Testimonials

"Juliet is excellent at giving us concrete advice on the next steps forward in securing an exciting future for Mount Kelly amid challenging times. She facilitates intellectual reflection and then puts answers in front of us which form a clear and achievable roadmap. Juliet adds real value in her work and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending her."

Guy Ayling, Head Master, Mount Kelly

"As the new Chairman of Governors, I was keen to engage the Governing Bodyand Senior Executive Team together, to consider some of the key strategicissues that the school is facing. Juliet helped structure and facilitate anengaging and informative event spread over two 3-hour Zoom sessionsleveraging her knowledge of the independent schools sector. The outcomeswere positive and have given us a collective agenda to work on."

Nigel Hall, Chair of Governors, Blundell's School

"Juliet has facilitated a number of strategy review meetings with our Senior Executive Team. She brings a great depth of knowledge and relevant experience to the task and we have found our sessions to be fast-paced, well-directed and most enjoyable. It certainly has been a successful partnership for us and has lifted the organisational weight off our shoulders so that we could focus exclusively on developing a coherent and comprehensive strategy for Blundell’s. We look forward to working with Juliet again in the future."

Bart Wielenga, Head, Blundell's School

"Juliet delivered an inspirational session for Walhampton's Senior Leadership Team and all of us were buzzing afterwards. A heartfelt thank you. Here’s to bringing some excellent ideas together, in a meaningful and strategic way, in 2020."

Titus Mills, former Headmaster, Walhampton Preparatory School

“Juliet guided, sense-checked, questioned, rehearsed and supported ourwork. I don't believe our outcomes would have been as successful if she hadnot been in the wings and on the end of Zoom every couple of weeks. Sheenabled me and my team to aim higher and more boldly than I would havefelt able to do in the wake of global disruption. I can't thank her enough.”

Alexa Broad, Director of Development, Abingdon School

"Juliet’s knowledge of business theory enabled me to take an idea and develop the model, processes and package so that I have a coherent and usable proposition and strategy. She helped me to develop an idea into a meaningful concept along with a plan to execute."

Jo Beckett, CEO, IDPE (Institute of Development Professionals in Education)

"Juliet delivered an energetic, insightful and interesting Strategy Away Day for our Development Office. The content was pitched perfectly for the stage we’re at, and the delivery was fluent, thoughtful and just the right pace. She helped us gain a new perspective on what we've achieved so far, furthered the team's strategic thinking abilities and guided us through the process of strategy development. I highly recommend Juliet’s expertise and approach, wherever you are in your strategic journey."

Salima Virji, Development Director, Highgate School

"I’ve engaged Juliet now in two different schools. We were looking both to equip our staff with greater strategic awareness and the ability to think strategically, and also to do the thinking needed towards refreshing the Foundation strategic plan. We engaged Juliet because she is excellent at facilitating group workshops that are both enjoyable and effective at delivering on the goals for each particular session. If you need an independent sounding board and consultant to bring a structured and enjoyable approach to refreshing a strategic plan, look no further. Juliet has a great combination of sector knowledge, clarity of thoughts, skills and experience. She is excellent."

Andrew Gordon-Brown, Head, Kingswood

"Following a full presentation to our teaching staff, Juliet spent time with the Development Director and I in preparation for our launch of Truro School Connected. She brought such clarity to her advice that we have been able to make great headway in a short space of time. And the best thing is that Juliet is always there for you with extra little bits of advice that seem to appear on LinkedIn or in the "in-box" just when you need them. Thank you, Juliet."

Jayne Grigg, Director of Admissions and Development, Truro School

"I cannot stress strongly enough what a great help Juliet has been to the Development Office at Mount Kelly. Juliet’s skilled guidance and leadership has helped us find a clear strategic focus so that we can concentrate our efforts and time productively to achieve our goals. Juliet has extensive experience of fundraising, has great listening and communication skills and her passion for strategy – and her ability to share her passion – make her a pleasure to work with."

Fran Reid, Development Manager, Mount Kelly

"I can provide the very strongest recommendation for Juliet. She has great judgment, understands complex organisations, is proactive and extremely positive. She brings a measured, responsible and insightful approach to achieving excellence in a complex educational environment."

Professor Keith Gull CBE FRS, former Principal, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford; Governor, Eastbourne College and St Andrew's Prep

"Juliet Corbett's abilities to project manage, from outstanding drafting/writing skills, to fiscal acumen, to risk management, position her as a considerable asset to any organization."

Dr Jennifer Barnes, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge and President, Murray Edwards College

"Juliet is equally capable of seeing the big picture and delving into the details. She brings a knowledgeable, professional, collaborative and positive approach to every project she undertakes."

Judith Poole, former Headmistress Abbotsleigh School, Sydney, Australia

"I was recently appointed to the headship of Exeter School. On my arrival, we decided to carry out a strategic review and develop a new strategic plan. Whilst we had done similar work with other consultants before, Juliet brought a fresh and innovative approach and helped us look creatively at what we were seeking to do.



We are now some way through the planning phase and have really enjoyed the opportunity to look at our school community in a different way, ably facilitated by Juliet.

She has embraced our ideas and helped us to clarify what is really important to us, putting our virtues-led strategy at the heart of the planning process. It has been exciting and enlivening to do and has included the whole school community in a very positive way.



Juliet brings fresh ideas, clarity and organisation to the process of strategic planning. It is too easy in such a project to get bogged down, and her clarity of thought and her ability to help us see the wood for the trees has been refreshing and stimulating. She has embraced all members of the school community and we are delighted with the progress we have made so far."

Louise Simpson, Head, Exeter School