Career Coach & Entrepreneurial Startup Coach

Meet Julie

About Me  - I am a graduate of the Univ. of Illinois with an MBA from Univ. of Chicago Booth School of Business. I have been a coach for 14+ years and a corporate finance leader and mentor for 25+ years.


I made a career change from finance to coaching after doing independent Career Exploration work. What I learned on that journey helped me develop my Career Exploration – Connecting To Your Inner GPS Series to shorten the learning curve of those taking a similar path.


I provide executive coaching to startup founders and other high-potential individuals seeking to advance their careers in a new direction by helping them design their next career chapter and transition into roles that capitalize on their strengths, skills, and interests.

My coaching style has been described as a blend of coaching, therapy, and tough love, requiring my clients to push beyond their comfort zones! 


If you are ready to dig deep and learn a lot about yourself, I would love to work with you!


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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Reignite Your Career

Discover and Build
a Career You Love

Working with Julie 1:1

Whether you are looking to discover a career you love, build the confidence to make a change, identify and develop the necessary skills to land your dream job, or explore a business idea that would allow you to be your own boss, I am here to help make it happen! Creating tangible results in your life and career is my utmost priority.

How Does 1:1 Coaching Work?

I utilize a unique blend of one-on-one coaching sessions and a proprietary curriculum.  I will assign you modules to complete in between sessions to document your reflections, insights, and commitments and to maximize the impact of your time spent on each coaching call.

What are my clients saying?

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“I can't thank Julie enough. She did what I've been trying to do for years- figure out what I want and why I had trouble connecting with myself. This may not seem like much, but it's huge. It's changed the course of my life. I went back to school to do something I'm passionate about and become a person in the process. So if you are on the fence about who to hire- Julie will not disappoint! Wish I had come across her years ago! Bonus is that I also really enjoyed talking to her.”

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- Sharie Laurant