Welcome

Welcome to my website…..Thanks for stopping by!

I set up my business in training, facilitation and coaching in 2017, after over fourteen years working as an academic. I draw on my academic expertise and experience to offer training and consultancy around gender and LGBT equality and inclusion to organisations and groups in the private, public or voluntary sector. I gained a coaching qualification in 2017 and offer professional-development coaching within organisations as well as to individuals. I am based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK but happily work more widely.

I hope you enjoy having a look around the website. If you have any queries or are interested in working together, please get in touch. I look forward to our conversation!

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

 

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On ‘Being an LGBT Ally’ Workshop:

I learnt so much from The LGBT ally workshop ran by Julie, she had the in depth knowledge to help me think about things in a different way.  It was really good having the opportunity to ask difficult questions, without being judged or made to feel silly or awkward.  It also made me think about my own values and opinions.

The workshop was interactive and fun and gave a good perspective of what our LGBT community go through in their daily lives and how we can help.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the LGBT ally workshop ran by Julie without reservation. It was a great success and our staff left the workshop a lot more knowledgeable about the LGBT community.

Jacqui Danks, Human Resources Officer and PA to Chief Executive/Director of Operations, NE Business and Innovation Centre

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Career coaching with Julie has made me realise that I have choices about my career and that I can make changes if I want to. Reflecting on my values and my goals has been a real eye-opener.  I no longer judge ‘success’ in institutional terms and instead, I think about what success means to me personally. I no longer think simply in terms of what my work wants out of me but what I want out of my work.

Julie is an attentive and sensitive listener. She provides a friendly, safe and confidential space for reflection and she shows you how to take practical steps towards achieving your goals.

Julie works with you to find out exactly what it is you want out of your career – whether you want to change career or whether you simply want to change the way you work.

Victoria, coaching client