Meet Helene Deschamps, founder of changingNow

I am an Executive & Leadership Coach with extensive commercial experience in senior leadership roles across diverse industries and five continents.

My international business experience has taught me about the excitement and demands of being an executive, as well as the importance of inclusive leadership in an increasingly multi-cultural environment. I can relate to the complexity of my clients world and bring external perspectives combined with leading approaches to help them focus and achieve the results they are after faster.
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Clients choose to work
with me for

  • My rigorous US Coaching Certification and ongoing professional development 
  • Master certificate in Evidence Based Coaching
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation
  • Accelerated Coaching Excellence (ACE) Certified Coach
  • Team Coaching Practitioner Certified Coach with EMCC
  • Certified in Leadership Circle Profile
  • My extensive New Zealand and global business experience 
  • MBA qualified
  • Served as a General Manager and as a strategy consultant for large multinationals and iconic NZ companies
  • Experience across Financial Services, Professional Services, Manufacturing, Energy, Infrastructure, Health & Fitness, FMCG
  • Lived, studied and worked in France, UK, South Africa, Brazil, USA, China and New Zealand
  • My expertise around Unconscious Bias and decision making
  • Lead workshop facilitator for Diversity Works New Zealand on unconscious bias and mitigating its effects on leadership and decision making
  • Enabling clients to make more robust and innovative decisions and lead their teams more inclusively and effectively
  • My ability to generate trust to enable impactful conversations and action 
  • Quickly enabling very honest, candid conversations that trigger the maximum impact that clients can act on productively
  • Clients feel respected, listened to, deeply understood, constructively challenged in their thinking and empowered in making their own choices

My clients

My clients range from senior executives, entrepreneurs and teams operating in complex environments,  to junior executives keen to invest in themselves.

What they say about my coaching

"I was privileged to work with Helene through two periods of transition in my role. Helene is an excellent listener and skilled at drawing out insights and providing feedback in a way that is warm, balanced, pragmatic and engaging. She was also very flexible in adapting our sessions to suit the challenges I was facing at any one time, while building on the overall goals of our time together."
Anna Crosbie
Partner at Russell McVeagh
"Being an entrepreneur and business owner, I sometimes felt as though I was alone on an island. Working with Helene has allowed me to sound out challenges and develop a clear direction as I work through complex situations in our business. I leave every session feeling energized, with new tools in my toolbox and a clear focus on what I need to action between sessions."
Andrew Meakin
Owner & Managing Director at Red Paddle Co North America
"Helene’s gentle yet direct style has been what I needed to identify what's going to make me more effective. She's then challenged me to actually make changes and helped me develop a practical path for doing so. It's been a hugely worthwhile experience."
Angela Ogier
Corporate Development and Strategy at FirstGas

For additional client testimonials,
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