With Julian Stanley

I am a highly experienced, qualified and empathetic executive, business and life coach, with twenty-five-year’s experience as a CEO and MD leading commercial, charitable, education, health and community sector organisations. I specialise in supporting leaders, managers and boards. My areas of expertise include 

change management, business development, communications and creating high performing teams.

Using one-to-one coaching, group sessions and workshops, designed especially to meet your agenda and needs, I help individuals and teams learn to identfy, embrace and implement the changes required to suuccessfuly reposition your business and stay motivated.

As the corona virus continues to change the way we work and live, learning to adjust to new and often difficult circumstances has become esential. My skill is helping people navigate their way through complex choices and decisions, to achieve clarity of purpose and find solutions to professional and personal challenges. 

In recent months I have been working extensively with people whose job roles and workplaces have changed significantly. Some have returned to their offices. Others continue to work remotely from home. In both cases, rebuilding teams and helping employees cope and feel confident after colleagues have been furloughed or made redudant, has become a critical success factor.

Encouraging attidudes and behavours that generate positive energy protects the wellbeing of an organisation and its teams. Investing in training enhances collective knowledge, goodwill, skills, and increases productivity. Developing a lean. agile and flexible approach leaves employers and employees better placed to bounce back, survive and thrive!


Clear Thinking Services

I work with individuals and from all walks of life and with business, public and third sector executives, managers, leadership teams & boards.


Making life changes

Career transitions

Improving interpersonal and team relationships

Handling difficult conversations

Preparing for job interviews

Giving effective presentations


Organisational and Business Developmnent:

Strategic & operational


Change management

Developing cohesive & effective boards


Increasing leadership capacity

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 are experiencing strategic, operational or interpersonal challenges in the workplace, a change of team, the risk of redudancy or uncertainty about the future, coaching can shine a light and help you find a positive, pro-active way forward. 

A frequent cause of low morale, absenteeism, stress and high rates of sickness absence at work is linked to internal disharmony. This can leave talented, dedicated and otherwise successful people feeling vulnerable, defensive and upset. Coaching works by helping you find ways to resolve these struggles. It does so because you set the agenda. The coaching process facilitates exploration. It allows you to develop your thinking, explore your needs, define your professional and personal values, goals and ideas so you can take the steps necessary to effect change. Clients report the coaching, reflective practice and constructive challenge I offer, results in a "can-do" mindset, more harmonious relationships, increased confidence, creativity and resilience. 



Qualifications and Career Background

Julian is a full member of the Assocation for Coaching. He began his career in the employment services division of the Civil Service, before training as a professional actor. After working in Theatre, TV and Radio, he become Adminisrative Director of Theatre Venture & English Theatre Abroad. He went on to graduate in leadership and business management at the Judge Business School (University of Cambridge), The Leadership Trust and to qualify as a coach with Meyler Campbell (Clear Leaders). 

As the founding CEO of Education Support Partnership, Julian oversaw the delivery of a free 24/7 BACP accredited telephone counselling and coaching helpline for teachers, lecturers and support staff, as well as leadership, staff engagement and mental health and wellbeing programmes in 600 schools, colleges and universities.

Julian has led several community & membership organisations as well as a commercial events, hospitality and catering company. Currently he is the Director of Cultural Development & lead coach on the "Partner Up and Teach" programme at Ginibee Ltd - an innovative digital Jobshare and Partnering Platform.

His clients include businses owners, headteachers, eMBA students, NHS staff and employees at Google, The Chartered College of Teaching, Weekend Arts College and Muscular Dystrophy UK. He recenty devised and delivered leadership training for the national rare disease charity  "FIndacure' and he has delivered communication, negotiation & team building and role-play programmes for Royal Sun Alliance, BP, Marks and Spencer and Hyder (Welsh Water). 

Julian has appeared on national and local TV and Radio programmes and has written in the national press about the importance of health, wellbeing, staff engagement and reducing stress in the workplace and in our schools.



Belvoir HR



Finadcure Leadership Training

Judge Business School EMBA Programme Coach

Ginibee Ltd  - Talent Matching Services
Partner Up & Teach


Contact me using the form below to arrange a free initial telephone or video consultation




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



- One to One Life and Career Coaching Sessions

- Business & Executive Coaching for Leaders, Managers, Teams & Boards

- Interim Assignments for Organisations


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