Julia Wolfson

Julia Wolfson

PhD, PW Dipl.

Hi, I’m Julia, founder of Turning Forward. We are active in different countries and cultures. We often work with people and leaders in organisations with a history of personal and systemic abuse, and are committed to moving from custodial care to becoming enablers of dream-driven people and communities. Our international leadership coaches and facilitators apply Process Work innovations in human services, health, education and care. 

I have been immersed in the field of disability support, elder care, social services and education since the early 1980s. I’ve been on the inside as a front-line worker, and I have been in leadership roles during dynamic and turbulent times. I have been in the thick of pressures from an increasingly regulatory external environment and funding restrictions, and I have felt first hand the internal pressures within people for better lives.

Thank you to my teachers and the many many people who have helped and guided me in my life and work with people, organisations and communities.

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“Julia is weaving the thread of personal development, emotional intelligence and whole system thinking into a new approach to care systems, where we learn how partnership, empowerment and awareness of rank and privilege create wisdom and eldership for the community of caregivers and people requiring support ... for anybody who is interested in making care more humane, less custodial and more fun for everyone involved”.

Drs. Max and Ellen Schupbach, founders of the global Deep Democracy Institute.

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Latest Posts:

Caught in the rip

It is a beautiful day, the sun is high and the sea is calm. My friend and I wade into the shallow water lapping at our feet.  Knee deep, we splash about, chatting and enjoying the breathtakingly expansive blue sea, blue sky. This spot is paradise on earth. After 20 minutes we turn around to go back to shore, we have a plane to catch. Only

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The power of love based curiosity: asking, learning, following –– blog #1

Jasmine, my four year old grand-daughter, greeted me excitedly this evening at her front door. “I have a party tonight, five friends are coming!” “How wonderful!” I replied, “Will I get to meet them?” She leaned in close, and in a hushed conspiratorial tone whispered: “You can’t see them, and I can only see their clothes. With a twinkle, she said: “One of them has

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Turning Forward coaching happens online and on-site. An affordable resource for individuals, leaders, teams and practitioners interested in personal and professional growth, for a joyous life, to relieve suffering and help our world.

Your inner state influences the world around you. More flow to stuck situations. Befriend complications. Awaken your innate powers. Go inside, and connect to your inner ground. Detach, and gain a larger perspective to look back at your situation though other eyes. Get to know your unique, ever-present pattern and learn to use it to help yourself and your world.


Bring more flow into complicated situations. Get to know your unique style and strengths as a facilitator and enjoy using them. Connect your inner team and the outer scene. Make  polarities visible, interact between sides, use atmosphere shifts to mine for new perspectives and solutions without scapegoating. 


Do it your way. Assistance with organisational vibrancy and ripple effect, conflict competence and candour, community building, purposeful role guide.

Learning Events

Dynamic learning hubs. For case consultations, team learning, supervision, public open forums, leadership development. Get to know your unique pattern and use it to help yourself and help the world. 

Get in touch

We work with you anywhere in the world: on-site and online via skype, hangout, zoom, WhatsApp, phone, VSee etc. All you need is an internet or phone connection. We use fair-trade prices adjusted to local economies. We are at your virtual doorstep in an instant.

Turning Forward

Turning Forward

The name Turning Forward as symbolised in our logo below, suggests that moving forward involves turning inside, where insights, images and sensations arise.

Feel inner freedom, and be surprised by new perspectives and unexpected solutions. When the moment and situation is right, bring them out using your unique pattern, creativity and innate powers. More joy, more relatedness, and therefore more sustainable! 




Phone: +61 0402085570


Skype: juliawolfson

Turn in: what is my joy, my path? (Me)

Turn out: my path, your path (Me and you)

Turn forward: many paths are one (Us)

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