About me

Are you a middle or senior manager who is reflecting on your next career steps?

Are you looking for a new role? Confused about what to do next? Looking for a sense of purpose and direction? Needing to create an effective plan of action to secure your next role? Do you want to develop your capability in your exisiting role? Have you been affected by CV-19?

My clients have secured new jobs following redundancy, have been promoted to senior roles and have also created portfolio careers.

My services include Career Coaching, Career Transition, Outplacement, CV Writing, Job Search Strategy, Interview Preparation, On-boarding to a new role, Executive Coaching, Performance Coaching and Leadership Development.

Portfolio of international coaching clients includes FMCG, major retailers, pharmaceutical, charity sector, financial and legal sectors.

I am passionate about coaching people in the care, pharmaceutical and not for profit sectors where the difference I can make is tangible and meaningful.

Training, qualifications & experience

Coaching Diploma (passed with distinction) with The Coaching Academy

NLP Practitioner

Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Firework Coaching (career coaching)

BA (Hons) Business Studies - specialism in Marketing

CIM Marketing Diploma

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

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The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Client Testimonials

Here is a selection of clients testimonials. There are a wide range of testimonials on my LinkedIn profile.

" Julie was fantastic for me and I could not have expected more. As a result of her listening, coaching, guidance and direction I have not only moved on with my career but am set to progress further than I believe I could have done without her. Thank you."

"Julie was an excellent coach. She quickly built rapport and put me at ease. She created the space for conversation, but challenged me effectively and unlocked a number of 'light bulb' moments in a short time frame. I would highly recommend Julie as a coach to others".

"Julie was invaluable to me a resource following redundancy at my previous organisation. Julie is extremely personable and we quickly formed a strong relationship. The meetings I had with Julie enabled me to gain a clear understanding of what I desired from my next career move and develop a comprehensive plan of action".


In order to establish whether I am the right coach to meet your needs I offer a free 20 minute online consultation. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions. We can talk through fees at this stage.

If you decide that you would like to work together to achieve your career goals we can arrange our first coaching session.

Further information

My background is commercial - I worked as a Marketing Manager in the food industry.

I qualified as a coach in 2005 and set up my business as a coach. As well as working with private clients I also work as an associate for a number of different businesses which means that my coaching skills and knowledge are kept up to date and I have a broad experience in terms of the types of clients I work with.

Member of the Association of Coaching and attend local co-coaching group.

Member of Guildford Coaches Group.

Have monthly supervision to ensure that I adhere to best practice as a coach.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

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Due to CV-19 I am currently doing all of my coaching calls online.


Julie Barnes

Julie Barnes