After spending a long time in a corporate career that was “successful” but that I did not truly enjoy or find fulfilling, I decided I was ready to find work that brought joy and meaning to my life. When I dug down deep to try to figure out my passions, I had the confidence-crushing realization that I didn’t seem to have any passions. Desperate to find guidance, I started reading different blogs about women making career transitions and came across a piece Julie had written about her own career transition. Reading that piece was like reading my own thoughts, and I decided to reach out to her.
Julie quickly identified exercises and activities that helped me get back in touch with what I value and enjoy. She spotted a career path for me I had never considered but that sounded like a dream and then gave me the encouragement and tools to manage my critical inner voice that otherwise might have stepped in to dissuade me from pursuing that dream job. She’s very warm and insightful, and working with her seems like such a natural conversational process that you can almost overlook how much skill it takes to do the job in the way that she does it. Julie has a plan for how to move you from where you are to where you want to go but breaks the plan down into steps that are manageable and effective. The result is that you never feel overwhelmed and can always see that you are progressing toward your goal. If you feel your own efforts to propel yourself from where you are to where you want to be haven’t been successful, I highly recommend enlisting the expert help Julie can offer. It’s stunning how much personal progress you can make in a short time!
I met Julie at a group meeting and felt like she was reflecting everything I was feeling. She shared her own experiences, and the journey her feelings and career had taken, and everything she had been through really resonated with me. The fact that she too had been through what I was going through really gave me hope. After a few months of deliberating I decided to book some sessions with her. Julie was just as warm, attentive, and considerate as I had remembered her. She does a great job balancing simply listening to you while also asking questions you may not think to ask yourself, or even might be too afraid to ask yourself. She tackles fears, anxieties, and hopelessness with both direct questions and some probing into seemingly unrelated factors —she basically helps you explore *everything* that might be getting in your way and helps you stop being your own worst enemy. In addition to all this she supplies you with action items and exercises to take away with you after each session, to help you dive deeper and prepare your next steps based on what you two discussed. She also checks in with you and really cares which is very nice.
Julie immediately gets it and understands exactly what you’re going through, in the way that a best friend would.
She knows how to guide you through really deep transformation to help you get what you want, even if you don’t believe you can have it.
When I first started working with Julie, I was ready to give up. I had lost my inner voice, and I didn’t know how to be original, creative, or think for myself anymore. I wasn’t feeling passion or excitement for anything!
She helped me see that what I take for granted as common knowledge is actually unfamiliar for others and a gift that I have to give to the world…one that people are waiting to receive. I’m forever grateful for that and can’t thank her enough for helping me get back the life I’ve always wanted.
After 2 years of trying (unsuccessfully) to make a living as a nutrition consultant, and two big moves (from San Francisco to Massachusetts and then New York), I landed back in my old soul-sucking profession, exhausted and depressed. I needed help, and I found Julie at just the right time.
As a result of working with Julie, I am not as hard on myself, and more trusting that the right things will fall into place.
Before working with Julie, I felt overwhelmed and was prone to giving up in the face of adversity. Julie helped me realize that great progress can be made simply by continuing to take one small step at a time.
Julie is patient, warm, and gave me tons of usable information that I am still working on. She really went above & beyond my expectations. Together, we re-launched one of my programs and grew participation by 3000%! Reading the positive feedback from my clients was one of my proudest moments, and I owe it in large part to Julie’s support and suggestions.
Emily Wade Adams
When I met Julie, I was on the verge of having a middle life crisis. My corporate job was going well and I had just started a family. However, I felt something was missing, and that something was really important to my soul. I decided to try working with Julie and the experience was so great I continued to talk with her for over a year on various topics including life, career and relationships.
Julie taught me how to see my situation in a different light and to be more creative in matching my values with the everyday situations. Finding out what I really want from life was the hardest part for me, and it was an ongoing journey that I felt like giving up at times. Julie guided me through this internal conversation by offering her deep insights and suggesting action plans.
For me, it helped that Julie had a successful corporate career and went through this internal struggle herself. I felt completely understood whenever I vented about my situations, and her comments were spot on.
Julie never imposed her opinions on me. She listened with empathy and waited for me to find the answers that I was looking for inside me. As a result of our conversations, I have found a vision of the kind of life I want to lead. My journey has just started, but I feel very prepared to face any future challenges, thanks to Julie.
Julie instantly created a safe environment so I was able to relax and open up…and very quickly she asked questions that got to the root of a problem that I’ve been struggling with for most of my life.
Her insights were mind-blowing! I feel as though I have been set free from some incredibly limiting beliefs that have been holding me back in life and in business. Thank you, Julie!
Elijah Shannon Shelby
Before I came to Julie I was feeling stuck in a job that left me feeling frustrated, marginalized, and demotivated. I’d been in the same industry for 9 years but wasn’t sure if I had a passion for it anymore. As a first time mom, it was really important to me to find work that felt worth it.
I love that Julie took a holistic approach that considered who I am as a person and took into account my life goals rather than just my resume. I also learned that sometimes stressors in a job (e.g., procrastination) can be a sign that something isn’t right instead of a sign that I’m not trying hard enough.
With her help and guidance, I now feel hopeful, energized and re-motivated about this new phase of my career. Julie is compassionate, thorough and easy to talk to. Having her as a partner helped me really change my outlook and stress less during this major life transition.
I started talking to Julie in an effort to get my career back on track and gain the necessary confidence to make some tough choices about what I want to do next. Julie has helped to think through my priorities and really evaluate the things that are important to me and why.
One of Julie’s great strength as a coach is that she is incredibly easy to talk and open up to. She really listens and asks thoughtful questions that get at the heart of any issue. She challenges me to think through some of my preconceived notions about myself, my desires and goals for the future.
After working with Julie, I feel more confident, directed and optimistic about my future.
Before I started working with Julie I was really struggling in my current job and wondering if I was on the right career path at all. The work we did in our sessions together really helped me figure out areas I wanted to further explore and we got a plan of action. I ended up leaving my soul-sucking job and finding a new job that I’m loving, that fits me better and feels more like me.
She also gave me the tools to keep exploring. If this new job doesn’t fit me eventually, I know that that’s ok. I feel more equipped to ask questions, listen to my intuition, and explore paths to create the life and career that I want.
I loved talking with Julie. I felt comfortable talking with her from the first call. She is very compassionate, but directed. She listens to what’s going on and gets you thinking to create a plan of action. She makes you feel at ease. You cry and laugh together. She’s there with you through all of it.
I would recommend Julie to anyone who wants to step into the next, higher version of themselves so that nothing holds them back!
Before I began working with Julie, I was feeling overwhelmed. I had so many things that required my attention and wasn’t sure where to start. It had me feeling physically ill. So, I decided to reach out to Julie; I knew she was a brilliant coach and it was time to ask for help.
Once we started working together, I was able to discover why I was paralyzed with fear and how to move forward.
Julie creates a bubble that is so immensely safe and spacious that no depths feel too deep, no topic too edgy, no emotions too raw. Her gentle but firm guidance combined with killer intuition make for a mind-blowing session; be prepared for miracles!
Stephanie Lisa Kelly