About Me

“People will forget what you said and what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel”

Julie Donnell

Mindset Coach Sydney
Member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Ba.App.Sci (Occupational Therapy) Sydney University
Results Certified Coach (RCC) Results Coaching Systems
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – CBT)
The Positivity Prescription Psychology Certification
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Certification
Director of The Oyster Group Pty Ltd
Kolbe (Natural Instinct) Certification Program
Touch for Health Kinesiology Certification
Kid Coaching (Future Possibilities) Certification
Real Estate Rescue Graduate
Renovating for Profit Graduate

Affiliated with:

International Coaching Federation
Sydney University Alumni
The Positivity Institute Alumni


Hello and welcome to my Coaching Practice. My name is Julie and I’m a professional Mindset and Lifestyle Wellness Coach located on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.

Feel free to look around to find inspiration in the tips, tools and helpful hints to get you started to live simpler, think clearer and feel calmer in the busyness of work and family life.

Your best-self starts here

It’s my job to remind you who you are and help you declutter your mind to make space for what really matters. I’m passionate about helping women, especially women juggling growing families and businesses, to flourish and reconnect with the best version of themselves.

You have my full attention

I’m a practiced listener. I listen as much for what is not said as for what is said. Armed with fresh insight, I will challenge you in a firm but nurturing manner. I often know my clients better than they know themselves. Together we’ll craft an individual coaching sessions around what inspires you most. Having someone ‘on your team’ changes the whole game of life and results appear faster than doing it on your own.

You’re in good hands

I started my professional journey gaining Tertiary Qualifications and experience in Occupational Therapy, followed by obtaining Coaching Certification with Results Coaching Systems (known as The Neuro-Leadership Institute) using the International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialing process.

Being a member of the ICF demonstrates my commitment to excellence in professional coaching. The ICF is the world’s largest and highest quality community of professionally trained coaches. I’m determined to see coaching being an integral part of everyday society. 

Part of my coaching practice uses the ACT model (Acceptance and Committment Therapy) which is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) used by thousands of mental health professionals around the world.

I’m continually growing my knowledge and coaching skills through Continuing Coach Education with the ICF and leadership institutes who specialise in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Neuroscience and Emotional Intelligence. I completed Positive Psychology Classes of 2020 and 2021 ‘The Positivity Prescription’ with The Positivity Institute following the ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Leadership Institute Program, which is the number one most popular and highly rated program at Google and is featured in The New York Times and Fast Company Magazine.

My coaching foundations are Evidence-Based Holistic approaches based on the latest scientific research from the fields of Positive Psychology, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Character Strengths, Self-Compassion, Growth Mindset and Lifestyle Medicine. I also build my coaching skills in attending annual Wellness conferences for my personal and professional development including ‘Mind and Its Potential’ and ‘Happiness and Its Causes’ which brings together world leading neuroscientists and positive psychologists.

My Business Practices meet the Professional Ethical Standards of Conduct and I practice the Eleven Core Coaching Competences as defined by the ICF.

You lead the way girl

With experience and insight gained from over 3,000 coaching hours I’ve naturally worked with a variety of individuals. Over time I’ve experienced the growing number of women, especially women with growing families, who want support in carving out time for themselves. With Sydney life today becoming busier and more demanding, there has never been a better time for women to prioritise what they value most. It’s a joy to support these women who are leading their own way and living simpler, thinking clearer and feeling calmer.

How you FEEL is everything

The famous quote on the left by Maya Angelou best describes the impact I aim to have on my clients. I believe how you feel is the best measure for how you are going in life.

Walk out happier

When you do what you love, you don’t need to find reasons why you love it. You just do. I love coaching and I believe life also needs to be fun, so you’ll find our sessions are light yet challenging in a way that enhances your spark. I promise you’ll leave our coaching sessions happier than when you walked in.

I walk my own talk

My core values are transparent across my personal and professional life. I live with my husband and 4 growing children in Sydney. The ultimate pleasure in my day-to-day living is leading a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness. Eating nutritious food, exercising, good sleep habits, meditation, connecting with those around us and having fun are my pillars of health. Raising 4 children in Sydney has highlighted the challenges that we as parents face in daily life. I know first-hand how crucial it is to find your centre and sense of calm without being impacted by the busyness going on around you.

I welcome you to get in touch

Feel free to connect with me and ask any questions big or small or to chat about how we can work together to bring your best self to life.

Yours in Wellness



Want to know a little more about me?

Getting Started

I’m confident I can support you on your next journey in life. I will hand pick the tools you need to get what you want. The first step in being your best self is choosing to take action. One step at a time.