About Helen Sanderson Associates

Founded by Helen Sanderson over 20 years ago, Helen Sanderson Associates (HSA) has extensive hands-on experience in five countries working with people, teams and organizations to envision and put into action ways of working together to create a thriving workplace culture that fosters trust, autonomy, creativity and shared purpose.

Working with government agencies, non-profits, private service providers and community-based organizations HSA provides practical training, facilitation, coaching and resources to affect lasting change using person-centered approaches and self-management practices.

Helen Sanderson is a leader in pioneering self-management practices in health and social care and is recognized as a key figure in the field of person-centered approaches. She has written over 20 books on the subject; as well as acting as an advisor to national governments. She continues to advise and develop new curriculum.

HSA believes that while change can be hard, it can also be beautiful; and we work with organizations every step of the way, using tried-and-tested, practical knowledge, tools and resources to help them embed change that lasts.

Fostering and nurturing relationships is important us. Get in touch today to book a call, so we can learn more about your goals, needs, challenges and aspirations.

We look forward to working together.

Our Purpose and Values

Our vision

We see a world in which people of all ages and abilities are valued and appreciated, a world where everyone can thrive.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to work with people, teams and communities to envision ways in which everyone can thrive, and equip them with practical knowledge, skills and tools to make it happen.

Our values

Collaboration: cooperating with others by sharing ideas and insights to find ways of achieving positive change, both individually and collectively.

Compassion: actively hearing and sensing one another’s thoughts and feelings, being kind, and finding empathetic ways to support individuals and each other to achieve positive outcomes.

Curiosity: feeling energized by discovering new insights, learning, finding answers to questions and wondering at the world.

Generosity: sharing resources, talents and skills as a way of serving others.

Responsibility: initiating ways of working that dignify everyone, at the same time holding self and others accountable for actions and attitudes in relation to our shared purpose and values.

Thriving: creating the conditions for wellbeing that reflect aspirations, remove barriers to connection and enable people to choose their own way forward.

Warmth: building relationships that evoke ease, comfort, and trust through friendly interactions, acts of kindness, and compassionate communication.

Our values show up in our foundational beliefs

 We believe every person has the right and the ability to move in the direction of their dreams and understand that we all need support from time to time to get there.

We believe that people, organizations and communities are always evolving and, on every journey, there is room for learning, growth, and trying new approaches. Even in challenging times a sense of hope keeps us confident there is a way forward.

We believe that a full array of input from multiple perspectives leads to remarkable solutions; we are better together.

We believe in relationships and human connection and know that when we focus on these, and on the things that matter most to each person, beautiful things are made possible.