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About Dr. Els van der Helm, Sleep Expert and Founder of Shleep

Shleep serves global clients, both businesses and leaders, to help improve their performance through better sleep management. Some clients have included Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, Facebook, Spotify, SwissRe, Takeda, and WHO.

Prior to founding Shleep, Els van der Helm worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company for over two years. There she combined her passion for leadership development and sleep management by establishing training programs for McKinsey consultants and clients. Her research was published in the McKinsey Quarterly and Harvard Business Review.

Els had extensively researched sleep prior to joining McKinsey. In her Master’s in Neurosciences, she studied the effect of sleep on memory (Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences) and emotional processing (Harvard Medical School). As a Fulbright scholar, she studied the effects of sleep on the brain during her PhD in Psychology (University of California Berkeley), resulting in peer-reviewed articles in Current Biology, PLoS One, Psychological Bulletin, SLEEP, PNAS and several book chapters.


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