Helga Henry, LLM
Director, Creative Shift (formerly Fierce Earth) at Birmingham Hippodrome
Helga Henry is a seasoned facilitator, mentor and coach in a variety of contexts and settings. She is Director of the award winning arts training and consultancy organisation, Creative Shift (formerly Fierce Earth), and has many years of experience in working with arts and educational organisations, as well as ten years working as a solicitor for Wragge & Co LLP. While an Associate at Wragge & Co, she gained broad commercial experience working on secondment in-house with blue-chip companies including British Airways, Novartis, RAC and BT.
Helga was the NESTA supported Clore Fellow 2008/09 on the prestigious Clore Leadership programme, during which she worked on secondment in Brooklyn, New York at St Ann’s Warehouse where she assisted the senior management team on issues of strategy implementation.
Helga has a Masters Level Certificate in Facilitation fromHenleyBusinessSchooland is trained in Action Learning Facilitation (by Action Learning Associates). Her extensive guest lecturing experience includes teaching atUniversityofBirmingham(including training and facilitation for their professional support staff),SheffieldHallamUniversity,BirminghamCityUniversity,CoventryUniversityand most recently teaching the Effective Business Consultancy module atAstonBusinessSchool.
Helga’s active coaching practice includes a number of Chief Executives and creative entrepreneurs. She has recently been appointed as the Mentor/Coaching leader on the flagship Executive Programme for the Centre for Women’sEnterpriseand Leadership (CWEL) at the University of Birmingham Business School.