Jude’s coaching

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. She is often called in to coach individuals facing their most difficult leadership challenges. They work together to find new, innovative solutions, resolve conflicts and to make decisions with greater confidence. She helps people move with sure-footed action towards new possibilities for their future.

In her coaching, and in her facilitation she always starts by creating a secure space for people to listen to themselves and one another. Her coaching provides the means for them to think afresh about what is important in their organisations, their teams and their lives. Safety provides the foundation to get serious about what matters. It establishes a platform for strategy, greater resourcefulness and humour even when the going gets tough.

Jude’s expertise

Jude has extensive experience of coaching clients at all levels in organisations, as well as private individuals who are at transition points in their lives. During the last ten years, she has specialised in working with leaders and their development, coaching both established leaders and those who are new to their leadership role.

As an experienced trainer of coaches, Jude has also partnered with in-house L&OD professionals to create a variety of tailored development programmes in the UK and abroad.

Jude’s experience

She has worked within a broad range of sectors. These include corporates, PSFs, SMEs, small manufacturing companies, HE institutions, charities, the NHS and Sector Skills Councils. Some examples of the organisations that she has worked in are: BT, BP, BFBS, UBS, Lloyds TSB, London South Bank University, Oxford University, Oxford Brookes, Regent’s University London, Royal Holloway University of London, Bank of New York Mellon, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Open Doors UK, Royal Association for Deaf People, Closed Loop Recycling, Skills for Health and Skills for Care. Jude is also a regular contributor to the Saїd Business School’s annual Emerge Conference for Social Entrepreneurs.

For the last 27years, she has run a strength-based coaching business. Most recently she co-founded and is a Director of the Listening Partnership. Her company specialises in high-level Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for individuals and teams.

  • MSc in Executive Coaching with Distinction from Ashridge Business School
  • Accredited Coach and Supervisor
  • Advanced Certificate of Coaching and Supervision (Coaches and OD Consultants) from Ashridge
  • Gestalt trained, NLP Master Practitioner and qualified ‘Time to Think’ Facilitator
  • BEd and Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education
  • Member of the EMCC and adheres to their Code of Ethics
  • Awarded ‘Most Inspirational Executive Coach” at the 2016 Leadership Awards – London

If you are interested in discussing your coaching, supervision or facilitation needs with Jude, please contact us today.

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’
Sophie Brown
Mass Impressions Ltd

Executive coach supervision

Jude is an accredited and experienced executive coach supervisor. She offers supervision for executive coaches and L&OD consultants. Her services are for those who are just starting out through to those who are seasoned practitioners. Jude draws upon 30 years of experience, with a background in change consultancy and executive coaching across a variety of organisational sectors. She brings thoughtful rigour and a rich creativity into how she works.

Her background in Gestalt and Transformational Narrative Coaching mean she brings a strong relational, systems and communications focus to her supervision. This is a powerful combination, especially when complemented by her interest in emotional literacy, leadership resiliency and personal effectiveness.

Ensuring supervision is relevant

Jude understands that regular professional supervision is becoming a growing requirement for executive coaches and organisational development consultants. It is one of the key ways in which professionals can enhance the quality of their practice and keep razor sharp in their field.

She appreciates that regular supervision is a serious commitment and that the relevancy of the topics covered is therefore crucial. Jude aims to support and challenge coaches and consultants as they stretch themselves at the very edge of their learning and optimise their effectiveness within their practices.

Her sessions offer the chance to step back and gain new perspectives. They provide a time to reflect, to think robustly and to shift emotional tension or stuckness. The supervision discussions cover the ethical aspects of professional practice, relationship building, self-care, coaching or systemic interventions, as well as the wider organisational contexts and change initiatives.

Jude’s builds awareness, welcomes fresh insight and introduces new ideas and resources into the mix of the supervision meetings. She encourages the application of supervision learning and insight, moving them back into the workplace through safe experimentation and practical action steps.

Supervision and professional development

Jude provides face-to-face sessions, Skype and phone supervision meetings for people who are further afield. If there are several executive coaches interested in setting up sessions together, she will run supervision meetings specifically designed for them as a group.

Usually, Jude provides several supervision sessions that cover an agreed period, rather than one-off sessions. This arrangement helps to build a working supervision partnership of trust and understanding. It also provides structure, momentum, and consistency to the learning process.

Over the years, Jude has trained more than 500 coaches from a wide range of backgrounds, and she regularly runs professional development days for executive coaches in London and Oxford. These are open to those individuals that she has either trained or are in supervision with her.

If you would like to discuss setting up supervision with Jude, she will be delighted to hear from you.

