Pamela Helwig

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MS, CPCC

Pamela is an executive and leadership coach, organizational consultant and facilitator with a record of delivering high impact results in the areas of sales and executive leadership. She is an expert in developing cross-functional and cross-cultural teams, the advancement of women in the workplace, and establishing and sustaining cultures of high performance that deliver exceptional client value, profitable revenue and deep employee engagement.

As one of the first women in the competitive area of high technology sales in the mid-80’s, she pioneered multiple efforts to re-engineer critical business processes (with GE, SAP), opened new markets (with Sprint/PepsiCo) and introduced capitalism in a former communist country (with Sprint/PepsiCo. In 1993 she became one of the first five Global Sales Manager for Sprint and the only women in the group. This role expanded her visionary leadership to incorporate cultural awareness and adaptability.

In 2003 after being introduced to the field of professional coaching, Pamela became a certified coach and leveraged her successful career into sales learning and organizational development and as an internal coach to executives and high potential employees. She played a vital role in the transformation of IBM’s Sales Culture to reinvigorate IBM’s venerated sales culture by ensuring sellers and sales leaders develop and continually improves their skills and expertise that are valued in the marketplace and by IBM’s clients. Using her creativity here again, she designed and developed innovative learning and leadership programs that leveraged her extensive knowledge and systems thinking.

In her most recent role as the Global Leader for Diversity, Pamela led the development of programs to address the unique needs of underrepresented constituency groups in the US and the development of women globally. The depth and breath of her leadership, and out of the box thinking was acknowledged when a new sales and leadership program that she led for the financial industry in China, was named an IBM Best Practice 1Q 2012. A special focus of this program was the development of and the retention of high potential women in China.

She is passionate about guiding and coaching her clients to be resilient and visionary leaders able to effectively address critical business challenges and lead fulfilled personal lives of meaning. She also volunteers her time for the “Wisdom at Work” conference, at the University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business. Pamela is committed to her own continued professional development and is a Certified MBTI practitioner and Tilt 360 Leadership Predictor. She regularly attends trainings and lectures with industry thought leaders, for example, Daniel Goleman, Daniel Seigel, Robert Kegan, Peter Senge and David Rock to name a few.

Always on the leading edge of thought, and action, my favorite clients are extremely smart, highly competent, creative individuals who are always looking to find new ways to leverage and expand their selves and their contributions. As a coach, I enable people to maximize their creative potential, to think strategically, develop lasting relationships, and to live a more intentional and adventurous life.