“Thanks again for the Writing Shindig, I really enjoyed it and came away feeling energised. Reflective practice and writing wasn’t something I have ever really done or encouraged in my sessions, as I wasn’t aware of the value. However after attending the shindig and completing the reflective writing exercises, I definitely see huge benefits in doing this and am already starting to build into my practice”

Emma Fallon – L&D Specialist, Redeye International

“As a facilitator with almost 30 years’ experience, I was drawn to the Shindig as a way to refresh my approach, see what others are doing and work on my own CPD! Investing an afternoon with Julie and another 18 people gave me so much more. New thoughts, new approaches, some tough questions to consider and a plan. Whether you’re new to facilitating or fell into it decades ago, you’ll create a new peer group who will pull you up rather than keep you down. Do yourself a favour, get involved.”

Liz Kentish, MD, Kentish and Co

“The facilitation shindig was like a beacon in the dark for me.  Whilst searching for a new role I decided to journey to Manchester drawn by the certainty of a warm welcome and fresh inspiration.  What I found was much more than that……  Quite apart from the facilitation masterclass what was also wonderful was that there were so many different people with different experiences, thoughts and perspectives on facilitation.  This made for rich and thought provoking discussions expertly facilitated by Julie, of course!  
Hopefully thus is just the start of creating a much needed reflective collaborative space.  Keep that beacon lit please Julie!”
Phil Marsland Limited – Leadership and HR Consultancy


“The Shindig experience so far feels like stumbling on a space that’s alive, and organic, that invites the curious, where I can be serious about developing my practice as a facilitator without talking myself too seriously. It’s a space that is tended with care by Julie, with enough structure to hold it together but with the invitation to the play with it with it and grow with it.”

Gill Martin – Independent Coach & OD Consultant