Success stories from our customers
I worked with Julia to organise the systems in my newly set up business which had evolved from being a one focus business into being more a of an umbrella organisation or vehicle for the work I now deliver. As such I required some strategic planning and then some implementation support to make sure I could hit the ground running as fast as possible without detriment to the business. Julia stepped in to not only help me to the top line strategy, but also ‘hand-held’ me through the implementation phase of getting myself and the systems set up in my business. Over the course of about a month, we took some ‘ideas’ into more grounded strategy that will support Helping You Shine in becoming more profitable faster than I anticipated, through the streamlining and systemising of the elements of the business that were previously being managed.
Julia’s core strengths and abilities are rock solid dedication, a huge wealth of knowledge – of systems and approaches – that means she can be flexible in her suggestions (which then meant the solution we went for really was a ‘fit’ for me), and a way of being supportive through asking incisive questions that just inspired me to see things differently. Most importantly for me, Julia has a dogged determination to help others grow that just feels so encouraging. That combined with a dry sense of humour, and it was impossible NOT to just get on with what was required and I’m amazed at what was achieved in a very short space of time. I have no hesitation in recommending Julia to anyone wanting to move their business forward, streamline their systems, or plan for the next level of growth. Julia is a secret weapon that I have on my speed-dial – when I want to get clarity on new ideas and potential growth areas, she’s the perfect person to run things by and to engage to get stuff moving. Thank you again for all you’ve done and do for me.Helena Holrick
I was not sure whether to invest in a coaching programme or how to choose one that would work for me. Working with Julia was an absolute delight, and although it was challenging, she made it fun. Her business knowledge is incredible and she easily transferred her corporate knowledge into my niche business. It was the best business investment I have made and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to move their business forward with ease.
Anyone who has had horses will love how she uses her horsemanship to create more business opportunities and better leadership .Tessa Gray
I am collaborating with Julia on a huge business project and I have found her to always be level headed, optimistic, and realistic in her approach whilst also maintaining a highly enthusiastic shared vision for the highest possible outcome. From her decades of high level business intelligence experience, she is bringing real value to the team and down to earth business sense. I have also spent time with her and her beautiful horses on several occasions and love the way she reads these creatures and shares her knowledge of how to learn from the horses and apply it to management and life situations. Although Julia is truly a Horse Assisted Trainer, she will always be The Horse Whisperer to me!! I highly recommend you work with her as she is too modest about her abilities and achievements and dedication to personal development which takes her all over the world. She will help you to shift perspective at a deep level and in a very caring and sincere way that unfolds deep trust.Sarah McAllister
It was a real pleasure to meet you, and your coaches (the horses) – what a fabulous team. Having spent years delivering management development I am not easily impressed but the session you facilitated was simple yet incredibly profound – I have been reflecting on the learning all the way home and will do so for a while to come – thank youAmanda Rowan
My time with Julia was productive, rewarding and inspiring, and I didn’t want it to end! Julia is extremely insightful and she got to grips with my business, and with me as a person, very quickly. She’s a great listener and her relaxed yet professional approach really resonated with me. I left our session inspired, challenged, fired-up and armed with practical and achievable goals. I can’t recommend Julia highly enough and I know without a doubt that my business will benefit from her invaluable expertise both instantly and in the long-termLucy Kemp
The session also provided me with much food for thought; not only about leadership techniques but also my own personal way of communicating and dealing with people (and horses). In my area of career guidance we talk a lot about genuineness and respect for the client but it is sometimes a difficult concept for our students to understand and for us as trainers to explain. Horses have it in spades and seem to be able to detect its presence (or not) in those that work with them. The exercises which we practised during the session helped me to think of analogies and images to help them to understand this concept . Hopefully I can transfer this new perspective to my students.Erica Rowell
My time with Julia was productive, rewarding and inspiring, and I didn’t want it to end! Julia is extremely insightful and she got to grips with my business, and with me as a person, very quickly. She’s a great listener and her relaxed yet professional approach really resonated with me. I left our session inspired, challenged, fired-up and armed with practical and achievable goals. I can’t recommend Julia highly enough and I know without a doubt that my business will benefit from her invaluable expertise both instantly and in the long-termMary Strode
I’ve learnt about trust in this fun, engaging experience and collectively we leave a better team than we came here. I’ll talk about this experience for years to come
We still speak about the leadership training in the company, I think it has had a great positive impact on the whole team and we can feel that the mindset is also changing and moving forward towards more efficient attitudeNathalie Saunier
Julia has a friendly, non-confrontational manner. She is able to grasp problems quickly and come up with solutions. She quickly realised that that the reasons I was struggling to launch my new business were marketing related. She gave practical solutions to use including identifying my client base more clearly, focusing on what their needs are and how to target those and being more focused on what I have to offer. I feel I now have a clearer picture going forward and would be happy to recommend her and use her talents in the future.Kim Budge
I initially didn’t understand or comprehend the need for a business coach, but as the old adage goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”.
Thanks to meeting Julia my knowledge has grown around how to drive my business forward. Before we met I had no idea how to implement any systems into work and she kindly held the space for me to explore ideas around branding, money matters, finding the right clients, plus others aspects of my business.
I have no hesitation in recommending Julia to anyone wanting to move his or her business forward. Through a mix of Skype calls and face-face interaction with Julia and her lovely horses – I gained clarity and a sense of my own accountability. She provided a supportive and encouraging environment in which to feel empowered. Thanks so much JuliaLesley Gough
Julia expedited the growth of my business by showing me how my own mindset was getting in the way of my natural leadership skills. By beginning to understanding my own style of leadership I was able to catapult my business into success by surrounding myself with people who had complimentary leadership skills to my own.Sharolyn Wandzura
Leadership with horses has had a profound effect on me. This innovative approach is at the cutting edge of 21st century human development. I believe everyone should experience itSteve Marsh
Julia is an expert at getting her clients to transform their mindset and discover their hidden leadership talents so that they can move forward in their business. She has helped me to make integral changes that have catapulted me into a successful flow.Jessica Baker