About Helene Cahen

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.

The Gift of Nature for 2021!

In the French tradition, you have until the end January to send your new year’s wishes and I just missed the deadline. But in the world we live, sometimes you have to give yourself a break! I wanted to share this picture that I recently took at the end of the Tennessee Valley trail in Marin, California. It is the perfect illustration of what I [...]

2021-02-11T17:37:08+00:00By |

Conferences to Consider in 2021

Conferences are another great source of inspiration, and while I miss the in-person connections and random discussions, online conferences make it so much easier, less time consuming and cheaper to attend diverse conferences and broaden your thinking. […]

2021-03-19T19:23:02+00:00By |

Great Podcasts to Inspire Creativity and Innovation

In the past year I started to listen to, and have been interviewed on podcasts. I really have enjoyed the informality and discussions with innovation leaders, inventors and experts in the field. My latest podcast interview was ThriveableBiz, a podcast from New Zealand. In the interview we discussed design thinking, creativity, the business model canvas and they apply in our new world. And [...]

2021-04-19T19:54:46+00:00By |

Conferences & Events to Check Out This Summer/Fall

The first few months of COVID-19 has been focused on reacting and surviving, I hope you have more time now to think about development and learning and can see how innovation can be critical. Here are some resources to help you grow and learn in the area of personal growth, creativity and innovation for this summer and fall. Virtual Global Mindfulness Summit August 20-26 (FREE) [...]

2020-08-13T22:53:02+00:00By |

Using Tools to Apply Design Thinking in Your Business

Want to understand design thinking and find the best tools to help apply design thinking in your business? You may want to check this just published book, The Design Thinking Toolbox. For full disclosure I am a contributor and worked on the chapter about Defining Success. This recently published book by Lewrick, Link and Leifer is the collaborative work of design thinkers from all around [...]

2021-03-19T19:05:18+00:00By |

How can I be of service to my clients, my community and humankind?

Like all of us, a month ago I woke up to a new world. Since then, I have tried to keep my sanity through regular practices — from meditation to online exercises and listening to talks. I wanted to find meaning in these challenging times. As I integrate meditation as a daily practice (and sometimes failing but I try to be gentle on myself), I [...]

2020-04-15T17:57:23+00:00By |

Keeping your Spirit Healthy During Covid-19

A list of resources for the mind and body Personal resources These are resources that are mostly local to the San Francisco Bay Area/East Bay (but now can be used anywhere) as I am trying to support our teachers and local businesses: Online live yoga classes Namaste Yoga https://ilovenamaste.com/ (paying classes) The Graceful Yogi https://thegracefulyogi.com/ (free yoga/pilates classes with suggested donation) Online live circuit training [...]

2020-04-15T17:47:43+00:00By |