Julia Butler: providing a calm space for clear thinking
Life ; work ; balance ; success
I typically work with people who are asking “how do I deal with this?” in either their work or private life or both. You may have a big decision to make. You may be working out how to cope with a situation. You may want to make a change or to achieve a goal. For example:
· do you feel stuck or frustrated in your career or personal life?
· are you at a crossroads, not knowing which way to turn?
· do you want a better work-life balance and time for you?
· have you had enough of a situation and want things to change?
· do you really want to do something but need some support to get it done?
· do you not know what you want but know you don’t have it at the moment?
Whatever the situation, I will work with you to gain clarity, to see new possibilities, to make decisions and to take action. I love supporting people to get back their sense of purpose and direction and to create the best life for them.
I think of what I provide in terms of:
- A map, to help you work out: Where are you now? Where do you want to be? How are you going to get there?
- A compass, to help you find your bearings and keep on track.
- And a great big torch or flashlight to help you see what is getting in your way and find ways around it and the right way forward for you.
You will be really listened to, in confidence and without judgement.
You will have time and space to think and explore.
You will gain new perspectives on your situation.
You will have someone who is impartial and fully committed to supporting you and helping you to keep on track.
You will gain clarity, energy and a way forward from where you are now to where you want to be.
"The relief of talking and working things out all at the same time has been enormous."
"Julia asked just the right questions at the right time to help me remove the clutter in my mind which was blocking me from making some crucial professional decisions.
Julia used some great tools and techniques which helped not only consider my own motivations but also enabled me to prioritise and structure my thinking. In just six sessions with Julia I went from unfocused and blurred to clear focus and purpose.
I will definitely invest some time with Julia again in the future."
"Julia’s coaching has enabled me to make massive decisions, to take down barriers and to have confidence in my own abilities."
"Recently my husband and I had reached a significant crossroads. We had some pretty huge life decisions to make about our jobs, family home and schools for our children. I was completely overwhelmed and being an organised control freak, I was on very unfamiliar territory. I agonised over making the wrong decision or worse making no decision at all. Working with Julia really enabled me to unpick the hugeness of it all! The sessions gave me significant, focused time and space to work through how I was going to move forward. I highly recommend Julia’s coaching services, her wisdom, calm and clear approach really makes a difference."
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, professional coach (ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring; INLPTA Diploma in NLP). I am a member of the Association for Coaching and abide by their Global Code of Ethics. I am committed to on-going training and development, to enable the best possible outcomes for my clients. My coaching style is supportive and gently challenging, using skilful questioning and observations to enable you to surface your own insights and help you find your own answers and ways forward – to access your creativity and ability to take action.
I have always enjoyed supporting people’s development and success. I have a background in teaching, training and management development and in executive and programme support. I have experience across the public and private sectors and from SME to FTSE 100 companies. I also have a wide range of ‘life experience’ to draw from in my coaching work.
Association for Coaching
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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, I am now mainly working with clients by phone or Zoom. I also offer outdoor walking coaching, which enables face-to-face meetings, for those who prefer to meet in person. Please contact me to arrange your free initial discovery session of between 30-60 minutes, during which we will explore where you are now and what you would like to get from coaching. I offer this session so that you can experience my style of working before you decide if that's right for you and something you would like to pursue.
Sessions after that will cost £70 for an hour. The number of sessions and frequency of session required varies from person to person and is determined by the client. Typically I work with people for between 4 and 6 sessions. Occasionally people only require 1 or 2 sessions to get them on track. We will only work together for as long as it is to your benefit.
Tel: +44 (0)7708 034395
Or email here
Our coaching sessions will follow your agenda – you will choose what is most important for you to focus on at the time and we will review progress to ensure we stay on track.
Our conversations will remain confidential unless there are exceptional circumstances.
I will not tell you what to do or how to do it. What I will do is support you and your thinking, by listening, questioning and making observations, so you can discover what you want to do to move things forward and get to where you want to be.