A retail manager for Bloomingdales and Estee Lauder while still in college, she branched out into the non-profit sector, working with at-risk families, and developing organizations from the inside out. Since then, Julie has masterfully maneuvered between the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, her signature style a blend of big picture thinking, hands on strategy, and mission driven leadership and organizational development.
A Social Alchemist who’s shared the stage with luminaries like President Obama and change agent Neale Donald Walsch, she is the author of Planning for Results, a nationally recognized strategic planning tool, and creator of the Don’t Await It, Create It framework and event. Known for her pragmatic and optimistic approach, clients credit her ability to not only build and grow their own leadership skills, but also her uncanny understanding of how to help executives develop and strengthen the talent beneath them.
Before launching iLead Strategies, Julie built and led successful teams in her work as vice president and human services practice leader at the Development Services Group and in executive positions at ICF International, The Finance Project and the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). She was awarded the Ann Kagie National Community Services award by the National Association for State Community Services Programs and the Legislative & Public Policy Award by the Alexandria Commission for Women. She holds an MA in Sociology and a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland.