In 2014 Julie made the decision to walk away from a career as a civil servant and begin a new chapter in life. After working in the areas of HR and Learning and Development for many years, Julie began to explore the options of taking her skill set public whilst working for herself. Thus so JL Consultancy was born.

JL Consultancy is a Preston based coaching and training service for those, who like Julie, have a passion for with a like minded passion for personal and professional development. Using techniques learned from countless training programmes, hours of reading and research, and experience of working with and empowering people, JL Consultancy brings you a fresh perspective to life and business.

Don’t just take our word for it. Book for a free no-obligation consultation and find out for yourself.


About Julie…

Julie is:

  • Passionate about Personal and Professional development.
  • Passionate about Empowering others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
  • Very experienced as a Trainer and a Coach.
  • Takes pride in her work, is extremely self-motivated and focused on whatever she is doing.

Julie’s Skills

Empowerment Coaching |Management | Change Management | Team Building | Personal Development | Training Delivery | Mentoring | Customer Service | Public Speaking | Leadership | Team Leadership | Recruiting | Training & Development | Performance Management | Management Development | Staff Development | Strategic Planning | Executive Coaching | Human Resources | Employee Engagement | Organisational Development | Employee Training | Workshop Facilitation | Culture Change | Business Strategy | Learning and Development | Presentation Coaching | Accreditation | Recruitment and Selection | Customer-focused Service | Consulting | Emotional Intelligence | Business Development | Performance Improvement | Career Development | Talent Management | Employee Relations | Policy | Career Counseling | Interviews | Programme Management | Life Coaching | Business Coaching | Group Coaching |Organisational Effectiveness | Strategy | Social Media | Diversity Awareness Training | Mental Health Awareness training |


Recent Work Experience

Coach and Owner/ Manager at JL Consultancy from Sep 2014 – Present

Julie enables individuals, groups and organisations to have their best year ever! For individuals that could be via a Personal Development programme or by her Life-Coaching service. For groups, it could be via a workshop programme. For businesses, programmes can also be delivered in-house. Julie is particularly interested in encouraging and supporting businesses and individuals who have had / or are currently undergoing changes which require them to re-focus to achieve success.

Leadership and Management Trainer at Civil Service from 2012 – Sep 2014

Julie’s responsibilities included managing the portfolio for Mental Health Awareness training for managers, delivering training in this specialised area and also in relation to Inclusion, Diversity and Equality.

Learning and Development evaluator at Civil Service from 2010 – Sep 2014

Julie’s responsibilities included managing the evaluation and QA portfolio for the organisation in terms of Learning and Development activity.

Accreditation Adviser at Civil Service from 2007 – Sep 2014

Julie advised on training accreditation and national occupational standards in relation to learning and development initiatives.

Training Consultant at Civil Service from 2006 – 2007

Julie’s responsibilities included building relationships within different areas of the business in order to understand the learning and development needs of the organisation.

NVQ Adviser and Assessor / Internal Verifier / Centre Co-ordinator at HM Revenue & Customs from 2001 – 2006

Julie’s responsibilities included NVQ Advising and Assessing and were expanded to include Internal Verification and then finally expanded further to include working in the role of NVQ Centre Co-ordinator for the HMRC North-West NVQ Centre.


Volunteer Experience

Podio Preston

Volunteer Business Manager for this free publication celebrating the Positivity in Preston.

Macmillan Cancer Support

HOPE programme facilitator for Macmillan Cancer Support from Jun 2017 – Present

Julie is a trained facilitator on the HOPE programme which is designed to help individuals move forward after their cancer treatment. “HOPE is a self-management programme, developed by Coventry University and partners. HOPE uses positive psychology evidence-based activities, such as goal setting, action planning, mindfulness and gratitude diaries, to create an upward spiral of positive emotions leading to improved confidence, social support, happiness and well-being”.

Steps Ahead Mentor for CIPD from Oct 2015 – Present

This is a programme designed to help people gain employment via a mentoring programme, offered at no cost to themselves. It is very inspiring working with the individuals and very rewarding when they find work.


Education and Qualifications

University of Central Lancashire | Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management in the field of Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration | 1995 – 1998

Julie attended UCLan on a part-time basis whilst working in HR – firstly to undertake and achieve a Foundation Studies course and then as a student on the three year CIPD course where she achieved the Graduate Diploma in Personnel and Development.