MEET THE TEAM
Here at The Educational Coach, our team are expertly delivering coaching programmes to develop teachers and leaders to reach their highest potential.
Founder and Lead Coach
Julie is no stranger to the world of education, with over fifteen years of first-hand experience in teaching. Her passionate work ethic and professional approach are evident in her impressive career achievements. As Head of Humanities at Marlborough College Malaysia, she spearheaded internal CPD programmes and coached and mentored staff, alongside her roles as Head of Geography, Boarding House Tutor, and Form Tutor. On her return to England, Julie took on the position of Deputy Head and Director of Studies. Julie excelled in the management of staff whilst maintaining a valued role on the teaching team. Upon leaving the classroom, Julie consulted with many schools and organisations both in and out of education. She held the role of Trustee with a large MAT, and created and developed a module on parent partnerships for Discovery Education and NAHT. Julie has worked on leadership programmes for large law firms and corporate organisations, including Baker Mackenzie, Reed Smith, Nestle and Mastercard. Combining her wealth of experience in education with her accreditation in coaching, Julie founded The Educational Coach. She has built a comprehensive team of coaches, delivering programmes for NQTs through to senior management. Julie is proud to showcase The HELP Coaching Method: a model she designed and delivers to schools around the country. She is the founder of The Educational Consultant, a sister company specialising in idea development and educational consultation services.
With 36 years of teaching under his belt, including 25 years as Head or Deputy Head, Jonathan Carroll is well-versed in the requirements of teachers and the demands placed upon those in educational settings. Currently Director of Education at PSB, Jonathan offers support, training, and guidance to over 35 member schools in the UK and overseas, developing a skills-based framework for learning. As a qualified Level 3 Coach and Mentor, Jonathan draws on his wealth of knowledge and expertise to mentor newly appointed Headteachers, supporting them through a wide range of initial challenges. Jonathan is a current ISI Team Inspector and a Governor and Chairman of the Education Committee at Bishopsgate School. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, participating in skiing, sailing, and active, outdoor holidays.
Lindsay is an experienced and impactful leader with over 25 years of teaching experience, including 10 years in educational leadership. She is committed to making a positive difference through innovative thinking and has a strong belief in the transformative power of coaching to unlock potential and thinking in her clients. Lindsay is an Associate Executive Coach with an accreditation from the Academy of Executive Coaching.
Nicola began her career as a teacher of geography, before moving on to positions in middle and senior leadership. She has completed two Headships and a post as Executive Principal, where she expertly led two secondary schools. Nicola has also worked as Education Director for a small Multi-Academy Trust, working on internal improvements alongside external projects with partners in the broader educational field. Most recently, she has held the position of Interim CEO for the Trust. Her passion and expertise lie in leadership development and improvement in teaching. Nicola has enhanced her practical experience with a strong commitment to her own professional development, continuing her education by completing an MA in Effective Education and an NPQH, whilst also becoming a student member of the Association for Coaching.
Starting her career as a biology teacher, Camilla quickly progressed to Head of Sixth Form, Assistant Head, and finally, Deputy Head of Outreach at a selective school in Shropshire. Camilla stepped back from teaching in 2019 to start her own consultancy, allowing her to relocate closer to her family in Herefordshire. During this time, she completed her NLP practitioner qualification and worked with a number of schools and clients. Camilla’s subject specialism is science, and as a keen biologist, she has worked with primary schools to provide bespoke training for the science curriculum. Her coaching style is flexible and she prides herself on the feedback received from clients. Camilla enjoys the outdoors and despite living in a landlocked county she is a keen sailor and has taken part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Associate Coach (in training)
With ten years of experience in the private school sector, Kelly has undertaken several middle leadership roles alongside her teaching specialisms in English and Drama. She has overseen whole school revamps and the writing of new PSHE curriculums whilst engaging in her passion for pastoral care. It is perhaps no surprise that her compassion for the welfare of her students and staff has led her to coaching. Kelly is delighted to combine her educational skills and coaching experience in her new role at The Educational Coach, working with those who share passionately the same ethos as herself.
Head of Details
Becca provides administrative support to the team here at The Educational Coach. She is our People Person and our go-to member for support within the team. Becca excels in building and maintaining positive relationships amongst our schools and coaches.
Middle East School Relationship Manager
Phil has over 15 years of experience in education, with nine years spent working in a boys' prep school in Kent. He held a number of roles during this time, including Head of History, Head of RS and Director of Sport. Phil was also a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team. Following this, he spent four years at Millfield Prep School in Somerset, where he was Head of Humanities. Currently, Phil teaches in the UAE, where he has lived for the past four years.
Keen to expand his knowledge, Phil is in his final year of a Masters degree in Education, where his thesis looks at the challenges facing educators when transitioning from management to leadership.
Isolde graduated in 2020 with a BSc in Psychology with Management. Since leaving university, she has gained extensive knowledge in the education sector through her role as a Virtual Assistant, where responsibilities have included project management, customer relations, social media marketing and advertising. With a keen interest in people and how they operate in a work environment, Isolde is looking to continue her learning with a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology, alongside her work at The Educational Coach.
Wordsmith in Residence
Laura is a freelance content writer and copywriter living in Newquay, Cornwall. Starting out in Pharmacy, Laura had a career switch when looking for a more creative role. Having written for a diverse range of brands and companies, from startups to household names, Laura is excited to join the world of coaching with The Educational Coach team.