I have known Julie Scanlon for a number of years and have worked with her on several initiatives, including facilitating digital story-telling workshops with local women and the programming and running of seminars and screenings focused on aspects of women’s experience, including issues of sex, sexuality and voice. Julie is a brilliant and insightful colleague who puts people at their ease and brings out the best in them by being empathic and approachable but also highly professional, an enviable set of characteristics and skills which are crucial for success in her chosen field of training, facilitation and coaching.
I enlisted Julie as a keynote speaker for a high profile regional coaching CPD workshop. Julie facilitated a hugely informative and participative workshop, succeeding to positively engage a group of over 35 HR professionals. Whilst Julie is clearly an expert in her field, she is unassuming and warm with it. All participants were comfortable to explore their own unconscious bias and share lots of personal insights with one another during the session, which made for a great learning experience. The session evaluations were fantastic, reflecting the effort and approach taken by Julie. The only suggestions for enhancement is that people wanted more!
I would highly recommend Julie to anybody who is looking to develop individual and organisational understanding of gender and LGBT equality, she really is the go-to expert in this field and a genuinely lovely person to deal with.