Dr Julia Carden
Julia has been coaching for 14 years and is an accredited Master Practitioner Coach, as well as an accredited supervisor, with the EMCC and Professional Certified Coach with the ICF. She has worked with senior leaders, middle-managers and future leaders in both the Public and Private Sectors. Current clients include Ayden, Ordnance Survey, and some private clients. Alongside her coaching practice Julia is an accredited Coaching Supervisor.
Julia’s clients appreciate her skilful challenge yet caring approach to coaching, which they say leads to deeper insight and learning. Julia believes this is achieved through the process of client connection, so she ensures before taking on an assignment both parties are content, comfortable and clear with the relationship. The question which Julia keeps at the forefront of her mind is “how much more is possible through self-acceptance?”
Her particular area of interest is self-awareness, and Julia has recently completed PhD research exploring self-awareness in coaching. Therefore, her work focuses on helping 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. 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 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, Lumina Spark, MBTI), BSc (Hons) University of Bath (1989) and is a Fellow of CIPD (2005).
In her spare time, Julia values spending time with her family, in particular riding with her son, Freddie.