Enhancing Performance and Wellbeing

Julie Parker BSc, MSTAT


Upcoming Retreat in South Africa

Where?: Stanford Valley Guest Farm, R326, Stanford, Cape 7210, South Africa https://stanfordvalley.co.za/

When?: April 1-3, 2022

Drawing on my training in Alexander Technique, Coaching and Embodied Mindfulness, I offer a blend of mental and physical strategies to improve your well-being, covering the following:

Physical well-being;

  • poise, confidence
  • awareness of habits that create stresses and strains
  • learning to work ergonomically and prevent back pain, neck pain, headaches and repetitive strain injury
  • learning to use breath to notice and regulate responses to stress
  • managing pregnancy and labour with minimum pain
  • getting back to balance and fitness post injury or operation

Mental health and emotional intelligence:

  • understanding self and others
  • learning to differentiate between needs and emotions
  • being able to respond flexibly and positively to the changing demands of the workplace
  • being able to articulate needs without creating conflict


We engaged Julie Parker to facilitate a senior executive retreat. The context was to further develop strategies to embrace change, deepen cross-portfolio collaboration and support executive well-being. Julie’s application of Action Learning techniques was highly effective and elicited strong engagement from my senior team. The outcomes were achieved not just in the short-term, but in giving us easily applicable strategies and techniques that we have used subsequently to embed and develop the cohesion and mutual support in the team. The techniques also enhance our strategic and creative thinking to ensure inclusive and genuinely empathetic listening and decision-making. Julie is one of very few facilitators I would recommend.

Professor Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Swinburne University of Technology

 “Julie worked as part of our Primary Healthcare Team at the surgery and we made referrals to her for patients with a multitude of problems, particularly musculoskeletal problems related to possible life stresses. Her presence in the surgery was a great asset and was valued highly by patients and by us, her GP employers. She was hard working and reliable and good to have around, as she gave us new insight into looking at conditions, which we as doctors perhaps, had viewed purely using a medical model”.

Dr Gavin Young, Cumbria

“It really has been a pleasure to work together, I appreciated what you brought enormously and also learnt so much. Thanks for being both flexible and insightful, on so many levels. I really appreciated how you got what we were trying to do too.”

Thomas Guthrie. Thomas is a former Jette Parker Young Artist Stage Director at the Royal Opera House in London, artistic director of Music and Theatre for All, Guest Artistic Advisor to the York Early Music Festival, was Belknap Fellow at Princeton University, New Jersey in 2017


Enhancing Performance and Wellbeing