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[Hélène] is an electrifying and eloquent public speaker. She is both informative and entertaining, engaging the audience as she intersperses her advice with anecdotes and refreshing doses of humor. –Claudia




It’s Never Too Late to Discover Your Purpose!

While most people say their goal in life is to be happy, and that more money is the key to that happiness, the research disagrees. One of the key factors in increasing happiness is living a life of purpose. But how do you identify your purpose? This workshop will help you do just that.

In this 2-hour interactive workshop, you will learn a step-by-step process, based on the best purpose research, to identify how you are meant to spend your time and energy. You will become clear on what matters to you, what your talents are, and what passions you wish to pursue. You will come out of this workshop with a personal mission statement that will guide your decisions moving forward and empower you toward meaningful and purposeful action.

  • Wilmette Library – January 18, 2017, 1-3pm Register for this free program beginning 12/30/16 via this link
  • Northbrook Park District Senior Center – January 24, 2017, 12-2:30pm Lunch and Learn, Register here with program code 19977 (members $6, non-members $9)
  • Costa Rica Women’s Retreat – March 4-11, 2017 – Details and registration here


Hélène’s talk had everything: content, delivery and humor…I think it was very motivating to hear about so many of the women from Hélène’s blog. It really made these women seem real and accessible, like we could “do it” too. –Denise H




Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome

Are you a high-achieving person who feels like a fraud? Welcome to the club!

In this 90-minute interactive workshop, we will learn about the Impostor Syndrome, an often-secret struggle of successful people, and how the shame and self-doubt that come with it keep us small. Then, we’ll practice a 5-step process to quiet that fraud voice inside us and replace it with a more positive one—so you can stop suffering in silence and reclaim your power.


Next Door Chicago – February 4, 1-2:30pm Register here


Hélène’s honesty about her journey into 50+ is refreshingly candid. An inspiration for the soon to be empty nester demographic. –Pam




Navigating the Midlife Transition

In midlife, many of us will face an overload of demands coming from our work, children, and aging parents, not to mention our own struggles with relationships, health, and identity. As a result, we will feel a need to examine who we are, where we’ve been, and what we want out of our second half.

In this 75-minute presentation, we delve into the challenges and opportunities of midlife, and we learn the critical steps we need to take in order not only to survive, but to thrive, in middle age and beyond.


I greatly enjoyed Hélène’s talk. It was funny and engaging, but also thought provoking and practical. Switching gears in mid-life is something that many if not most women will contemplate, but can feel overwhelming. She spoke in a relatable way about the struggles and rewards, and offered useful, clear suggestions as to how to begin and be successful in the process. –Ann


Rewrite Your Story, Empower Your Life

We all tell stories about ourselves, stories that have the power to shape our life choices and determine our potential.

In this 90-minute interactive workshop, we will explore our stories and how these can empower or limit us. You will learn and practice a proven 4-step process to rewrite your negative stories. With this new knowledge, you will be ready to reframe your past and free yourself for a more empowering future.

Everyone loved Hélène’s speech. She needs to get this message out more and more. I literally hung onto every word. I wish all my friends could hear Hélène speak. –Jetta



In addition to my signature workshops, I am available to create custom workshops for your group or organization. These can also be given as speeches for larger groups.