Julie Johnson is an experienced executive coach and leadership development facilitator who is passionate about the transformational power of the coaching conversation itself. Her efforts to ‘spread coaching far and wide’ lead her to get leaders and their teams coached, get leaders to coach, and get coaches coached (coaching supervision). Julie uses a powerful coaching and feedback framework that she has developed over the years to help organizations create a coaching culture, resulting in employees proactively generating their own solutions and taking responsibility for results and leading to increased organizational effectiveness, productivity and talent retention.
Her clients describe her style as candid, thought-provoking and refreshingly non-judgmental, and they consistently report deep satisfaction with their own development. Julie integrates her own passion and curiosity for cultural nuances in communication behavior into all of her work.
Originally from Minnesota, Julie has lived in The Netherlands for many years. She has also lived and worked in France, Norway, and Spain. She and her Dutch husband have two teenage children, and her free time is filled with family activities, fitness, running, cycling, piano, travel, cooking and baking, and socializing with friends.
Among Julie’s unique coaching strengths is her ability to support leaders during significant transitions, help them shift from operational to strategic, enhance their ‘executive presence’ and ‘gravitas’, communicate more effectively with (more) senior management, and manage derailment behaviors.
Julie has a BA in Mathematics and a Master in International Management, with an emphasis in marketing. She holds the MCC credential from the International Coach Federation. She is also certified as a Coach Supervisor via the Coaching Supervision Academy in London, where she now has also taken on the role of Tutor for current certification programs. Julie is certified in over 25 psychometric instruments, including the Hogan Assessment Suite and The Leadership Circle.