Helen Lucas 

Helen helps leaders and their teams use communication to build more effective working relationships with the media, clients and colleagues.

She has 16 years’ experience preparing executives for an array of thought leadership opportunities, including team communication, broadcast, radio and print media, board-level presentations and pitches. Before becoming a communications consultant, she spent 10 years as a financial journalist and editor in London and New York.

Helen’s distinctive approach helps people achieve their individual or team purpose through the many ways they communicate. The result is greater clarity, authenticity and conviction, leading to more trusting and effective working relationships.

She has coached senior executives and their direct reports in dozens of institutions across banks, professional services firms and private equity companies, including Montagu Private Equity, Beazley and S&P Global.

Her workshops and coaching sessions maximise interactivity and sharpen skills through the use of realistic role play and targeted video-taped exercises supported by enlightening media clips. She encourages participants to raise their game through wit, warmth and empathy while steadily building their confidence.

  • Director, Communications Means
  • Former financial journalist and US editor, International Financing Review (IFR)
  • Training in psychometric tools, including DISC
  • Counselling training from WPF
  • BA in English and Drama


Jeremy Adams jeremy adams

Jeremy has 14 years' experience helping executives define and showcase what makes their organisation stand out from the crowd. He helps his clients make the greatest positive impact through presentations, speeches, pitches and in speaking to the media.

Jeremy draws on his 10 years of business journalism experience to help clients build sharp, memorable content that clients can deliver with confidence. He prepares individuals for any communication challenge that moves forward their vision or project.

As well as working with leaders at blue chip finance firms and global businesses, he also assists non-profits, politicians and small businesses.

He has worked extensively with BlackRock, S&P Global, UBS, the author and economist Dambisa Moyo and supported the Nature Conservancy and UK Sport. He has acted as adviser to Baroness (Tessa) Jowell, the former cabinet minister.

Previously he was a financial journalist at Financial News as banking editor and New York correspondent, covering mergers and acquisitions, Wall Street corruption and the fall out from the Dotcom collapse. He also worked for International Financing Review (IFR), covering credit markets and the LBO boom, and Euromoney.

  • Director, Communications Means
  • 14 years of experience in communications coaching
  • Former financial journalist and banking editor, Financial News
  • Training in psychometric tools, including DISC
  • BA in Modern European Studies (majoring Economics and Spanish) UCL


Julian Lewis

Julian is a strategic communication consultant with extensive experience in financial writing, editing, media coaching and research management. He has developed expertise in commercial use of social media, including Twitter and LinkedIn. He has worked as a consultant since 2003 after 14 years in financial journalism and investment banking. Clients he has worked with include Absolute Strategy Research, BlackRock and JP Morgan Asset Management.

During his career, Julian has trained hundreds of analysts of some 20 nationalities through editing, co-writing, one-to-one coaching and peer review. He has also run production and global distribution programmes of 1,000-plus research reports per year, established equity research policies and served on a group investment committee.

Julian began his career as a staff writer and head of research for Euromoney. He holds an MA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University, undertook postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge and completed an Executive MBA with distinction at the University of Bath

  • Financial writer, editor and coach
  • Social media advisor
  • Former financial journalist and editor - IFR, Euromoney
  • MBA (Distinction), University of Bath
  • MA Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Oxford 


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Communication Means Limited 
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London EC2N 2AT

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About us


helenlucasHelen Lucas helps leaders and senior managers use communication to build more effective relationships with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders, including the media.


jeremy adamsJeremy Adams is an experienced communications advisor and coach to business executives, non-profits and politicians.


Our approach


All our small group workshops and one to one sessions are structured with rigour, but low on theory and designed to engage sceptical participants.

Our sessions are fast-paced and challenging, with extensive use of video rehearsal and feedback. Participants will learn to distil and disseminate their key ideas using our proprietary message development tool.

We adapt the sessions according to the ability and requirements of the executives – and according to specific upcoming communication challenges, which we can plan for in the pre-session call.