Julie and I originally met professionally, through a shared passion for helping more women achieve positions in leadership. With my background in tech, innovation and startups, I felt that I had muscled through most of my career and leadership trajectory feeling exhausted and isolated as a woman. I painted a picture of how I would change that experience for the next generation of women leaders, and flirted with the idea of building a company.
Julie offered to shape our relationship together based on the support and sounding board that I specifically needed. To not feel alone in taking on building a mission based startup. Just knowing that we had time together provided an enormous sense of comfort and relief to me. What amazed me was how rapidly Julie helped me work through issues that felt like friction in the earliest days of building the company. We quickly unpacked my thoughts and beliefs and Julie encouraged me to evolve my thinking and behavior to grow as a founder and leader.
I highly recommend working with Julie, and I am fortunate to have met her and have her be on this journey with me. For me, Julie shows up as a brilliant, warm, insightful, humorous, supportive and challenging coach. She guides me to go deeper and change my patterns so that I achieve my vision.
My advice to anyone considering working with Julie? Take the leap, get further faster and with more joy.