Julie Hickton: Principal of Natures Coaching

Julie Hickton

J.Hickton: Coaching, Development & OD


07885 370034

Key Skills:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Therapeutic Coaching 
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Team Coaching and Facilitation
  • Leadership Development
  • Change Management
  • Thinking Partner
Professional Qualifications & Training
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • Diploma in Executive Coaching
  • Diploma in Fusion Therapeutic Coaching
  • Nancy Kline Thinking Partner
  • Trained to NLP Practitioner
  • EQi trained assessor
  • Trained Hogan Personality Profiler
  • DISC Profiler
  • Positive Psychology
  • Empathy and Compassion
Professional Memberships
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Barefoot Coaching for CPD and Supervision
  • Member of Association for Coaching 
  • Member of the Integrative Coach - Therapist Professionals   


Julie’s passion for assisting individuals and teams to achieve their potential is a real inspiration. Her positive motivational personality is infectious, creating a real sense of purpose, focus and enjoyment for all those who work with her.

Julie uses her previous business experience and people understanding along with her coaching talents to assist businesses and individuals to understand their key people related issues and how to harness their talents to achieve both business and individual success.

Coaching Style

Julie creates an environment where individuals feel able to take time out to explore and think about their personal development. She is both challenging and supportive, often enabling the client to create clarity in the what and why they want to do. She enjoys supporting leaders to work on their personal style and impact, career coaching exploring their assumptions, with teams she blends the 5 Dysfunctions Model and Resilience using the Otptimal Team model to maximise sustainable team performacne.

You will find working with Julie fun as well as personally challenging, as she will support you to push yourself to reach your true potential and be the best you can be.

She is a real believer in positive Psychology, utilising your strengths and ensuring your wellbeing is in balance before you start to work on other aspects.

She is our only Theraputic Coach who specialises stress and anxiety. 

Client Organisations

  • Accredited coach for the NHS Top leaders Development programme Yorks and Humber SHA
  • Asscoiate Coach for the NHS Leadership Academy 
  • Executive  and Team Coach for Senior Leaders/Directors in a variety of NHS organisations (PCTs, LETBs, Acute trusts , Mental Health Trusts  and CCGs)
  • Board development, team development, facilitation and coaching for a variety of manufacturing organisations Diversy, Premdor, Rhodia, Laidlaw 
  • Change management project for Sheffield Insulation Group, cultural change programme and various development and coaching assignments for Laidlaw Group
  • Executive Coach and Team Coach / facilitator for senior leaders within other sectors including, education, manufacturing, Travel and construction related.

Career Background

Prior to running her own business in executive Coaching and Leadership Development she has over 20 years experience as a senior leader and Human Resources specialist in a variety of successful retailing / home improvement / business services organisations including; Marks and Spencer; the Mico Group and most recently Divisional HR Director with Eaga plc. Within these positions she has been a driver in developing and implementing their people strategies, enabling the businesses to achieve enhanced business performance.

Julie was a Non Executive Director for the Rotherham Hospital Foundation Trust, where she is both challenging and strategic, assisting the board to develop and deliver it’s strategic vision and managing its governance requirements.

Most Recent Testimonial

Julie has worked successfully with myself and my team in the business environment, supporting us to deliver change both in personal approach and in our respective teams. She is both professional and friendly, a good communicator and able to challenge by asking the right questions to get deeper to underlying causes and assumptions, then focusing clearly on future goals.

Above all working with Julie is fun, and she always succeeds in making you feel that although success is for you to create, she is supporting you all the way."