Turning Human Services Forward

Turning human service organisations into truly person-centred, human-driven communities 

Learn. Lead. Live. 

Our speciality

  • Leadership development
  • Coaching
  • Learning hubs

Who with

  • People reliant on care and support
  • Leaders, practitioners, teams
  • Organisations, communities

Turn loneliness, mistreatment and boredom into a meaningful life of purpose, friendship and contribution in an inclusive society. 

In human services

  • social services
  • disability
  • health
  • education
  • elder care
  • grass roots and land-based communities


Person-centredness is a human interaction – a way of being with a person to transform oneself, relate with each other and impact the whole society 

Julia Wolfson

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Turning Forward

The name Turning Forward as symbolised in our logo, suggests that moving forward involves turning inward, to the source of creative solutions and inner powers to make things happen.

Dream driven, self-powered people, communities and organisations in an interconnected world.

Situational Training

Often, what happens in the training room on Friday has little or no carry over to Monday. The status quo remains: the “Monday morning effect”.

We coach across the board with skills to model inner stability and a learning attitude to questions and problems. In-house engagement facilitators work with agility, with situations as they come up, in interactive learning hubs. We use a signal tracking method to unfold solutions from actual experience hidden within a complication.  A small mind shift can shift the status quo and make a big difference! 

Julia Wolfson

Julia Wolfson

PhD, PW Dipl.

Hi, I’m Julia, founder of Turning Forward. I have been immersed in the field of disability support, elder care, social services and education since the early 1980s. I’ve been a front-line worker, and I have been in leadership roles during dynamic and turbulent times. 

Thank you to the many people have helped and guided me. Thank you to Amy and Arnold Mindell, founders of Processwork, to Ellen and Max Schupbach founders of the Deep Democracy Institute, to Julie Diamond of Diamond Leadership and Power Intelligence.

Turning Forward is active in different countries and cultures. We often work with people and leaders in organisations where mistreatment, exploitation and neglect have come to light. The journey from custodial care to becoming enablers of dream-driven people and communities starts with feeling the impact on others of missed opportunities and harm – whether intentional or unintentional.Our approach is highly experiential and strengths-based to transform wounds of history into present day solutions for self-powered, dream driven lives and communities. Find out More >>

Leadership development

Leadership belongs to everyone, because everyone has the inner potential to be a leader of one’s own life. A company’s vision, culture and effectiveness is connected to the personal development of its leaders. Poor use of power is directly linked to feeling a lack of personal power and agency. 

  • Get to know your strengths and areas of growth, and develop them.
  • Increase self awareness to use power and rank for the development and growth of others.
  • Gain skills to work fruitfully with conflict, criticism and insecurity


Coaching supports personal and professional development for effectiveness in your role, your relationships and your career. Find out what is really important to you. Learn to turn inner and outer critics into encouraging allies. Feel the impact of your behaviours and attitudes, so you can target specific areas of new learning. Get more flow into working with complications, so you can ride the ups and downs with more ease and joy. 

  • Find your inner ground when you are uncertain, detachment when you are stuck
  • Gain energy and agency to flow better with your role, your vision, your team and yourself
  • Learn to hack your moods and your conflicts as creative nudges for new identity

Learning hubs

Learning in groups to interact with many sides of a situation, and feel into diverse perspectives, interact with differences, and go deeper to access new information to move things forward beyond one-sided right and wrong. Engage with diverse stakeholders and facilitate more relatedness between polarised opinions.

  • Person-directed quality of life planning
  • Dynamic case consultations, supervision
  • Team building, public open forums

Your inner state influences the world around you. Bring flow into 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 BIG YOU and learn to use it to help yourself and your 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.




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)

Blog – Latest posts:

Oh no, I’m toast! Lessons in power

If you FEEL weak in a leadership role, you’re toast. According to international Power expert Julie Diamond, here’s why: Poor decision making, too caught up in your own feelings and failing to think of what’s best for others Hiding your mistakes, faking knowledge out of fear of being found out Feeling cornered and defenseless, and therefore lashing out and attacking others Failing to hold people accountable or intervene

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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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Turn yourself and