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’
Sophie Brown
Mass Impressions Ltd
‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’
Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia
‘The Listening Partnership will push you to be the best you can be. Every time I meet with my coach, I come away feeling rejuvenated and challenged by their wise insight. I would strongly recommend them to anyone, anytime.’
Vongai Nyahunzvi
OD Consultant and Executive Coach – VCN Consultancy
‘Nick and Jude’s Advanced Narrative Coaching Course is simply amazing. They are inspiring and expert coaches (and trainers) who have drawn on advanced psychology theory and their years of successful coaching experience to create a powerful new coaching process. Not only did their course teach me this exciting new process that I will I use with my clients, but it also helped fast forward my personal development journey. It re-energised my coaching practice.’
Kathy Greethhurst
Staff and Organisational Development Consultant – Oxford Brookes University
‘The two days were a really good learning experience for me. As a result of being on the course, I understand ways of approaching all significant conversations, not only for specific coaching purposes but also in my life in general, especially in the workplace.’
Shigetoshi Yamouchi
Co-head Of The Business Co-ordination Department – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd
‘When I think of supervision with Jude, I think of safety and challenge. She creates a trusting relationship where she both challenges me to go outside of my comfort zone, but also builds my confidence as a coach. I have learned powerful perspectives and models to use in my own coaching, and deepened my understanding of my impact. Her knowledge, perceptiveness, compassion and her sense of humour make her an extraordinary supervisor.’
Julie Jessup
International Leadership Coach
‘Jude has supported me, over a number of years, to identify and appreciate organisational development challenges in a very objective way. This has not only helped me successfully implement a number of change management initiatives, but also maintain my own learning and development in complex situations and environments. Jude has a unique talent of getting to the practical source of an issue, while managing the more holistic elements from a personal and overall human perspective.’
Richard Butler
Training Officer – World Intellectual Property Organisation (United Nations Agency)
‘To me, one of Jude’s biggest attributes is her belief that coaches are only human and that the inherent messiness of our humanity can reap rewards in coaching conversations. As a recovering perfectionist, this lesson helped me to be much more compassionate towards myself and has fundamentally altered the way I work with my clients.’
Clare Allison
Executive Coach – Individual Consulting
‘Jude is one of the greatest executive coaches I have ever come across. She was my coach when I first became a Director of Organisational Development and I loved how she balanced support and challenge. One thing that stands out in her coaching practice, is her ability to look at things from a holistic perspective, whilst helping individuals to become unstuck. Jude has a really refreshing approach. I greatly valued her professionalism and can confidently recommend her to anyone who wants to move to a new level of leadership effectiveness.’
Vongai Nyahunzvi
Director Of Organisational Development (Europe) – Teach For All

How to write a successful blog for start-ups and small businesses

Writing a blog is a great way to grow your business and add value for your clients, creating a space to let you and your brand’s unique identity shine. Blogs can be a fantastic way to communicate directly with your customers and attract new ones, but with so many company blogs out there sitting unloved and unread in a dusty corner of Google’s search rankings how can you ensure that your blog avoids a similar fate?

About business ownership and the Founder’s Mentality

We have been privileged to coach many ‘founders’ of businesses. Founders are a special breed. Some we have worked with in the white heat of the early days, some in the mayhem of scaling up, and some in the relative peace of the uplands, once the business has become established and successful. But all of the founders we have worked with are remarkable people whose drive and perseverance have often impressed us.

Mastering the ‘experience economy’ – How customers or clients get what they want

The theory of the ‘Experience Economy’ gives us a powerful way of understanding how people get what they want in any ‘marketplace’. It matters because structuring your business around the idea will change the way you look at what you are doing, and how your clients experience it. If it sounds exciting, it is. Here’s an introduction to the experience economy.

Placement years – a student’s real life experience at work

Placement years at Universities are becoming more and more popular, with plenty of reasons why! Placement and Sandwich years are offered to students like myself, whilst studying at University, however not all courses offer them. I’m currently doing an Event Management degree and have just completed my Placement year.

It isn’t money, strategy or technology. So what really makes teams effective?

What makes an exceptional team? As the management guru Patrick Lencioni says in his 2002 book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” So how functional is your team? Could you do better?

Start-up – giving yourself the best chance to make it

Start-ups are exciting. When you kick off a brand new business, whatever the sector or subject, you’re often on a rollercoaster ride. You need to move quickly and confidently but you also need to remain sure-footed and grounded, blending fresh ideas with tried and trusted business wisdom to create a sturdy, workable whole.

Always busy? Getting busier? Slowing down could change your life!

Everyone's busy. Plenty of us are really, really busy, all of the time. Some say busy-ness has reached epidemic proportions in the wealthy western economy. But is being so busy you can't easily turn around and can't always think well, really a wise approach to work?

