Helane Wilbourne, MBA | David Couper Consulting

Helane Wilbourne, MBA

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH -- Helane Wilbourne brings over 20 years experience in human resources, organizational effectiveness, and business coaching including leading change management, strategic alignment, performance management, and business coaching for non-profit, for profit. public, private businesses and government agencies. She is the founder of the Wilbourne Consulting Group, working with clients such as Advantage Sales & Marketing, Cedars-Sinai, Lane Bryant, City of Los Angeles, City of West Hollywood, The Academic Advantage and the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles.

Before this, Helane was an executive with Mars, Inc. for the Petcare and Food divisions in Human Resources responsible for employee development, executive coaching, brand management, talent acquisition and communications; with Macy’s Inc. she worked a merchant, executive trainer and senior internal auditor responsible for business development, employee development, operations management and audit.


Organizational Design and Effectiveness, Talent Management & Acquisition, Leadership Development, Business Strategy Development, Meeting Facilitation, New Hire Orientation, Executive Coaching, Teambuilding and Alignment, Career Transition and Development, Policies and Procedures and Best Practices, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resource Management, DDI Targeted Selection, Birkman Method, 6 Thinking Hats

industry background & education

Helane is an adjunct professor at a local college on the subject of Organizational Behavior. She holds expertise in retail, manufacturing, non-profit and professional services with associates, first line managers, C-Level Executives and business owners. Bachelor’s Degree in History, University of Los Angeles in Los Angeles (UCLA), CA; Master’s in Business, Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA

noted accomplishments

  • Created the three year strategic plan for a for a newly launched corporate university in a global services company impacting the curriculum, vendor management, executive development and the metrics for organizational impact and effectiveness
  • Executive coached the senior team of a successful educational company decreasing turn over by 10% including the promotion and development of junior executives
  • Facilitated the team alignment post-merger for a national service company resulting organizational effectiveness, the reduction of headcount, the creation of an organizational career path and succession plan ultimately impacting the bottom line by $500k