We develop leaders
in fast growing,
medium sized organisations
to achieve outstanding individual and team performance to reduce costs and increase revenue and profits.
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What we do
Executive coaching is one of the most effective and sustainable forms of professional development and personal growth, whether the leader is:
- A high performer going through a challenging transition or preparing for a bigger role
- A newly appointed external hire who needs to quickly contribute value to the organisation
- A senior leader who wants to create the mental and emotional space to do their best thinking
- A highly valued technical expert who needs to loosen their grip on their expert status and develop strategic leadership skills.
We help you to increase your focus on the high value activities that matter to the future of your business.
For Your Team
The growth of matrix organisations, and the need to rapidly form cross functional and project teams who perform exceptionally well, has led organisations to look to team coaching to accelerate performance. This is the fastest growing area in coaching because it is relevant, important and highly effective when done well. Our “Team Accelerator Coaching Programme” offers a comprehensive approach that improves both the performance and long-term health of your organisation.
For Your Organisation
We offer organisation wide learning and development. Together, we will identify exactly what outstanding performance looks like for you in your unique context. We’ll pinpoint what’s working well already that can be built on and what changes you are looking to make. Then we’ll propose a bespoke solution that fits your culture, your needs and your budget. We have an excellent track record of helping organisations to improve communication and collaboration, remove silos, make better decisions, engage and empower employees and improve customer satisfaction .
Hello, my name is Julie Kay.
After a 21-year career in the Royal Navy I formed JK Leadership Development in 1998, and I’ve been loving every minute ever since. I get to work with leaders who want to make a difference, deliver beyond expectations and have a strong commitment to their own learning and growth. A key driver of mine is to support as many people as possible to live fulfilling working lives, so supporting leaders to make that happen for themselves, their teams and their stakeholders is how I contribute, and it’s a real pleasure.
My team and I work with leaders and executives in fast growing regional offices of national and international companies, often in S.T.E.M. related industries. Companies who recognise the need to constantly predict and adapt to change through excellent communication and collaboration.
We work with leaders whose role is to connect strategy to operations, to sustainably improve the performance and health of the organisation, and to foster a high performing culture. We help them to build their own resilience to stay on top of their game; create high performing teams and to build strong productive relationships with stakeholders in order to achieve better business results
We support hard pressed senior executives to drive big changes through small, consistent steps, and to carve out precious time to attend to issues which negatively impact performance.
Julie has provided my organisation and me with excellent support in the areas of coaching and leadership development. Her approach and methods have been a major factor in developing managers to develop others and helping the introduction of an operating system to be a success. I can confidently recommend Julie Kay as a credible and reliable supplier, and an expert in her field.
Our company realised quite soon, after the first month cooperation with Julie, the huge impact that coaching could have on manufacturing business. A confident coach, full of optimism, was crucial for us especially at the beginning of launching the new way of working. We managed to change a lot in short period of time due to the support of a strong but still gentle coach expert.
The coaching that I have received from Julie Kay has literally transformed me into a different person. I cannot believe the difference in only 3 months of work with my coach and feel calmer, less stressed and now have a work/life balance which I am thoroughly enjoying. As a coach Julie is very supportive and understanding but she is also not afraid to ask difficult questions.
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Julie Kay has been providing bespoke, transformational leadership development for senior leaders and their teams since 1998. She is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach and an ICF Professional Certified Coach.