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Helaine Catalano

Associate Senior Consultant

400 Valley Road, Suite 103
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856

High-performance coaching involves holding a mirror up to the coachee, examining together what is, what could be, and how to get there.

Helaine Catalano is an Associate Senior Consultant with Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. (GDS). Helaine brings more than 25 years of experience as a senior human resources executive with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Most recently, she was worldwide human resource vice president of of the Global Franchises Marketing and Consumer Sector Functions. In this position, she had oversight for organizational development and effectiveness, senior management consulting, client partnering, total rewards, culture development, diversity and inclusion, and managing employee relations/legal situations.

Prior to assuming that role, she was global vice president of human resources for McNeil Nutritionals, a $1 billion, fully integrated J&J consumer products company. Responsible for a staff of 275 global HR professionals, Helaine instituted leadership and talent development, along with crucial-conversations training to drive behavior change while achieving business results and improving organizational effectiveness.

Helaine is a passionate human resources business leader, who leverages strategic thinking, talent insights, and innovative problem solving to create organizational opportunities to attract, retain, develop and advance talent for future growth. She builds performance-based cultures and diverse high-caliber teams through a leadership style that is authentic, inspiring, and collaborative.

Her consulting expertise extends to:

  • Talent Management & Succession Planning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Organizational Design
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Change Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Global Business Development
  • Executive Search & Talent Acquisition
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Education, University of Delaware
  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner


  • Johnson & Johnson Standard of Leadership Awards: awarded multiple times for exemplary performance and major contributions, above and beyond, to the business
  • YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award: honors women who have excelled and made significant contributions to industry; nominated by Johnson & Johnson
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