Client Success Stories

Decision Making: How to Make up Your Mind When You’re Stuck

Decision Making: How to Make up Your Mind When You’re Stuck

The Start-up Business Owner who Secured Three Long-Term Clients and the Work-Life Balance She Yearned For….

The Teacher/Educator who Took the Plunge, Left her Employed Role and Set up Her Own Consultancy…

​"I had no idea what impact Julie would have on me as a person, on my business or on my life when I met and first started working with her.


​I’d just been through Virtual Assistant training... had decided on my niche and thought I could do it on my own, even though I was nervous about taking my business idea forward. In addition, at the time I was generally unhappy with life, had health issues, and recognise I was also resistant to the idea of ‘spending money’ on a coach!


On meeting her, it became clear that I didn’t have real clarity around my target market, my ideal client, or what I would be able to do for them, so I made the decision to work with Julie through the start-up phase of my business.


This resulted in me getting 3 clients in my niche in my first 6 weeks of trading... and my life has also improved tenfold


She’s helped me establish my business and achieve the work/life balance I yearned for!”


"I had deliberated a few times over the years about whether to go out on my own, but until recently I’d always returned to the ‘safe’ (or so I felt) world of employment.  Julie’s support has been pivotal in giving me the confidence to decide to take the plunge this time.


Using her coaching skills, she has questioned and guided me in both a positive and challenging manner, giving me precisely the level of nurture and reflection I needed to affirm my choices and steer my initial path.  And I’m now committed to this career pathway.


As a new business leader, Julie has inspired me to believe in my business potential.  She has enabled me to develop creative approaches to applying the skills I have worked hard to develop.


I know that obstacles and challenges will show up on my path (they already have), yet I’m enjoying the freedom and creativity working independently has given me.


I would highly recommend Julie Johnson and the Success Club"


Amanda Scurr 
VA, Adminiscurr

​"I wanted to learn the principles of developing my business and establishing my client base. I have learnt where to focus my energy - on the activities that will make most difference to business growth.


And I now have the confidence to decline opportunities which may help in the short term but distract me from longer term growth…….


I find Julie’s style friendly and supportive, yet challenging and fun too!”


"A quick update - I've extended my clinical work to include a day a week locum, in addition to my long term contract work and some individual work, and I'm heading for my best income year yet! My home life is so much more settled too.


Your support and guidance, for business development and personally, have given me focus to get to this stage and I'd like to say a big ‘thank you’."

​"Before working with Julie I had little in the way of business processes, or client/prospect information…..essentially I treated my business as a “hobby”. Since working with her


  • I’ve developed a new programme


  • I’m much more focused on the business and now have my priorities sorted


  • I’ve grown up!


The biggest shift, for me, has been the “growing up” i.e. moving from treating the business as a hobby to making time to work “on” the business as well as “in” it. I am now much more organised, and have developed the discipline of planning and regular reviewing of action plans and goals. I also have a better handle on the mysteries of the “work/life balance”.


Thank you for all your support Julie!’

The Specialist who Grew Her Business and Her Confidence...

The Therapist who Transitioned Her Work From a Hobby to a Business…

Franca Mongiardi 
Holistic Therapist, Novarte


Specialist Therapist

"Before coaching with Julie I was working late and not making the best use of my time at work. Effectively my work life balance was weighted towards work and I was not in control.


Since starting my coaching programme my thinking has changed – I am more positive and I do not let set-backs affect me in the same way they did previously. I am happier both inside and outside work and I feel empowered. I leave the office on time much more often and I’m participating in more activities with my daughter. I also now work one day a week from home, which as well as cutting back on travel time, has enabled me to be more pro-active in terms of my family, health and social life. In turn this is having a positive impact on my work and I am now more productive.


I have greater clarity about the next steps in my career and life in general. I am eager to make decisions rather than avoiding them as I have in the past, and I know I am the person in control of what I want to do.  Julie’s coaching and mentoring has helped me build confidence and think more clearly about how I balance my life for greater personal happiness and professional fulfilment.”

​"Before I started working with Julie I had lost my mojo and zest for the business. I felt like I was off track and wasn’t really sure if I wanted to keep going with it.


Through her coaching, which was down to earth, challenging yet supportive, Julie encouraged me to look at my life as a whole and not just my business. She helped put me back on track by exploring what I really wanted and where I wanted to be.


This enabled me to put systems in place in order that the business can run better when I’m not there. To become much more focused in my business. And in my personal life I have carved out more quality time for me and my partner.


As a result I now feel excited about taking my business forward and also about having more quality time for us."

The Solicitor who Changed her Thinking and Took Back Control of her Life…

The Disillusioned Business Woman who Recommitted to Her Business, Rediscovered her Mojo, AND Achieved a Better Work-Life Balance


Pub / B & B Co-Owner



Other Feedback - words and phrases used to describe Julie's coaching, speaking and training


"Gave me a whole new perspective" Fiona, Director

"Quite simply the best!” Darren, Multi-Award Winning Business Owner

"Fun, wide ranging yet focused"  Liz, NHS Manager

"Felt supported enough to explore very complex and difficult issues in a safe environment"  Helen, Micro Business Owner

"Inspirational and engaging!"   Jo, Manager in Higher Education

"Interesting and insightful"   Joy, Self-Employed Specialist Consultant

"Very powerful development and great fun"   Julie, Director

"Julie provided a wonderful environment, challenging insight and with that, a personal service"   Sam, Specialist Trainer


Other Specific Outcomes from Julie's coaching and training


  • Better strategy setting, more effective implementation, and greater confidence....leading to better business performance
  • More cohesive team working
  • Greater focus on leadership and communication....resulting in reduced staff turnover
  • Increases in productivity through greater prioritisation
  • More effective delegation leading to time being freed up for senior management to guide and lead the business

Andrew, MD

  • New sense of direction and a revised business model that excites me

Julia, Coach

  • More organised, with business increasing because of this. Now make time in my working week to plan for the future, and work feels easier

Caroline, Mortgage Adviser




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