Helen Samson Mullen

Helen Samson Mullen

Helen Sampson Mullen - Senior Executive Coach
PhD, PCC
Senior Executive Coach

Helen Samson Mullen specializes in empowering leaders to rediscover their unique blend of brilliance. With kindness and thoughtful curiosity, she coaches executives to evaluate the outward measures of success they hold onto, guiding them to graciously turn inward to define their own metrics and to navigate opportunities and challenges with a new clarity. Helen is gently tenacious in service of each client’s growth, providing empathy and a compassionate ear with lightness and laughter along the way.

Leveraging the pLink Leadership® methodology, Helen coaches her clients to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be, so they may lead with courage and grounded confidence. As a mindfulness geek with a background in physiology, Helen brings an informed perspective to wellness strategy. She invites her clients to lean into emotional agility, mitigate overwhelm, and harmonize work and home to optimize their wellbeing.

After earning her Ph.D. and experiencing life in academic medical research, Helen entered the corporate world as a Fortune 50 executive before founding her own consulting business for pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech companies. Her extensive cross-cultural experience includes assignments throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. After she experienced profound leadership coaching herself, she pivoted to a career in coaching and has been a part of pLink Leadership from its early days.

Helen earned her Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coaching Federation. She is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool and the Leadership Circle System of leadership development. She is qualified to administer Gallup’s Strengths-Based Leadership assessment and the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment.

A natural storyteller, Helen is known among her friends and family for her tales of backpacking adventures in Europe, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Kenya. Born and raised in northern England, Helen now lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband, two children, and mini goldendoodle.

Helen Sampson Mullen - Senior Executive Coach
PhD, PCC
Senior Executive Coach

Helen Samson Mullen specializes in empowering leaders to rediscover their unique blend of brilliance. With kindness and thoughtful curiosity, she coaches executives to evaluate the outward measures of success they hold onto, guiding them to graciously turn inward to define their own metrics and to navigate opportunities and challenges with a new clarity. Helen is gently tenacious in service of each client’s growth, providing empathy and a compassionate ear with lightness and laughter along the way.

Leveraging the pLink Leadership® methodology, Helen coaches her clients to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be, so they may lead with courage and grounded confidence. As a mindfulness geek with a background in physiology, Helen brings an informed perspective to wellness strategy. She invites her clients to lean into emotional agility, mitigate overwhelm, and harmonize work and home to optimize their wellbeing.

After earning her Ph.D. and experiencing life in academic medical research, Helen entered the corporate world as a Fortune 50 executive before founding her own consulting business for pharmaceutical, medical, and biotech companies. Her extensive cross-cultural experience includes assignments throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. After she experienced profound leadership coaching herself, she pivoted to a career in coaching and has been a part of pLink Leadership from its early days.

Helen earned her Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coaching Federation. She is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile™ 360 assessment tool and the Leadership Circle System of leadership development. She is qualified to administer Gallup’s Strengths-Based Leadership assessment and the VIA Pro: Character Strengths assessment.

A natural storyteller, Helen is known among her friends and family for her tales of backpacking adventures in Europe, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Kenya. Born and raised in northern England, Helen now lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband, two children, and mini goldendoodle.

Q&A with Helen

Where I grew up: South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England.

My family: Rob, Joey, Sophie, and Brandy, our mini goldendoodle.

My favorite music: Crowded House, Abba, Lizzo, Dolly Parton, U2, Ed Sheeran, Andrea Bocelli – yep, my Spotify channel will give you whiplash.

My favorite foods: Chocolate, organic greens and roasted veggies, chicken curry, lentil soup, sauerkraut, and chips.

My favorite cocktail: I’m more of a tea girl – I like ginger tea – zesty.

What I like to do in my spare time: Read, walk, spend time in nature, garden, do yoga, have quality time with hubby and kids, have walks and talks with friends, cook delicious food, curl up on the sofa with hubby for favorite shows.

My first job: Waitress in a tea shop on the beach and receptionist at an osteopathic clinic – all the same summer as a teen.

Something no one would believe about me: At university, I led a human rights campaign for a fellow student and friend who became a political prisoner in his home country (The Maldives). It helped to keep him alive while Amnesty International investigated before taking his case and acting on his behalf.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou