Welcome

Have you landed on this page because you:

  • want to enhance your organisation’s equality, inclusion and diversity?
  • want to develop yourself or your team professionally through coaching?
  • want to find someone to help you with research or evaluation?

If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, GREAT – get in touch to check my availability.

To introduce myself, I set up my business 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 offer a range of consultancy, too, from undertaking research, impact evaluation work to advisory roles. I am based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK but happily work more widely.

Please have a look around the website. To check my availability, 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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The Resolutions Retreat proved to be exactly what I need during this particularly difficult year. Whatever apprehensions I had about working with people I did not know soon vanished and we had some great discussions.  Working with specific techniques and guided activities, we were able to clarify what we need for ourselves going forward.  At the same time, we shared many realities of being women in academia. What a joy to be allowed to acknowledge that without feeling apologetic.  Julie is a skilled facilitator and incredibly good at creating a supportive, inclusive and mutually respectful space. I came away with renewed sense of purpose and a plan to keep my own work ‘front and centre’.

Much appreciated !! 

Dr Sheila Quaid, on Women in Academia Resolutions Retreat

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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