Julie has one big dream: to empower leaders to change the world. She does this by developing leaders through one-on-one coaching, consulting with teams, and communicating with groups.
After receiving her communications degree from Texas A&M University, she led communications and marketing efforts for Insight for Living, Prestonwood Baptist Church, and Nokia Mobile Phones. For almost a decade, she served pastors and teams at Irving Bible Church as Directional Leader to Women, leader of the Communications team, and as an Executive Team member.
Later on, she was invited to serve as Director of Leadership Development for Valley Creek Church where she led, taught, and launched their Follow leadership conference, staff leadership development efforts, LeaderStep leadership classes, and Valley Creek Leadership Academy (a nine month gap year program for young adults). After all this leadership fun, Julie's favorite roles continue to be wife and mom. She is married to Brian and has two teenage boys and a labrador who keep her on her toes.
Christian Leadership Coach training with Coach Approach Ministries
Working Genius Facilitator
Julie is not only a dynamic leader and coach, but a gifted listener. She has an uncanny ability to assist leaders in developing their own personal purpose that can be used not just for today but for a lifetime. The experience I had with Julie is priceless!
Director of Communications and Connections
Leadership coaching with Julie has been one of the best things I have done for myself, my career, and the team I serve. Julie has a unique way of not TELLING you what to do, but leading you to the place where you discover it for yourself. Her encouragement has allowed me to realize what I bring to the table as a leader, and how I can use those gifts to lead stronger and help create culture within our organization. Her unique filter for coaching has helped me dissect issues I am struggling with, diagnose the problems at hand, and create actionable next steps, so I leave feeling prepared to tackle whatever it is head-on. I can’t recommend coaching with her enough! Plus - she’s never boring ;) Try it, you won’t regret the investment in who you were meant to be.
When I accepted a new leadership role, I knew I needed to develop my skills in a few key areas. Julie was the first person to come to mind, as I had taken a leadership development course of her’s years ago. I explained my new role and what I felt I needed to work on and she developed a comprehensive coaching program. Our sessions were invaluable. I feel like I am now equipped with the tools I need to craft beautifully written presentations and have the confidence to deliver those in front of a crowd. Julie is a gifted communicator, leader, and encourager and I highly recommend her for executive coaching to expand and grow your leadership skills.
Director of Development
Julie is encouraging, asks great questions, and is able to ‘connect the dots’ with great insight. Thanks to her coaching, I have gained greater clarity around my leadership gifts, style, and purpose. This deeper understanding of my own leadership voice has allowed me to make immediate changes in the way I approach my work and relationships. (And my team and coworkers are noticing in the best ways!) I dream and plan for the future with greater intentionality thanks to my sessions with Julie, and I look forward to a longstanding relationship where I can rely on her Spirit-led insights and feedback. If you are looking for a wise and experienced, Jesus-loving coach, I highly recommend Julie! Furthermore, if you are a female leader within a church context and you’re looking for someone who “gets it” and is eager to be your cheerleader, RUN don’t walk to your first session with Julie!