Welcome to Lighting Fires
We are a small company of accredited executive and career coaches who all have coaching psychology qualifications from Henley Business School and business experience. As founder of the business I am passionate about helping individuals and teams switch on their motivation to achieve challenging goals. We provide our clients with tools and techniques to self-coach long after we have finished working together. We have worked with clients ranging from Visa and Yahoo to individuals who are at transition points in their careers.
Julie Williams, MSc. (Coaching), Lighting Fires Coaching
What we do
Julie’s coaching workshops for Yahoo delivered a consistently professional, interesting and enjoyable experience. She balances theory with practical tools and tailors each session to the personalities in the room to ensure they get a positive, useful output. I would highly recommend Julie to organisations who want to develop their people.Yahoo!
I enjoyed a long-term coaching partnership with Julie to support my leadership work as MD. Based on Julie’s calm, considerate and appreciative style, we had great rapport. Julie managed to balance well my need for exploring options (which made me be all over the place at times) and bringing it back to ‘earth’ and my actual request. I can recommend Julie to any leader who really likes to leave the zone of comfort and dive into the world of possibilities with a guide who gives support and asks great questions.Felix Mueller, Head of Reflective Leadership and Management, Henley Business School
We have engaged Julie to provide some of our senior managers with coaching support as they develop their careers at Mitie. Feedback has always been that Julie builds a great rapport, quickly understands the issues and asks the right questions to help the managers get the most out of their sessions. Our managers have a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience but Julie is adept at tailoring her style and approach accordingly. Our managers have really benefited from Julie’s coaching and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her as an executive coach.Amanda Lennon, HR Director, Mitie
High Potential Coaching
Julie coached me during my time on the Marketing Academy Scholars program. Her dedication and commitment to ensuring client satisfaction and extracting real value out of each and every session was admirable. Julie has an extremely calm and engaging way, enabling strong rapport and trust to be built very quickly in our coaching relationship. No matter what task, issue, thoughts, opportunities I would bring to our session, Julie was equipped to manage through these with unique coaching techniques and actionable takeaways. I would highly recommend Julie as an individual or team coach and guarantee she will leave and make a lasting impactJay Orlean –Taub, Global Marketing Manager & 2016 Marketing Academy Scholar, Quintessential Brands Group
Building on extensive experience in consulting with Accenture at Microsoft and as Head of Marketing at Thames Water, Julie has gone on to coach a broad spectrum of high potential/high performing clients.
As Founder of Lighting Fires, Julie Williams brings together like-minded, accredited coaches to deliver outcome-focused coaching for their clients.
Lighting Fires develops individual clients and teams by building self-belief and the courage to fulfil their potential. Empowerment and fresh thinking builds new, more capable leaders.
All coaches are members of the Henley Register of Coaches. Julie Williams completed the Henley MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change in May 2016 with a research project focusing on creating readiness for team coaching.