With an unusual blend of simple gift and formal training, DR. HELEN STEWART explores present and future potentialities for companies and individuals with speed and depth through an intuitive process she calls Seven Second Decision Making. She doesn’t require spreadsheets, flow charts, or mounds of data to get right to work. In fact, the fewer “facts” she knows initially the better! A simple name will do nicely, and she is off and running, telling clients seemingly out of nowhere what the individual or company needs without asking a bunch of questions first for informative clues that later get called “intuition.” A typical consult is straightforward and to the point, covering an extraordinary range of subject matter. She does not waste her clients’ time.
Helen’s non-traditional consulting actually followed a long and remarkably traditional academic career at universities in Massachusetts, California, and New Jersey. Outside the university she was a management consultant; radio personality; simultaneous interpreter in French on contract to the U.S. Department of State; rural sociologist with the United Nations Development Program; international Lecturer through the U.S. Information Service; and arbitrator/mediator for businesses and non-profit organizations. She is fluent in French and lived outside her native USA for about eight years. No wonder she is so good at interpreting information from so many domains! Helen has conducted seminars and lectures in France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain (Ibiza), and Aruba, as well as in the continental United States. She also taught for a travel program to Peru and lectured briefly in Trinidad, Guyana, and Surinam. In addition to many years as academic administrator and teaching faculty, her broad global experience is a key resource that supports her intuitive abilities. Now retired, she remains open to occasional requests for support.
Helen does have “good paper:” American boarding schools in Rochefort and Poitiers, France; Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Boston University; an earned PhD from Brandeis University; and post-doctoral study at Harvard University, where she also participated in an Executive Education Program and sat on an advisory board in the Harvard Graduate School of Education for three years. In addition, she attended numerous professional development workshops and was certified in various aspects of management and employee relations, holding a firm belief that collective bargaining need not be inherently adversarial. She insists that some of her most significant learning came from teaching, and also from many other sources and resources not mentioned on paper: international travel, voracious reading, metaphysical study on her own, with mentors, and in global community, coffee shop conversations, dreams, long discussions with clients, and enduring relationships with family and friends.
Alongside her traditional academic preparation, Helen has studied metaphysics all of her life, beginning with classical biblical training from the age of four. Around the age of ten she began to supplement what she had been taught at home and in school, adding various alternative spiritual modalities through many teachers and written resources throughout her adult life. Much later she became an ordained minister in a contemporary “church without walls.”
Helen believes that intuitive decision making is fundamentally a liberal art, available on demand to any who simply pay attention. She has learned to pay attention.
Currently, Helen and her family live on a sweet little hill in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, on the island of Oʻahu.
Helen’s book on applied business intuition was published by Balboa Press and is available online at Amazon.com. The full title is, Seven Seconds or Less: From Gut Feeling to Bottom Line in Challenging Areas of Business:
Helen’s doctoral dissertation in sociology addresses how leaders and ordinary people manage to do or not do what is expected of them. A full-text, free version of the dissertation is downloadable and available on the ResearchGate website at:
Here’s an audio file on how Helen became involved in business applications of intuition:
Here’s how to contact or learn more about Helen:
Website address: drhelenstewart.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Helen-L.-Stewart/e/B00MQAEVWU?ref_=dbs_p_eb
Facebook Professional Page: Seven Second Decision Making
Facebook Personal Page: helen.l.stewart
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This page was originally published on 21 August 2012; last modified on 2 Sept 2023.