Dr Natalie James
Director, Consultant and Coach
Supporting others to develop in their professional lives is what motivates and inspires me.
My clients include higher education professionals and academic researchers from all career stages from PhD to Professor, along with University departments and Higher Education Institutions that are keen to understand and respond to the needs of their staff and students. I hold a European Mentoring and Coaching Council accredited qualification in coaching and mentoring and am a member of the Association for Coaching.
Prior to launching Research Coach, I spent four years managing research staff development activity at the University of Sussex, before which I spent five years as a senior manager at the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. I graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bristol in 2009. In my spare time I enjoy meals with friends, visiting the beach with my son, good books and great films.
“I can only say how much I am impressed by the clarity and kindness and complete lack of judgment with which Natalie approached our conversations. She is equally analytical and compassionate which ultimately allowed me to identify, name and deal with the patterns that held me back in my professional and personal life.”