About Life Works Well

HR isn’t fluff. In fact, it’s one of the most important things to ‘get right’ if you want to scale up into a strong and healthy business – and we’re here to help you do it.

I’m Helen Patterson, an experienced HR professional, trained lawyer – and the consultant behind Life Works Well. I specialize in helping small businesses (of 30 to 50 employees) create programs and a culture that attract and retain the best and propel growth.


Helen is a super passionate, totally engrossing character who reminds us all constantly what it's all about. Her healthy approach to business, law and compliance makes her insights invaluable and understandable. She takes the complex landscape of HR compliance and turns it into something real and practical. Makes it relatable. Makes it urgent. And makes it important.

-Heather Haslam, ADP