Helen regularly gives talks and lectures internationally on happiness, change, workplace culture and what we can learn from other cultures about how to handle our emotions – for organisations including Google, LEGO, Bupa and Carlsberg.  In her keynotes, she covers topics including Danish culture, family life, work-life balance, trust and happiness. Helen is also an experienced chair and TEDx host.

Dr Mark Williamson

"Helen is a fabulous speaker and her combination of insight, humour and honesty left our audience spellbound. Her story is fascinating and she brings it to life in such an engaging and memorable way. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from our audience and would love to work with Helen again".

Lotte Skovborg

Project Manager, Aarhus University

Thanks a lot for a fantastic presentation! I am a 110% happy and satisfied customer and will be happy to recommend you to my colleagues

Professor Lord Richard Layard

Co-editor of the World Happiness Report.

"Your talk was amazing. Thank you so much".

Murray Andrews

 Head of Publishing, LEGO Games Publishing

'Helen is a great speaker...I highly recommend.  She brings a friendliness and easy to listen to feel alongside some really fascinating insights and info.  A really awesome talk.'

Fred Hebblewhite

Director of Resource Development, United Way

Everything was just outstanding. You are a consummate professional and you really connected with the audience.



Helen offers bespoke keynote talks on resilience, perseverance and reasons to remain hopeful in challenging times, based on ten years of research and personal experiences. Tackling important questions for our current landscape with warmth and wisdom gleaned from cultures around the world.


The Year of Living Danishly – Uncovering the secrets of the world’s happiest country

This talk is based on Helen’s bestseller The Year of Living Danishly and touches upon the key areas that psychologists and experts agree are important in order to live a more content life. Covering trust, security, a sense of belonging, equality, addressing the aesthetics (& ‘getting hygge with it’), Helen offers an insightful and useful guide to becoming happier – wherever we are. This keynote is suitable for group events, human resources professionals as well as CSR agendas.


The expat experience (and how to survive it)

In this engaging keynote, speaker Helen gives an overview of the challenges internationals face when moving to Denmark. Combining almost a decade of research with personal experiences and anecdotes, Helen shares practical and useful tips and tricks to make Denmark feel like a home. She covers important areas like culture shock, making friends, and keeping your identity. She also shares her top things not to do when moving to Denmark – cultural faux pas that Helen learned the hard way! This keynote presentation is ideal for international organisations as well as companies looking to hire internationals.


The cultural differences between Denmark and the UK

As someone who has worked across Europe, America and Asia, Helen keeps discovering more about what it means to be British. In this eye-opening keynote, Helen shares the most notable differences between Denmark and the UK – including how Danes have no word for ‘please’, don’t hold doors for each other and talk salaries like it’s everyone’s business. An amusing look at why Brits behave as they do -  perfect for international companies with employees working in Denmark or Danish organisations employing Brits.