About internships – Great for business, great for careers

In the USA internships kicked off in the late 1960s. Since then they've become commonplace over the Atlantic. Roll back time to the 1990s in the UK and internships were more or less unheard of. Now they're a fast-growing trend in Britain too. So what are the advantages of an internship? How do they help businesses, and how about the interns themselves?

Why your glass is actually half full – The value of positive psychology

Are you in the habit of being a 'glass half empty' person, a bit of a pessimist? If so you can learn to become more optimistic, learn how to fill that glass even if you're easily discouraged. You can steadily learn how to change your habitual reactions. Here's why it matters, and how Martin Seligman’s approach and techniques can help you.

James Kerr, the All Blacks, and their awesome insight into leadership

Who does teams and leadership better than anyone else? The New Zealand rugby team The All Blacks do an epic job, and their methods of working together are the primary reason behind their enviable, long-held status as the world's most successful international men's rugby team.

Jude’s coaching

Jude helps her clients to think clearly, strategically and practically. She supports her clients as they face big challenges and pressing, significant issues. She is often called in to coach individuals facing their most difficult leadership challenges. They work together to find new, innovative solutions, resolve conflicts and to make decisions with greater confidence. She helps people move with sure-footed action towards new possibilities for their future.

In her coaching, and in her facilitation she always starts by creating a secure space for people to listen to themselves and one another. Her coaching provides the means for them to think afresh about what is important in their organisations, their teams and their lives. Safety provides the foundation to get serious about what matters. It establishes a platform for strategy, greater resourcefulness and humour even when the going gets tough.

Jude’s expertise

Jude has extensive experience of coaching clients at all levels in organisations, as well as private individuals who are at transition points in their lives. During the last ten years, she has specialised in working with leaders and their development, coaching both established leaders and those who are new to their leadership role.

As an experienced trainer of coaches, Jude has also partnered with in-house L&OD professionals to create a variety of tailored development programmes in the UK and abroad.

Jude’s experience

She has worked within a broad range of sectors. These include corporates, PSFs, SMEs, small manufacturing companies, HE institutions, charities, the NHS and Sector Skills Councils. Some examples of the organisations that she has worked in are: BT, BP, BFBS, UBS, Lloyds TSB, London South Bank University, Oxford University, Oxford Brookes, Regent’s University London, Royal Holloway University of London, Bank of New York Mellon, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Open Doors UK, Royal Association for Deaf People, Closed Loop Recycling, Skills for Health and Skills for Care. Jude is also a regular contributor to the Saїd Business School’s annual Emerge Conference for Social Entrepreneurs.

For the last 27years, she has run a strength-based coaching business. Most recently she co-founded and is a Director of the Listening Partnership. Her company specialises in high-level Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for individuals and teams.

  • MSc in Executive Coaching with Distinction from Ashridge Business School
  • Accredited Coach and Supervisor
  • Advanced Certificate of Coaching and Supervision (Coaches and OD Consultants) from Ashridge
  • Gestalt trained, NLP Master Practitioner and qualified ‘Time to Think’ Facilitator
  • BEd and Post-graduate Diploma in Special Education
  • Member of the EMCC and adheres to their Code of Ethics
  • Awarded ‘Most Inspirational Executive Coach” at the 2016 Leadership Awards – London

If you are interested in discussing your coaching, supervision or facilitation needs with Jude, please contact us today.

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’
Sophie Brown
Mass Impressions Ltd

Executive coach supervision

Jude is an accredited and experienced executive coach supervisor. She offers supervision for executive coaches and L&OD consultants. Her services are for those who are just starting out through to those who are seasoned practitioners. Jude draws upon 30 years of experience, with a background in change consultancy and executive coaching across a variety of organisational sectors. She brings thoughtful rigour and a rich creativity into how she works.

Her background in Gestalt and Transformational Narrative Coaching mean she brings a strong relational, systems and communications focus to her supervision. This is a powerful combination, especially when complemented by her interest in emotional literacy, leadership resiliency and personal effectiveness.

Ensuring supervision is relevant

Jude understands that regular professional supervision is becoming a growing requirement for executive coaches and organisational development consultants. It is one of the key ways in which professionals can enhance the quality of their practice and keep razor sharp in their field.

She appreciates that regular supervision is a serious commitment and that the relevancy of the topics covered is therefore crucial. Jude aims to support and challenge coaches and consultants as they stretch themselves at the very edge of their learning and optimise their effectiveness within their practices.

Her sessions offer the chance to step back and gain new perspectives. They provide a time to reflect, to think robustly and to shift emotional tension or stuckness. The supervision discussions cover the ethical aspects of professional practice, relationship building, self-care, coaching or systemic interventions, as well as the wider organisational contexts and change initiatives.

