We help determined, results-driven executives to inspire and motivate their teams so they can achieve outstanding business results.
We help determined, results-driven executives to overcome the challenges and frustrations they face with leading less motivated, less focused team-members. We help them to inspire and motivate their teams to achieve outstanding business results.
We work primarily with leaders who are high-performing, motivated, goal-oriented and task-focused. Logical, decisive, and frank. They pride themselves on delivering great results. These are really strong qualities, and it’s why these leaders have been successful and risen to the senior positions that they’re in.
But often this type of strong leader can feel frustrated by their teams. It can be a struggle to engage, inspire, motivate and empower them to deliver. And sometimes they can be seen by others as a bit controlling or intimidating.
And in some cases they can face issues of low morale, productivity, performance and talent retention within the team. There can be signs of the team culture turning sour: issues with mental health, sickness absence, even grievances. There’s potentially a huge cost to not just the people, but business performance and the bottom line.
Leadership impact is the one thing can make or break the success of a business.
It’s particularly crucial in our rapidly evolving world, with its increasing volatility, complexity and ambiguity; with an increasingly diverse and dispersed workforce; and with a need for businesses to stay ahead of the disruption curve.
In this uncertain world, it is – more than ever – important for executives to strengthen their leadership impact, motivate their teams, and inspire a positive culture that cascades through middle management and empowers the whole team to achieve outstanding results.
When a leader has that impact, people feel encouraged to speak up with their concerns and with their positive ideas and opportunities. It significantly boosts the collective awareness of the team and inspires creativity and innovation – so the team can achieve so much more, and the business can be multiple times as successful.
That’s why we‘re offering a tailored 6-month programme to help determined, results-driven executives inspire and motivate their teams to achieve outstanding business results.
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I have worked closely with Julia over a number of years and seen her operate effectively in a highly charged and stressful corporate environment. Her ability to identify and focus on the key aspects of a situation makes her an accomplished decision maker and influencer. When Julia speaks people listen, regardless of seniority or experience. She has a gravitas and composure that many, more senior leaders, would envy. Julia connects and engages with integrity and humanity which enables her to get the best out of all those around her. I wish her all the best for the future.
Director, Leidon Consulting
I’ve been working with Julia for around 3 months now. I started off relatively skeptical, as I understood the value of mentoring but not coaching. I wasn’t always sure what I wanted from the sessions, which made the output measurement difficult.
However, I am a complete convert – and that is testament to Julia as a coach. She has completely changed my attitude, and has really helped shape my thinking about developing my own career, as well as growing my business. I have absolute clarity in what I value and where my energy should be focussed. Julia is a great listener. I would truly recommend her to anyone looking to take their career to the next level.
Founder of a start-up
Julia is one of those rare people that combines a razor sharp intellect with humanity and an ability to inspire others and do the hard stuff of leading. Listening, empathising, challenging, and correcting behaviour or attitude. I’ve seen her ability to coach and help people of all levels better understand themselves, understand the impact they can have and so get better business outcomes… if you want your organisation to develop better, more effective leaders for the world we live in now and into the future talk to Julia…
Founder of a creative agency
Julia is a hugely talented and insightful coach. She uses the strength of her significant leadership experience, combined with a personal warmth and attentiveness that delivers fantastic outcomes for her clients.
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