Julie Allan is a Chartered (BPS) and Registered (HCPC) Occupational Psychologist who has been helping people grow their capabilities and make the difference they want to make for around 20 years. She is appreciated by clients for her intellectual and practical curiosity, her pragmatic impact and her capacity to take a holistic view.
Alongside her psychological expertise, she is trained and experienced in organisational change management processes and draws on a previous career in writing and publishing with the BBC. A trusted advisor to other coaches and consultants, she has a deep appreciation for the human condition and a playfully fierce dedication to developing people’s best selves.
Working primarily with executive levels, and those identified as having high potential, Julie has coached across sectors including media, finance, banking, law, logistics, pharma and arts. Her clients have included central government departments, from G7 and primarily SCS, small business owners, local government and education leadership (heads and NQTs). Her clients are frequently navigating times of significant challenge for themselves and others, and Julie’s coaching approach enables them to manage themselves well, become more capable, and enable change that works for their contexts.
Julie is the author of The Power of the Tale: Using Narratives for Organizational Success (2002) as well as a number of other chapters on ethics and gestalt in coaching and supervision. She has spoken widely on stories and narratives in organisations, change management, gestalt coaching and developing corporate wisdom.
Julie has first and higher degrees from the Universities of Stirling (BSc Hons) and Nottingham (MSc). She holds Foundation training in gestalt psychotherapy, is certified in personal construct psychology, is a Master of Managed Change™ (LaMarsh), and is British Psychological Society (BPS) certified to deliver Level A and B psychometrics, including MBTI and the Hogan Development Survey. Julie is accredited with the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS), the BPS and the International Society for Coaching Psychology. She is a certified supervisor of supervisors, coaches and consultants and a full member of the Association of Coaching Supervisors. She abides by the BPS code of ethics, receives regular supervision for her work and holds a DBS certificate.
Julie is a past member of the British Psychological Society’s Ethics Committee, and of the group that co-developed the BPS advisory document on an ethics curriculum for psychology from A-Level to professional practice. She has recently been part of the accreditation advisory group for APECS. She served for several years as a school governor. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and Manufacture.
“Julie provided expert and comprehensive coaching to me during a particular difficult and taxing time. The as a whole and me specifically were facing a challenging change process that required careful and skilled coaching; Julie provided this to me by employing her abundant listening skills and most importantly solid thoughtful guidance. I was able to turn what could have been a negative experience into a very positive one. Julie received my thanks and respect for her professional and considered contribution.”
“The executive coaching I participated in with Julie assisted me to focus on how to manage a complex and stressful day job whilst ensuring that I was able to plan for my development over the longer term. A very valuable experience.”