigour which she balances with a deeply practical way of working always seeking to ask ‘so what? and to make learning useful. She balances support with challenge and is known for her compassion and her clarity.

Helena works across all sectors and at all levels within organisations. Current and recent work includes: the second year of running a high potential programme for a global consulting firm, which has had a far-reaching impact across the business; designing a bold and imaginative leadership programme in ecological leadership for a global brand; the third year of a Civil Service leadership programme for strategic thinking; and teaching and facilitating on an MSc in People and Organisational Development.

She has been running blended and integrated learning programmes for many years, bringing face-to-face group work together with asynchronous and self-managed learning as well as the best of what virtual approaches can offer.

As well as a first degree, Helena holds a Masters in Leadership and Learning from Lancaster University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Career Consulting from Birkbeck. She has trained as a teacher of the Hoffman Process and holds an ICF accredited coaching qualification.