Julian Humphreys

Executive & Leadership Coach

Julian is an Executive and Leadership Coach passionate about helping clients improve their leadership effectiveness through self-awareness, emotional intelligence, authenticity, integrity and strategic thinking. Julian uses 360 interviews and assessments to provide valuable insights into his clients’ strengths and opportunities for development, which then form the basis for targeted coaching. By focusing on the key factors that drive individual effectiveness and foster a positive team culture, Julian empowers leaders to take their careers to the next level.

With over two decades of experience as an HR strategist in the technology industry, Julian brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his coaching. Since 1999, he has partnered with organizations on change and communications initiatives, holding various leadership, advisory, and coaching roles. He has acted as a trusted advisor to senior leaders in finance, legal, logistics, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and professional services industries.

Julian holds an MA from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, both in Education. He has presented original research at international conferences in both Europe and North America and has published in both the popular and academic press. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal and the creator of several ICF-accredited courses, including Psychology for Coaches, Philosophy for Coaches, and Level 3 Mastery.

Since becoming an ICF-certified coach in 2015, Julian has provided individual and team coaching to leaders in large multinational organizations, early-stage startups, and family businesses, as well as to individuals who are simply seeking personal growth and fulfillment. His approach is highly personalized, as he works collaboratively with each client to create a tailored program that meets their specific needs.

Julian holds the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation and is trained in Co-Active Coaching and Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching. He is certified to administer the Leadership Circle Profile 360 Leadership and Collective Leadership Assessments, which provide valuable insights into both individual leadership effectiveness and the broader leadership culture.

Prior to becoming a coach Julian was a classical and a jazz musician, performing in venues as diverse as the Palace of Versailles near Paris and the House of Jazz in Montreal.




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