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Helga Brandt, coach. Photo by Anna Berry

"Helga is a generous and supportive coach. Her demeanour is calm and nurturing, and I completely trust her to hold the space in a reassuring and sensitive way."

Alice Booth, Producer, Lancaster Arts


Why Coaching?

Coaching can help us reflect, explore directions and re-focus. It is part of a whole suite of supporting tools that can be useful at some point or other in our lives and careers, including, but not limited to mindfulness, training, mentoring, counselling or therapy. It is applicable to both personal and professional development. Read more about the different approaches in this blog post.


Whether you are developing a new strategic trajectory for your organisation / freelance creative business, or whether you would like to work towards an important decision or life goal, coaching could be for you.

"I enjoyed my coaching session with Helga. She asked insightful, pertinent questions that helped me to get to the root of my struggles in relation to my creativity and to decide on next steps. She is an excellent listener and I am happy to recommend her coaching services."

Katherine Baldwin, coach, writer and motivational speaker

​Coaching is empowering because it affords agency to the person who is being coached. The coaching approach is based on trusting that we already know the answers and solutions that work for us. The coach is there to provide a safe space for thinking and self-guided learning. As coach  I listen, reflect and question to enable you to find your own way, your own solution.

To me, coaching is like a lighthouse beacon for personal & professional development – rather than offering a predefined set of directions, it illuminates the surroundings, so the individual path can be seen more clearly.

I did a coaching session with Helga and she really helped me delve into some things that I had been pondering. She listened, gently probed and helped me set some useful personal goals.

It was a really helpful experience and I would recommend Helga highly. She is a kind and thoughtful person and this comes across in how she practices Life Coaching.”

Charlotte Mackie, Arts Manager and Producer

“I have been working with Helga as a coach for the past 10 months and in that time I have gleefully exploded into becoming the person, that for years, I have wanted to become. I was drawn to Helga for coaching as I find her to be calm, grounded and wise and was confident in being vulnerable with her from the very beginning. In short, I trusted her from the get go and through that trust I have uncovered and discovered learning about myself that is transforming me from a very deep place and helping me to change my inner critic and bring my creative spirit out into the world. I have received both coaching and talking therapies from a number of other people and feel I am thriving most from my sessions with Helga. She’s incredible at holding space, asking pertinent questions and fearlessly going to places with me so that I can explore my dark spaces with the safety of her company. I cannot recommend Helga highly enough.”

Hannah Crosson, Artist and Personal Development Coach

“I decided it was time to take part in some life coaching after years of putting it off; Helga was great! She helped me to focus on specific goals I needed to focus on and gave me the encouragement to follow them.

Life coaching in my opinion is a bit like someone holding a mirror up to you; you often know what you need to know, you just need to do it! I like this, and I like how it's about looking forward to the future. 

For anyone feeling a 'bit stuck', or a bit unconfident in following someone they would like to do please consider taking this jump! It's very powerful and I think can be of use to many people.”

Emilie Giles

My Coaching Journey

I first encountered coaching on a course about leadership skills with Relational Dynamics 1st. Impressed with their approach, I have been practising it in group settings since 2015. In 2021 I graduated as an accredited Relational Dynamics 1st coach and have since been working with clients in 1:1 settings.

Relational Dynamics is an approach to leadership and life which draws on theories and tools from a wide and eclectic range of sources including person-centred coaching, psychology, emotional intelligence, NLP and contemporary research into leadership and modern day communications.

Put simply … relational dynamics is the art of interaction with self and others.” (


Please contact me below if you would like to find out more about working with me and whether coaching could be the right approach for you.

If you are a Bournemouth based creative / maker you might be interested in a introductory offer I am running this spring for the creative community at The Old School House in Boscombe - affordable 1:1 coaching sessions at £30 for 50 minutes. The next available dates are Wednesday 26th April and Wednesday 24th May.

You can read more about the offer here.

To book, please visit

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