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Helen Duguid

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From leading Microsoft's leaders to becoming a world expert on the Gallup StrengthsFinder.


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Helen Duguid

The former Head of Great Leaders for Microsoft, Helen is a distinguished global leadership coach and one of the world’s leading experts on applying the Gallup StrengthsFinder in the Boardroom. Her contagious energy and passion in life are fuelled by a yearning to help others flourish and ignite excellence.

After leading the development of great leaders for Microsoft EMEA with innovative and idiosyncratic learning experiences, Helen became an independent in 2003 and has built a highly successful practice in the technology, financial, construction and education sectors. Her client portfolio is global, including everything from a start-up in New York to a global technology firm headquartered in Tel Aviv. She has over 30,000 hours of coaching experience and in the past three years alone has worked with over 100 executives, on projects ranging from long-term organisational change to leadership development programmes.

Helen is one of the pioneers and masters of The Gallup StrengthsFinder in corporates, especially Microsoft, as well as a seasoned MBTI practitioner and worldwide trainer and advocate of the Oshry’s Power & Systems methodology. Helen’s early career in banking provides her with the commercial acumen to focus on providing valuable insight to clients whilst helping them increase employee engagement, productivity and profitability.

A strengths provocateur, high-energy, fun, and ever-alert to the latest approaches, Helen distils them into highly experiential strengths-based development work with leaders and teams. Clients find it energising, and even thrilling. She is passionate about enabling people to see systems, see the part they play, and embrace their yearning to make a difference.

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