Abtour earned a Bachelor in Science in Anthropology, specializing in Ethnology, from Université De Montréal in Montreal, Canada in 1983. Throughout her studies she understood the beauty of human’s versatility and their similarities in their core behaviors and feelings. In 1990, Helene began her career in Lebanon as the founder of “Patatarte” creative workshops for children. In 2007, Helene started her own coaching practice in Personal Transformation after earning her integrative life coaching certification in San Diego, California, in the US, with the world-renowned self-help expert Debbie Ford. Over the years, Helene worked passionately helping her clients maximize their skills and shift their mindset for a better life. She was hosted on radio and TV shows on several occasions, shedding light on how to overcome personal and family issues. Helene customizes modules for organizations according to her clients needs. Her approach is heart centered on positive thinking, improving communication, self-discovery, team building, leadership skills. Her clients, from all over the world, are coached in English, French or Arabic. Helene founded her Career Guidance practice, collaborating closely with the best universities in Europe. Now, she has expanded her network worldwide and offers services to students seeking to further their education at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She serves her clients in personal development and promotes education in the public sector in Lebanon, UAE and Syria. Helene is also a part-time ceramic artist; and is involved with NGOs, working on children’s development and personal transformation.