About Helen


Helen Eriksen
Public speaker, author and MSc Psych


Helen Eriksen has a rare talent for storytelling. She is an unpretentious public speaker, who gives participants the necessary tools, will and desire for change. Humour and metaphors play a leading role in her talks, which are often praised for creating clear common frames of reference for the participants.

Helen’s talks are characteristically intense, grounded and visionary, with no pointing of fingers. Participants go home with more energy than when they arrived. Their level of wellbeing increases as does an understanding of their own and others’ behaviour.

This former sports teacher and development leader wants to make us more aware of psychological interaction and connectedness in our lives, thereby inspiring us to gain a greater sense of meaning in our workday. She believes more meaning to be an important basis for creating greater and sustainable wellbeing.

Helen is the author of a series of notable articles and books, most recently “Changes don’t ask for permission, they just turn up”, the first book in the “More meaning” series. In 2002 she published the highly acknowledged ”The fruit-tree strategy – giving while growing” (these book are only available in Danish at present)??. Her talks can be booked in Danish, German and English.

Helen Eriksen’s talks come with lots of space, intensity, her own experience and a rare captivating talent for storytelling, It is a package that really shifts basic assumptions, provokes, shakes up perspectives, and gives new visions and the will to change. That motivates and engages and brings a lot of laughter and tools for future use.

· According to Helen Eriksen this is often an illusion, and once it is removed a whole host of possibilities open up..

From half-brain to star-brain

· In this talk Helen Eriksen focuses on our fantastic brain and the innumerable possibilities we have to develop it in a positive direction. Forget all about tough theoretical brain concepts – and enjoy a clarity that anyone can understand!.

· A broader neural ?? motorway can give employees an incredible number of benefits. From increased day-to-day wellbeing to better physical health in the short and long term.

· At the same time we know today that brain-body cooperation means everything for the wellbeing and job satisfaction of employees.

· For many years we have primarily focused on the parts of the brain that develop the logical-mathematical intelligence and the linguistic intelligence. One could say that this has turned us into “half-brains”. In her talk Helen Eriksen provides concrete mental and physical tools, which immediately encourage development towards a more whole brain.

· During the talk Helen also gives clear insight into the following:

* How, in concrete terms, we can challenge the brain and expand the brain’s capacity.

* How our unconscious is actually far more dominant than our conscious mind.

* The brain’s direct and indirect influence on the wellbeing of employees.

* The difference between women’s and men’s brains in relation to wellbeing, cooperation and intimate relationships.

Go to Helen Eriksens CV