About Helen Getzkin

A leader in executive job search and coaching expert with thirty years of experience, specializing in C-suite placements in Finance, IT, Human Resources, General Management, Communications, Technology, Business Analytics, and Operations across a broad range of global industries.


Consulting Partner, Executive Transition & Coaching, Hockenberg Search
Executive Career Transition, Job Search Coaching, Corporate Outplacement
10653 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 220, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Helen helps executive leaders redefine their brand.

Helen’s clients value her deep insights into their unique leadership abilities, values, motivations and career aspirations. Through individualized one-on-one coaching, Helen helps her clients zero in on their greatest strengths, refine their leadership goals, and define their ideal employer and work environment.

But Helen also knows you can’t attract the interest of today’s top employers if you can’t promote your brand.

This is a time of rich opportunity at the executive leadership level. But it’s also a highly competitive, technology driven market. An old school resume, inconsistent social media presence, depleted professional network, or rusty interviewing skills can undermine your brand. If it’s been a few years since you’ve changed employers, the skill set you used to present to the public – and the way you’re used to presenting it – are ready for radical repackaging. Helen teaches her clients how to present their best selves to the marketplace with updated, compelling marketing strategies, tools and communication skills.

Helen has placed hundreds of senior executives in high impact positions.

Known for her sincere commitment to her clients’ success, Helen is a recognized leader in placing C-level and director level executives, particularly in the roles of Finance, IT, Human Resources, General Management, Communications, Business Analytics and Operations. She is a national employment expert within the Financial Services, SaaS Technology, Industrial, Healthcare, Food, Consumer Goods and Non-Profit sectors. Prior to joining Hockenberg Search, Helen was an Associate Partner with DHR International, specializing in Retained Executive Search engagements. Before that, she was a Partner with TRS Executive Search, where she spearheaded the establishment of a new Retained Executive Search practice for a prominent staffing company. Prior to that, she spent fourteen years as Managing Associate with Korn Ferry as a successful executive recruiter in all functional disciplines across multiple global industries. She also spent eight years as Talent Acquisition Manager for Norwest/Wells Fargo, where she was a trusted advisor to the executive leadership team, leading a recruitment team and overseeing full cycle talent acquisition.

Helen holds a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has served on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Governance and Compensation Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota.

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