Executive Coaching and Organisational Development

“The Pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”

- Winston Churchill

Julia Macmillan of Learning Quest leads an executive training session


The LQ is not just another Training/Coaching consultancy. Established in 2001, our aim has always been to assist ambitious professionals and organisations overcome their challenges and increase their overall effectiveness. We transform their futures by gently exploring areas that will have the greatest impact on their success.


Whatever your problems or challenges we will help you turn them into workable, realistic solutions. A motivated, effective workforce leads to high performing organisations. With 29 years in education, HR and training and development we will help you explore innovative and creative solutions that will bring about lasting positive change.


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We are passionate about what we do; not only in our subject areas, we are dedicated to self-development and encouraging others to reach their full potential.


Everything is done in a true and honest manner.

Personable and Friendly

We will always aim to be authentic, friendly and personable.


We are consummate professionals and are fully qualified in our field of expertise.

Engaging and Enthusiastic

We believe anyone coming on a workshop or has received a service/product from The LQ will be delighted with their experience. Our approach is one of fully engaging you as we demonstrate an enthusiastic stance in all that we do.

A Learning Quest Executive Coaching workshop takes place in a modern corporate office
“I highly recommend Julia as a coach for whoever wants to grow in his career. Julia has undoubtedly the skills and wide experience for executives coaching. I truly hope our paths will cross again.”
General Manager Sodexo – Kuwait
“I cannot recommend Julia Macmillan highly enough she is an excellent coach and group facilitator. I have grown professionally utilising the learning and reflective practice. Julia allows colleagues to reflect and implement learning both professionally and personally.”
Head of Operations Livewest
“Julia has been the true professional, guiding our workshops and personal coaching to positive conclusions. Julia follows up after the event to complete an excellent end-to-end service.”
Principal Consultant SOCITM
“Julia has run a number of workshops, staff engagement sessions and produced resource materials. The workshops and engagement sessions were informative, engaging and fun; and always received rave reviews from participants. Julia’s expertise combined with her natural, personable style has enabled groups to feel comfortable and to truly reflect on their experiences with the right level of support and challenge. Julia has supported us during a period of transformation by being a gentle catalyst for change.”
Deputy Operations Director NIHR
“I have just been appointed Strategic Director. I want you to know that much of the confidence and ability that I have is down to the work that I did with you. So I thank you for that.”
Strategic Director of a Local Authority
“In order to meet new challenges and plan for growth it meant the introduction of change to all employees. Without their “buy in” our future growth plans would be harder to achieve in the timescales allotted. It is also fair to say staff in general are change adverse and my staff were no exception. Julia is a consummate professional. Her preparation and delivery were frankly outstanding. By the end of the session the staff had completely gone through 180º. This exceeded my best expectations. As a consequence, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Julia and The Learning Quest.”
Managing Director IDS Media
“Recently I attended a Mentor Skills Development Workshop where the content, the materials and the facilitation was done by Julia. Julia’s expressive style, her enthusiasm and her rich experience made the content relevant and the workshop was professional, high value against the time commitment and fun. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Julia and The Learning Quest.”
Managing Director Improving Your Results


Julia Macmillan has the following qualifications:​​
Bachelor of Education
MSC Human Resource Development
Graduate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Advanced Diploma in Coaching
Licenced Practitioner Motivational Maps
Good Boss Questionnaire Practitioner
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner - Qualified

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