Written Testimonials

I’m passionate about the work that I do as a coach and facilitator.  I work with my clients to identify key strengths and target the areas for growth that will make the biggest difference to their performance and leadership, or quality of life. These testimonials are evidence of the impact of coaching, as described by clients.

Julie asked the ‘right questions’ that made me go into previous issues or concerns and work through these to become stronger, more confident in myself and my own abilities.

Julie was amazing. The time spent with her over the phone was extremely valuable. She allowed me to reflect, and provided resources related to what was discussed. She had this ability to make me feel comfortable and allowed me to really open up to discuss and reflect.”
Child Care Centre Director (2020)

“Julie was able to work with me to create a safe space, allowed me time to reflect and clarify my thinking when needed and asked the ‘right questions’ that made me go into previous issues or concerns and work through these to become stronger, more confident in myself and my own abilities. Julie worked with me throughout what had been a difficult time in my life personally and professionally and the skills that I was able to gain through the sessions, reading and conversations have allowed me to make great gains in my life and take risks with great rewards. I could not be more positive of my experience … The skills that I have gained allowed me to have courage to continue to be passionate as an educator, the confidence to not be scared to make mistakes, the inner strength to not question my every move and the resilience and relentlessness in pursuing my dream job, as a school Principal which I did get!”
School Principal, South Australia (2020)

Julie is empathetic and insightful, providing sensitive and sound approaches with deep experience of the tertiary education sector.”
Professor and Director of a National Centre, Australian University (2019)

Julie helped me to improve, make better decisions, to reflect on my actions and behaviour, and to analyse how to work better with others.

“We often do not get the time to sit and speak to someone who has outside eyes. Having the opportunity to talk issues or hurdles through and have someone coach you, often helped in reaching my own desirable outcome without someone telling me how to do it. Julie at times allowed me to vent but then probed me for solutions, this often allowed me to think more logically and reframe at times how I was going about things.”

Deputy Principal, NSW (2019)

“Julie is an absolutely fabulous coach”.
Deputy Principal, NSW (2019)

“Julie was an amazing support. She catered for my needs during every coaching session. Probing my thoughts and making me think deeper about current situations and also projecting into the future. Her clarifying questions required me to reflect and take note of my actions. I valued my sessions with Julie and she is a wealth of knowledge”.
Preschool Director, South Australia (2019)

Julie was able to get me to reflect on my leadership performance and improve my leadership style.

“Julie was able to get me to reflect on my leadership performance and improve my leadership style. I always came away from the session motivated and committed to change my practice.”
Deputy Principal, South Australian High School (2019)

“I really valued and enjoyed our sessions, they came just at the right time for me … The sessions really clarified for me what I should be focusing on and why I feel so happy and motivated when I am drawing on my strengths. I also really valued the advice on how to get to the next stages of my career – identifying key attributes of a potential mentor and what I might focus on for a long-term career goal. All these things have motivated me and given me confidence.” 

Senior Project Manager, Multinational Engineering Firm (2018)

It was wonderful to have Julie as my coach, she made me feel a million times capable.  Her charisma, flexibility especially with schedules was amazing, thus leaving me on the other side of the phone line feeling like just not an item to be ticked off, but a treasure. I always looked forward to our sessions together.  Thank you Julie.
Clinical Nurse Manager, Aged Care (2018)

“At the crossroads of my career, Julie reignited my passion for what I do and refocused me on the 3 absolute key areas I want my team to over deliver on. I have a renewed confidence in my own ability and some new tools to remove my anxiety around managing millennial staff and growing my team.”
General Manager, Multinational Media Company (2018)

At the crossroads of my career, Julie reignited my passion for what I do.

I’d lost my mojo; Julie set me on a path to get it back.  She listened. She challenged. She armed me with tools. She broadened my thinking about my life, my work and ultimately, myself. Our coaching sessions made what had been a muddle in my head keeping me awake at night, merge in to a clear way forward. And I’m grateful for that.”

