I am eternally grateful for my partnership with Julie Ketover over the last year. It has been transformative. Julie was a gift that I did not know I needed, and I did not have the vocabulary to request. She was so unexpected, but oh so welcomed.
Candidly, at our initial meeting, I did not know what to expect because I did not know what would happen. I did not understand how this association would help me because in my career being offered a coach somehow meant you were underperforming. However, I have learned that Julie was a gift to ensure my high performance could and would continue. I also learned that she was a tangible investment in me and my continued professional growth and success.
I had never had an employer invest in me. I had never had an employer willing to know my story. I had never had employer give me tools to further my success. My high performance and success were all on me. However, when I met Julie, I learned that good/great employers provide their employees with exceptional resources, relationships, and insight to accelerate their growth.
Julie is an incredible growth agent. Her insights, provocative questions, and pointed challenges quickly fast tracked my personal and career awareness. Julie helped me see how previous successful behavioral traits and habits might stall my future career advancement. She helped me understand how to recognize and manage my triggers, so that I used them for my elevation. She also helped me become a better all-around communicator.
The pandemic was a stressful time for many of us, but Julie’s partnership became a spot of calm in the crazy. Julie’s guidance allowed me to use this time to thrive in ways I had not before. She helped me evolve my understanding of all the tools in my toolkit and learn how to use all of them effectively, while not over relying on a single set of tools.
I am a winner, and I am grateful for this time because Julie helped me understand how to win in the new seasons of my life. My partnership with Julie unlocked my whole brain to write a more comprehensive definition of success. I respect and admire Julie as partner and a professional more than words can say. I look forward to continuing my growth based on the tools and techniques she taught me.
If you have the opportunity to partner with her, do not hesitate, jump in with your whole self.