The following testimonials have been provided by happy clients and if you would like to provide a written support of my work I firstly thank you and secondly point out the form below.
Robyn Archer AO
Singer, writer, stage and artistic director and public advocate of the arts
Helen has plentiful experience in the arts as both artist (writer and singer) and producer, and has successfully managed a small team within her own business (HHO Events) which, extraordinarily from a remote rural base, was nominated twice for Event Manager of the Year in the Australian Event Awards.
I worked closely with Helen and her team and observed from start to finish the supremely active, energetic, skilled, intelligent and empathetic way in which Helen managed to deliver one of the best Indigenous programs the country has ever seen.
Helen is an oasis of professional arts administration in an extremely isolated area of rural Australia. Understanding that she would need to commit herself to every opportunity in order to make a living in this context, Helen formed her own production company. It is no exaggeration to say that if it were not for Helen’s unbelievably hard-working presence in Mildura and the region, a huge part of that region’s cultural life would simply fall apart, or drift into disarray.
Ruth Gilbert, Communications and Media
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Helen Healy is a gifted facilitator who developed and delivered an engaging and valuable Events Management workshop for our Communications and Media team. She brings a breadth of hard-won experience in successful event planning, an honest insight into what can go wrong and why, and the best ways to keep open and effective dialogue in a fast-paced environment. What stands out about Helen is that she is so passionate, knowledgeable and methodical, and that she was able to adapt her expertise to meet our team’s needs. Her open approach reinforces learning while providing our staff with strategies to use when leading and working with their teams. The workshop was fun, balanced and most importantly has given us some additional tools to implement while planning a major national events program.
Belinda Thomson, Judge
Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
I have to say, I was so incredibly impressed with the whole team and not to blow too much smoke…but you especially. My goodness, in difficult circumstances (I’m talking about the FB live video awards presentation) your professional attitude and ability to hold the floor so flawlessly was seriously impressive.
Bree Wakefield, Event Manager
Mungo Youth Project
It has been so valuable having Helen facilitate the review of the Mungo Youth Project. Her deep understanding and connection to the organisation was very apparent throughout the process and she formed a comprehensive report with well thought out recommendations. Her professionalism, understanding and knowledge are second to none. Always a pleasure working with Helen.
Michael Ockwell, Chair
Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area Community Management Council
Well done Helen – another amazing effort. Thank you so very much for what you do so excellently for the Willandra…what a wonderful day. Thank you again for everything – you give us heart to continue to achieve great things.
Ross Lake, Chair
Helen and her team not only delivered five festivals annually but has taken Arts Miuldura to a higher level of professionalism by developing better governance, strategic plans, financial accountability, meeting procedures and staffing regimes.
Marie Ferris,Indigenous Communications Manager
Dept of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Canberra
The team led by Helen Healy made the job of organising the Conference a much easier task because of the high quality level of event management service including coordination, management and organization. It was a pleasure to work with Helen and her team and the consistent approach to the organisation of the National Conference was very professional and thoughtful towards all stakeholders. Helen exceeded the expectation of the brief and even found time to be a co-presenter on the very successful Mungo Youth project along with Traditional owners of Mungo National Park. They took responsibility for contracts and management of over $800,000 in funding, sponsorship and income and the budget was without discrepancy and their management of funds was impeccable.
Warren Clark, Executive Officer
Mungo Joint Management, Mungo National Park.
Helen is totally accepted and well liked by Elders because she is always respectful of their knowledge, culture and their land and is committed to ensuring their vision for the future is realised.
Ross Mc Donnell, Regional Manager, Western Rivers
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.
Helen places a large effort in pre event actions such as gaining an understanding of the people involved and their event aspirations, looks for event management weaknesses, tracks decision making and provides options to deal with all elements of an event
Rachel Kendrigan, former employee
I worked under the guidance of Helen Healy for three years from 2008 – 2011. Over that time Helen fostered my skills development and helped me grow in my role and gain confidence within myself. She has the great ability to manage with a level of professionalism balanced with a personal touch of genuine interest in her team members’ own professional and personal development. Helen has remained a mentor and friend and a core person I can call on for assistance in my professional endeavours. The skills she taught me over those years have become a basis for the way I approach my work and I am highly grateful for her personal and professional guidance.
Michelle Kelly, Coordinator
The Sunraysia Multicultural Festival Organising Committee
As a community based group organising our inaugural ‘Sunraysia Multicultural Festival’, Helen’s ‘Event Management for Hotties’ couldn’t have come at a better time. Helen’s professionalism and passion made the workshop a pleasure to attend. We now have better insight into what makes a great event, and fantastic tools to help make this happen. There is no doubt that Helen’s knowledge and experience, gratefully passed on to us, will improve our delivery of the festival. And yes Helen – we promise to have lots of fun along the way! Many thanks for your presentation. We look forward to seeing your face in the crowd on Saturday April 12
IF WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER I INVITE YOU TO LEAVE A TESTIMONIAL