We are an Australian couple who have both recentlyretired from demanding but fulfilling careers. Our work frequently involved one or both of us living and working awayfrom our home; interstate or internationally for extended periods. We became accustomed to a relationship inwhich all of our communication, routine and intimate, was conducted viatelephone, email or facetime as opposed to across the dinner table.
Given that we managed to maintain a verystrong and happy relationship despite those challenges, we considered thatretirement would be a picnic. We soonlearned that being together 24 hours a day with no external distractions or demandson our time was more difficult to navigate than either of us ever expected andthat communication is not necessarily easier just because you are in the sameroom.
We first became aware of Julia’s work when wewere holidaying in the UK. Julia was recommendedto us by friends who could not have been more enthusiastic or complimentary abouther services or the outcomes that they had achieved as a result of working withher.
Whilstwe were initially a little reluctant to explore relationship coaching and morethan a little sceptical that it was something from which we would trulybenefit, Julia quickly put those concerns to rest and we became enthusiasticparticipants in her program.
Our being on the other side of the worldand 10 hours apart in time was no problem for Julia at all. She always responded promptly to our communicationsand had no hesitation engaging at times convenient to us.
We were most impressed with her warmth, herhonesty and her impartiality. Whilstmany of her insights initially challenged us as individuals and as a couple, onreflection we recognised them as truths that we had either supressed or notassigned the appropriate level of importance.
Working with Julia enabled us to morehonestly recognise and acknowledge our personal behaviours, motivators andneeds. That clarity made it much easierto identify activities to engage in as individuals and as a couple that haveresulted in us leading a more fulfilling and productive retirement.
We have no doubt that our relationship andlives have benefited greatly as a result of our having worked with Julia.
"Julia administered and interpreted psychometric testing for St Aldates Church, Oxford as part of the recruitment process to find our next Rector. As one of the larger churches in the UK, we were keen to gain additional perspectives on the candidates and assess their strategic, management and leadership capabilities beyond what is normally expected in recruiting a church leader. Julia understood our requirements and tailored a package of services to deliver exactly what we were looking for, and at a competitive price. She outshone the larger, more famous providers in this space with a personal, empathetic and clear approach. I'm happy to recommend her."
Following the merger of Bowel Cancer & Research with the Bowel Disease Research Foundation we were looking for a new CEO. It was essential that we recruited someone with empathy for both organisations but the drive to make the merger successful. The insights we got from Julia about our candidates were very useful. In particular we applaud and thank her for going above and beyond with taking the time to talk through the profiles with our various stakeholders.
Julia Perry was engaged by Age UK Islington to deliver a bespoke Leadership Development Coaching Programme for 4 department heads during a period of considerable change and development in the organisation. Julia’s experience as an accredited behavioural analyst enabled her to adapt her coaching style for the different personalities involved.
The Coaching Programme was underpinned using an in-depth psychometric tool which accelerates specific insight and development, starting with measurable goals for each person and finishing with accountability to the organisation.
As a leader, I valued the structure and accountability of the leadership programme which allowed the four department heads to trust in the confidentiality of their individual sessions with Julia, and at the same time being accountable to the organisation, as well as benefiting Age UK Islington overall.
Julia is an incredible coach. Working with her helped me shape me as a more rounded and effective leader and took my career to the next level as a result.
Julia has undertaken coaching for me within my organisation. The work she did with the clients was outstanding, she made such a difference to their performance and outlook and has a way of cutting to the issues quickly and sensitively. I would highly recommend her.
Julia Perry is a very talented behavioural analyst who delivers assessment-based coaching. I thoroughly enjoyed both the way she interpreted my tests and the insights that she offered. If you are looking to improve your performance by understanding yourself and what drives you, I have no hesitation recommending Julia.
Through her workwith us, Julia Perry has provided us with the insights which have set our groupof companies on a path to strong team alignment. Under Julia’s guidancethe process has been informative and constructive and has been enjoyed byall. As a group, we are using our initial assessments and sessionsworking together as the foundation for further work on the company structureand we will most certainly be inviting Julia back to work with us through theimplementation phase as we grow.
“The Chief OfficerGroup benefited from bespoke one to one sessions facilitated by Julia Perry,focusing on existing behaviour at work. In the security of the one to oneconfidential sessions, the coach used a behavioural psychometric assessment toraise awareness around the individual's personal style of communication andcareer development. Senior officers gave three anonymous goals for theteam. These individual sessions underpinned a Senior Officer Group teamsession, identifying and acknowledging, and respecting each individual's uniquestrengths and how best to harness them. The anonymous goals helped prioritiseand reinforce the best way forward for the team. Following the success ofthe sessions, Julia Perry was invited to work with 12 high potential officersand staff using the same format”