215-518-9574 helen@helenober.com

About Me

As a 25 year EQ/Mindset expert and educator, my vision is to introduce the power of Emotional Intelligence at the preschool age which is still a new and novel idea and the application of Growth Mindset, based on latest research and best practices. Clients kept telling Helen that her message would be so powerful in Leadership Development for adults.


In 2011, inspired to transform corporate leader’s ability to lead and influence others for better business performance, I became a Founding Partner, Certified John Maxwell Team Member. Leadership boils down to one thing…influence. My passion is to equip, encourage, and empower leaders to transform the world one person, corporation, school, organization, and family at a time.


It has become my mission to help people of all ages to become better aware of their emotions, be equipped to express them, and manage them. I passionately believe empathy can be taught and expected and is the long term solution to greater peace and acceptance in our world.




I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Psychology.

I was a public elementary school teacher for 5 years followed by becoming a top leader in Discovery Toys (educational materials for children) where I was a trainer, leader developer, and speaker. My main clients were preschools, daycare centers, and elementary schools in the Northeastern United States area.

I believe what set me apart was the training I provided to teachers and in-home center providers on child development. Six years ago, I became certified with the John Maxwell Team as a Coach, Leadership Trainer, and Speaker. The last two years have been devoted to providing social/emotional workshops for parents, teachers, and staff of preschools and elementary schools across the State of Pennsylvania.

As a Childhood SEL Specialist and founder of Positive Parenting programs, I became Pennsylvania Quality Assessment Standard (PQAS) Certified. This past year, Helen was a presenter at the Early Childhood Education Conference and the PA Head Start Conference, both held at Pennsylvania State University, on Strategies for Increasing Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom. In addition, her training for teachers includes Positive Discipline, Growth vs Fixed Mindset, and Mindfulness Matters.

I have powerful Leadership training for Preschool Directors and Elementary School Principals on Steps to Improve Communication with Staff and Increase Cooperation and Morale and am continuously creating new training to meet the ever changing needs of the education community especially within the area of Social Emotional Learning.