"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others."

John Maxwell

About Julie Harrison Consulting

Find out here a little more about us at Julie Harrison Consulting.

Julie Harrison

With a BSc (Hons) in Technology and Management Sciences, a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), trained with Coach University, member of the International Coaching Federation and qualified to British Psychological Society (BPS) Level B, Julie’s professional background includes over 24 years’ of change leadership and management experience.

After 4 years within a retail and operations environment, Julie then spent 12 years within professional services working for a major law firm.   During this time Julie performed in a variety of senior and board level roles, initially as Training Manager, then as Organisational Development Director and latterly as Change Management Director.   During that time the firm went through two major mergers and changed from a small regional firm into a top 20 national practice.   In all of her roles Julie retained responsibility for leadership and partner development, building strong change leadership capabilities within the firm and leading major change initiatives herself.

Julie’s last role for the firm was to lead the MBO of one of the legal divisions, funded by local venture capitalists as CEO.  After successfully on-selling that business to a major insurance firm, Julie established her own consultancy business.

Over the past eighteen years Julie’s clients have included corporate businesses including:  Rexam, Mitie, Sodexo, Odeon, Lansinoh, Dyson and Callcredit.   She has also worked for large and smaller professional services firms including:  Addleshaw Goddard, Bond Dickinson, Kennedys, Muckle and LCF.   As part of her interest in leading change, Julie also works for a number of start-up businesses and private equity funded growth businesses.

    I am joined and supported in my work by a team of highly experienced and committed professionals.

    As part of client assignments and relationships, we provide a number of trusted and qualified associates.   Depending on the nature of an assignment, Julie will recommend a specific associate and always remains involved in and supervises the delivery of the assignment. This personal involvement ensures the quality and consistency of service and enables Julie to leverage her existing understanding of a client’s organisation whilst facilitating the delivery of their needs.

    Executive Coaching and Mentoring

    Confidential 1:1 discussions for leaders who are new to, developing into or seeking to deliver wider value within their senior roles.

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    Change Leadership

    Consultancy for leaders in leading effective change within their organisation.

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    Leadership Choices Programme

    Structured modular leadership development for leaders to make great choices around their leadership style, time and personal resilience.

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    Leadership Team Building

    Facilitation for leadership teams who need to work more effectively together to lead and deliver the strategy and agenda of the business.

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    Personal Profiling and Feedback

    Insight and information for leaders to give them greater understanding into how they lead, and the impact that they have on others.

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    Executive Coaching and Mentoring

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    Change Leadership

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    Leadership Choices Program

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    Leadership Team Building

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    Personal Profiling and Feedback

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    What our Clients Say

    Jo Butlin | Utilyx

    "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."

    Roger Harris | Consultant | Formerly with Odeon Cinemas

    "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."

    HR Director Corporate Services | Global Food Services Provider

    "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."

    Managing Partner | Commercial Law Firm

    "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."

    Partner | Bond Dickinson

    "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."

    Head of HR | City Law Firm

    "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!"

    People Development Manager

    "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."

    Stephen McNicol | Managing Partner | Muckle LLP

    "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."

    Nikki Rolfe | Group Human Resources Director | Rexam

    "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."

    Alicia Navarro | Co-Founder & CEO | Skimlinks

    "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."