Helene Cahen is an experienced innovation consultant, facilitator, trainer, and coach with more than 20 years of insight into market research, communications and new product development. She has a proven record of guiding her clients toward user-centered innovation, helping them to discover solutions that address their organizations’ evolving needs.
Ms. Cahen’s international experience includes managing multi-million-dollar marketing research budgets for The Clorox Company and directing agency advertising campaigns for packaged goods companies such as Unilever, Nestle and Kraft Foods. She has held executive and management positions in advertising, marketing research, HR, finance, and sales as well as VP of Innovation for an online start up.
As an independent innovation consultant, Ms. Cahen receives accolades for her valuable assistance to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and non-profits. She has been a lecturer, coach and facilitator for the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and the Haas Executive Program, teaching innovation principles to both students and executives.
Trained in Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking, Ms. Cahen received a Master’s of Sciences in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York. She has given presentations on Design Thinking at many conferences including ACA, CPSI, Creativity Expert Exchange, and the Design Thinking Unconference. Ms. Cahen is also a trained Foursight® Facilitator and Administrator.
Born and raised in Paris, France she graduated with a business degree from elite Sciences-Po Paris. She actively gives back to the community both financially and through volunteering with non-profit organizations.