Testimonials from previous clients
Lindsay Cooper, General Manager Rockhampton, Rollingstock and Component Service, Queensland Rail
"To whom it may concern
Helen Baker was recommended to me to provide a driving force within the implementation of project management framework both internally and with QR customers.
Helen during her engagement, not only achieved the above, but brought control to several multi-million dollar projects that commenced prior to her arrival.
Helen involved herself in all areas of the business and was always keen to highlight areas of improvement and solutions to senior management.
Helen conducted herself in a very professional manner and demonstrated excellent people skills at all levels, and in some difficult industrially sensitive matters.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen for any role after being part of what she achieved during her contract with us."
Eddie Peters, General Manager (Regional Operations) Department of Main Roads, Queensland Government.
"To whom it may concern
Helen Baker was engaged with the Department of Main Road at a time when we were commencing the introduction of an improved project management methodology.
Her role was to provide coaching of project managers in understanding and applying the methodology on their projects.
Helen has undertaken this task with project managers in both our South Coast and Metropolitan Regional offices.
Helen easily gained confidence of project managers through her manner and support by her extensive knowledge and capability. Her work has provided very tangible improvements to the projects that have been managed and to project outcomes.
I am pleased to recommend Helen for similar roles after having worked in close collaboration with her over the last five years."
Julie Mitchell, Chief Engineer, (Engineering and Technical Services) Department of Main Roads, Queensland Government. (linkedIn)
For over eight years Helen Lee Baker, Dream to Achieve Pty Ltd, has provided consulting services in the areas of project management mentoring and governance; process and systems mapping, analysis and re-engineering; quality systems review; and review of services and pricing. During this time Helen has worked at an executive and senior operational staff level, as well as across multidiscipline and specialist teams in an environment of significant corporate reform and cultural change.
Helen’s collaborative and collegiate approach combined with her excellent communication and people skills enabled her to quickly build rapport and effectively gain stakeholder ‘buy in’. Thus, the necessary behaviour, process and systems changes were imbedded in the organisation.
The length of time Helen has provided services to the Department is a testament to her ability to meet expectations and so often exceed them. This coupled with her dynamic approach leads me to unreservedly recommend her
Ken Fong, Principal Engineer (Structural Operations) at Department of Transport & Main Roads (linkedIn)
I have had the opportunity of working with Helen intermittently over a number of years. Helen brings with her an ability to come into a work environment and quickly come to grips with their business, the environment in which the team works in, the organisation structure and culture and the teams capabilities. This enables her to effectively facilitate the development of agreed priorities, processes and plans so that individuals and the team can deliver their agreed priorities. In achieving this she also helps navigate risks and obstacles and identify opportunities and capitalise upon them. Through an awareness of stakeholders drivers, protocols, culture and process she is able to subtly link individuals and teams to achieve better synergies.
Tony Nardi, Principal Engineer at Department of Transport & Main Roads (linkedIn)
Helen’s ability to think strategically and rapidly understand complex concepts, structures and frameworks in a changing environment enable her to not only meet assignment deliverables but to see and provide added value outputs critical to success not envisaged when defining the initial work. I have engaged the services of and worked alongside Helen Lee Baker, at various times over the last eight years. During this time she has provided consultancy services spanning business planning; translating the corporate benefits realisation framework into daily operations; and the development of major infrastructure project proposals, option analysis and business cases. She is an energetic, proactive professional and I have no hesitation in engaging or recommending the engagement Helen’s services in the future.