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

The evaluation and analysis undertaken by Julie provides valuable evidence of the significant impact the project has had on domestic abuse training provision in the Northumbria region. Julie was very easy to work with!  Professional, flexible and accommodating to a number of adjustments that needed to happen.  I felt confident throughout the project that Julie was able to organise and analyse the large amounts of information I sent to her on a regular basis which meant I could forget about it and focus on developing the training! A pleasure to work with.

Consultancy client, public sector

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The action learning set that I participated in earlier this year was a revelation. It worked so well for me and I do believe for the other participants too. This is because Julie is a super host keeping us on track whilst allowing time for personalities to shine through too. Julie is well organised, calm, warm and witty….that works for me!
I’m very happy to recommend Julie as a facilitator of learning sets, as a trainer and as a coach.

Lin Simmonds