ABOUT THOMAS & HELENA VERNHOLM
Thomas Vernholm BIOGRAPHY:
Thomas is at the core a visionary who is born and raised in Denmark and has more than two decades of personal experience from various aspects of business, non-profit leadership and social impact investments.
Navigating foreign markets has taught Thomas to leverage effective communication and cross-cultural understanding, to not only build internal teams from scratch, but to develop exclusive partnerships with some of the biggest companies in Scandinavia both from the private, public and non-profit sector. Thomas is driven by a genuine interest in sustainable development in all aspects of business and organization which he brings to the foundation and the projects along with his strong sales and marketing techniques.
Thomas’s purpose in everything that he does is to empower people’s lives by helping them transform their lives in every area through proven, value-driven principles and resources. He holds the firm belief that in order to be able to achieve greatness for a greater purpose, one must first become an excellent leader of themselves in order to have the positive and powerful influence on society one wishes to have. Thomas’s vision is to provide long term and lasting changes through his ventures and the initiatives that he supports. Together with his Swedish wife Helena Vernholm he is partner and co- founder of their value-driven family companies Pérola Gloriosa, a real estate company developing affordable and sustainable housing and Limitation Slayer Leadership, a leadership consultancy and entrepreneurial training center.
Thomas was called in 2021 to plant a Christian Assembly in Algarve, Portugal and is the Pastor and one of the Church planters of the Scandinavian and English speaking International Church in Portimão, Portugal named New Heart New Spirit Alpha Omega Holy Assembly (NHNSAOHA). Thomas is also the Co-founder and the Vice Chairman for Empowering Millions Tanzania Foundation that was incorporated in 2021.
Thomas’s vision is a society without lack of life essential necessities and where affordable and sustainable housing, resources, training, and education is available in abundance to all.
Helena Vernholm Biography:
Helena is a senior Commercial and non-profit leader as well as a Ministry leader with a passion for people and a track record of exceeding targets by creating value and driving sustainable growth.
Having developed expertise in IT technology, sales, business management and commercial leadership, Helena’s management philosophy balances meeting business goals with proper people development, training and motivation.
Her international experience of twenty years, includes managerial positions, managing agile deliveries of business solutions, services and strategies from both Australia and Scandinavia in the finance, investment and IT sector, where she has worked for companies and known brands such as the St. George Bank in Sydney, Australia, The European Agency in Sweden, Google AdWords, Secorio, Symantec, and Verisign in Denmark. She is also a proud member and a certified speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team.
Today Helena feels blessed to bring her skills to leadership in the non-profit industry. Her main mission and passion is to lead others to live empowered victorious lives and achieve greatness for a greater purpose that will have a positive impact on the world. Helena brings her extensive experience and genuine interest in developing organizations and people to the foundation, ensuring that projects serve the purpose of the foundation.
Helena has a multicultural background, with close family in both Sweden, Denmark and Tanzania. She is married to Thomas Vernholm who is also her partner in charity and business and together they have their value-driven family companies Pérola Gloriosa, which focuses on developing and providing real estate in a sustainable and ethical way. In addition to that they are the Co-founders of their value driven leadership consultancy and entrepreneurial training center Limitation Slayer Leadership, which vision is to serve, educate, equip and provide the support and resources needed to build and prepare aspiring community leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs and influencers to perform at a sustainable and excellent level in Portugal, Tanzania and other developing countries in Africa and around the world.
Helena is also one of the Church planters of New Heart New Spirit Alpha Omega Holy Assembly (NHNSAOHA), which is an Scandinavian and English speaking International Church in Portimão, Algarve, Portugal. Helena is also the Chairperson for the Foundation Empowering Millions Tanzania Foundation that was incorporated in 2021.