Julie was an accidental serial entrepreneur, starting 14 businesses in the UK and overseas, spanning sectors as diverse as a record label, health and fitness operations and a Polish speciality coffee company.
Next came an interim career in business transformation. Assignments span complex change programmes, whole organisational turnarounds and high-profile projects, including a leadership role in the transport operation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
She has experience of every stage of organisational life, from start-up through to disposals and acquisitions, through dozens of Executive and CEO roles. She has a portfolio of Chair and NED roles for organisations with a social purpose, is a coach, mentor and guest lecturer, including providing insights for Oxford Saïd Business School’s online leadership development programme.
Julie is struck by the commonality across the hundreds of organisations she has worked with. Regardless of why they exist, how teams approach their work is a far bigger driver of success than what they do. The what is important, but the how is the game changer. A passionate advocate for authentic, purposeful leadership, she loves to create cultures that allow individuals to be the best version of themselves.