Meet Julie

Julie Kratz is a highly-acclaimed TEDx speaker and inclusive leadership trainer who leads teams and produces real results in corporate America.

After experiencing many career “pivot points” of her own, Julie started her business, to help leaders be more inclusive. She lends her expertise of gender equality and inclusive leadership as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and executive coach. Her certifications include:

  • MBA, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
  • Certified Master Coach
  • Certified Unconscious Bias Trainer

Ready To Inspire Your Audience Towards Positive Change?

Julie's Books

  • Allyship in Action: 10 Strategies for Living Inclusively, plus a comprehensive Workbook
  • Little Allies
  • Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion
  • One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality
  • Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan for Mid-Career Women

“As a facilitator Julie was wonderful. She made the topics align with real life scenarios to show how her simple suggestions can be implemented into our daily lives.”

Together Credit Union Conference Attendee

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.


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