A snapshot of who we are

Helen Loveday - Executive Coach & Team Facilitator​

Helen Loveday Executive Coach Duabi

Our Lead Coach and Managing Director of The People Development Specialists, Helen Loveday, is an International Coaching Federation accredited professional coach, coach trainer and supervisor, team facilitator and accredited assessor for leadership assessment and development centres. She has more than 18 years’ executive experience, including 14 years in the Middle East region. Helen provides in-person executive coaching and team facilitation across the UAE and the GCC and virtual coaching worldwide.

Helen’s clients have consistently described her as warm, empathic and insightful. They have really appreciated her abilities to help them think clearly and from different perspectives, often about themselves and their roles, which has led to some huge, positive shifts in their self-belief, inspiration and motivation for change. 

CORPORATE CAREER

Helen began her career in the luxury travel industry where she was responsible for customer service skills, sales and ongoing professional development. In 2006, she moved to a global construction and property development organisation, where she worked in the Learning and Development field, designing and delivering a bespoke leadership programme and a brand new performance management programme. Since 2013, she has partnered with a number of leading Middle East HR consultancies delivering 1:1 executive coaching, assessment centres for recruitment and development and facilitating various leadership development and professional skills programmes. Helen has worked with many different industries with diverse organisations, developing entry level graduates through to senior executives.

COACHING TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

Helen has achieved the ILM Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring, accreditation with the British Psychological Society in Occupational Testing and a number of psychometric assessment tools. More recently, she became an accredited Results Coach with the NeuroLeadership Institute and an ICF accredited coach.

THE PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS

EXECUTIVE COACHING IN THE UAE, AND ONLINE ACROSS THE GCC

As Managing Director of The People Development Specialists, Helen Loveday provides 1:1 executive coaching within organisations, team facilitation, coach training and supports talent assessment initiatives. She also designs leadership development programmes and transitions organisations towards a coaching culture. Recent clients include EY, PwC, Dubai Airports, Etihad, ADNOC and New York University.

OUR TEAM OF ASSOCIATES

We’re proud to work with a number of key associates within the Middle East who are also highly skilled and experienced in executive coaching, leadership development, talent assessment, team facilitation and training. They are all accredited coaches who have undergone a rigorous selection process.