Inspiring stories

In depth case studies that follow the leadership coaching journeys of five very different clients.

Support for professional development with ‘oxygen’ conversations

The Senior Interim’s story – “The longer I stay, the less effective I get.” Declan is a senior interim professional, employed in short-term, high stress, outcome-focused assignments. Placed into organisations by agencies, he is expected to draw upon his skillset to hit the ground running and solve problems within each organisation from the start. “I…

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Support to cope with major transitions at work

The Assistant Director – Children’s Services’ story – “I was beginning to wonder if I wanted to work here.” John is a newly appointed Assistant Director in a large and challenging Children and Families Directorate. His director contacted Julia and asked her to work with John, whose position had become highly stressful due to extraordinary…

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Support to shift thinking

The Public Health Professional’s story – “I didn’t understand what I had done wrong.” Grace is a highly qualified and well-regarded public health professional. Her specialist experience has been gained working both in the UK and internationally. She works at senior consultant level within a local authority in England and is a confident leader within…

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Support in the face of profound professional challenge

The Head teacher’s Story – “My school was judged to be inadequate” Kristin is the head teacher of a high school, judged to be inadequate by OFSTED. She came to Julia looking for an outside perspective on her situation. Feeling a strong sense of failure and professional shame, Kristen said she had had “lost confidence”…

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Support to develop better self-awareness and meet personal aspirations

The CEO’s story – “So many ideas – but we can’t agree how to realise them” Chris, the CEO of a thriving design studio, was struggling to balance his creative output with the demands of running his own business. His team was finding it hard to realise their many ideas and translate them into further…

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