Hi! I’m Julia, a Harvard-trained life and career coach. I specialize in coaching people going through career pivots, ultimately supporting them to get CLARITY on their most meaningful work (as well as how to land the job).
I am a strategic thinker with an empathetic heart. My primary desire and commitment is to helping others gain clarity in their lives, careers and businesses.
My unique combination of analytical thinking and intuition makes me a coach that can partner with my clients on both the mind and heart levels, ultimately leading to client insights and action plans that are not only wise strategically, but also deeply fulfilling on a soul level.
My career began in management consulting, and after three years on that grind I took a huge step back and reevaluated my unique skills, motivations and values. The outcome was making a pivot into adult development psychology, into the work that I am now energized by on a daily basis.
I am fascinated by the ways our mindset, assumptions and beliefs can (often) get in the way of our growth, and once uncovered, can liberate us to new ways of living, working and being.
Originally from a small mining town in northern Minnesota, I pursued my undergraduate education in Southern California at Claremont McKenna College. I hold a Masters of Education with a focus on Adult Development Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and studied Integrative Health Coaching for 1.5 years at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. In the last decade I’ve spent time living and working in Minneapolis, Boston, Tanzania, India, Malaysia, and the Middle East.
What my clients have to say about working with me:
I started working with Julia when I wanted to leave my consulting job but I didn’t know where to begin, what I wanted to do, or where I wanted to apply. Julia helped me figure all of this out; I successfully left my job after only 3 months of working together, found a job that I really love and the career that I never knew I actually wanted.
Working with Julia has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
~ R.A. former-BCG
The reason I sought out a coach was because – although I was working a great job that many people would love to have, was in good financial standing, and had enough time to pursue things that I wanted on the side- I was not happy with what I was doing. Objectively all of the things I mentioned were goals that I and many people strove for, but I was missing the essential sense of purpose and control in my life. I started working with Julia because I had many, many ideas in the past and never seemed to get past the idea stage. I was skeptical about the impact a coach would have but decided to give it a shot.
I came to Julia with an idea that I wanted to pursue, and now, 12 weeks later, I have not only developed the concept into something tangible, but have investors interested in seeing my progress. She helped me differentiate between real blockers to success/progress and things that could be worked around. Working on my own idea has been so fulfilling. The long hours I spend working on it don’t feel like work. It feels amazing to get to a point of manifesting what I want.
I didn’t expect that working with Julia for career growth would also result in some personal/spiritual growth as well. I can’t recommend her enough and I am excited to keep working with her.
~ D. M., Accenture
Thank you SO SO much for being my coach. I literally could not have gotten here without you.