Judy James

Judy James

8 Parkway

Piccadilly House
Manchester City Centre
Greater Manchester

07752 456691

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8 Parkway

Piccadilly House
Manchester City Centre
Greater Manchester

07752 456691

About me

"Coaching that gets you where you want to be" 
I offer a range of bespoke Coaching Packages, tailor-made to suit you, your needs, your goals.

  • Relationship Coaching
  • Lifestyle and Personal Development
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Emotion Coaching
  • Coaching for Confidence
  • Coaching for Career Change and Job Search
  • Business, Leadership and Executive Coaching

I have particular expertise in loosening the grip of self-limiting beliefs so my coaching approach enables change that lasts; sometimes this in a person’s working life, sometimes their personal life, but invariably it results in change for the better in both.

Here’s what some of my clients say about work we’ve done in different spheres and walks of life:-

Confidence coaching - "This has changed my life – at home, at work and generally all-round. I see just what has been holding me back and pulling me down; I see strengths I didn’t even know I had”.

Career Change and Job Search - "Changing career direction takes time and with Judy's coaching and mentoring support I was able to structure my CV in a more focused, job-specific way and draft a cover letter including examples of my skills relevant to my goal of becoming a Creative Designer.”

'Big Day Event' Coaching - “I was struggling to get work as an actor, so much so that I began to dread going to auditions. Judy’s coaching was inspiring and creative - really attentive so that it felt very real and tailored specifically to me and my way of learning. The whole process was very much more engaging than just a few talking sessions as I’d thought it would be.”

New Business Start-Up  "Very professional and lived up to the claim of making small changes that make a big difference; I feel more in control of my work-life balance”. Director

Business and Leadership coaching - "Working with Judy always left me with a sense of calm. The sessions enabled me to think in a very focused way, able to plan ahead with greater clarity. I would recommend her as a Coach to anyone who works in a pressurised environment." CEO


I work with managers and leaders across corporate SME, public and private sectors enabling them to get closer to the performance and productivity heights their organisation aspires to; for businesses this also means profitability.

Specialisms that can be incorporated within or run alongside standard Leadership and Executive Career Coaching packages are:-

‘Big Day for Business’ coaching -  for events such as sales pitches, competitive tendering selection, conference speeches or the BIG presentation to the board, coaching that is carefully crafted to bring out the best on the day that it matters most. A well-structured pitch or presentation and a confident, well-paced performance will deliver the impact your organisation needs.

Executive Burnout: Stress Recovery - stepping back, restoring energy levels and balance; redefining boundaries to ensure resilient functioning and overall well-being

‘Aspiring Leader, Aspiring Manager’ - a short course of training, coaching and mentoring for talented individuals not yet at the top, but seeking the best career path to navigate.


If you have a particular challenge ahead, then maybe you're worried that nervousness could jeopardise your success. I will work with you to prepare and regulate your emotions so that you can perform with confidence on Big Day Events such as:-

  • Job Interviews, assessments and presentations
  • Auditions, theatre and concert performances
  • Wedding speeches and public speaking
  • Sports competitions

In the same way that a sports coach can enable elite athletes to perform at their best, I will help you reach the upper range of your unique set of skills and abilities. Working in partnership with you, our aim will be to develop the ways and means as well as the inspiration you need to reach your goals. Perhaps you'd like to:-

  • raise your aspirations and expectations of yourself
  • find motivation and focus
  • uncover your personal strengths and values
  • improve relationships


  • simply develop skills and confidence.

Choosing the right coach to work with is an important decision.

What clients say: Here are some comments and quotes from evaluation sheets that individual and business clients have sent in after coaching or workshop events:-

“A richly-informed, accomplished coach

“A skilled facilitator of experiential learning, both in one-to-one and group work environments”

“Reaches the parts other coaches never reached”.

“Team Coaching skilfully facilitated by a professional coach who understands group dynamics; adds value and strength when it’s essential for people to be pulling together collaboratively”

Training, qualifications & experience

Practitioner Diploma - Academy of Executive Coaching, London
Graduate Diploma and HNC in Counselling – Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Professional Memberships:
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Alumni of the Academy of Executive Coaching
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register No: 079988
BACP Coaching Division
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Training and Professional Development:-
Coaching Clients to work through their feelings
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming
Neuropsychology of coaching
Leadership, Culture and Ethics
Group Coaching
Equality and Diversity – legislation and cultural awareness

City & Guilds 7307 and Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS equivalent)
Mentoring - creating and sustaining a collegiate relationship to enable professional development

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Emotion Coaching
Solution Focused coaching

Photos & videos

  • Judy James image 1
  • EMCC
  • PSA BACP Licence


All coaching packages are bespoke and therefore priced according to duration and content.
This applies to Business, Corporate, Relationship and Personal Coaching, so do get in touch to discuss your requirements and hear more about the different elements that can be included. Together we can then create a coaching package to meet your needs, hopes and aspirations.

For Training and Workshops, full details of prices, venues and content are available on request. See the Further Information section of this profile for 'Events and Bite-sized Learning' for a summary list of topics. I also welcome your enquiry if you would like to mix-and-match or include other aspects of personal or professional development so that a workshop is designed exclusively to meet needs of your organisation or team. 

Further information

Enabling people to make small changes that make a big difference to the way they feel about themselves, their situation and relationships, is the hallmark of my coaching practice. I believe that the key to maximising potential is first to find out someone thinks and learns, and then empower them to utilise their skills, talents and resourcefulness. That’s why I first started to provide coaching more than 15 years ago as a specialist training consultant, to enhance the range of personal and professional development initiatives I could offer.

In leadership and management roles I have 20 years experience working within the public and not-for-profit sectors, as well as commercial experience in the communications, retail and hospitality industries.

With the ability to quickly understand and interpret the vision and values of an organisation I am able facilitate development aligned to specific business objectives. I recognise how important it is to draw out potential and resourcefulness, enabling people to achieve more, yet feel less stress or pressure.

I am always happy to share knowledge, skills and insight so please feel free to get in touch and ask about Emotion Coaching and the best-foot-forward approach I use to generate creative thought that enables people to achieve the results they want.

Events and bite-sized learning: Please contact me for information on training opportunities and experiential learning workshops. I offer a wide range of topics, including:-

  • Emotion at work in the Workplace: Building Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
  • Am I really listening: A light-hearted look at communication skills
  • Positively Marvelous: the wonderful work of coaching for results
  • Achieving Potential: creating change from fixed to fluid
  • Feedback and appraisal - the art and science of giving and receiving effective feedback
Wilmslow, SK9
Manchester City Centre, M1

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday - 9am to 8pm. Saturdays 9am - 1pm

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