I have had the pleasure of managing Julie and also working alongside her to deliver management and leadership development interventions for individuals, teams and to support organisational strategic change. Julie is passionate about helping people to connect with and unlock their potential which she achieves through striking a negotiated balance between support and challenge. She builds strong relationships built on openness, honesty and mutual trust that become the foundation of working collaboratively. Julie always develops solutions that are owned and valued by her customers and ensures that they achieve a real difference in the workplace. As well as being highly skilled at helping others to make changes, Julie models an openness and willingness to learn from her own practice which she does by actively seeking feedback. If you are looking to maximise your most valuable asset, your people, then I have no hesitation in recommending Julie to help you make lasting change.
Julie is a gifted communicator and demonstrated this through a variety of media used in our work, both at an interpersonal level and through video presentation. With a natural gift for taking in, assimilating & re-framing theoretical frameworks, she was able to engage with a variety of personnel when offering them the support & challenge of coaching. Her coachees demonstrated consistently high levels of performance improvement and this is largely down to Julie’s natural, confident and professional engagement with them. A valued colleague, Julie was good to work alongside. Particularly when it came to problem solving when she helpfully contributed, and sought resolution to several difficult situations associated with the programme she was engaged with.
I was learning with realising, I was learning!
The most enjoyable aspect was the interaction. Julie really got everyone involved & thinking about ways in which theory can be applied in our own circumstances & teams.
It was refreshing, the people attending the course was open which the success of Julie running it. This course gives you a common ground with fellow staff members.
I thoroughly know that I can implement all these learning’s about myself & how to manage my time. Julie you showed us how to be better in our personal & work life. I recommend this workshop highly.
All guns blazing forward up here! Things are good - definitely formalising and being more active in my planning time, and utilising proper reflective estimation of how long stuff actually takes. I've flagged my proactive meetings with a few stakeholders who are on board. Will definitely be a locked in meeting time with all of these people as of Day 1 2015. So all in all - very useful stuff and implementing in action! Just came off a meeting actually, and there was something flagged that has huge potential to be one of those fires that blows my day up. Taking evasive action right now, booking time, grabbing the people and controlling the controllables on my end! Looking forward to seeing you get around more of the business with this!
The day was great and we have received feedback from the broader team that they really enjoyed the day. A lesson learned was the time and nature of discussion surrounding our 2015 plans, with many letting us know they were aching for more. I’ve noticed we are volunteering our DISC preferences in various discussions with a conscious respect for each other’s preferences, which is great to observe. Thank you! It was a pleasure to have facilitation of the overall day in hand to not only keep us on track time wise, but also ensure quality contributions. I appreciated the objectivity you were able to contribute – making sure we honoured our objectives of the day, which can be a second thought when we are enjoying the revelry that comes with having our whole team together!!!
Working with Julie is an amazing, life changing and memorable experience! Julie has helped me to gain clarity, purpose, direction and success. She has an intuitive approach, which is honest, professional, succinct and life changing. Julie 'hits the nail on the head' by asking the right questions and facilitating greater self awareness. She has helped me immensely, in regards to identifying and taking ownership of my future career path, healing from my 'career past', overcoming self limiting beliefs, reframing my language and has definitely been instrumental in motivating me to 'step up' and 'play a bigger game!'. I would highly recommend Julie Watson's services as a coach and trainer without hesitation!!
Julie has developed an impressive portfolio of achievement having been involved in a number of challenging projects with an L&D focus ). She is an accomplished trainer with a proven track record; (example: VW Academy) she is also an experienced and highly effective coach, able to work effectively with demanding individuals (example: Daimler Chrysler. SMART CAR project. Julie is always a pleasure to work with - and is a true professional.