Julia Haythorn

Coach • Communications Trainer • Performer

Do any of these thoughts or questions sound familiar to you?

“My team is dysfunctional and I don’t know what to do.”

 “I want to be a charismatic  presenter.”

 “How can I be a better leader?”

 “I need to be more strategic in my thinking.”

 “I don’t know how to have difficult conversations with my colleagues.”

 “I am terrified of public speaking.”

 “I can’t get senior people to take me seriously.”

 “I’ve been told I’m lacking in emotional intelligence.”

 “I’ve got stuck in my career progress and I don’t know why.”


These are all things that clients have said to me over the years. If these resonate with you at all, then you might benefit from working with a coach.

I have worked for over twenty years as a coach and trainer specialising in communication and leadership.

I am an accredited coach (ACC, International Coaching Federation) and certified Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). My background as a professional actress, writer and theatre producer enables me to bring the skills, techniques and understanding of performing to my coaching and training.

After an acting career ranging from Little Red Riding Hood to Lady Macbeth (!), I started designing and performing in team building events and working as a role player and facilitator. It was during this time I noticed how many people found it difficult to stand up and speak in public and could benefit from many of the skills learnt and used by actors. I also saw how actors were brought in to work on emotional intelligence and leadership. And so began my coaching and training career.


I typically coach individuals and teams who want to work on:

  • emotional intelligence
  • negotiation skills
  • having difficult conversations and delivering effective feedback
  • managing teams and motivation
  • presenting and communicating with impact
  • coaching
  • influencing skills
  • listening and questioning
  • goal setting


Clients include: Surrey Business School, Publicis Groupe, QBE, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Texas Instruments, UCL


One-to-one coaching to maximise professional and personal potential.


Design and delivery of training in leadership, presentation skills,  high performance feedback and all areas of communicating more effectively for companies and organisations throughout the UK and Europe.


• Acting
• Writing
• Producing


“Although I’m an experienced print journalist, I was dreading being interviewed about my work on national television.  After this course I felt as if a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders and I was equipped to deal with whatever questions came my way.”

Gaynor Pengelly, Daily Mail (Financial)