The focus groups that Julie facilitated were incredibly well managed. When discussing more sensitive topics the space always felt respectful, safe and engaging. All of us were able to speak, without feeling pressured to do so.
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 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.
I’ve been working with Julie since 2013 and over those five years I’ve been impressed by her thoughtful and positive approach to each project she’s been involved with, whatever her role. Julie has a strong commitment to, and expertise in equality, diversity and inclusion – she has a high level of knowledge and understanding, and applies the principles to the work she undertakes. Julie is particularly well-versed in gender and LGBT equality; I’ve seen her address these in a wide range of formal and informal learning situations. She is good at listening, paying attention to different suggestions and always treats people respectfully. Julie is a great colleague with genuine warmth and integrity.
I really value working with Julie, and I’m happy to recommend her – I’m certainly looking forward to our next joint project!
I have known Julie Scanlon for a number of years and have worked with her on several initiatives, including facilitating digital story-telling workshops with local women and the programming and running of seminars and screenings focused on aspects of women’s experience, including issues of sex, sexuality and voice. Julie is a brilliant and insightful colleague who puts people at their ease and brings out the best in them by being empathic and approachable but also highly professional, an enviable set of characteristics and skills which are crucial for success in her chosen field of training, facilitation and coaching.
I attended Julie’s session on Gender and Coaching at the Coaching Exchange in Newcastle. I found the session really informative and helpful – it made me reflect on my own experience and on issues I come up against regularly in my work as a coach and supervisor. Julie’s approach is inclusive and thought-provoking, with a touch of humour, which helped to make the environment a safe one to discuss potentially difficult issues. She’s also clearly an expert on her subject.
I would certainly recommend anyone to attend one of her workshops or events.
Julie has contributed to The Fed’s work, delivering consultation focus groups for our work with the NHS, designing and delivering learning experiences for students and teachers for our work with the Government Equalities Office. Her contributions have been knowledgeable, engaging, and challenging when necessary. Her style is calm and relaxed but focused and she connects and inspires participants.
Evaluations have been very positive and clients have come back for more.