Helen Woodward

Independent Consultant and Chair of 'School Led Conference by Prestolee' Project Team 


Helen is a respected and sought after coach, consultant and facilitator in the North West region. Her client list includes headteachers, private and public sector professionals. Helen has held lead roles in national, regional and local government, schools and colleges. She has designed and facilitated coaching and leadership programmes for the University of Manchester and served as a magistrate in Greater Manchester. The application of leadership theory into practice is an integral theme in her work.

Helen is known for her first class stakeholder engagement skills gaining commitment from front line staff and partner organisations to deliver shared objectives. She has a track record of leading large scale change in response to government and organisational priorities.

As a facilitator and coach she works from a sound evidence base establishing authentic relationships, high quality dialogue and challenge as essential foundations for her work. Helen is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Her current work is focused on the design and delivery of a Multi-Academy Trust transition programme, Chairing the Greater Manchester School Led Conference Project Team, and the design and delivery of change workshops for University Executive Leadership Teams.

To find out more about Helen Woodwards work experience and what she is up to now, check out her LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter @Helen_MaryG