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.