If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
Viktor E Frankl
It is not the strongest or most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.
You can’t build an adaptable organisation without adaptable people and individuals only change when they have to or when they want to.
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.
A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.
Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
One of the biggest challenges organisations face is how to lead effectively and achieve great performance during periods of high levels of change. Whilst change is inevitable, the difference between success and failure for an organisation is around its people and the way they deal with that change.
Julie Harrison believes passionately that a critical element to the success of an organisation lies in developing the strengths and capabilities of the individuals within it. Specialising in professional services, large corporates and other businesses, Julie works with senior executives, leaders and their teams to achieve and lead effective change. She has a pragmatic view on life with highly developed influencing skills and strong intuition which she uses in one-to-one executive coaching, team building workshops and her Leadership Choices programme.
We have used Julie on various projects over a number of years and in particular for partner coaching and mentoring. As the profession becomes ever more demanding the range of skills that partners need to master, over and above being an excellent technical lawyer and work winner, is getting longer and longer. Julie's knowledge and understanding of lawyers is exceptional. She has a way of helping them to understand themselves, how they can better contribute and the impact that changes in their approach might have on them, their team and the firm. Outstanding and very highly recommended.
Julie has been invaluable to my business through a period of significant change. Whether coaching individuals, leading team development days or providing a valued sounding board to me, Julie’s insight, experience and straight talking have consistently provided real value to the business. The results of her interventions are tangible, through behavioural change, increased personal awareness and better teamwork. Julie overlays energy and humour to her undoubted professional expertise which makes her a pleasure to work with.
Julie Harrison has helped my business by making the leadership team more aware of the way we communicate to each other, and how to leverage that understanding to have a more effective and collaborative work environment. This means we have been able to grow as a company and as individuals, able to face the new challenges that come with scale.
Julie has worked successfully with us since 2006, initially supporting the Executive Committee through managing a significant period of change, and developing our leadership styles, and subsequently running leadership development programmes with our senior and middle managers. She has developed an in depth knowledge of our business and culture which has enabled her to become a true business partner. Her current work involves coaching our senior managers on their leadership and management of change to improve personal and business performance.
I have used Julie Harrison over a number of years now as a key supplier. Julie is very strategic in her thinking, highly committed and extremely responsive to the changing needs of our business. She has always provided me with a high class service that I have used again and again. She is not only a high quality consultant and trainer but also a very powerful and challenging coach - perfect for a challenging business environment. I have a long standing working relationship with Julie and will continue to use her as a key supplier for many years to come.
Julie has been my external coach and mentor since I took on the role of Managing Partner and her insights , challenge , support and sense of balance and humour have been invaluable.
Having had Julie recommended to me, she is now one of my key “go to” people for coaching, team facilitation, team development and generally anything that requires extraordinary insight. She has not only helped individuals on their personal journeys but the organisation as a whole by some very thought provoking inputs at key moments for us. She is both courageous and supportive in what she does, a true added value partner for us.
While I was at Odeon Cinemas, I worked with Julie Harrison for more than five years. Her expertise, intellect and the insight she developed for the business proved invaluable in developing strategic collaboration within the team. Not only that, each Odeon Director grew in aptitude and confidence through their individual development plans, which was of real benefit of the organisation. I will continue to use Julie for specific interventions and change management processes going forward.
I've seen Julie in action in a variety of coaching and organisational development/change situations – she brings a mix of insight, intuition, leadership experience and common sense as well as some humour all underpinned by solid thought leadership in profiling, writing and lecturing. Julie works well at all levels but particularly board level – and on a 1-1 or team basis. She brings long term value to assignments.
Julie Harrison has helped my firm by working with the management team on a key strategic project and doing this in such a way that it felt as though she was actually part of our team - and quite as concerned about the success of the outcomes as we were. No ‘consultancy speak’ or delivering vanilla ‘one size fits all’ solutions from Julie – she was wholly committed, intuitive, innovative and flexible throughout. She is generous with her time , happy to share her (considerable) professional services experience and expertise and (the icing on the cake!) is also fun to work with!