Julie Barnes

JulieBarnes‘Willing to Travel’

I am delighted to be part of bringing the NTL Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Certificate Courses to Europe, Africa and Asia. They embody AI excellence and provide a solid and inspiring base for learning about and practising appreciative ways of working, living and being in the world.

What I bring to the NTL Centre of Excellence and the Lincoln Workshop Series is …

My passion for appreciative inquiry and for working with individuals and organisations who want to learn, develop and unleash their potential – aspiring to their very best – as leaders, workers and as people. I have been working with AI since 2002, having trained in the UK and USA, and written about its application in counselling, supervision, research and social care improvement. I am committed to learning and promoting excellence in this approach and particularly interested in social, therapeutic and spiritual aspects, and its great value in giving voice to the dreams and wishes of those who matter most.

With a background in national and local government, social research, inspection, person centred counselling and appreciative inquiry, I encourage people to work in the way that best suits them, being creative and innovative, within a supportive and accepting environment. We co-create the space to do our best work and take the time to reflect and learn.

I work independently and with others including research teams from OU and Royal Holloway, and other strengths based practitioners. A founder member of the UK AI network, I am an Executive Developer for the Oasis School of Human Relations; a member of Communication Now, a professional support organisation for school staff in the UK; and a Program Associate for the NTL Institute in the USA.

I live in Nottingham, UK with my husband Stewart, with good friends and family close by. I love travelling, writing, dancing, movies and storytelling, making and listening to music, walking my dog and the magical alchemy that is … chutney!

0115 914 3830 and 077 899 55 873

If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together. – African Proverb