Director, Australian University (2017)

“I was stuck in my business, loving what I was doing but exhausted and feeling trapped. I had no focus and wasn’t sure where to turn next. Through a coaching session with the gentle, calm and super patient Julie I feel centred, energised, relieved and ready to take action on my business again. Julie created a lovely safe, nurturing space where I felt unjudged, clear and decisive. Simple, effective and clear coaching and with an accountability catch-up with Julie booked in soon I’m very excited to be moving forward again. Thank you Julie.”

Small Business Owner, Adelaide (2016)

“Julie has given me simple, clear advice and ideas which have improved my ability to organise myself and get more done, more quickly. She has also helped me focus on aspects of my life and activity in a productive way. The results at the end have helped make improvements to my life. You could not ask for more than that.”
Executive Officer, Foreign Affairs and Trade (2014)

Julie’s coaching so far has proved invaluable to me.

 “My career path has never been so clear thanks to the support and guidance provided to me by my career coach, Julie Lines. Julie has coached me through mapping out my ideas of possible career paths, based on my personality and strengths. Julie’s coaching has given me the confidence to take this step in my life. I highly recommend her to others as an exceptional career coach.” 

Executive Assistant, Australian University (2014)

Julie’s coaching so far has proved invaluable to me. Julie stretches my thinking to come up with solutions to complex problems, outside of my own network, drawing out the skills or talents that I do not expose readily. This coaching is important for my leadership role and future aspirations, so I can become the best version of me, and to enable me to reach my maximum capabilities.”
School Manager, Australian University (2014)

 

Julie is highly perceptive and deeply insightful. She helped me identify critical issues that I needed to address personally, as well as the issues that were affecting my working relationship with my teams and issues within and between my teams. She suggested practical approaches and actions that I could take – which I did – that led to fruitful and helpful conversations and interactions in the organisation, which in turn led to positive results in staff morale, behaviour, and performance.”
Australian Head, International University (2020)

I feel that my sessions with Julie have fundamentally changed my world view.

“Julie was so supportive and responsive. In each session she was able to help me draw out the issues that were bothering me and support me to identify effective strategies to help me move forward. I have found my interactions with Julie invaluable. With Julie’s support I have been able to reflect on how I respond as a leader and identify and develop those areas which can be strengthened. I feel I am now equipped with the reflective questions and resources which will allow me to lead with clear vision, confidence, and significantly reduced anxiety.
Deputy Principal, South Australia (2020)

“Julie was very good at synthesizing and summarising what I needed to work on and crystallise how I needed to move forward. It was extremely valuable to have someone outside of work or family to help me improve, make better decisions, to reflect on my actions and behaviour, and to analyse how to work better with others.”
Senior Director, Data Analytics Company (2020)

“With Julie’s support I have been able to reflect on how I respond as a leader and identify and develop those areas which can be strengthened. I feel I am now equipped with the reflective questions and resources which will allow me to lead with clear vision, confidence, and significantly reduced anxiety.”

I feel that my sessions with Julie have fundamentally changed my world view. I have a clear idea about what I need to improve on my journey through leadership in an educational setting and an idea of how to make those improvements. What I thought were a set of skills people either had or did not have, I have realised can be taught and learned and I’m starting to build the skills I need to learn them.” 
Head Teacher, Victoria (2020)

I really valued my time speaking with Julie. She has a great sense of picking up a particular part of a conversation and using this to drill into the coaching topic/s in that session. It was also good to speak to someone from outside the organisation about work related topics. I felt the unbiased view helped work through some issues in a different way than if I was talking to a colleague or LM. Julie was great. She applied the coaching well and I found it easy to open up.”
State Manager, Global Logistics Company (2019)

The coaching sessions with Julie were extremely valuable … she asked some really good questions that really made me think.”
Senior Regional Support Manager, Global Data Management Organisation (2019)

Julie was fabulous.She was my rock through a really tough patch and supported me to come out the other side. She was able to help me understand my own thinking, and support me to reflect on strategies to bring out the best in myself and other people.”

