Creating Possibilities through Leadership

Coach - Consultant - Programme Designer

Beyond Headship

Desired Future

Create a step-by-by plan to achieve your desired future

Discover Your 'Why'

I'll help you to discover your 'Why' and what energises you

Proven Research

Guidance based on evidence and research that you need on your journey

Beyond Headship is an online course designed especially for headteachers and education leaders ready to explore new possibilities and find a fulfilling career beyond headship. The programme guides you through a career transition, helping you to plan your move and equip you with a step-by-step plan to achieve your desired future.

Based on a design thinking process, through the programme we'll help you:

  • Discover your "why", the things that energise you, bring you hope and enable you to be wholehearted
  • Define a new and preferred future for the next stage of your life and career journey; and
  • Design a realistic action plan towards it

With advice and guidance from Helen, you will learn how to leverage your transferable skills, whether you choose to remain in education or explore a different sector or industry.

The Beyond Headship programme is perfect for headteachers who are facing the decision of what's next after headship, whether it's senior roles in education, setting up their own business, education consultancy, or the voluntary sector. With my help, you will find the path that's right for you. Join the Beyond Headship programme today and take the first step towards a new and fulfilling career. Beyond Headship is more than just an online course, it's an opportunity to invest in yourself and your future. With my comprehensive programme, you'll gain the knowledge, skills and support you need to take your career to the next level and find the fulfilment you deserve.

Karen Ardley
Karen Ardley Associates, CMgr, CMI, FRSA

I know this programme will inspire and build confidence for anyone planning the chapter after headship. This is an excellent programme for anyone thinking about their next chapter post- headship.

Beyond Headship



Based on a design thinking process, my program will help you discover your "why", the things that energise you, bring you hope and enable you to be wholehearted

  • Adapting
    Explore your motivation and find your WHY
  • Skills
    Discover new possibilities, transferable skills and new learning
  • Approaches
    Reflection via self-initiated learning on this online course
  • Content
    3 Recorded Workshops from Helen. Plus interactive activities and workbooks
  • Lifetime
    Get lifetime access to the online content and resources after signing up, available to view any time, any place, at your convenience

Recent Clients

"As an SLT, we noticed the Leadership programme generated a great deal of interest and discussions in the staff room. Colleagues are sharing and recommending books and articles on leadership and informal networks of peer support have emerged to have open and curious discussions. It is wonderful to see a wider range of colleagues taking pride in leading projects and enjoying the professional satisfaction of that challenge." 

Helen Brandon
 Deputy HT Bolton School

"Helen’s deep care and commitment to the development of leaders is second to none. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her extensive experience, as well as highly refined facilitation skills. Her constant desire to learn and improve is a wonderful model for her clients."

Alan Sieler
Director of The Ontological Coaching Institute, Author

‘’The integrity and professionalism Helen stands for helps everyone deliver at a higher level. It has clearly helped her develop an impeccable reputation over the years, which along with her excellent knowledge of the Education system and of Safeguarding procedures, has helped us forge valuable partnerships with both schools and teachers.’’

Oren Cohen 
CCO Zen Educate

"Helen was my first choice when I needed an expert facilitator to help us really deeply think through scenarios that would lead to a big management of change project that had major importance for our future direction of travel. I knew from previous experience of working with her that she had the perfect skill set to do this well."

Professor Samantha Twiselton, OBE  

Director of Sheffield Institute of Education