I am so happy to have worked with Julie to help me work through some tough career challenges. I was hitting up against some road blocks and she was very skilled in helping me identify the specific barriers blocking my way (many that I was setting myself). Julie has a unique way of challenging you to look straight at what’s holding you back and then providing the right tools to overcome them. All of which has helped me to more fully realize my true professional goals and motivations, not just the ones that society had me chasing for many years. I look forward to working with her in the future and whole heartedly recommend her to clients, colleagues, and friends.
Amy O. Cecil
I really appreciated Julie’s coaching during the Women’s Catalyst Network. She brought together an amazing group of women, great content to the sessions, and ran highly impactful sessions. Highly recommend the program, and Julie’s coaching!
From executive coaching to helping us develop company goals, mission and values, Julie has been an invaluable resource to our agency as we’ve grown in recent years. She led a session at our annual team meeting for the past three years, and taught our team how to better collaborate to utilize our strengths, through Emergenetics profiles. Julie is genuine and passionate about what she does and would be a huge asset to work with any organization.
Since I began working with Julie, my professional confidence has increased exponentially. Through Women’s Catalyst Network meetings, Julie provided me with tools that have given me the confidence to advocate for myself in my career, something that I was struggling with for years. I highly recommend that you work with Julie if you want to take your career to the next level!
I worked with Julie over the last several years as I built my book of business and reached new leadership milestones. I hit $1 million in originations this year. That level of production was something that seemed impossible a few years ago, but Julie’s help in providing me with encouragement, inspiration and perspective has made a real difference for me.
I was extremely fortunate to work with Julie as part of the Women’s Catalyst group and having private sessions with her as an executive coach. I transformed into a confident professional with defined goals, my relationships with work colleagues have improved, and my productivity and time management are at levels that have not been reached before. Julie is a gift that keeps on giving.
Before working with Julie, I felt like my career was stagnant and I didn’t fully understand why. Julie helped me see how I was limiting myself, and identified strategies to overcome my self-imposed limitations. I was hesitant to retain an executive coach. I doubted I could afford the time (as a working mother) or the money (as government counsel). Working with Julie was one of the best investments I have ever made in myself and my career.
My business has increased substantially from working with Julie. My level of self confidence has increased immensely. I know now the best way to create valuable and sustainable client relationships that will create a referral business for my future. Julie expects greatness from you and gives you real hands-on tools to achieve it.
Before I started working with Julie, I was struggling with elevating my career to the next level. She coaches me through a career change and I couldn’t be happier with my position and her as a person and coach. Julie helped me improve my communication, leadership skills and pushed me to dig deep and realize my full potential. I am now with a company and position that I love and believe in and I couldn’t have gotten here without Julie.
Julie has been a strategic partner for me as I make a big transition from one company to another, into a senior leadership role. From the moment I talked to her about the opportunity, she began supporting me with clarifying questions, thoughtful approaches to making decisions, valuable resources for networking, and preparation for making a move. Since then, she has helped prepare me for a successful first 30 days, and continually challenges me with thinking about the next 30-60-90 and beyond. I know that I can count on Julie to help me identify strengths and areas for improvement and growth. She encourages me to build alliances within and outside of my core area, create productive action plans, and to ask visionary questions to help me accelerate what needs to be done in the short and long-term. Strategically and tactically, I trust Julie both professionally and personally.
I was transitioning into a more senior role at my firm, and was anxious and not mentally ready. Through my meetings with Julie, she urged me to be proactive, resulting in a strategic approach to the new role. I started prepared, motivated, and excited. She encouraged me to consider who I am as a unique leader, and how I want to be perceived by my team, peers, and clients. I have been in the new role for 9 months, and I have not looked back once.
I am very happy to have hired Julie to work with me on a variety of career issues. She is adept at helping someone work through the process of identifying goals, challenges, solutions, and changing your thought process. She is results-oriented with a gentle but firm focus on being accountable for working towards the goals set. I came away from our sessions with some new productivity habits, a deeper understanding of my strengths, and more confidence. I look forward to working with her in the future and would not hesitate to recommend her.
Julie was an invaluable asset during my decision making process to switch careers and launch a business. My business is now up and running and I’m faced with new challenges each day. I speak with Julie on a monthly basis to work through aspects of time management and how to strike a work/life balance. Even from afar Julie has really helped me grow as an entrepreneur. I could not have launched my business without having Julie in my corner.
Julie provided the best, new creative ways to address my career goals and opportunities. Within two short sessions, we had tangible results which I am extremely pleased with! Julie listened, adapted my situation into separate categories and we devised a plan of action, which worked immediately! I will definitely utilize Julie’s services again, if needed!! I highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in reviewing their current career path and being open to new possible opportunities.
I’m so happy I have you. If I wasn’t working with you, I wouldn’t make any progress. You hold me accountable. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent!
I’ve so enjoyed working with Julie – developing my business framework, setting my energy in motion, and addressing my inner critic.
Julie was a wonderful influence on my professional life during my long tenure with her Women’s Catalyst Network. I met extraordinary professionals from my community, and received the most useful marketing and networking advice of my career. I would never give up the time I had with WCN and particularly with Julie’s influence, skills, and assistance, for anything.
Julie has been a phenomenal professional coach, both to me individually and as the leader of the Women’s Catalyst Network. I had the guts to push for partnership at my firm (which I made!), put myself out in the community for speaking engagements and presentations, and have grown my practice. I swear the focused conversations on pushing ourselves to achieve and ask for what we want really inspired me.
Alexandra (Ali) Smits