About Helen

Having qualified with a B.A. from UCC in Economics and Mathematics in 1992, Helen furthered her education by completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies in UCG (NUIG). She has gained extensive work experience in Galway, Berlin, Dresden, Cork, London and Dublin covering a range of industries e.g. hotel, stock exchange brokerage, construction, finance house and call centre, and retail. She has held a number of positions from clerical to senior executive management.She enjoys spending her free time pursuing outdoor sports and activities with her family and friends. In 2007 Helen and her family moved back to Kerry and based her business coaching practice in Tralee. Helen’s vision is to coach business leaders and their teams to reach their potential and lead happier lives.

An ActionCOACH Franchise Business Coach

Helen owns and manages Helen Burns & Associates. She has a wealth of business related qualifications and experience, together with strong business acumen and a passion for business. Helen is a licensed master business coach with, ActionCOACH Business Coaching the world’s No. 1 Business Coaching team, now operating in over 80 countries.

The Helen Burns & Associates team has over 25 years’ experience in the operation of a business and a solid understanding of the different areas that need improving in small to medium sized enterprises, its target market sector.

Since qualifying as an Action coach Helen has worked with many sectors including hospitality, manufacturing, construction, retail, legal and medical profession, financial services, education and IT. Her clients enjoy increased profits, happier and more productive teams and more free time to do the things that they want to do.

Email Helen here: helenburns@actioncoach.com

Helen Burns

Why did you become an ActionCOACH?

I was looking for a challenge where I could use and build on my qualifications and experience. I wanted autonomy, flexibility and support, while being able to provide a good living for my family. Culture was and is very important to me and I wanted to feel I could live my values while being professionally successful.  The ActionCOACH franchise ticked all the boxes for me!

What do you love about being an ActionCOACH?

I love the opportunity to make a real difference in businesses and peoples lives, the inspiring community of clients, coaches and team. I love the culture of continuous and everlasting improvement and the focus on FUN and balance.

What has been you biggest impact on your clients?

As clients gain mastery in the main areas of their business, they being to love their business again and have FUN. Their team love being part of a progressive organisation and clients dreams and goals grow as they and their business does.

What has been your greatest Highlight to date?

A client whose net profit, the year before being coached, was -18% and a year later the net profit was 14% with an 80% increase in sales. The figures are the tangible, universal scorecard but the real reward is the lifting of stress and worry and seeing the smile on the face and the skip in a client’s step.

Helen Burns
ActionCOACH Partner Business Coach

Helen operates in County Kerry and across Ireland. Helen is an experienced coach and ambassador for women in business. Eddie operates in Leinster, Connaught and Ulster (Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal). A member of the Kung Fu and Tai Chi Board of the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC) and Senior Business Coach. 

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