Helen Strong

Life and Career Coach

Life & Career Coach

Helping you reach your potential and achieve your goals
In work and in play
  • Do you feel you are not living the life you really want?
  • Do you find it difficult to set and achieve goals?
  • Are you looking for more meaning and purpose in your life?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to at least one of these questions, then perhaps you need a life coach to help you identify your direction and reach your potential.

I can help you do this. I am an ICF-approved Life and Career Coach with 30 years’ experience in companies in the UK and Germany.

These are some of the goals I’ve set myself and have achieved:

  1. Become fluent in German
  2. Learn to ski and snowboard
  3. Do a six-month motorcycle trip around Europe
  4. Open a Bed & Breakfast on the Outer Hebrides
  5. Become and life and career coach


These goals are still work-in-progress:

  1. Become a snowboard instructor
  2. Write a book


Setting and achieving goals helps boost confidence and self-esteem. There are many other goals I set myself and didn’t achieve. Where I didn’t succeed, I learned. There is no such thing as failure.

If you would like help in finding your direction, whether professional or personal, please contact me via the form below. The first coaching session is free.

Life Coach to the ELT Industry

Helping ELT professionals find meaning and purpose in their lives

With over 20 years’ experience in the English Language Teaching industry, including more than 10 years as a teacher trainer and mentor, I am well placed to help fellow ELT professionals find meaning and purpose in their lives.

If you would like help in finding your direction, whether professional or personal, please contact me via the form below. The first coaching session is free.

About me

Originally from the northeast of England, I have spent most of my adult life working in the German corporate sector, helping people improve their intercultural communication skills.

In 2019 I moved to the Outer Hebrides to open a Bed & Breakfast and offer life coaching to people wishing to make positive changes in their lives.

My professional qualifications include:

  • Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice (Full Circle, UK)
  • Masters in English Language Teaching Management (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity College, London)
  • Bachelor in International Business with German (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Intercultural Competence in English (European Language Competence, Frankfurt)
  • Certificate in Teaching English for International Business (London Guildhall University)
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge)


I regularly present at international conferences and I also served for many years on committees of professional teaching associations. I have organised international conferences and events in various European locations.

When I’m not coaching or running our B&B, I spend my time going for long walks with my dogs, reading, gardening, cooking and doing yoga, as well as motorbiking and snowboarding when I get the chance.

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