For most of my boyhood, I dreamed of coming to America. I kept that dream alive as I completed my early education, graduated from an apprenticeship program, and served my mandatory time in the German Luftwaffe (Air Force). In 1969, my dream came true. A Master Sergeant in the US military sponsored me to immigrate to America.
I arrived in the United States with a suitcase, 100 dollars, and no knowledge of English. This situation was already a huge personal challenge for me. However, the day my sponsor picked me up from the airport, he told me that he had been transferred to South Korea and would not be able to help me get acclimated. I soon lost the job he had lined up for me because I could not communicate with my co-workers in English. My sponsor was leaving my new country, and I had no job, car, or place to sleep.
I felt like calling my father to send me a ticket home. But I could not tell him that I was not making it. As a man of faith, I turned to God and placed myself in His hands. What happened afterward was amazing, but the story is too long to tell here. Contact me if you would like me to share my story with your company or group.
I spent over 40 years working in various management and leadership roles, including vice president, within several companies. I have been implementing John Maxwell’s philosophies behind personal development in my own life for many years. I recognize the effects that the Laws of Leadership have on an individual’s growth and success. I continue to use these skills to enhance my productivity and decision-making. I became a certified John Maxwell team member in 2016 and founded Helmut Services in 2017 to guide others on their paths to success.
I will never forget one thing that my father said: “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.” He was living proof of that. When he was 18 years old, he was forced into World War II, where he was severely wounded and lost a leg. But that did not hold him back, and he advanced to a very high leadership position in the German Railroad. He set a lifelong example for me.
I help people, like you, reach your goals and fulfill your life’s purpose through an intentional plan of development. My proven coaching process and leadership training are relevant for people at all levels in their career – whether you at the beginning, taking charge of an organization, or embarking on a brand new venture. With accountability and cooperation, we can create and implement a personal development plan to achieve success and grow as a person. If you’re ready to start or just want to learn more, please contact me.
Helmut Services is led by Helmut Herder, a professional leadership coach, business mentor and mastermind facilitator in Leesburg, VA. With over 30 years of corporate management experience, Helmut Herder consults with CEO’s, executives and business owners to help them achieve their goals and needs in life. A certified John Maxwell team member, Helmut Services offers proven methodologies and effective coaching techniques for business leaders throughout the U.S.
"From what I have observed, Mr. Herder is a man of profound wisdom. I quickly recognized that he quickly assesses the dynamic of a situation, asking pointed questions by which he was learning and teaching at the same time. That all adds up to one word -- leadership."
"Helmut does a great job in getting you to focus on what you need to in order to move you, and your career, to the next level."
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"Helmut is an extremely knowledgeable man in the field of developing leaders. He takes the time to get to know you and listen to your goals and then can present you with a plan of action to attain those goals."
"Helmut is a wealth of knowledge and loves his coaching. I enjoyed sitting down with him and learning about his vast knowledge and experience as a coach. He brings all kinds of talent to the area. I am especially thankful that he shared his network knowledge."
"I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and admiration for Helmut Herder and his company, Helmut Services. Having recently completed his course, “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” I can tell you it has been a life changing experience. He has the skill set of coaching and encouragement the is truly extraordinary. I sincerely recommend Mr. Herder to any business owner or individual desiring to reach their next level of success."
"Helmut is the type of coach that anyone who is serious about achieving their goals needs in their life. I’m a few years out of college and am in a pivotal point of my career. The time I spent with Helmut discussing various aspects of my work was invaluable. He knows how to ask the right questions and has the wisdom to let you find the answer."
“I was introduced to Helmut through our church and separate mens business leaders group. I was immediately impressed with the insight and common sense approach for personal and business related issues which often crossover. Listening to Helmut’s life story as well as the successes an executive and then learning he was a personal business leadership coach, I needed to seek out his services. The very first advice after assessing my daily routine was life changing for both myself and staff. I continue to meet with Helmut and he never fails to impress me with his guidance.”