Coaching

What is coaching?

Put simply, coaching may be described as a series of purposeful conversations. Coaching encourages and supports an individual to explore options, decide on ways forward and take action to attain their goals. Coaching can be a powerful tool in helping people to draw on their greatest resource: themselves.

What kind of coaching do I offer?

I specialise in professional development coaching, executive coaching, career development and career change coaching. Previous clients have worked on issues such as career direction, values determination, time management, prioritisation and tackling unhelpful behaviour patterns.  

Who do I work with?

I offer coaching to individuals on a 1-2-1 basis as well as to organisations, businesses and third sector organisations that wish to support and to develop staff in line with their  organisational goals.

What happens?

Coaching usually takes place over a defined period of time within a defined number of sessions. These parameters are discussed according to individual needs, agreed and a contract signed.

My coaching qualifications

I have an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring and am a Member of the Association for Coaching, the UK’s leading professional coaching body. Membership entails subscribing to the AfC’s code of professional practice.

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How do I find out more?

If you are wondering if coaching is right for you or if you have questions or queries, please contact me for an informal chat. I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials from previous clients

“Years spent in a stressful and panic-ridden workplace had made me unhappy and insecure, with the negative effects going way beyond my working life.  I left that job but had no focus, direction or confidence.  Coaching with Julie enabled me to gain perspective, and to reappraise my skills and strengths away from that working environment.  I am now working more effectively, and much more happily.”

“I decided to consult Julie as I felt I had got into a rut with my work, and that my work-life balance was not what it should be. The sessions with Julie were adapted perfectly to my needs, and left me with a much clearer understanding of my priorities, as well as equipping me with strategies for making better decisions with regards to work and personal life. I would highly recommend Julie as a coach to anyone who feels the need to review their choices and priorities!”

“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.”

 

I am who I am, doing what I came to do.
Audre Lorde