Life Coach and Christian Mentor


Julie became a follower of Jesus as a young student in Oxford. And it was there that she knew a call to be an encourager of others. Here started her journey of being a faithful and true supporter of those God placed within her sphere of influence. 

This desire has strengthened and deepened, and still continues as Julie, Just Julie seeks to encourage with purpose of heart and truth, by offering a space for conversation that enables others to grow. 

- Professional Coach and Educator 

- BA Hons (Oxon), PGCE, CPCC, ORSCC

- Kings Compass Accredited coach

This is a flavour of her work:

Coaching relationships, Emirati mothers and daughters, expatriate couples

Being a Christian facilitator of the Champions of Tolerance program for the Ministry of Tolerance with working mothers in Al Ain and the Police Cadets in Abu Dhabi. 

Mentoring women within the Cherie Blaire Foundation

Coaching young adults for the UK charity Uprising 

Coaching Bible truths with the UK Sedbergh School Christian Union – ‘Thank God it’s Thursday’

Supporting leaders from a variety of Christian communities in the Middle East, coaching and mentoring and praying

Producing and facilitating the Enabling Conversations for Compassionate listeners for fellow Barnabus’

Leading Bible studies and teaching in women’s ministry. 


“‘For in him we live and move and have our being”

Acts 17:28




Julie is a dear friend who has shown her love for people and her deep love for God over the last 29 years that I’ve known her. She is one who drinks deeply from the Scriptures and is able to reflect on them and apply them to her own life, which overflows to others. She really helped me process how to go into a new season of life, and I’m still reaping the benefits of that coaching.

- Teresa P Teacher/Mentor/Artisit

I’ve known Julie and her husband for almost 30 years. She is passionate about God, and by extension, people. She loves the Word and seeing it applied practically in ways that allow people to be all they were meant to be.  Her heart for God has always been an encouragement for me.

- Pastor Kevin Penman


Julie was one of our teaching leaders at CBSI in Dubai the last 5 years. She has a God given gift of discernment and grace and carries herself with respect and Godly love for others. Her spirit both encourages and challenges others to develop their gifts, skills and calling.

Rebecca Gyra, Director, CBSI Dubai

“Julie is a gifted coach and teacher, She journeys deeply with Jesus and creates inspirational learning experiences that unlock riches of scripture in a revelatory and highly practical way. Working with Julie is an enriching and blessed experience”

- Carole Rutherford Milligan, KingsCompass the Christian Coach Academy (TM)   

Julie’s life – a snapshot:


Julie is married to Steve and has two adult children, Jonathan and Sarah. They have lived in Sharjah, in the Middle East, for the past 29 years, and have been privileged to see and take part in the growth of this region; Steve as an engineer and Julie as a chemistry teacher of Emirati females in the Latifa School for Girls, the royal school in Dubai; Buildings getting higher, faith being challenged and love getting deeper. For the past 10 years Julie expanded her skills into coaching, seeking out both secular and Christian coaching courses to become equipped to support individuals and relationships within the doors that God opened for her.  So Julie became a Professional Certified Coach and Educator and she started her journey working with others to ‘take hold of all you are created to be’ using her coaching, mentoring and education skills.