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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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.

Kate Shahid, Regional Events Co-ordinator, Association for Coaching

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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