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Julie Scanlon

Hi! I’m Julie and I enjoy working with clients to help them be the best versions of themselves that they can be.

I’ve coached clients across public, third and private sectors, from mid to senior level leaders as well as individuals early in their careers. In my broader consultancy work, I specialise in diversity and inclusion, particularly the inclusion of women and LGBT people and awareness of these larger structural issues informs my coaching.

I have coached individuals in areas such as career development and progression, career transitions, managing working relationships and confidence. Working with me will enable you to find clarity and to take practical steps to attain your goals.

Coaching Profile Julie Scanlon

Julie is a consultant, trainer, facilitator and coach, who works predominantly with public sector and third sector organisations and with private coaching clients.

After a career of over fourteen years as an academic, Julie took the leap to become self-employed in 2017. She draws on her academic expertise to offer consultancy, research and training in diversity and inclusion and specialises in women’s and LGBT inclusion.

Julie supports coaching clients to develop themselves professionally, holding a safe space to explore their direction, options and challenges, empowering individuals to take action.




I’m so glad to have had this coaching. Each session was tailored perfectly to my needs. Julie encouraged and enabled me to think properly through the issues I was grappling with. This was challenging – but also enjoyable! The coaching was everything I expected and more, and left me with a much greater understanding of my interests, priorities and needs. Attending these sessions was a remarkably illuminating and productive process. I have already recommended Julie to several colleagues.

Mid-Level Leader Public Sector


Key skills

Professional development coaching; Executive coaching; Career development and career change coaching.

Julie has supported clients with challenges such as managing working relationships, building confidence, reducing anxiety, managing time and work/life balance, setting direction, and decision-making.


Julie enjoys supporting people to draw on their greatest resource - themselves - to maximise their potential, explore options, clarify and attain their goals. Her approach is facilitative and client-led, offering individuals a safe space for reflection as well as support to take action. Clients are coached to find their own solutions and exit the coaching relationship feeling better equipped to face their challenges, both present and future.

Qualifications and training

ILM endorsed Certificate, Advanced Programme in Action Learning Facilitation; ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring; Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; PhD Gender, Sexuality and Contemporary Culture; MA Modern and Contemporary Fiction; BA English Language and Literature

Career background

In Julie’s previous life as an academic, most recently for twelve years at Northumbria University, her expertise lay in how structures of gender and sexuality operate in society. She taught and published in these areas as well as holding roles of degree programme leader, and she initiated work on gender equality within the workplace leading to cultural change. She has also worked as a project manager at Sunderland University, leading on their successful application to retain a national gender equality charter mark. Since 2017, she has developed her work as a consultant, supporting organisations with research and evaluation, with training and consultancy in diversity and inclusion and with facilitation and professional development programmes. She has coached clients across the public, third and private sector. She has also served on the board of two small charities that enhance

opportunities for women and girls and is currently Collaborative Partner with Gender and Entrepreneurship North East (GENE).

Professional memberships

Member of the Association of Coaching (AC); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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We are

professionally and experientially qualified, regularly supervised and have appropriate professional memberships. CBC is a corporate member of the Association for Coaching.

We offer

individual coaching to executives, and leaders and managers of various levels as well as group and team coaching

We follow

professional guidelines, principles and competencies including the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors