Testimonials

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I consulted Julie for career coaching, as I was considering whether to consider pursuing a career in academia or looking elsewhere. Julie’s thoughtful questioning and listening skills helped me clarify my ideas and consider my options in a supportive and gently challenging environment. I am now happy with my career direction of travel.

I would be happy to recommend her to others.

Anonymous coaching client

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I reached out to Julie because I was feeling stuck and unhappy in my career but was struggling with the confidence to try something new. Coaching with Julie gave me the space to consider happier alternatives, and to consider my strengths and transferrable skills. Our sessions also gave me a much clearer understanding of my priorities and helped to to feel that I had choices. Sessions were challenging but rewarding and helped me to feel that I was moving forwards.

I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who is ready for a career change but isn’t sure how to make the first step.

Nicky – career transition to charity sector

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We commissioned Julie to facilitate Allyship Training for Newcastle University in July 2021. Julie was easy to work with at every stage of the process, taking time to really understand our needs and find flexible, pragmatic solutions. It was clear that Julie had a wealth of knowledge and experience in EDI to call upon and was able to address any queries or anxieties sensitively through her previous experience of working in HE. Julie and her co-facilitator Justine designed and delivered very thought provoking and interactive virtual sessions which received great feedback.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julie and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Julie Bullimore, Organisational Development Lead, Newcastle University

We invited Julie to be a guest speaker at one of our virtual meet-ups of our ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the North East’ networking group. These sessions are designed to create a safe space for business leaders and senior HR professionals to expand learning into disparate and under-represented backgrounds, and what steps businesses can take to foster a fully inclusive workspace.

Julie was a highly engaging and thought provoking speaker, demonstrating authenticity and a genuine passion for her subject. The presentation was not only personal but also supported by research and data from a wide range of credible sources. We recommend Julie as a specialist in her field, bringing her academic background to her coaching and training consultancy.

Julie Mordue, Marketing Manager, NRG and greenbean RPO

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

Thanks to Julie for her support in reviewing and developing our approach to engagement with academic colleagues at Manchester Met. during the COVID pandemic. Her ability to quickly understand our context and translate a huge volume of complex information into meaningful content were incredibly valuable to us. Julie was a pleasure to work with and incredibly flexible in supporting our needs.

Samuel McVaigh, Assistant Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Manchester Metropolitan University

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I consulted Julie because I was considering career change and didn’t know where to begin. I’m so glad to have had this coaching. Each session was tailored perfectly to my needs. Julie encouraged and enabled me to think properly through the issues I was grappling with. This was challenging – but also enjoyable! The coaching was everything I expected and more, and left me with a much greater understanding of my interests, priorities and needs. Attending these sessions was a remarkably illuminating and productive process.

I have already recommended Julie to several colleagues.

Lucy, coaching client

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Julie’s workshop on ‘Privilege’ was powerful. I advocate and advise on EDI myself so was taken by surprise by the very emotional response it evoked in me. It cemented my resolve and sense of responsibility to challenge bias in myself as well as in others. Her methods and interactions create a safe space where delegates are challenged. She shows how privilege creates context and affects all our human interactions.

Highly recommended.

Kate Cairns, Cairns Consultancy

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I participated in an action learning set facilitated by Julie in spring 2020 and it was brilliant – really enjoyable and I got a huge amount out of it. Julie is such a wonderful facilitator – she immediately puts you at ease and is a very supportive, calming and inclusive presence, who enables you to feel relaxed and able to share and constructively explore problems you are experiencing, whilst always listening carefully and making you think with insightful questions and observations. She has an excellent knowledge of issues of power, inequality and oppression which you can tell also influences her skilled facilitation.

I can highly recommend working with her and I have learnt a lot from doing so.

Dr Stephen Burrell, Assistant Professor (Research), Durham University

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Julie developed and delivered a series of bespoke workshops for us on Leading ED&I Change. Her skilful and sensitive facilitation made these a great success. Julie creates a supportive and respectful space in which everyone’s perspectives and experiences are valued, enabling productive conversations about sensitive topics in a non-judgemental and open manner. All attendees agreed that Julie’s workshops were very valuable in allowing us to develop and reflect upon our ED&I work in a safe and supportive environment. Julie’s warmth, humour and experience made these workshops the highlight of my week!

Katy Jenkins, Northumbria University