about Julia

I am a warm and wise life coach supporting you in your personal and spiritual development.

My professional experience includes researching, writing and editing educational texts and software; running conferences and seminars; creating websites and developing information and communication networks; facilitating workshops; and setting up a business. My personal experience includes immigrating to Scotland from the US; raising a daughter as a single parent; and navigating the mental healthcare system. I co-edit Unpsychology Magazine, a journal responding to themes of psychology, soulmaking and ecology.


  • Diploma in Transformational Coaching (Animas Coaching)
  • Diploma in Journal Therapy (Centre of Excellence)
  • BA English Literature (University of Iowa)
  • MEd Children’s Literature (Xavier University)
  • MSc Information Analysis (Robert Gordon University)
  • Member of Lapidus UK (promoting writing for wellness)
  • Member of International Association of Journal Writers

Additional training:

  • Inquiry-led Learning for Women (YWCA)
  • Facilitators Training: Inner Action Workshop (Rising Women Rising World)
  • Whole-Hearted Approach to Change (Common Cause)
  • Coaching Skills and Models (Advance Coaching)
  • Imagining the Future: Systems Leadership (IRISS)
  • Art of Hosting Advanced Practice (Art of Hosting Network)

You can read my cv here.  I am based in Edinburgh, Scotland and work collaboratively across the UK with small groups and one-to-one: please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

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