Adapting To Change: Nothing Beats Experience

Drawing on over 20 years of corporate experience, Julia Ridout, the Chief Encouragement Officer, is a highly respected leadership consultant helping your teams adapting to change. Having shared her knowledge with leaders and businesses during this last decade, Julia is dedicated to helping organisations unlock their potential through the power of their people. Julia supports individuals managers in their leadership journey, showing them the leadership skills they already have, and how to develop them. The opportunity is to practice in a pscyhologically safe space and leave the sessions with practical information. 

With senior management roles in mergers, advertising, information technology and retail across portfolio management, strategy, sales, and operations, Julia understands the day-to-day challenges faced by leaders and individuals in the workplace.

Establishing the Chief Encouragement Officer to help organisations make the most of their greatest asset (people), Julia has a proven background in enabling people to become more effective in their work.


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An accredited counsellor for Lifeline for 6 years, Julia also has a psychology background with experience in trauma, positive psychology and counselling.  

This background together with a broad range of corporate experience across not for profit and profit organisations, gives Julia a unique insight into the workplace.

With an uncanny ability to cut through issues, connect with people and get to the heart of problems, Julia is the leadership consultant you need when guiding your organisation through change.

Julia doesn’t have the same approach as other leadership facilitators and program reviewers. Don’t be too taken in by the name of the business. Encouragement is key but not at the expense of performance. No toxic positivity and no BS here. A common sense approach to practical outcomes for you and your team. 

The truth is, personality beats process every time.

To get the most from your people, you need to know when to be direct yet empathetic; how to combine soft and hard skills; and when to call for backup. These skills are not the ones you’ll find in a manual or a set of procedures – they come from experience, empathy and understanding.

The Chief Encouragement Officer helps leaders harness these core skills (#notsoftskills) and realise their potential through faciltated learning and mentoring. Drawing on wide experience and a range of different skills, the Chief Encouragement Officer helps your leaders and your organisation get the most from your people and processes.

With workshops available for business unit teams, project teams and project leaders, increase the skills of your leaders and achieve improved productivity for your organisation. Facilitated programs also available for your future leaders, allowing you to invest in your people, establish succession plans cultivating a strong organisational culture where everyone is supported.

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Invest in your people and reap the rewards of strong leadership and a healthy organisational culture. 

Contact the Chief Encouragement Officer to discover how our workshops and project management skills can benefit your organisation.

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