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 someone to help you with qualitative research or evaluation?

If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, you’re in the right place!

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 on a variety of diversity and inclusion topics from introductory levels to more in-depth workshops or programmes. My particular specialism is women in the workplace and LGBT inclusion. I work with 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 and find out how we might work 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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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

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Julie fostered a very safe atmosphere of positivity during the ‘Resolutions Retreat’ I attended, and she really helped me to think about my goals, aspirations, and why this is my career. The conversations were lively but incredibly respectful – not always something I’m used to at work. It was really important to get together with like-minded women, of different ages, experience, and backgrounds, and really heartening to know we often share similar stories. I was especially interested in the match or mismatch with an ‘institutional message’, and how to navigate that in terms of my own ethics. The most important thing though, was that Julie helped us all explore different perspectives, and learn new things about ourselves.

Claire, Women in Academia Resolutions Retreat participant