Outcomes of Working With Me
In the words of my coaching clients
You should expect a return on your investment (of time and money) in coaching. Client testimonials are the best evidence of what’s possible when we work together.
Enhance your leadership capability.
“Julie helped me to build up my leadership capability, and improve my coaching skills with my subordinates.”
“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”.
“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.”
“I very much looked forward to meeting with Julie and spending the time with her. I very much valued her style in working with me, listening, reflecting and guiding me to the places. She has provided me with enhanced thinking and behaviours to enhance my capability.”
Build better working relationships.
“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.”
Build your confidence.
“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.”
“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”.
“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.”
Manage your time more effectively.
“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.”
“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.”
Make better decisions.
“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.”
Pursue your aspirations.
“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!”
“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!”
“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.”
Get your mojo back.
“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.”
“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.”
Improve the performance of your team.
“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.”
Bring out the best in you.
“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.”
Will coaching really be worth the investment?
There are three key things that influence the success of coaching:
- The quality of the relationship between the coach (me) and the client (you). This is why the chemistry meeting is so important and why you need to choose the coach who is right for you.
- The expertise of the coach, which is about qualifications and coaching experience (which is not consulting, counselling, mentoring or advising). This is why it’s important to choose a coach who has coach-specific training and holds a credential with a global coaching organisation. On the ICF website you can search by name to see if your prospective coach holds a credential (ACC, or the higher level of PCC) with the International Coach Federation – https://coachfederation.org/credentialed-coach-finder
- Your motivation to change and commitment to the coaching process makes all the difference. It’s not enough to want to change… you also have to want to do the change.
How can you measure the success of coaching?
Research shows there are three primary ways to measure coaching effectiveness:
- Participant feedback.
- Participant behavioural change.
- Observations from participant’s peers or supervisors regarding behaviour change attributable to coaching.
- Individual learning.
- Job impact.
- Business results.