As an experienced workshop leader, practitioner, lecturer, and researcher, Julie believes ‘in the worthiness of all people and is dedicated to walking with people on some of their most difficult journeys.’ – Brené Brown.
Julie also brings over thirty years of clinical and education experience in the fields of organisational development, mental health and social work to individuals, teams, and organisations. She is an independent consultant and also lectures on the Master of Social Work program at the University of Western Australia.
In 2015, Julie established This Working Life along with her long-standing friend, Sue, with an aim to provide independent advice, training and program development to private businesses, government and the community sector. She is a specialist in mentally healthy workplaces and employee wellbeing.
From her roots as a social worker, to becoming a highly sought-after certified facilitator of Brené Brown’s programs, Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™, Julie has been working to transform the lives of others her entire career. Her drive to make the world a braver place and facilitate open and genuine communication and connection is what makes her a leader in her field.
She considers even the smallest act can bring about tremendous change and that everyone has a story that matters.
Julie has a penchant for good wine and deep conversations and her love of classical music makes her feel wonderful and wistful at the exact same time. Julie believes being bored goes hand-in-hand with being boring!