Helen L. Callier
Small Business Owner, Author, Speaker, Small Business Confidence Coach
Helen Callier, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Six Sigma Black Belt, began her career in Corporate America working for some of the top Fortune 500 Petrochemical and Industrial companies in the world. While serving as an Executive Staff Technical Manager of a Plastics Division of GE, Helen traveled extensively throughout North America, including Canada, Mexico and Central America and had technical unit responsibilities in South America.
While with GE, she embedded in her DNA to always be marketing and even if you’re an Engineer in front of the customer, be marketing because business – even big business like GE – is about relationships. This business experience combined with growing up in a family business fueled Helen’s energies and shaped not only her marketing skills, but honed Helen’s abilities to nurture customer relationships.
Successful Small and Woman-owned Business Owner
Helen knows first-hand how to steer and sustain a successful small business over the $1 million revenue threshold. From flying high working in GE’s Jack Welch organization to teetering on the brink of failure as a small business owner to now recognized as a small business success story, Helen, with over 10 years in business, 2 offices, and over 30 employees, has touched the lives of thousands of small business owners and helped them on their path of success.
Helen Callier and Jack Welch, Former General Electric CEO
An Award Winning Small Business Owner
Helen is President of Bradlink LLC, a go to Technical Services Firm providing Program Management, Facilities Design, Fare Revenue, and Operations / Maintenance services primarily in the Transit and Aviation markets. Headquartered in Kingwood, Texas, Helen has led Bradlink to be recognized as a small business success story and has received several business community awards.
- 2012 – METRO Small Business Success Story
- 2012 – Houston area Business Journal as a Top Woman-owned Company
- 2011 – Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC Affiliate) as an (E-10) Minority Business of Excellence
- 2011 – AMAC Organization of the Year (Aviation)
- 2011 – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advocate of the Year by Houston Airport System
- 2010 – Outstanding Minority and Woman-owned Professional Services Company by City of Houston
- 2010 – METRO Transit Authority as Small Business Success Story
Helen Callier, Bradlink receiving the HMSDC E-10 Award
Helen is branded as a “giver” and mentors many small, minority, women and Veteran-owned businesses in overcoming challenges and looking at scenarios creatively in order to still march toward their small business goal and make a difference in the marketplace in which they serve. Helen has volunteered for over 7 years for Government Procurement Connections (GPC), a nonprofit organization that helps small, minority, women-owned and Veteran businesses make connections with government agencies – Federal, State, local, large primes, plus obtain information on upcoming contracts. Helen serves as Chair of GPC’s 2012 and 2013 conference for small businesses.
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Some interview topics are:
- How to Go From Being a Small Business Rookie to Playing on the A-team
- Why are Women-Owned Businesses Growing Faster than Male Owned Businesses… Yet Make Less Money
- Why is the Buffet Line Empty? How Most Small Business Owners are Going Hungry When They Could be “Chowing Down” on Government Contracts
- Your Money is in the Follow-up: The Why, When, Where, Who, What, and How to Follow up for Small Businesses
- 5 Secret Small Business Shoestring Marketing Strategies