Speaking

 

I'm a passionate speaker who loves connecting with audiences. I leverage decades of experience working with individual clients and facilitating workshops to give groups the emotional validation, "Aha!" moments and practical solutions they need to solve some of their most frustrating daily problems.

 


the great juggling act

BALANCING YOUR TIME AS A PARENT

For Emerging Leader and Working Parent Initiatives; Women in Leadership, Wellness & Diversity Programs; Parent Groups, Home and School Association Events.

Parenting is the biggest, hardest and most noble job in the world, and yet, it comes without a job description. As a result, parents end up feeling overworked, spread thin and guilty that whatever they are spending time on, they’re neglecting something else.

This captivating presentation, based on Julie’s book TIME TO PARENT, shares the instructional manual we’ve been craving for generations— with revolutionary ways to manage the conflicting priorities of the parenting years, while creating true quality time with your kids AND time for yourself. Attendees will learn how all parenting time is not created equal, how much time kids really need (hint: less than you think), and how self-care is not only essential to being a good parent, but doable on a regular basis. 

For parents with kids at every age and stage (as well as aunts, uncles, grandparents, caretakers, and managers of parents), this talk will completely change how you view your time in a way that is guilt-free and sustainable. At last we have a way to find a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human.

Sample clip from speech at Merz Pharmaceutical


MAKING WORK, WORK

counterintuitive Keys to Productivity

For corporate and association events, conferences, in house speaker series and offsites.

The changing landscape of work requires brand new skills to focus on what’s most important and get things done. Based on her book, NEVER CHECK EMAIL IN THE MORNING, Julie offers a cutting edge approach to boosting productivity by focusing on managing energy and brainpower to get more out of the day. Audiences learn to prioritize with confidence, create the time to concentrate in a highly distractible environments, outsmart email and interruptions, and optimize time off to ensure peak performance.  


Sample Content Attendees Learn


TIME LEADERSHIP: Creating a Culture of Productivity

Drawing on decades of experience consulting with companies around the world, Julie shows how time management doesn't happen in isolation, it happens in a community.

Managers and executives are led on a deep dive exploration of their role in creating a healthy culture around time. Core concepts include role modelling, designing and reinforcing protocols for email, meetings, interruptions, thinking time and after hours accessibility.

Best delivered in conjunction with the WorkSUITE Workshops.

SHED: Decluttering as a Catalyst for Change

A practical and transformative method for anyone experiencing or wanting to make a change – at key transition moments—-students entering college, parents facing empty nests, people anticipating retirement, or companies who have restructured, downsized or changed management.  

Based on Julie’s book, SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life, Julie guides audiences through the tangible process of letting go of the obsolete in their spaces, schedules and habits to make room for new experiences and healthy growth.

Organizing Your Life from the Inside Out

An organized workspace speeds information retrieval, reduces stress and preserves institutional knowledge.  An organized home is a great place to recharge when not working.  A balanced schedule enables you to achieve what you want in life and work. Julie's approach is unexpected, fun and practical, showing you how to design a system based on your unique personality, needs and style, so it sticks.

Based on the internationally bestselling books ORGANIZING FROM THE INSIDE OUT,  and TIME MANAGEMENT FROM THE INSIDE OUT, and 3 decades of field work organizing clients around the globe, audiences leave ready to custom design their own systems so they live, work, and relax in a way that recharges and fuels them. 



What Clients Are Saying

You were the highlight of our conference. I’ve been unable to walk the length of the hall outside my office without someone stopping me to recite tips from your presentation.
— Kenneth C. Pennoyer, Government Finance Officers Association
The tips and strategies you presented, in just 60 minutes, had an impact on everyone lucky enough to attend. We are all more productive, indeed organized, thanks to you.”
— Lisa Grossman, Viacom
My group was very inspired, and the conversation has continued throughout the day and into the evening. The effort you made to weave in specific references to our company made the whole thing come alive.
Our leadership meeting was especially meaningful, and we have some better vocabulary to talk about the ways that we do and do not empower employees to change habits and mindsets.
— Kara McGregor, Independence Title Company