Julia Reid

‘Any path is only a path… The only question is: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then it is a good path. If it doesn’t, then it is of no use.’ ~ Carlos Castaneda

Living in Victoria on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband of twenty odd years and regularly visited by her two adult children, Julia continues to explore her own ‘good path’. This has included teaching, coaching and mentoring, managing bookshops, working as a musician and director of children’s theatre, as a playwright, published author, disability advocate, university lecturer … though not in any particular order!

As a popular coach, Julia has a track record in facilitating clients to find their own ‘path with a heart’:  their personal avenue of expression and strong purpose in a manner that is joyous, exhilarating and powerful. Most importantly, Julia helps her clients create ‘personal action plan bridges’: making connecting, manageable steps between where they are now and where they desire to be in the future. Her style is eclectic, absorbing, sometimes audacious, often hilarious, yet always highly practical.

Julia completed three years of training as a psychologist but felt constricted by the emphasis placed on what was wrong with the client as compared to what was positive and affirming. As a Life Coach she is able to harness each client’s unique strengths to enable them to create a life of purpose and passion. Raising a daughter with a disability has also been a source of great teaching:’She taught me the arts of patience, gratitude, solidly believing that something you needed would always turn up, living in the moment, and really acknowledging the hidden achievements that we all have but which are often invisible to others. Her healing process showed me that there is no limit to one’s potential if you are willing to look for possibilities rather than focus on limitations. When supporting clients to move beyond their self imposed restrictions I am inspired by what my daughter demonstrates daily:  the cards you are dealt in life are only one factor of many in determining concrete outcomes.’

Further training as a Values Consultant with the Minessence Group and as a Purpose Coach with the True Purpose Institute has deepened and enriched Julia’s coaching style and ability. Her clients experience such profound expansions in heart and spirit that their desired life changes are easy, fluid and joyful. Approaching all life challenges as works of art waiting to emerge, Julia helps you to transform long held stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Having Julia as your coach is about embarking on a journey into the extraordinary possibilities of you.