What Clients Say

Our client relationships are friendly, responsive and pragmatic. We don't have a complicated structure; we keep it direct and virtual where possible to help keep your costs down. We just try to deliver good value, drive change and nail results. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what clients say.

In all the flurry of events and emails, I haven’t congratulated you properly for achieving the outstanding sponsorship result with Spotlight. It is a great achievement due to your astute communication and negotiation skills. Excellent work, Julia, the CBCA has been the beneficiary of so many of your skills over time. I personally have learned much from you and thank you for that too.

Dr Belle Alderman AM Emeritus Professor of Children's Literature and Director, National Center for Australian Children’s Literature Inc

I highly recommend Julia as a personal and professional coach. I had the pleasure of working with her for about a year on a couple of projects (both professional and personal) and found her advice and support to be common sense, strategic and directed, all based on sound research and experience. She will help you develop achievable commitments, then work with you to achieve them over an agreed timeframe and hold you accountable.

Robert Wilcher Partner, Hicksons

Julia, on behalf of the Northern Beaches Council, I would like to thank you for your contribution on the Art, Culture and Heritage Strategic Reference Group. Your knowledge, experience and collaboration have been greatly appreciated during this first year of the new organisation. You have assisted Council in its strategic focus across the region, whilst being mindful of local needs. The SRGs input to our first Community Strategic Plan, various projects and Government initiatives has been invaluable" (Dick Persson AM, Administrator)

Dick Persson, AM Administrator, Northern Beaches Council

Regarding our client survey program, I received an email from the client that you met with this morning.  He thanked us for the firm’s work and professionalism to date and said you were very professional and took careful note of what he had to say. Great feedback! 

Meta Lustig Marketing & BD Manager
I had the opportunity of working with Julia over the last few months . Her endless energy and deep understanding of the Sydney legal market were invaluable to helping me with my personal development and business development activities. An independent adviser who can provide frank and neutral advice, Julia will be your conscience and mentor to keep you on track. Her indispensable advice will serve me well into the future.
Philip Cowdery Government Advisory / Dispute Resolution / Transport Partner at Hicksons
I have been lucky enough to be working with Julia for the past several months and it's been great. She is passionate about the work that she does and how to help the people she works with develop their practices. My only criticism is that she has too many good ideas! It's difficult to know where to start, but of course, she can help with that as well. On top of that, she is great company.
Johk Kell Partner, Hicksons
I am happy to recommend Julia as a business development coach. She is very practical in her approach, setting realistic goals but also challenging you to take that extra step or the occasional risk to achieve better outcomes. She is a great listener and works with you rather than expecting everyone to fit the same mould.
Sarah Jones Workplace Relations and Safety partner, Hicksons

Many thanks for being so thorough in your review of our website. Your comments will be particularly helpful as we consider the changes we need to make so that it communicates more effectively who we are, what we want to achieve and how we engage with our stakeholders. I'm very grateful.

Patricia Milne National Centre for Australian Childrens Literature
You’ve done a brilliant job in skilfully helping us focus on BD.  Thank you very much.
Siew Tong Partner, Hicksons
Many thanks to Julia Davenport of Davenport Marketing and Advisory for persevering with a difficult client to pull together my website for Harpur Phillips. All I did was provide the photos and pay the bills, with a little bit of input into the copy, but most (all) of it was beautifully written by Julia.
Michelle Harpur Partner, Harpur Phillips

Julia Davenport designed and facilitated two client workshops at Law Australasia’s 2015 conference in Hobart, and presented to the Law Australasia firms the results of those sessions and her recommended actions. The client engagement and feedback at the client workshops was very positive and Julia’s pre-work with a survey to both clients and firm members added a valuable dimension to the feedback which enabled key initiatives to be identified. Throughout the engagement, Julia was deeply involved, her input was innovative and helpful, and her relationship management of the various stakeholders very professional

Scott Freidman Chairman, LawAustralasia and Director, Harris Freidman Lawyers

Julia provided LinkedIn training to me and my team at RBHM Commercial Lawyers, focused on building good profiles, and how to use LinkedIn for networking and relationship building, thought leadership and lead generation.  The session was very practical, and after Julia’s presentation she followed it up with 1:1 sessions with each of us to make sure we all had the skills and confidence to guarantee future use. She did some further work on our company page for us and all in all we were in much better shape for her involvement

David Beale Partner, RBHM Commercial Lawyers

Julia, we launched the new website on Thursday and the staff were really pleased with the new look.  I just wanted to thank you for taking our vague concept of what we needed and giving us some messaging and a concept that really reflects us. You really helped us get this project moving when we were stuck.  I can't quite believe we've got it done! Thanks again  

Fiona McLay Special Counsel, Harris Freidman

Sibenco engaged Davenport Marketing & Advisory to assist with developing and implementing a social media program for the firm. Julia’s pragmatic approach, experience and strategic insight are invaluable.
The training she provided was a great platform for understanding what needed to be done, and coaching and advice has enabled us to amplify and focus our brand messaging. 

Susan Bennett Principal, Sibenco Legal & Advisory

We were fortunate in attaining the services of Davenport Marketing & Advisory. Julia is passionate about her clients businesses and takes the time to fully understand their objectives, desired outcome and operations. Her work ethic and enthusiasm made her a delight to work with, and what Julia has done for my business is exceptional – rebranding, website audit, redesign and new content, and business planning. I highly recommend her to any business that requires assistance to ensure their future success. 

Patricia Maloney CEO, Health Staff Connection

Julia has been a member of the Manly Art Gallery and Museum Society Committee for over three years and has been an active and passionate contributor. The professionalism and vision she brings to the Committee in terms of brand management and strategic planning has been invaluable. Her creativity, energy and expertise have assisted greatly in positively repositioning the gallery. Julia is the driving force behind the improvements we are making

David Manuell Manly Art Gallery and Museum Society, President, 2014
I highly recommend Julia Davenport as your online advisor. While working with her, I found her attention to detail was sharp and effective. Julia is well versed on not only how to market your business, but identifying the steps it takes to move forward and succeed. I would confidently recommend the Marketing Diagnostic and Services Audit to any business owner who is looking to get clarity.
Stephanie Campanella, Summit Web Design
Julia, you are an absolute pleasure to work with. I have learnt a lot from you in just a few meetings. You should be a marketing teacher! I can see your passion and enthusiasm which will take you a long way in your business
Zoe Leeming Health Staff Connection, Office Administrator
Julia, thanks for your LinkedIn presentation last week. Whilst I know enough of LinkedIn to get around and use it a lot now, up until a month or so ago I was only a moderate user. I can now see how it can be a very useful tool
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