Julie is a Certified Master Coach through the ICF Center for Coaching Certification. Prior to becoming a leadership and career coach, Julie led successful teams in corporate America for 12 years. At Caterpillar Inc., she led a sixty-person operations team, responsible for shipping $30M annually, developing the safety program, and managing the client relationship. Her leadership earned her facility a record 95% employee engagement and Chairman’s award of excellence. Her greatest career achievement was being a part of creating an employee-driven culture where people collaborated together. She is a believer in building trust with her team through vulnerability based leadership. Instead of knowing all the answers, Julie prefers to be curious to learn from employees and have them participate in the solution, gaining buy-in.
From there, she earned her MBA at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Following Kelley, Julie led marketing strategy development for the annuity product line at Nationwide Financial. She then pivoted to management consulting at Adayana, where she led a team of business analysts, and was responsible for P&L of the $6M strategy business. Again, she found great passion and purpose in leadership, and was offered a role as a leadership coach with the organization’s largest client, Zoetis.
Having experienced multiple career and leadership “pivot points,” she built her coaching business, Pivot Point in 2015. Pivot Point exists to develop leaders, coach women and their allies to build winning career game plans, while promoting equality in the workplace. She then wrote the books that she always wanted to write, Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan and ONE: How Male Allies Partner with Women for Gender Equality. Julie is passionate about helping leaders and women with their “what’s next” moments in their career and leadership journeys. Her daughters and husband are the continued inspiration for her coaching work.