Kudos from Clients

Comments from a few happy clients


Helen [Wilkie] worked with us to create a 20-chapter book based on the BusinessCast podcast, Canada’s leading podcast for entrepreneurs…Helen’s task was to digest each episode and extract the key message from each business story — and to do so in a compelling and engaging way. Helen was completely up-to-the-task, and fulfilled her mandate beyond expectations. She was pleasant to work with, extremely timely with her deliverables, and open to discussion along the way.

I highly recommend Helen for writing and copywriting tasks. She understands the authoring process and provides results that speak to your audience.

Robert Gold MBA, FCPA, FCA
Managing Partner, Bennett Gold LLP Chartered Accountants, Toronto

We worked with Helen to provide additional copy writing for our new website. Despite some very tight deadlines and challenging technical content, Helen was able to meet our long list of requirements on time. She was very professional and a pleasure to work with.

Heather MacDonald-Santiago
Director, Marketing & Communications at Crowe Soberman LLP, Toronto

I first met Helen Wilkie when she was a keynote speaker at the national conference of the Association for Accounting Marketing back in 2000 in Toronto. During her passionate closing address to the attendees, she gave inspiring advice to get a “butt-kicking” buddy. I found a buddy that day and the relationship still serves me to this day. I highly recommend Helen as a motivational and informative speaker based on her enthusiastic speaking style, her ability to reach people through wonderful story telling and her expansive life experience – which she wears so well!

Lisa Tierney
Marketing Strategist, Executive Coach, Speaker & Author, Philadelphia

I hired Helen as a communications coach and she has helped me take my public speaking and presentation skills to another level. She has given me tools for developing any type of speaking engagement and has helped me with my use of visual aids. I no longer need to rely on notes when making a one-hour presentation. With Helen’s guidance, my presentations have become more entertaining and professional. Helen’s services are an excellent investment in your business and yourself.

Robin Taub CPA, CA
Financial literacy consultant, best-selling author, blogger, professional speaker, media spokesperson, Toronto

I first caught wind of Helen through her excellent book “Make Your Words Count: a short painless guide to business writing for Accountants”… I invited Helen to be a guest speaker at the Partner Bootcamp. Helen got us all thinking about how we communicate with clients, suppliers, the CRA and others. Her expertise is unquestionable, her talent for public speaking obvious and her passion for her work just oozes through her words. Great job, Helen.

Steve McIntyre-Smith
Principal of Canada’s Leading consulting boutique for public accounting firms, Toronto

Helen took my dense, wordy copy and somehow communicated all the essential elements in a bright, airy manner. She got right to the heart of the message and made it more compelling for the reader — which helps turn lookers into buyers. I will definitely work with Helen again.

Bill Hogg
Business consultant and professional speaker, Toronto

Helen helped instill logic and colour in a presentation. Over four well-planned sessions, she guided me to craft, polish and deliver an engaging presentation that would have lacked lustre if it wasn’t for her. She is extremely insightful, patient, encouraging and gets results every step of the way. Thanks, Helen!

Evelyn Chau
Communications Training and Presentation Coach, Toronto

Helen has provided me with great advice on how to improve my writing skills. I highly recommend her services.

Frederic Pansieri
Director, Commodity Taxes at Crowe Soberman LLP, Toronto

Helen Wilkie of MHW Communications is fantastic! Helen led our tax department of a Big 4 accounting firm through a series of classes where we learned to be better writers, to write business reports that are worth reading and easily understood. Helen taught us how to edit our own work and write more effectively with our clients in mind. Let Helen teach you the lost art of writing and your clients, readers and friends will thank you!

Matthew Wall
Transfer Pricing Expert, Toronto

I has been a pleasure working with Helen over the past two years. She has helped us implement business writing training into our firm professional development curriculum. She has been able to make us better professionals.

Marc Rouleau, formerly of Welch LLP, Ottawa

Helen delivered a series of communications workshops for Deloitte that I both attended and co-ordinated. Helen has deep subject matter expertise, is a dynamic speaker and presenter, provides great follow-up and adds a lot of value with materials that she has personally authored. Not only that, she’s got a super personality and is a pleasure to work with. Thank you Helen!

Darcie Clark
Creator of meaningful, memorable, measurable learning experiences

Helen conducted her popular “Business Writing for Accountants” course for us while I was with Soberman. The course is not only tailored for accountants, but also customized for each client, so the content was meaningful for our participants. The program was very well received, not only for its content but also because of Helen’s lively delivery style. I am confident that anyone who takes it will become a better accountant as a result.

Denise Osorio
Director of the Foundation for Accounting Education at the New York State Society of CPAs

I hired Helen to provide a communication themed keynote presentation to audiences ranging from 50 to 350 and I have to say in all aspects Helen delivered! The presentation was tailored to our audience (payroll professionals — members of The Canadian Payroll Association) and the audiences couldn’t wait to take home the tailored information postcard so they could implement her teachings in their workplace and personal life.

Kristina Bruce, CMP
Meeting and Event Planner at The Canadian Payroll Association, Toronto

I have worked with Helen on two jobs to date. The results have been excellent! She writes with the client / customer clearly in focus. I have no hesitation in recommending her for her skills, expertise and integrity.

Jonathan Tucker CPA, CA, LPA, Tucker Professional Corporation,Toronto and London

I have used Helen Wilkie twice with her 90 Minute Author series, and I have every intention of hiring her again. The entire process is simple, easy to follow and before you know it, you have a book in your hands. I have written several books and working with Helen has made the process far easier than I could have anticipated (or experienced in the past). She is a pleasure to work with, provides quick results and a professional product in the end.

Rhonda Scharf, Professional speaker, Ottawa

Helen gave a memorable presentation on grammar and effective writing back when I was an articling student and I was pleased to bring her in for a similar session for the associates at Bennett Jones. She got great reviews!

Neil Guthrie
Director, Professional Development (Ontario), Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto