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Helen Nicholson

Business Networking Specialist, The Networking Company


Helen Nicholson is a “Business Networking” specialist. She has a Bcom degree from Wits University where she studied to be an accountant.

After working in the financial services world in SA, Helen lived in the Middle East for five years where she developed and sold her own successful business in Dubai before returning to South Africa. She also gained international corporate experience in the IT industry, co-ordinating the marketing Middle East operation for Novell.

On her return to SA, Helen consulted and lectured at Wits Business School, where she still guest lectures on the MBA programme and on various in-company programmes. She also lectures at GIBS and the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Helen has a bi-monthly regular column in the Star Newspaper on the power of Networking. She is the director of The Networking Company, specialising in teaching people to “Grow your Network, Grow your Business”. She has recently published the business best seller: “Networking- How to get your black belt in business success”

Helen is a passionate South African and thrives on the meaningful work she does as a consultant in the area of leadership development. Her clients include FNB, Standard Bank, Citadel, Investec, Ernst & Young, RMB & Old Mutual. Helen is a mentor at Shanduka Black Umbrellas for aspiring black entrepreneurs and is a founding member of the Professional Speakers Association of South Africa. She is a single mother of identical twin girls, and is an avid reader and runner.

Helen completed the New York Marathon in 2011  and said it was one of her life highlights.