Julie is nothing short of exceptional. (This is not hyperbole.) I am a lifetime high achiever, a woman of color, and also a fiercely reserved person. I keep my thoughts and feelings contained, always preferring to control and project a composed demeanor. In 2021, I’d reached an inflection point in my career and personal growth. After two years of pandemic work/life as an in house attorney, I came to Julie stressed, exhausted, anxious, demoralized, and burnt out. I had a list of “problems” to fix so that I could “get back on track.” I knew my best self was somewhere inside, but I didn’t know what she looked like or how to find her.
Julie has an uncanny ability to quickly forge connections and gain trust, even with a reserved personality like me. She holds up a mirror and unapologetically holds space for you — as you are, unvarnished. No judgment. Over the next six months, I quickly realized that my list of “problems” to fix wasn’t about finding bandages or crutches. No, we dug deep and tackled self-limiting thoughts and beliefs. Yes, I am brilliant — and I am also so much more. Julie’s empathetic, ontological coaching helped me to identify my strengths (plural!), and challenged me to remove unwitting self-limitations. Julie walked the walk with me, handing me the tools to unlock my best self, and always understanding the unique challenges for a woman of color in a corporate world. At the end of our first 6-month journey, the seismic shifts within felt truly transformative. I feel empowered, motivated, confident — and it shows! My career is already benefiting from my work with Julie. I look forward to our continued partnership!
I HIGHLY recommend working with Julie. I admire and respect Julie’s warmth, brilliance, and talent more than words can convey. I am grateful to Julie for helping me discover how to be the leader I want to be in this new phase of my life. If you get the chance to work with Julie — RUN, DON’T WALK. JUMP IN. Get ready for the best kind of change!