Julie Leitz

Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC), MSc Neuroscience (University of Oxford), BA Psychology (American University of Paris), Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts (University of East London), Accredited Mediator (London School of Mediation)


When I am not facilitating groups in organisations, I work with managers and executives who want to harness their passion, drive and creativity to make a powerful impact in line with their vision for themselves and their organisation.   

I love to challenge existing ways of doing things and bring my scientific and artistic mindset to everything I do. I hold that a flexible, creative mindset is the key to effective leadership.

My expertise is in understanding the mechanisms that allow shifts in cognitive and behavioural patterns to facilitate change and transformation.  I have published several scientific articles in international, peer-reviewed journals and am currently developing a theory of change and leadership.

Originally from Paris, I currently live in London. Its eclectic mix of cultures, landscapes and people, as well as the many green spaces it has to offer, make it my favourite city in the world.

I trained at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Its Co-Active Coach® training programme is widely recognised as the most rigorous coach training and certification programme in the industry. CTI is the oldest and largest in-person coach training organisation in the world and has trained over 35,000 coaches as well as employees in more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. Co-Active® coaching is the most powerful change-creating method I know.

I am a graduate of CTI's unique Leadership training, where I learned the skills and tools to empower my clients to recognise their capacity to lead in all areas of their lives. 

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the mechanisms that allow shifts in cognitive and behavioural patterns to facilitate change.

A little bit about me and my story

I live in London and love it! It's an eclectic patchwork with lots of green! Some of my favourite moments are spent taking in the energy of the city and the vitality of nature. 

Originally from Paris, I moved to the UK to work in a science lab at University College London. I then completed a Masters in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, where I secured a Wellcome Trust scholarship to pursue a PhD.

According to my big perfect plan, I had it all. But, deep down, I knew something was missing. I wasn't meant to wear a lab coat for the rest of my life. So I made one of the scariest decisions of my life and turned down my promising PhD.

I embarked on the journey of remembering my true purpose in life: working with people to allow them to live a life full of passion, purpose and creativity . 

My work focuses on fulfilment in the place you spend a third of your waking hours: the workplace. It’s also the place you can make some of your most meaningful and creative contributions.