Helen WisemanNon-executive director, Mentor, Founder, Bidfood

Helen Wiseman works in partnership with her clients to develop their effectiveness as leaders, to see beyond current trends, to challenge their own perceptions, and to achieve behavioural change aligned to personal aspirations and organisational goals.
Helping her clients to use their existing skills and capabilities more effectively, Helen’s assists them to access their experience, knowledge and personal resources to overcome challenges and to unlock potential. She uses her unique blend of experiences to provide fresh insights and inspire her clients to develop their own unique leadership style.

Helen’s areas of focus include:
• Executive coaching and leadership development
• Women Leading
• Preparing for board directorship
• Career management in the professional services firm
• Speaking professionally, particularly in the area of women’s leadership

Success has come to Helen through balancing a highly successful business career as a partner in a leading accounting firm with community leadership roles. She has over 20 years’ experience working in professional services firms advising a broad range of large corporate clients in the manufacturing, mining, energy, and Government sectors.
Helen sat on the Diversity board of a major organisation and is Audit Committee Chair for a substantial Asia - Pacific commercial organisation. She believes strongly in community impact and is Chair of Shine for Kids and holds other not–for–profit board roles. Helen was formerly a telephone crisis counselor and has completed psychology studies.
In her career, Helen has been described as “a natural manager of people” who “gives time, inspires confidence and motivates staff in even the most challenging situations.”
Helen is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Women on Boards.
Helen was recently featured in the 2010 American Express Enriched List, and is listed in the Who’s Who of Australian Women.

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