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About me

Graduated from an MBA in Business & Entrepreneurship in 2015 and I have worked in sales for 7 years, 5 years of which have been in tech sales. 

In coaching, I leverage a combination of Co-Active coaching and Positive Intelligence to empower ambitious & purpose-driven women🔥to regain clarity & upgrade their mindset so they feel unstoppable 🚀 & free to pursue their passions.

I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and I am accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

When I'm not helping individuals reach their goals, you can find me dancing 💃 (a lot, it's my passion), spending time with my loved ones, volunteering, traveling 🌎✈️, learning new languages, listening to podcasts, cooking or hiking.​


I'm from France but I learned how to speak English & Spanish while traveling the world. Early on, I realized that traveling will always be a big part of my life. I became "addicted" to it, exploring, going on new adventures, discovering new cultures, connecting with new people and their energy is so fulfilling to me!

A motto that I love: "When nothing is planned, everything can happen". I learned to be okay with being surprised, with things not going as planned and "thinking on my feet". I learn to find opportunities in adversity!

Having traveled to more than 27 countries by myself, I was forced to grow tremendously, to get out of my comfort zone, to broaden my horizons, to meet new people and enjoy the solitude of my own company. And wow, I feel incredibly grateful for this!

These are skills that are needed in the world, at work and in life in general. 


After spending almost a year in Australia, months in Asia, a couple years in Canada, 3 months in South America and a year and half in London, UK, I was amazed by all these places and I knew I'll never live in France again.

I love visiting family and enjoy all the french wonders and delicacies every time I'm going back but the perspectives of living life on my own terms were too "narrow" there.

Also, I had fallen in love with Vancouver when visiting Canada (ocean, mountains, beach, lakes, west coast living lifestyle, etc) so I decided to come back and see if I could live here. That was 4 years ago, and I'm loving it! I'm now a permanent resident of Canada. It's quite incredible what you can do when you believe in yourself and go after the things that you want and bring you joy!

When it comes down to business, for me, it's all about impact!
Let's face it—many of us encounter daily professional and personal challenges without adequate support.
Having support in our careers and personal goals is crucial for motivation, innovation, and continued growth.

Having a coach made a significant difference in my growth journey. It helped me realize I have a choice, and being conscious of that allowed me to close the gap from where I was to where I wanted to be.

We all have things we want, but are we willing to disrupt the status quo to get them? Are we ready to be intentional about what really matters to us?

When was the last time you felt truly alive?

The story that led me to coaching

Like most of us, I spent most of my time focused on finding the best ways to be "successful". I graduated from an MBA in Business & Entrepreneurship in France, in 2015. As a hyper-achiever, what matters is how much I was accomplishing and after a couple years working many different jobs and travelling around the world, I thought it was about time that I start my career and find a good job in my field because well, isn't that what we are supposed to do?

I had been working in sales and in the hospitality industry so when I had the opportunity to start working in Tech, I thought: Jackpot! This is great for my future, there are many opportunities and growth in that field, and for a while, it really felt like it was enough. 

In the midst of the pandemic while working from home, I realized that I was very unfulfilled. I felt stuck, I was lacking purpose and  was overwhelmed. I couldn't figure out how to get out of my own way and break free from self doubt and exhaustion.

I was overworked and burned out trying to keep up with all the priorities and do everything the business was expecting from me. Plus, I'm also a people pleaser. So, I tend to say yes too often because I love helping people but I was putting the business targets before my own needs. I was losing my confidence, my good habits and I didn't have time to exercise or eat healthy. I was so tired that I didn't have any mental energy left to do anything, it was a virtuous cycle. I kept pushing through, and I was keeping a straight face publicly, no one knew what was going on. Stress and anxiety left me frazzled, numb and emotionally drained.

I thought that because I wasn't physically hurt or afflicted, I couldn't say anything because on the outside I looked just fine. Mental health is something we tend to feel ashamed or guilty about but mental health is health! And yet, I kept wondering: "why couldn't I get my sh*t together like everyone else?"

From being joyful, driven and authentic to feeling restless and depleted. I was forced to step back, pause and reflect on what I truly wanted. 

How could I bring self care, passion, confidence and meaning back into my life? I couldn't find the clarity just yet but I knew that there was something else I was longing for that would help me cultivate more meaning.

Helene Ferreira Coach

 Getting out of my own way & Thriving again!

When traveling, I discovered how fulfilling it was for me to help people and communities, to have a bigger impact and support people in their journey. When I was helping kids, mentoring friends or co-workers with their goals and/or projects or volunteering that's when I felt truly alive!

The fear of failure held me back from taking action so I hired a coach. Probably the best decision I've ever made! It was such a great investment in myself.

Powerful shifts happened, I was able to see new perspectives, feel empowered and be in the moment. I felt inspired, hopeful and confident again.

My coach helped me work through my challenges, and I was able to reconnect with my strengths, values and purpose.


At this point, I knew coaching was a natural path forward. While still being coached, I took a positive intelligence course which helped me tremendously, then I started the renowned Co-Active Coaching Program from CTI. And now that I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, I meet and coach amazing talented people for a living… and it feels so good!

By coaching individuals, I also realized I wasn't alone and that many of us struggle with overthinking, self-doubt, burn out and a lack of boundaries. So, if it resonates with you and you're feeling stuck in your life and/or career, let's have a chat! I'm on a mission to empower other ambitious and purpose-driven women to regain clarity, upgrade their mindset, be unstoppable and free to pursue their passions.

  • It is possible to perform without depleting yourself

  • You are strong enough to break free from self doubt & take things to the next level

  • When you are DARING, you inspire others to do the same

  • You can be both successful, confident and authentic

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You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.

Brené Brown


Few things about me you don't know yet!

I have a little kitty (not so little anymore) named Baba and he is the cutest thing you'll see today!
Helene Ferreira's Cat
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