Color head shot of Jules Walters
Hello and welcome 

I’m so grateful you’re here at JulesWalters.com. I’m a health coach with over 30 years’ experience of working in science and health. I graduated as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, have a first-class degree in molecular genetics from King’s College London, and an extensive career working with innovators in health.

My motivation is to help you lead a longer, healthier life, particularly for women over 50. You can book a free introductory coaching session through my contact page or use this website to learn about the latest tools to support your health. 

Early career in journalism

But first let me back up and tell you a little about me. My career started in Australia at The West Australian newspaper back in the late 1980s. As a rookie reporter, I learned how to cover the days’ news, starting on the weather desk! Once I reported the right temperature in Vienna, I was allowed to move onto more significant topics. 

From there, I covered court reporting and politics. I followed a love of journalism to the United Kingdom, where I worked in London newspapers – note the typewriter in the picture. Yes it was that long ago! 

Jules Walters turning and smiling at camera sat in front of manual typewriter

Television followed, putting together the daily breakfast television program Good Morning Britain. (Think Good Morning America with different accents.) We had one computer in the corner of the newsroom to access the internet, but there were no pictures and no one really knew how to use it. This was all pre-Google. 

Jules Walters and family on her graduation day
Curing cancer?

I met my wonderful husband Peter in television and together we have two grown-up sons. When the boys were small, I was lucky enough to take a career break and return to college to study molecular genetics full-time at King’s College London. I was motivated by a desire to cure cancer but the reality was another matter.  I didn’t have the patience to do all the experiments at the bench. 

Science is really an exercise in failure: 9 out of 10 experiments don’t work: maybe more – and your job as a scientist is to figure out why. Was it the buffer or the solution? I was much more interested in going to the local high school and communicating about the wonders of DNA.

Bridging the gap 

I found the link between science and the real world through business.

Groundbreaking science usually takes decades to get out of the lab and then, once it’s finally available, the world often ignores it for another decade. The power of the status quo is quite something. 

So with my husband, we started a series of businesses to try to bridge the gap between new science and its use in the real world.

Jules Walters with laptop in office corridor

One company called Raremark helped to get cutting-edge research from the lab to phones, particularly for people living with rare, medical conditions.

Jules Walters seated, holding multi-colored double helix model
Women staying strong 

More recently, as I’ve gone through my 50s, I’ve realized that women in particular face a huge information gap when it comes to staying healthy post menopause. 

As the wonderful Dr Jen Gunter sums it up her book The Menopause Manifesto: if menopause were on Yelp, it would have one star.

We muddle through a huge change in hormones, and then find there’s not much expectation on the other side.

It’s a bit like: “Oh, you’re still here then?”

The good news is that there are simple things that can be done. So please read on! My motivation is to make the world a more possible place for women, particularly through health. You’ll also find my work featured in ForbesYahoo FinanceBusiness Insider and SixtyandMe.

I hope you find the information I’ve put together helpful. I always welcome input, ideas and feedback, so please do get in touch at: jules@juleswalters.com.