I came into coaching with a specific question, and then realized how much more interesting that question was when considered in the context of, well, all of my life. Clearer ways of thinking and new techniques have helped me slake a past that was holding me back. I'm grateful for Julia's wit and incisive questions– she calls you out so you can see yourself. Thank you, Julia.
I started taking Julia's coaching sessions at a time of professional transition: I had just been offered a demanding, high-profile job, but was anxious and had impostor syndrome. Talking to Julia was the best thing I could have done. Our discussions helped me figure out techniques to reduce stress, think about the future in a productive way, and prepare for the demands of my new position without feeling overwhelmed. I still use the strategies we designed together every day. As Julia once said to me, one's professional future should not be seen as a cliff but as a mountain: one should pack and prepare for it the way that one does for a hike. That's what the coaching sessions help you achieve.
My life coaching sessions with Julia far exceeded my expectations. I think I underestimated the extent to which the way we live life is the way we choose to live it. Julia gave me guidance and tools to remind myself of this important lesson. I was often resistant, but my life actually, tangibly improved over the course of our time working together. I would definitely recommend her to people I love and respect. But not my enemies. My enemies do not deserve better lives.
I went to see Julia when I was stuck on a rung on the career ladder. I had been first runner up for three director-level jobs in a row, and was seeking direction on how to improve my game. After three months of working with her, it was clear I didn't even want to be on the ladder. She helped me to recognize my own agency and to partner more creatively with life. Her seemingly simple experiments pack a huge punch and opened my eyes to a new way of seeing life. I'm now self-employed, have less anxiety, and have more time for my family.
I had never used a life coach before working with Julia, but I knew that I needed support in a performance project I was organizing, and I felt I had bitten off more than I could chew. Julia helped me to gain a fresh perspective on the fear and anxiety surrounding the work, and also to find ways to analyze and break apart the various aspects of the project, so that I could begin to do the work I knew was capable of doing. She helped me to develop new and practical coping mechanisms, organizational and leadership skills, and meditation/visualization techniques that enabled me to complete the project in a manner that frankly exceeded my expectations. Sometimes you just need a little push and an alternative perspective—Julia got right to the heart of the matter and helped me to increase momentum in the right direction. I would especially recommend her to any fellow Type-As out there who always find themselves looking for support in crunch time. Don't wait until things start to pile up to call Julia; she can help you get ahead of the game.
You are my favorit-est coach! And you're a ninja: you have this ability to take projections, anger, frustration, whatever and reflect it right back for deeper reflection, not taking it personally at all, (as far as I can tell). Coaching with you has led me to dive deeper into personal growth and into my basic commitment to myself as a human. It's been really fun—it's been a joy. I always look forward to our sessions and take a breath of surrender before them—I've learned to take that breath of surrender not just before our sessions but also before other moments too. I made a radical shift from the start of our sessions to the end of our series. I've realized that I have all the skills I need, and the only thing that stands in my way is nervousness. I'm taking my own growth into my own hands this year, and daring to try new things to grow. I really appreciate you.
I was very resistant at first, but given the clear structure and concept of Julia's coaching style and approach, I soon realized how very safe I would be entrusting her as my guide. Most importantly, I was always at the steering wheel, which is what drove this new level of ownership and accountability to a sustainable outcome. It is important for you to know that Julia’s work is not therapy. It is life-sustaining, thought-provoking, action-oriented, emotionally-supportive, creative guidance. Each moment and each session was “now”. I owned my journey. You will have to own yours, too. I highly recommend Julia as a professional Life Coach.