Hi, I’m Julie Rawlinson, aka Jules to my family and friends; happily married in 2018 to Shaun, and we have two adult children between us.
As trained nurse and midwife with a Masters Degree, I have had a lifetime career in the NHS, both in clinical practice and in the last 10yrs, corporate healthcare leadership and management. I have gained a plethora of experience in my career including caring for people, as the most rewarding part, to leading change in failing services, chairing national forums and undertaking high profile expert investigations. I have also experienced the emotional impact and traumas of coercive and hectoring behaviors by supposed leaders, both to others, and personally. In 2019, disillusioned by my high flying career, I took the decision to retire early and enjoy life , so we moved lock, stock and barrel to the beautiful province of Valencia in Spain. A move we haven’t regretted for one minute!
I now spend my delightfully relaxed life looking after my husband and my house, walking my two Westie doggies, and of course learning Spanish. Bliss! I also love to write, so I spend plenty of time enjoying the culture and beautiful outdoors in Spain; writing inspirational blogs on social media, with the perfect aim being to make people smile and help them reconnect with, and appreciate the good things in life. My life ambition, now I’ve retired, is to travel more, enjoy life and to write a book.