Hélène Cuenod

Business and career coach

People's development

…has been with me for a long time: for 18 years I have worked with over 50 social organizations in 20 countries in Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe – a lot of people who really want to evolve and create a better future out of poverty and marginalization. I have often observed that neither organizations nor people are sufficiently aware of all the resources they have. I have also seen the incredible opportunities they unlock when they obtain the tools that enable them to understand themselves better and develop their strengths and potential. That is why I specialized in skills analysis: it means a lot to me to enable people to realize their competencies and talents and to decide to strengthen and develop them. This is empowerment for me.

The power of language

I am fascinated by the power that words can have when they are spoken deliberately and received consciously. Language is an important tool for empowerment: words strengthen, encourage, motivate, reveal and even create. In addition, language can specify vague impressions and enable awareness.

I observe the same in HR: a person develops his potential far beyond imagination as soon as a manager, coach or trainer puts it into words. Encouragement such as “You have a talent for it!” often leads to the appropriation of a competence – the person now knows “I’m good at it” – which in turn can result in a relevant step further.


Development and language are ideally combined in skills assessment: people first discover their resources and abilities, and then learn to express them in their own words in writing and in speech. This in turn triggers their motivation.

Speaking of words: I am fluent in four languages. French and Spanish are my native languages. I speak and write fluently in German and English. I offer skills assessments in all four languages.


I work within networks of coaching companies in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and in the United-States. If required, I integrate further complementary competences and expertise in the development of your company. 

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Möllwaldplatz 5
1040 Vienna 

+43 660 399 69 74