Helen Thomas

I’m fascinated by human potential and love supporting others to uncover their talents, to develop and flourish.

10 Questions with helen

Tea or Coffee?

Coffee

City or Countryside?

City (but I love being near the water)

Earlybird or Night owl?

I’m more productive in the morning, I just don’t like getting up early!

Guilty Pleasure TV Series?

I’ve seen Sex and the City and Entourage so many times I can recite all the words. 

Romance or True Crime?

Romance

Worst job?

Doing something I didn’t believe in, working for someone who didn’t know what they wanted or were doing.

Summer or Winter?

Both but with sunshine

Cake or chocolate?

Chocolate cake

Eat in or Dine Out?

Dine out

Introvert or extrovert?

Extrovert

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH HELEN

Location:

Melbourne, Australia

Where were you born?

Cairns, Australia

Why did you become a coach?

Because I’m fascinated by human potential and love supporting others to uncover their talents, to develop and flourish.

What is your favourite quote?

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ~ C.S. Lewis ~

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I’ve travelled a lot and there are many places I’d like to spend a more extended period of time (New York, the Greek Islands, Italy) but on a more permanent basis, I love where I live right now and ultimately I’d love to be able to split my time living between Melbourne and Brisbane (I’m working on this!)

What is your best quality?

Curiosity

If you could chat with anyone famous (alive or not), who would it be?

Sarah Jessica Parker

What is your favourite animal?

Little penguins

What did you want to be when you were a child?

So many things – architect, actress or lawyer were among the favourites.

How would your friends describe you?

Positive, caring, supportive, funny

If money wasn’t an object, what would you buy?

A house on a beach

What are your hobbies?

Reading, walking, cooking, travelling

Something people may not know about you? (quirky/funny/unexpected)

I once spent a Xmas working at Tiffany & Co in London and still rate those few months as one of my most fun jobs.

What is one thing could you not go a day without?

Coffee

Favourite subject in school?

Maths – I love solving problems

Who is your celebrity crush?

George Clooney

What is your favourite personal development book? (Other than Domonique’s books of course!) (what and why)?

So many good ones: The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin) – practical, easy to do activities and ideas; Everything is Figureoutable (Marie Forleo) – straightforward, no-nonsense ideas and advice; and, Your Dream Life Starts Here (Kristina Karlsson) – lovely, dreaming and visualization exercises.

What was your first job: (what and did you love it/hate it/grow from it?)

Retail assistant in a pharmacy (aged 15) – loved it, learnt about skin care, photography, vitamins, customer service and the value of earning my own money.

Who is your hero? (fiction/real life/current/historical)

Elizabeth Gilbert

What is your favourite thing about coaching?

Being a part of a client’s journey from thinking it’s all impossible to not just realising it’s possible, but actually doing it.

Helen Thomas Biography

Helen is a Personal Success Coach supporting those who are feeling stuck, know they want to change the way they work and live, but don’t know where to start.

Helen spent more than 20 years in senior commercial and marketing roles with leading international and Australian businesses prior to starting her own business as a full-time coach.

During her corporate career, Helen led, mentored and coached individuals and teams to deliver successful marketing campaigns, product launches and systems transformations. She has supported hundreds of business professionals to progress their careers, step into leadership roles and solve complex problems.

As a personal and career coach, Helen uses her unique blend of business management, leadership and coaching skills to deliver personalised, practical, evidenced-based solutions to help others build confidence, develop resilience and grow their personal or business profiles.

A certified coach, Helen has developed coaching programs that deliver positive outcomes for individuals, and organisations that support individuals, who are seeking personal growth and professional success.