Dr Julia Carden

Julia has been coaching for ten years and is an accredited Senior Practitioner Coach with the EMCC. She has worked with senior leaders, middle-managers and future leaders in both the Public and Private Sectors. Current clients include Snows Group, BMW, Portsmouth University, along with some private clients.

Julia’s clients appreciate her skillful challenge yet caring approach to coaching, which they say leads to deeper insight and learning.

Her work focuses on helping her clients gain greater self-awareness and wider perspectives, encouraging them to explore hidden potential and aspects of their character to enhance authentic leadership. Her core values of authenticity and competence underpin all her work. She prides herself on the ability to build strong rapport and empathy with clients and ensures, before taking on an assignment both parties are content, comfortable and clear with the relationship. Julia draws on a wide range of psychological dimensions in her coaching work; in particular Time to Think and psychodynamic approaches. It is important to Julia that she delivers value to the client and so operates with awareness of the whole system within which the client operates.

Alongside her coaching work she is a visiting tutor at Henley Business School. She is passionate about her continuing professional development and regularly takes part in coaching supervision. Julia has embarked on a PhD project to explore the role of Self-Awareness in the development of the coach.

Julia has a MSc in Executive Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School (2014), she is a Time to Think Accredited Coach and Facilitator, NLP Master Practitioner (2011), NLP Practitioner (2009), BPS Level A and Level B (2005) (OPQ, 16PF, SDI, MBTI), BSc (Hons) University of Bath (1989) and has Graduate Membership of CIPD (2005).

In her spare time, Julia values spending time with her family, in particular riding with her son, Freddie.

“With Julia’s support I was reminded/encouraged to be who I am, my values and what is important to me. Julia’s style is challenging but supportive. Providing straightforward exercises and material for me to work through between sessions. Her style was trusting. With Julia’s help I have regained confidence and looking forward to life with renewed energy” Financial Director, FE College
“With her wider knowledge base and clients of such different backgrounds I found it really rewarding to be part of this coaching as it is interesting to find out the theory behind my own behaviors and reassuring to know that whatever arises Julia can expand on. Julia’s communication skills are also very good so that technical explanations are quickly understood/grasped.” Senior Leader, Jardine Motors Group
“I had four sessions with Julia. She has helped me enormously with my confidence and self-esteem which was previously at a low. Julia has the knack of observing and ‘reading’ you, posing the right thought-provoking questions for you to reflect on. My time with Julia resulted in better clarity of my personal situation and future needs.” S.Karim – Operations Manager.