Senior Consultant

Helen Appleby is an accomplished executive coach who helps CEOs, senior leaders and high potential women to design their careers and deliver powerful results. As a Senior Consultant for The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design, Helen helps clients with career planning and purpose, authentic leadership style expression, people development and stakeholder management. Helen understands firsthand “the loneliness of leadership” and navigating corporate life as a woman. Helen has a well-balanced approach to her coaching style which provides her clients a mixture of new challenges and support to create “aha” moments and find their leadership edge.

Helen has a strong track record of leadership and commercial success. Prior to becoming a full-time coach, she was a Vice President & Global Business Leader for GlaxoSmithKline where she led the $1bn Respiratory Health business in Consumer Healthcare.

Helen’s career at GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever spanned six countries and she has lived and worked in Canada, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Dubai, Malaysia and the United States.

Helen is a member of the International Coaching Federation. She is married and the mother of two.