“Helga Henry is a force of nature. And has one of the best names in the business”. – Anisa Haghdadi, Beatfreeks Collective
Before launching her own consultancy practice, Helga was Director of Organisational Development at Birmingham Hippodrome, a role which focused on the organisation’s culture and leadership (especially its investment in staff, board and volunteers) together with strategic consultancy projects and thought leadership that contribute to the theatre and the cultural sector as a whole. Immediately prior to this role she was Lead Consultant at Creative Shift – a wholly owned subsidiary of the theatre which brought business skills to creatives and creativity to business. Her perspective – as a former corporate solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in arts organisations nationally and internationally – combines commercial savvy, artistic vision and incisive observation. Her experience includes advising a range of national arts organisations, a secondment at St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY where she worked with the team on the strategic plan that led to the creation of an award winning theatre space which opened in 2015.
A former Clore fellow (2008-2010 NESTA supported fellow for Entrepreneurial Organisations), she now develops talented staff and cultural leaders, most recently in partnership with Lara Ratnaraja on the ASTONish programme and also on the highly acclaimed RE:Present programme – Transforming the Diversity of Cultural Leadership (funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England). With her friend and respected consultant colleague Dr Andrew Bass, she is the co-author of “NetworkAbility – Building your business one relationship at a time”, published in November 2016.
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