Welcome to this week’s episode of The Mindset Mentor Meets Podcast which hears Angela interviewing Helen Kings, Managing Director, Touchstone.

About our guest

Helen is Managing Director at Touchstone, an award winning residential property management company, and also non exec director of Cirencester Housing. Prior to working in the residential real estate sector, she worked in a number of facilities management roles at Compass Group.

Helen has a specialist interest in building communities, housing management and client interaction, with an overarching focus on customer experience. She is an experienced director, and has recently completed a certificate in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors.

Helen is also a member of the British Property Foundation Residential Board. She was also recently recognised as a “Leading Light” for kindness in leadership, a RESI Trailblazer, and was a finalist at the 2019 Women of the Future awards.

About this show

Helen ran a kid’s summer camp in her late teens and one day realised she didn’t have enough money to pay the staff wages. This was the moment that made her determined to learn how to operate a business. A graduate scheme in Aldi gave her this grounding and this focussed mum of two, is now proud MD of Touchstone. 

Helen credits her parents for being great role models. Her Mum, was a teacher and always showing kindness, volunteering and supporting others, which Helen herself continues to do. She describes her Dad has a humble man, who she knew went off to London to work but had no idea what he did. The day she visited him at work and saw what a successful business looked like was the day that confirmed that she wanted to do the same.

She talks about not winning sales bids and how soul destroying that can be but that you pick yourself up and move on.

Helen says she definitely has moments of imposter syndrome and has a mantra that thoughts are not reality. She says she acknowledges the worry and moves on. As a perfectionist, she knows she can ruminate on decisions far too long so that sometimes ‘done is better than perfect’.

An uplifting and inspiring half hour.

Follow Helen https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenlouisekings/

About the Host
Angela Cox, Mindset Mentor is an award-winning behavioural change life coach. She works with leaders and professionals helping them to stop being stuck, build the belief and unleash their absolute potential.
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