Julie At A Glance

• 30 years in communications, human services, mental health, and family systems including experience with public and private school settings (K-12, college and university),  residential nursing and end-of-life care and support.
• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with licensure in Colorado, Washington and Oregon.
• Graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy.
• Over 100 public speaking presentations/workshops
• International professional network including 3K Facebook followers, 2K LinkedIn contacts, 7K IG followers, 4K newsletter subscribers.
• Over 9.5K TEDx Talk views.

There is power in telling
our stories in safe places.

 About Julie

Julie’s love for stories began in early childhood with her grandfather weaving stories of his adventures and a chance encounter at a supermarket that left an indelible mark on Julie. Her passion for stories led her to immerse herself in the art and science of storytelling to connect humanity.  She  ‌believes‌ ‌every‌ ‌interaction‌ ‌is‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌rise‌ ‌up‌ ‌and‌ ‌treat‌ ‌one‌ ‌another‌ ‌with‌ ‌dignity,‌ ‌care‌ ‌, and‌ ‌compassion. ‌This‌ ‌belief‌ prompted her ‌to explore storytelling as a way to understand ourselves and one another. 

Today, Julie continues immersing herself in stories as a vital means of connecting with one another and creating social change. She regularly hosts conversation and story pop-ups to facilitate understanding, connection, and resilience in communities. Additionally, she leads workshops that invite participants to share their stories through prose, collaborative artwork, and literary pieces. 

Julie’s research focuses on the role of storytelling in defining and revealing socio-emotional learning and community development.  She is completing her Ph.D. in Media Psychology and also holds a Master of Human Service in Social Gerontology, a Bachelor of Business Administration, and post-graduate certifications in Marriage and Family Therapy.  

Her work has reached the public and private sectors in education, healthcare, law enforcement, media and more. Regardless of the individual, organization or industry, Julie’s blend of heart and humor leave others feeling understood and empowered in their stories. 

Julie is the co-creator of the sense-based narrative approach, The StorySense Method, aimed to support clinicians in guiding their clients throught their stories. She is also the co-host of the podcast Very Special Episode. 

Julie lives in New York City where you can often find her at the library, bookstore or sharing stories with all the people that she meets.

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