Julie-Anne is recognised internationally as a thought leader and expert in the emerging field of organisational and executive coaching. She possesses a solid record of coaching for more than a decade at all leadership levels in organisations and across all sectors of the economy and in a wide range of industries. In her work, she assists leaders to realise their potential and implements coaching programs designed to enhance leadership capability and organisational cultures.
She has contributed to shaping the professional coaching industry in Australia through the publication of her PhD research in the book, ‘Experiencing executive coaching‘ (Scholars Press 2014) and her involvement in the Standards Australia ‘Coaching in organizations‘ project. She has always bridged both practice and research with her ongoing involvement in research and university education and is a Editorial Board Member for the Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal. She writes and publishes whenever she can and is passionate about advancing the practices of coaching and leadership.
Julie-Anne adopts a strengths-based approach in her coaching, which was described by a former client as “tough, fair, clever, gentle and very brilliant”. Based on the findings of her PhD research, she builds a coaching relationship in which clients are challenged to learn and supported to grow. Importantly, Julie-Anne is intent on ensuring that throughout the coaching process her clients develop the capability to undertake ongoing self-development and reflection (become their own ‘self-coach’). Julie-Anne believes that coaching is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and adapts her coaching to each client’s unique needs.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Political savvy, networks and influence
- Self-awareness and strengths
- Authentic leadership, executive presence and brand
- Leading change and transformation
- Effectively leading people and teams
- Fostering performance and high performance
- Leading across cultures and geographies
- Career development and planning
- Work life integration and managing energy/time
Prior to moving into consulting and coaching in 2005, Julie-Anne spent 15+ years in the corporate sector in senior human resource leadership and business transformation roles in large multinational corporations and government organisations. She has developed and implemented human resources strategy in a number of corporations, designed and lead large organisational change programs, reported in matrix structures and lead geographically dispersed teams across different countries and cultures. This business experience gives her a deep understanding of her clients’ worlds and empathy for the daily challenges that they face. Julie-Anne draws on her pragmatism, warmth and a healthy dose of humour in her work, recognising that organisations can sometimes be (way too) serious places.
EDUCATION / MEMBERSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS
- PhD (Experiencing Executive Coaching(, M.Comm, B Bus (Public Admin)
- Editorial Board Member for the Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal.
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
- HRI Fellow & Certified Practitioner (FCPHR), accredited
- Accredited Executive Coach (IECL)
- Cisco Certified Strengths Coach
ASSESSMENT TOOL ACCREDITATIONS
The Leadership Circle (TLC), The Leadership System (TLS), Human Synergistics LSI/GSI and the Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI
While she is based in the Asia Pacific region, she spends much of her time coaching globally, taking advantage of the benefits that technology brings to the coaching space.Julie-Anne provides pro bono services and donates time to a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations each year. She is currently enjoying mentoring some of the next generation of leaders in marketing and HR.