a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • BIPOC Leadership Sustainability
  • Self-Care in Caring Professions
  • Nonprofit and Social Change Leadership
  • Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Small Business Owners

Julie specializes in coaching for corporations that care, progressive foundations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations with social justice missions.

Julie’s professional adventures have been diverse, dynamic and highly fulfilling. Working with leaders of all ages and stages, Julie creates integrated coaching and leadership development programs for corporations that care, progressive foundations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations with social justice missions.

She leads initiatives to infuse coaching into leaders’ journeys, enhancing their personal and professional effectiveness and satisfaction. Over the past two decades Julie has coached over 1,000 leaders throughout the United States, in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Julie’s coaching background includes co-active coaching methodology, conflict resolution skills, improvisational theater, effective communication, storytelling, and direct feedback. When combined, these tools unleash clients’ strengths and support them to work from their core values.

Clients who have benefitted from working with Julie include CHI – Franciscan Health Philanthropy Northwest, Planned Parenthood (Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, & Kentucky), PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and Tacoma Arts Live.

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Sociology (University of Puget Sound, 1996)
  • Master’s degree in Sociology (University of Arizona, 1998)
  • Training and certification as a Co-Active Coach
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach
  • Leadership Circle Assessment Practitioner

Client Testimonials

Julie’s warm, yet direct coaching style fostered an environment in which I could explore my career questions and challenge my own abilities to continue my path toward an authentic leadership style. I found Julie’s coaching invaluable, especially during a turbulent year, and I’ll recall and rely upon the lessons I learned through my work with her always. 

Roxanne Alvarez

It was meaningful for me to connect with a caring, strong woman of color to help me reflect on the situations at hand, funnel my thoughts, and map out my future. She encouraged me to understand and show up for the various roles I encompass in my personal and professional life and taught me to trust my gut and go for opportunities that foster inspiration and growth. 

Alice Qannik Glenn

Julie and I partnered over a decade long relationship to support the professional development of my hospital leadership team. We accomplished this through a robust annual one-on-one professional coaching program designed, managed, and adapted by Julie. Throughout the past ten years, diverse members of my leadership team, from brand new supervisors to newly promoted executives, have extolled the merits of the coaching program. Most cite Julie’s professional coaching program as a rare and highly valued opportunity that has accelerated their growth as leaders.

Tony McLean

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