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Julia Carden Chartered FCIPD


Tel: 07855 459658

I am a Learning and Development specialist, who has worked extensively in the public and private sectors, including the University and Higher Education sector.  I am an accomplished facilitator and coach who is equally comfortable operating on the “shop floor” or with a senior executive team.  My style is honest and challenging, and I enjoy the opportunity to increase business effectiveness through individual’s realising their own potential and developing the self-confidence to succeed.  My values of authenticity and competence underpin my work.   I am passionate about my own CPD and regularly attend CIPD seminars, undertake coaching supervision and I am planning on pursuing my coaching research by undertaking a DPsych with Henley Business School.


• MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from
Henley Business School (2014)

• NLP Master Practitioner (2011); NLP Practitioner (2009)

• BPS Level A and Level B (2005) (certified to use SDI, MBTI, 16PF and OPQ).

• Graduate Membership of CIPD (2005)

• BSc (Hons) University of Bath (1989)

Supporting Qualifications:

• City and Guilds 7307 - Adult Education
• CIPD A1 and V1 in assessment

Julia has been coaching for six years.  She has worked with senior leaders, middle-managers and future leaders in both the Public and Private Sectors.  Current clients include Jardine Motors Group, BMW, Guildford College, Portsmouth University and Alfardan Automobiles (Qatar), along with some private clients.

Julia’s clients appreciate her skilful challenge yet caring approach to coaching, which they say leads to deeper insight and learning.  She works closely with her clients to explore hidden potential and aspects of their character to enhance authentic leadership and resilience. 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; however, she is now starting to develop greater focus in the gestalt and mindfulness approaches.  Julia is passionate about her continuing professional development and regularly takes part in coaching supervision, and is aiming to undertake the Nancy Kline “Time to Think” training in 2014.

In addition to her coaching work Julia delivers a range of Leadership and Management Development workshops including:

• Development of Leadership skills and potential
• Understanding You - raising self-awareness
• Managing Conflict
• Having difficult conversations
• Managing Performance
• Coaching Skills
• Promoting Positive Behaviours in the work-place to support Dignity at Work or anti-Bullying and Harassment policies

Recent clients have summarised Julia’s coaching as follows:

“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)

“Julia is clearly a very experienced coach and a great listener. Her coaching manner and approach is very supportive and for the first time in a while I actually feel like I am able to contextualise my aspirations and fears, as well as exploring who I am as a leader.” (Senior Leader, London Fire Brigade)


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