With Julian Stanley

I am an experienced, qualfied coach and leadership development consultant. I work with leaders, teams, managers and boards, specialising in change management, strategic and operational development and helping people with career transitions. 

I draw on twenty-five year’s experience as a senior leader, CEO, MD and non-executive director in the education, employment and skills sectors, economic regeneration and the mental health, wellbeing, youth and arts sectors.

My approach focuses on enabling clients to think clearly, define their goals and produce effective organisational and personal action plans, using one-to-one coaching, group sessions and workshops. Designed to improve impact and to help executives and teams engage, embrace and implement change, these programmes also focus on innovation, productivity and working together creativity. I use my experience as a leader and a professional actor, theatre in education practitioner and broadcaster to help executives, managers, post graduate students and newly qualifed teachers develop their communication, public speaking, presentation and media skills. 

Public Sector Clients include:

UK School Leaders and Leadership Teams including Cambridge University Primary School. NHS clinicians and Managers

Commercial clients include:

Marks and Spencer, Royal Sun Alliance and  BP.

Third Sector Charity Clients Include:

Muscular Dystrophy UK, Sight loss charity Vista and the rare disease charity, Findacure 

To discuss how I can assist you or your organisaton, please call or email me, using the buttons provided. ​​​​

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Leading Change

Career & life transitions

Improving interpersonal relationships

Handling difficult conversations, feeding and challenge. 

Preparing for job interviews & Role Play

Giving effective presentations

Organisational and Business Developmnent Programmes 

Effective Leadership

Building Highly Effective Teams

Strategic & operational


Change management

Developing effective governance and cohesive boards


Confident public speaking & media skills

Improving health and wellbeing in the workplace


Why Coaching?

Change is inevitable. Growth is intentional... it occurs when heart and head - feeling and thought - meet. These are the two winds that allow us to soar

Daniel Golman  - Clinical Psychologist, Author & Educator. 

Coaching in all its forms has been shown to be one of the most effective personal development tools available, producing a "markedly positive" impact in the lives on individuals and on the culture of teams and organisations of all kinds.​ It is a highly effective way to tackle tough situations and cope with new challenges. Sessions can reveal new approaches, ideas and insights about the way you view yourself and your abilities and plan for sucess. If you or your organisation is experiencing strategic, operational or interpersonal challenges, dealing with a change in your role or managing team changes, the risk of redudancy or uncertainty about the future as a result of Covid 19, coaching can shine a light and help you find a positive, pro-active way forward. 

Many of us find change excting. Others - and this includes even the most postive, talented, dedicated, hardworking and otherwise successful people - can unexpectedly experience feeling stuck, vulnerable, defensive or upset by planned or unplanned change. Coaching enables. It will help you, or your team, find ways through road blocks, struggles and challenges. You set the agenda. I faciliate in a way that will make full use of the space and time for you to develop your thinking, explore your needs, define your professional and personal values, your ideas and goals. You will undercover resources to chart the steps necessary to move forward. Clients report the coaching, reflective practice and constructive challenge they have experienced working with me, has resulted in new solutions, a "can-do" mindset and the production of clear plans. The work has helped them establish productive and more harmonious relationships in the workplace. This has led to increased confidence, creativity and greater resilience.


Julian was the driving force behind the vision and launch of the award-wining national charity Education Support Partnership. He spent a decade overseeing the development and delivery of a free 24/7 accredited telephone counselling helpline dedicated to the education workforce, and a range of comercial staff engagement, mental health, wellbeing and resilience programmes in schools, colleges and universities.

Julian has held a number of other CEO, MD and Non-Executive Director roles in charities, commercial and public sector organisations in the education, youth, arts, community,  business development, employment and skills sectors.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and The Leadership Trust, Julian trained and qualified as a business coach on the European Mentoring and Coaching Council accredited ‘Mastered’ programme with Meyler Campbell (Clear Leaders). He a member of the Association for Coaching and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.




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Due to Covid 19 - all workshops have been cancelled until further notice.