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Julie Keyes

Julie Keyes

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Coaching Bio

Julie is passionate educator with over fifteen years of first-hand experience and more recently consultancy/coaching experience. Driven by her wealth of experience and coaching accreditation, Julie Keyes established The Educational Coach in 2021. She meticulously handpicked a team of exceptional coaches and educators, and introduced The HELP Method, a transformative model she personally designed and implemented in schools worldwide. Based in the UK, Julie values time with her family and enjoys taking in the sea air on coastal walks.

Coaching Experience

Her passion for enabling people to develop themselves and achieve their maximum potential brought her to strengths-based coaching and this has formed her coaching approach. It is her firm belief that coaching raises self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-leadership. Julie is a member of the ICF and an accredited training provider of the Association for Coaching. Engaging in coach training is her personal passion – she is currently working towards her next level of accreditation at ICF PCC level.

Career Experience

A teacher by vocation and training – Julie has worked at all levels in education from class teacher, Head of department, Head of faculty and deputy head. Alongside this Julie has worked on leadership programmes for large law firms and corporate organisations, working with many high-profile organisations including Baker Mackenzie, Reed Smith, Allen & Overy, Nestle and Mastercard. She is a professional member of the Charter College of Teaching. Julie has also held the role of trustee with a large school trust and created and developed a module on parent partnerships for Discovery Education and National Association Headteachers. She is currently a PGCE tutor for the University of Buckingham.

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Coaching Accreditations

Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Coaching Tools

Clifton Strengths

Julie is an outstanding coach with expert insight. She is able to quickly build strong relationships with colleagues because of her warmth and enthusiasm and quickly develops trust. Her impact is immediately tangible and she helps teachers to feel supported and challenged whilst also understanding the complex challenges they experience in their day to day practice. Julie is an invaluable asset to a school’s development and helps provide a highly informative, research led, external perspective which has significant impact on the school.

Charlotte Harmer, Director of Teaching and Learning

I cannot put into words how much the coaching with Julie has improved my confident and now I am applying for jobs I never would have had a year ago.

S.Tutal, Head of EYFS