Assistant Principal, South Australian High School (2019)

“Julie helped me to build up my leadership capability, and improve my coaching skills with my subordinates.”
Operations Manager, Hong Kong (2019)

“Julie was excellent and really helped me in my journey and would recommend to anyone.”
Associate Director, Global Bank (2019)

“Julie was an engaged and involved coach. Even though I’ve never met her, the connection she forged via the phone calls was impactful and key to my positive take outs from the experience. I had reservations about how bespoke ‘remote’ training could be, but these were quashed by the end of the first session. Throughout each one, she was able to accurately capture and reflect on my thoughts and our conversations, and use these to keep us on track and striving towards our shared focus. I never doubted that she wasn’t as invested in the experience as I was.” 
Senior Social Affairs Manager, Digital Marketing Company (2018)

“Thanks again so much for your time over the past months.  I have really appreciated our discussions… being able to speak with someone about work/life with full confidence and such constructive feedback is invaluable.  At a stage where there are so many moving parts in my career and my home life, it has really helped to ground me and think about where I really need to focus my time and effort.”
Senior Public Affairs Manager (2018)

Julie was excellent and really helped me in my hourney and would recommend to anyone.

“I have had Julie working as a Coach with my senior management team over the past nine months during a time of significant change. During this time she has provided consistent guidance and insight in a 1-1 coaching capacity, tactfully offering strategies that encourage the individual to create their own solutions, and be empowered in the process. Julie has been instrumental in maintaining and increasing the performance of the individuals and the team. I have also been part of this process and found Julie’s approach to be professional, approachable and sensible – so that the lesson learned stays well after the session ends. Highly recommended.”

Executive Director, Australian University (2017)

“I had not seen a coach before I met Julie. She immediately put me at ease with her warm and friendly manner. Julie helped me identify my blocks and gain clarity around the limiting beliefs I had about my issues. Julie coached me through some difficult choices and gave me the confidence to change. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her professional manner, humanity and experience were invaluable. I look forward to our sessions together and always know she is there when I need to find my path.”
Small Business Owner, Adelaide (2017)

Julie is an excellent coach – she has the skill of being able to bring out insights from your inner-self that you were unaware of and help you to take a new direction on the basis of this.

My coaching experience [with Julie] has had a profound effect on me. Julie’s subtle yet highly effective coaching has brought to the fore thoughts and aspirations I have internalised or put aside and made me reassess what I really want with my life, both professionally and personally. I always come away from our sessions re-energised about what I am doing and how I am going about it. A hugely positive experience!”
Centre Manager, Australian University (2015)

Julie is an excellent coach – she has the skill of being able to bring out insights from your inner-self that you were unaware of and help you to take a new direction on the basis of this. She helps you to apply this understanding to improve both as a person and as a professional.”
Communications Manager, Australian University  (2014)

“Julie’s coaching has enabled me to face challenges and find solutions by putting things in perspective. I was able to focus on my core values, set new goals and look to the future. Julie’s calm and supportive personality made me feel relaxed and able to concentrate on aspects of my life I could control while minimising the impact of those aspects I can’t. I would highly recommend Julie as a coach for anyone looking to achieve personal growth and success.”
Recruitment Manager, Australian University (2014) 

Julie’s coaching has enabled me to face challenges and find solutions by putting things in perspective.

 
I have found coaching sessions with Julie to be incredibly motivating. The sessions themselves have made me shut out all the external ‘noise’ and hear my ‘inner dialogue’, those excuses which I have subconsciously gathered about myself to justify my own inaction. Tangible proof of the power of coaching was my success in being shortlisted for a Senior Management role recently. If I had not been coached, I would not have believed in myself enough to have applied. Coaching sessions with Julie were sometimes confronting but always, ultimately empowering. From it I made a personal commitment to change, risk and grow.” 

Executive Officer, Australian University (2014)