WHO WE ARE

Julie Kratz

Speaker / Trainer / Author

Julie Kratz is a highly-acclaimed TEDx speaker and inclusive leadership trainer who led teams and produced results in corporate America. After experiencing many career “pivot points” of her own, she started her own speaking business with the goal of helping leaders be more inclusive.

Promoting diversity, inclusion, and allyship in the workplace, Julie helps organizations foster more inclusive environments. She is a frequent keynote speaker, podcast host, and executive coach. She holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, is a Certified Master Coach, and is a certified unconscious bias trainer.

Her books include Pivot Point: How to Build a Winning Career Game Plan, ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality and Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion, and her new children’s book Little Allies.

Interested in having Julie speak at your next event?

Meet The Team

Our team of partners managing the client experience and partnering on meaningful inclusive leadership content.

Kathryn Buntain

(she/her) Client Success Manager| Next Pivot Point

Michelle Kuchocha

Client Success Coordinator

Simone E. Morris

Podcast Co-Host | Inclusion School

Ericka Young

Co-Facilitator | Unpacking Racism Training

Jacey Wurhman

Online Learning Experience Manager | Next Pivot Point

Who We Work With

Testimonials

“Bravo to Julie Kratz for taking a complex issue and providing practical steps for all of us to be better allies!  Diversity is necessary, but inclusion is critical…so we need more inclusive leaders and allies at all levels in order to progress. This guide will help anyone interested in making a positive difference in the workplace and for society at large.”

Bonnie Fetch, Executive, Cummins, Inc.

“By teaming up with Julie Kratz and team, we’re creating a formalized allyship training and certification program, NFP Unite, to enable our employees to study and better understand the challenges of their peers so we may all stand up for one another’s rights, using all the various privileges we each have to support, uplift, and celebrate those around us and give each other a voice.”

Kim Davis – Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer,  NFP

“Julie helped create a common language and comfort around beginning these conversations about inclusion, and that equipped our team to head down a path of even deeper development.”

Executive, ZP Group

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 virtual 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 or $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.

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