"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."

Tony Robbins

Personal Profiling and Feedback

Personal Insight for Leaders

Leaders should never stop learning about themselves and others. This belief lies at the heart of Julie’s leadership development strategy. Leaders need to continuously seek to understand themselves better: what makes them tick, what are their natural preferences and why they behave as they do.

Together with this heightened self-awareness, leaders also have to learn how they lead and the impact they have on others; how to develop the ability to read and understand what others need from them in order to perform effectively and to develop positive, productive relationships.

Personal insight profiles can help leaders learn and grow – realising even greater capability. Qualified to British Psychological Society (BPS) Level B, ensuring effective, ethical and principled use of preferred tools, Julie frequently uses:

DISC (full report)

​Very comprehensive and useful for an initial introduction to greater self-awareness and team roles/communications.

DISC (short report)

Especially cost effective to redo a person’s profile after a period of time to understand any shifts in preferences or response to a different role or environment.

DISC (team report)

Insight into the different preferences within the team on a team ‘wheel’.

Inventory of Leadership Styles (ILS)

​Especially useful to help Leaders develop a range of leadership styles they can consciously utilise depending on a situation or individual.

Resilience

​Insight into both an individual’s profile and that of a team – often highlighting fundamentally different responses/levels of resilience to high levels of change.

Individual 360 feedback

​Especially useful for feedback on their leadership behaviours from those for whom they work, key colleagues/customers with whom they work and also the team they lead.

Team 360 feedback

​Teams receive collective confidential 360 feedback on their performance against generic or specific team competencies—especially useful for teams who want to ‘take stock’ of their current performance and lead a programme of change around that performance.

Myers Briggs (MBTI)

​Personal insight into individuals’ and team preferences on the four dichotomies of:

Extraversion/Introversion
Sensing/Intuiting
Thinking/feeling
Judging/Perceiving

About DISC

DISC as a development tool for HR Professionals – Two day course

A two day course for HR professionals who want to develop practical skills in the use of DISC as a tool for coaching, recruitment and team/personal development so that they are able to effectively:

Understand and interpret different profiles

Explain different profiles to individuals

Give developmental feedback using specific DISC profiles

Run a coaching session incorporating the use of the DISC profile

Understand how to run a team session incorporating the use of the DISC profiles

The format of this development will be:

Provided in two one day modules to enable the opportunity for practice/learning between modules

Practically based using live situation role plays and feedback, supported by highly relevant theoretical input on the DISC tool and coaching model/processes

Supported by recommended pre-course reading and post course articles for continued development

Assessed by written and verbal analysis of tools, observed practical sessions and verbal presentations.

It will result in a certification of attendance and competence from the trainers present, and detailed personal feedback for future development.

Lead trainer(s):

The programme will be led by Julie Harrison and supported by one of Julie’s associates if numbers require.

Programme:

Day I – to provide the fundamental knowledge and experience of the DISC tool

Objectives of the programme and individual aims/context

The development of the use of Behavioural Indicator tools, and an introduction to DISC

The science and mechanics behind DISC – a users guide to validity and reliability!

Fundamental drivers and characteristics of profiles

Practical I – a review of own profile and an additional DISC

Reading and interpreting the graphs and the team wheel

4 – 6 weeks practical review and interpretation of profiles

Day II – to reinforce the fundamental knowledge of the DISC tool, and provide practical development skills to ensure practical use of the tool

Reminder of overall profiles, and a review of learning since the last session

Profiles in detail – behaviours, benefits and limitations, motivations and frustrations, effects on the business, teams and individuals

Practical II – a review of a second DISC (from the business) to produce a report on the likely behaviours etc of that individual, and the use of that report to give feedback

Introduction to using DISC as a coaching tool: reminder of GROW model, conducting a coaching session using DISC and maintaining integrity as an internal coach

Practical III – preparing and conducting an effective coaching session incorporating the use of a DISC profile

Using DISC effectively as a team development tool – understanding the Insights Wheel, team roles, link to other Team models, case studies for team development, providing team feedback

Practical IV – reviewing a team profile using the DISC and using that profile to prepare feedback on that team

Future development, ongoing use.

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.

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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."