“I hope to bring warmth and presence to the coaching space and to build trust and safety. I believe in the power and enabling effect of good listening, and I allow time and space for my client to paint a full picture of both their inner world and the system in which they operate. My aim in any coaching assignment is to bring the client more fulfilment in their professional endeavour, and to help them find alignment with the needs of their organization.”
A former entrepreneur and business leader, Julian’s work now includes leadership coaching and executive education, with the aim of bringing new consciousness to human performance. Julian’s career spans 20 years of entrepreneurship, leadership, and humanistic psychology training and practice.
Julian began his career as an opera singer and performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for 8 years. After a decision to give up professional singing, he founded ‘Zafferano’ which became one of London’s highly acclaimed food and event management brands. The Company was acquired in 2018 and Julian exited the business.
Julian now coaches top performers, CEOs and executive teams, and runs leadership development training programmes internationally. He is Co-Founder of the Canada-UK Emerging Leaders Program, Adjunct Professor at IE Business School Madrid, a Forbes Contributor & Member of the Coaches Council, and a speaker for Vistage International, an international peer mentoring and coaching organisation for CEOs.
Julian is a board advisor for a range of technology businesses. He is a board trustee for PHET – the Polack’s House Educational Trust – an independent charitable organisation that provides scholarships and bursaries for Jewish children from year seven onwards. He is also a board trustee for Tzedek – a UK-based registered charity which aims to provide a Jewish response to the problem of extreme global poverty. Tzedek has a number of overseas development programmes, works closely with local NGOs to alleviate extreme poverty in Northern Ghana and Northeast & Southeast India. Tzedek aims to develop the leadership skills of young Jewish leaders within the community to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to global poverty.
Julian is the UK Ambassador for The Abraham Initiatives, a shared societal project for Arabs and Jews in Israel that aims to create widespread positive social change in the field of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel.
Julian lives in London and Cornwall, UK with his partner Lucie and their five children. Passionate about nature and the great outdoors, Julian also loves good food and exercise.
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Julian is one of the best executive coaches I have met in my lifetime.
Human Resources Director, Global Logistics Firm