Leadership Development and Communication Coach
"I help build people's confidence and discover their impact, strengths, and potential, and I help develop their communication and leadership skills."
I have lived in numerous major cities around the world and managed to maintain leadership positions with companies both in-house and remote. I have worked extensively in operational management for creative businesses at every stage of the business cycle from startup through domestic and international expansion and across a wide range of service complexity. At every company I have worked for I have been fortunate to hire, mentor and grow people. Coaching is my life’s calling put into action, with a purposeful mission to grow one’s confidence and create more well-rounded humans. My passion and strengths lie in recognizing one’s talent, nurturing their potential, mentoring, managing and motivating individuals and teams. I can help with growing careers, collaborating, and strategizing with thought leaders, and improving a company’s overall communication and morale. My background in the performing arts enables me to incorporate role-playing, public speaking tips, and performance-based activities into my processes. My passion for connecting with people allows me to make them feel seen, heard, and safe in my presence. I can’t wait to meet you!
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Approaches & Expertise: Creating positive energy; recognizing talent; nurturing potential; growing loyalty and retention; building a culture rooted in teamwork and camaraderie; mentoring young talent; creating perspective; guiding and supporting leaders; managing and motivating individuals and teams; growing careers; collaborating and strategizing with thought leaders. Improving communication and morale; good hiring practices.
My Ideal Clients: New managers, leaders or rising stars. People who want to work on their confidence, communication and overcome imposters syndrome. People that are working to improve their presentation and public speaking skills.
What Clients Say About Julie
Julie Johnston is one of a kind. She is always the brightest light when she walks into any room, but as soon as she is in the room she turns that light on to everyone else. She has an uncanny ability to make people feel seen and heard and safe. The passion of her heart is to bring out the best in each human and help them discover the life path that will give them the most fulfillment and happiness. She is an encourager...she is a cheerleader....and she is wicked smart. One Julie on your team is all you need to believe that you can do anything. Can't say enough about her, so I will just encourage each person reading this to reach out to Julie have have just one conversation with her. You will be hooked for life.
I am an ambitious millennial in the marketing industry who has been tasked with overseeing a department, building back a team, successfully executing against client accounts, and supporting business development initiatives. When presented with an opportunity to join Julie's Game Changer Program, they jumped at the opportunity to lock in 1:1 coaching. Julie helped them to navigate the complexities of their day-to-day, and empowered them with perspective and tools that they use everyday in both their professional and personal life. She also helped them to combat debilitating imposter syndrome and become more solutions oriented and effective in their role. Julie continues to be a resource and mentor.
As a new manager, my company provided me the opportunity to be coached by Julie Johnston on how to navigate these new professional uncharted territories. She has been a sounding board and a mentor, helping me build the confidence to lead, forge new connections with other peers, and rid myself of the imposter syndrome we all feel in new roles. I’m really grateful for the experience.
The tips, tools and techniques Julie patiently taught me during our one on one coaching sessions was an invaluable investment for my career. Within just a few short months of coaching, I received a promotion which resulted in a 30% salary increase. It was even noted that I had substantially improved my communication and conflict resolution skills. Without Julie’s coaching, that would not have been possible.
I’m so grateful that my company has invested in me by bringing Julie into my professional life! Not only is she fun and inspiring to work with, but she has helped shape the next steps in my career as a young leader within my company. Julie has a supportive way of providing a thought-provoking perspective in every situation and creates a safe space to work through problems, solutions, and steps for change. Her dedication to listening, learning, and providing the support that each individual needs is something that I cannot recommend enough for those interested in advancing their careers as a committed team player, good communicator, and active leader.