Julie began coaching managers about 40 years ago – and became internationally accredited as a transactional analysis supervisor (and trainer) in 1992. She is also a licensed NLP trainer, and her continuing professional development includes studying for an MSc in TA psychotherapy, plus training in trauma therapy. Within the TA community, she is recognised as the initiator of the developmental school, which differentiates itself from TA psychotherapy by focusing on development rather than cure, and positive psychology rather than pathology, and around which Julie leads an MSc programme.
Julie was one of the five original founder members of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), where she was influential in establishing the pan-European Board and served as President 2006–8. She also leads the International Centre for Developmental Super-Vision and is the Editor of the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research. She is the author of numerous articles and books,
including Transformational Mentoring (McGraw-Hill 1995, Sherwood 1999, 2nd ed in press) Reflective Practice and Supervision for Coaches (Open University Press, 2007) and Transactional Analysis for Coaches (Sherwood, in press).
Julie has trained and supervised practitioners and supervisors in many areas of the world. She still travels a lot but now also uses contemporary communication technologies extensively. Her style of supervision is indicated by the use of the hyphen (super-vision) – she aims to help the supervisee develop their own ‘super vision’, or meta perspective, of their own practice.