Meet Julie

Hi!  I am a highly-acclaimed leadership trainer who has experience leading teams and producing results in corporate America. After experiencing my own career “pivot point,” I developed a process for women leaders to build winning plans. Promoting equality in the workplace, I am a frequent keynote speaker and executive coach.

I hold an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, am a Certified Master Coach, and a certified unconscious bias trainer.

My books include Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game PlanONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality, and Lead Like an Ally.

Ready To Pivot To The Next Level?


Lead Like An Ally

As leaders, we have to meet people where they are at.  No matter where your organization is at in your equality and ally journey, it is a long-term commitment.

In this engaging talk, I share ideas to kick start or supplement your existing gender equality and diversity efforts.  The top 12 strategies are based on the research from my book, Lead Like An Ally with new client story features.  Participants will learn how to apply techniques to their own organizations for positive change.


Engage Men as Allies

Women alone cannot solve “women’s issues” in the workplace.  We need to engage our allies in the conversation.  In this highly collaborative talk, I share stories, ideas, and research from my book, ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality, with four proven strategies for men and women to succeed together.

Leaders that partner together do these things well – they practice empathy, listen, speak up, and integrate work and life.  Participants will learn how to be even more of an ally, engage allies in their careers, and build a culture of allies at their organizations.


Build a Winning Career Game Plan

Women with a plan win.  In fact, they are 80% more likely to succeed if they know what they want and articulate it clearly.  In this interactive talk, I share how to build your own plan from my book Pivot Point:  How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan.

Collectively, we charter our career visions, our personal purpose statements, tangible goals, and aspirational competencies.  Participants walk away with critical actions steps and a plan to get there utilizing my proven six-step process to take your plan to action.

Where’s Julie?

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of audience is the best fit?

I work with a variety of audiences virtually. The best participants are open to discussion and story sharing via chat, polling, and a variety of discussion formats. While I focus on inclusive leadership, I work with organizations to engage allies in the conversation.

In the six years+ of speaking in my own business and 12+ years in Corporate America, I have found  I work best with HR, diversity + inclusion, and learning + development leaders looking for innovative solutions and education on inclusive leadership and equality in the workplace.

What are the technology asks?

I have done live speaking and training since the inception of my business in 2015.  I can use my own Zoom technology to host live virtual programs or work with client preferred platforms.  For large groups, I prefer a client moderator to monitor chat and facilitate live interactions.  I utilize a variety of technology to ensure virtual programs are highly engaging and interactive – breakout rooms, live polling, video and audio sharing, as well as chat exercises.

What is the speaking format?

I speak with leadership teams as small as 5-10 people and to audiences of 1,000+ leaders at virtual conferences. I meet clients where they are at. I am available to speak to your organization and recommend inviting those leaders most passionate and committed to equality. I utilize a robust workbook for participants to journal learnings throughout the virtual event and reflect and share the tools following the live event.  I ensure all participants have equal opportunities to participate and walk away with tangible ideas for their organizations.

What is the investment?

Clients typically invest $7,500 for live virtual keynotes and $10,000 for live in-person keynotes plus travel.  Investment ranges based on length of time and customization of programming. I offer discounted pricing on e-books and paperbacks for group sizes of 50 participants or larger. I occasionally do pro bono speaking engagements for those best aligned with my mission. If interested, you may apply here.

Julie’s new book “Lead Like An Ally” is available now! 


We have engaged Julie to speak at our annual business meeting the last couple of years.  She is a natural leader and amazing speaker who brings a positive energy into any room. Her passion for her mission is infectious, and as a motivational speaker that rings true to her audience.”

Julie Kennedy
President, Anchor Point Technology Resources