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Hellen Hettinga is an executive and global leadership coach in a cross-cultural context. She brings a combination of 12 years of international, corporate business and 8 years of coaching experience to facilitate people and business development.
Hellen designs and delivers individual programs for senior executives and leaders in cross-cultural positions, including expatriates, and high-potential talents in multinational corporations. Her interventions are supporting clients in developing their professional and personal potential.
Mastering a large variety of coaching and leadership tools, including NLP tools. Besides, she is a certified debriefer of Hogan Personality Assessment.
Being a Dutch national, Hellen is based in Paris region, France.
Coaching languages are: Dutch, (native speaker), English (fluent), French (fluent). Other languages she speaks are German and Indonesian, and a bit of Russian.
She is renowned for her cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Hellen believes in the potential of every human being.
Her coaching style can be described as creating choice, solutions focus, challenging, positive, win-win attitude, flexible in a clear structure.
Believing that learning is a life-long journey, Hellen continues to develop and challenge herself on a continuous basis.
Coaching examples include:
Sales Director, multinational dairy industry, cross cultural leadership program Objective of the program: to maximise client’s performance and success in managing cultural diversity, and specifically build strong relationships and develop effective communication with his team
Senior Partners at a leading professional services organization (Big 4) as part of an Accelerated Development Program for the South East Asian region, to help them accelerate leadership development
Middle Management Leader in the mining industry in Indonesia, coaching program for leadership development
Senior Logistic Manager, individual coaching program
Former CFO now expat partner: individual coaching program to develop next career step
Faciliation workshop for teachers Lycee International Francais on NLP tools
Facilitation workshop for NGO Women’s Rights on ‘Effective lobbying’
Corporate business/Leadership Experience
Hellen is an executive coach, and as a global entrepreneur based in Paris Region, France, since September 2013.
Previously based in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2008 – 2013.
Through various international positions, Hellen has gained management and leadership experience in the marketing research business, ranging from the consultancy side to the client side (Heineken, Unilever, HJ Heinz).
She has been expatriated to Jakarta in the nineties to set up a marketing research agency in Indonesia, multinational Fortune 500 client portfolio.
Hellen has successfully guided her market research team through a turbulent transition, moving from a rather reactive service oriented department to a pro-active sparring partner attitude. This with the complexity of bridging various company cultures following an international acquisition.
Education & Certifications
Supervision program with BCG, UK, in progress
Thinking Environment, AC Webinar Series
ICF Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) since 2012
Hogan Assessment Certification Workshop, Singapore
Coaching across Cultures seminar by Philippe Rosinski, Oxford, UK
Executive coach, graduate of Results Coaching Systems, Singapore
Intensive Coach Training, Results Coaching Systems, Singapore
Certified NLP Master, IFPNL Paris, France
European Business Studies, Bachelor Degree, Enschede, Netherlands
ICF International Coach Federation, ACC
ICF Chapter Jakarta: co–founder and previous core committee member
ICF Paris International: leading new English-language initiative within ICF Chapter Paris Ile De France, inviting renowned guestspeakers such as:
Dorothy Ewing, International Mobility Director Danone
Dr Alison Hodge, EMCC accredited coach at Master Practioner level and APECS accredited Executive Coaching Supervisor
Brian Chaloner, PCC, Leader Coaching Activity at Airbus Leadership University
Kees de Vries, PCC, Ethics is the underscore for the coaching relationship
APAC Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches
Ambassador to France for Asia Pacific Coaching Conference, Seoul – Korea, 7-8 October 2014 (www.apac2014.com)
2nd Vice President (Nov 2011 – Oct 2013)
Honorary Secretary (Nov 2009 – Oct 2011)
Association for Coaching (AC) (http://www.associationforcoaching.com/pages/home/)
Member since 2015
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