Jude’s builds awareness, welcomes fresh insight and introduces new ideas and resources into the mix of the supervision meetings. She encourages the application of supervision learning and insight, moving them back into the workplace through safe experimentation and practical action steps.

Supervision and professional development

Jude provides face-to-face sessions, Skype and phone supervision meetings for people who are further afield. If there are several executive coaches interested in setting up sessions together, she will run supervision meetings specifically designed for them as a group.

Usually, Jude provides several supervision sessions that cover an agreed period, rather than one-off sessions. This arrangement helps to build a working supervision partnership of trust and understanding. It also provides structure, momentum, and consistency to the learning process.

Over the years, Jude has trained more than 500 coaches from a wide range of backgrounds, and she regularly runs professional development days for executive coaches in London and Oxford. These are open to those individuals that she has either trained or are in supervision with her.

If you would like to discuss setting up supervision with Jude, she will be delighted to hear from you.

‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’
Sophie Brown
Mass Impressions Ltd
‘I have learnt and grown so much as a person, both at professionally and personally through the work with Jude. Her style is insightful, creative, challenging and practical. I can highly recommend her to anyone.’
Sophie Brown
Mass Impressions Ltd
‘It’s been a privilege to both be coached by the Listening Partnership as an executive in BT PLC, as well as to be trained by them later to be a coach. I’m still using these key leadership skills in my everyday professional life.’
Kwen IP
Advancement HK/Asia
‘The Listening Partnership will push you to be the best you can be. Every time I meet with my coach, I come away feeling rejuvenated and challenged by their wise insight. I would strongly recommend them to anyone, anytime.’
Vongai Nyahunzvi
OD Consultant and Executive Coach – VCN Consultancy
‘Nick and Jude’s Advanced Narrative Coaching Course is simply amazing. They are inspiring and expert coaches (and trainers) who have drawn on advanced psychology theory and their years of successful coaching experience to create a powerful new coaching process. Not only did their course teach me this exciting new process that I will I use with my clients, but it also helped fast forward my personal development journey. It re-energised my coaching practice.’
Kathy Greethhurst
Staff and Organisational Development Consultant – Oxford Brookes University
‘The two days were a really good learning experience for me. As a result of being on the course, I understand ways of approaching all significant conversations, not only for specific coaching purposes but also in my life in general, especially in the workplace.’
Shigetoshi Yamouchi
Co-head Of The Business Co-ordination Department – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Ltd
‘When I think of supervision with Jude, I think of safety and challenge. She creates a trusting relationship where she both challenges me to go outside of my comfort zone, but also builds my confidence as a coach. I have learned powerful perspectives and models to use in my own coaching, and deepened my understanding of my impact. Her knowledge, perceptiveness, compassion and her sense of humour make her an extraordinary supervisor.’
Julie Jessup
International Leadership Coach
‘Jude has supported me, over a number of years, to identify and appreciate organisational development challenges in a very objective way. This has not only helped me successfully implement a number of change management initiatives, but also maintain my own learning and development in complex situations and environments. Jude has a unique talent of getting to the practical source of an issue, while managing the more holistic elements from a personal and overall human perspective.’
Richard Butler
Training Officer – World Intellectual Property Organisation (United Nations Agency)
‘To me, one of Jude’s biggest attributes is her belief that coaches are only human and that the inherent messiness of our humanity can reap rewards in coaching conversations. As a recovering perfectionist, this lesson helped me to be much more compassionate towards myself and has fundamentally altered the way I work with my clients.’
Clare Allison
Executive Coach – Individual Consulting
‘Jude is one of the greatest executive coaches I have ever come across. She was my coach when I first became a Director of Organisational Development and I loved how she balanced support and challenge. One thing that stands out in her coaching practice, is her ability to look at things from a holistic perspective, whilst helping individuals to become unstuck. Jude has a really refreshing approach. I greatly valued her professionalism and can confidently recommend her to anyone who wants to move to a new level of leadership effectiveness.’
Vongai Nyahunzvi
Director Of Organisational Development (Europe) – Teach For All

Jude’s latest articles

How to write a successful blog for start-ups and small businesses

Writing a blog is a great way to grow your business and add value for your clients, creating a space to let you and your brand’s unique identity shine. Blogs can be a fantastic way to communicate directly with your customers and attract new ones, but with so many company blogs out there sitting unloved and unread in a dusty corner of Google’s search rankings how can you ensure that your blog avoids a similar fate?

About business ownership and the Founder’s Mentality

We have been privileged to coach many ‘founders’ of businesses. Founders are a special breed. Some we have worked with in the white heat of the early days, some in the mayhem of scaling up, and some in the relative peace of the uplands, once the business has become established and successful. But all of the founders we have worked with are remarkable people whose drive and perseverance have often impressed us.