Helene Klaassens, CPC, ELI-MP

Coaching is a powerful process designed to create lasting change. As Founder and Principal of A.R.E. Coaching + Mentoring, Helene believes that a good coach asks the right questions to empower individuals to create their own solutions – and become the drivers of their success.

As a transitional business coach, Helene partners with clients to help them manage change in their organizations or careers and in their personal lives. She works with mid-level professionals as well as those who are transitioning from academic to corporate settings.

Using a results-oriented approach, Helene builds coaching partnerships that focus on both the present situation and planning for the future. Clients learn to accomplish better results on their own and realize their true potential through improved communication, focus, and accountability.

She also develops and facilitates professional development curricula that enhance and expand skill sets, contributing to professional success and career advancement. Programs include individual and group corporate mentoring, executive shadowing, and leadership workshops.

Helene’s client-focused coaching practice evolved from expertise gained during a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to her role as a corporate executive, she was instrumental in developing a 1-1 mentoring initiative that expanded into an organization-wide program. Additionally, as Chair of the Mentoring Committee she piloted a successful group mentoring initiative that reached all levels of the organization. Helene also worked with college graduates while serving as a preceptor for the Rutgers University Pharmacy Fellowship, and as the leader of a career development program designed to teach recent graduates various commercial aspects of the pharma industry.

Helene obtained her coaching credentials through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). She is also a Healthcare Businesswomen Association (HBA) Rising Star, leading individuals and teams to greater accomplishments by coaching, mentoring, empowering, and instilling commitment.

Prior to founding A.R.E. Coaching + Mentoring, Helene was the Senior Director of Market Research at a New Jersey-based global pharmaceutical company, providing business intelligence in support of new product development, life cycle management, and late-stage product launches. She holds a Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision of the Educator/Trainer from Montclair State University, and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from William Paterson University.

Helene Klaassens, CPC, ELI-MP
  • Helene took on the role of managing the training and development for a department of 40+ individuals. She created a curriculum tailored specifically to each team member and developed a number of workshops from scratch. She also achieved her goal of getting 80 percent of team members to identify a mentor. Helene’s true passion is to help others achieve their goals in the business world, and she excels at it!
    Executive Director Marketing,
    Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.,
    Parsippany, NJ

  • I assumed the focus of my work with Helene would be solely on my professional life, answering the “simple” question of the next step in my career. It quickly became obvious that this was a myopic point of view, because all aspects of life are interrelated. Helene provided me with techniques to determine what’s most important to me, which in turn helped me identify that “next step” with a holistic mindset. Her questions and prompts empowered me to think for myself and “own” my decisions. Thanks to Helene, I reached my initial goal and so much more!
    Value Excellence Strategic Leader,
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
    Titusville, NJ

  • I worked with Helene for eight months as I transitioned to a new company. We discussed change, motivation, and my career development, and she was an excellent listener. Every coaching session provided me with greater clarity and I felt confident about moving forward with the agreed plans of action. The coaching and mentoring I’ve received has helped me to overcome obstacles that were holding me back, both personally and professionally.
    Brand Manager,
    Bayer HealthCare, LLC.,
    Whippany, NJ

  • When I started working with Helene, I was juggling many projects and trying to manage the stress that came with my busy schedule. Helene helped me prioritize and organize my thoughts, and held me accountable to a focused plan. When I hit roadblocks, she was an intuitive listener with a fresh perspective. She helped me push through my fears and set myself up on a trajectory for success.
    The Cheerful Mind,
    Chicago, IL