Dr. Helen Holton, a passionate and committed Executive Leadership Coach and Consultant, works with leaders and teams to build resilience and engage the upside of diversity and inclusion.
Living an empowered life on purpose at the intersection of race, gender, and class she claims her space on the planet unapologetically. A dynamic and engaging speaker Dr. Helen captivates audiences with open and authentic presence to educate, motivate and inspire you beyond change to transformation. Moving you from stuck to soaring higher towards your goals and aspirations is her joy. Founder and Chief Thought Leader of Dr. Helen Holton and Associates, is the never-ending journey she embarks on everyday focused on forward progress, with offers of:
- Executive Leadership Coach for leaders and teams;
- Certified Trainer & Facilitator;
- Leadership Keynote Speaker;
- Subject Matter Expert and Thought Leader Panelist; and
- Diversity and Inclusion Consultant.
In December 2016, Dr. Holton retired from the Baltimore City Council after 21-years of dedicated service and reclaimed her entrepreneurial spirit. Since June 2014, Dr. Helen has provided operational leadership to the National Organization of Black County Officials, Inc. (NOBCO), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. As an elected official for more than two decades she brings a wealth of knowledge, information, and expertise to support the mission of NOBCO.
Whether presiding over meetings, managing diverse panel conversations, or leading controversial discussions, you feel included and valued for your contributions. As a board member of the National Association of Counties (NACo), National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO), and National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) Helen broadened her perspective on common issues of concern across the nation, while expanding her outreach and networks. A three-time recipient of Maryland’s Top 100 Women placed her in the Circle of Excellence as a sustaining outstanding leader; one of many accomplishments.
Dr. Holton received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Morgan State University and the University of Baltimore. Attaining her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation taught her the value of professional credentials. She’s a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) and the Carey Business School’s Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree. Developing expertise as an administrative executive Helen attained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. Coaching others through life and leadership for many years led to formal training as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified Personal and Executive Coach (CPEC), and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Trainer. Dr. Helen is a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the globally recognized credentialing organization that sets the standard for professional coaching. Dr. Holton’s institutional education came full circle upon earning her Doctorate in Ministry (D.Min.) in Leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Executive leadership coaching is the specialty niche Dr. Helen resides. Supporting her client’s forward movement, “…from stuck to soaring,” is what she does best. Leading from where they are to where they want to go. Dr. Helen’s education, experience, and expertise in business (corporate and nonprofit), government/legislative public policy, and ministry support a wide range of exploration and evolution for her clients.
Dr. Helen works with executives, entrepreneurs, leaders, emerging leaders, and teams. Her corporate clients are in technical/specialty fields such as technology (IT/engineering), education, healthcare, nonprofit, and ministry. Many of her clients are in-transition ranging from career growth/re-alignment, retirement, and “solopreneurship.” Whether you’re in the “C-Suite” of a Fortune 100 company, new business start-up, or established small/mid-size business owner, Dr. Helen is ready to meet you where you are and work with you to get you where you want to go.
Coaching Certifications and Style of Coaching
As a multi-Certified Professional Coach, credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) her style of coaching is co-active. Anchored in Positive Psychology, she sees her clients as naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. The relationship between coach and client is an alliance designed together. As the client, you set the agenda and Dr. Helen’s role, as your Coach is to create a safe place for you to deepen and forward the action to evoke transformation. She comes to the relationship with genuine curiosity supported by active and engaged listening. On your journey together you’re in the driver’s seat as she navigates the exploration of what’s possible for your life.
Dr. Helen will tell you, “It’s my role to help you take action towards achieving what you want. As your coach my role is to create a safe space for you to go deep and identify the right answers for you. I will support and champion you as my client for showing up and doing the work for transformation of your life. Together we can and will make it happen!”