Energetic. Insightful. Passionate.
Julie joined Blue Beyond as a consultant focused on talent, leadership, and culture in January of 2018. She received a B.A. from the University of Southern California, where she studied Communication, with minors in Cinema and Business. Julie has worked in human capital, human resources, and talent management for over 10 years. She has worked both in-house as an HR generalist and OE specialist as well as with Fortune 500 and smaller organizations as a management consultant. She brings to the team an expertise in human capital across the employee life-cycle, particularly in leadership development, team building and effectiveness, workshop design and development, organization development, and stakeholder engagement. Julie is passionate about supporting individuals and teams to reach their potential, and is most complimented on her ability to connect with people, deliver meaningful insights, and facilitate conversation. Julie is a member of SHRM, ASTD, OD in LA, and a Chartered Member of CIPD. She was also nominated for the MCA “Consultant of the Year” in 2016.
What makes you proud to work at Blue Beyond?
There are a number of consulting agencies, boutique consultancies, and even large-scale firms that work across the leadership and talent space. But at Blue Beyond, it’s not just the what we do that matters, it’s the how. And the way we do our work is with compassion, authenticity, empathy, and kindness. We have heart. Before I was an employee at Blue Beyond, I was a long-time fan and follower of the company because I admired the feeling you get from Blue Beyond – “These people know what they are doing and they do it well, but man do they also seem fantastic and fun!”
What characteristic do you most admire in others?
The desire and willingness to grow (followed closely by authenticity – but I think they go hand in hand!). I strongly believe that we are all here to grow – as people, as professionals, as colleagues, as leaders, as friends. Sometimes that growth is exciting and fun, but more often than not, it can be intimidating, scary, and even painful. I most admire people who dive into that challenge and say “Alright, let’s do this!”
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last year?
In the last year, I have had a baby, made an international move, and started a new job, so I’ve certainly learned a lot! I think the most important lesson I’ve learned is that you just simply can’t predict the future and so the best thing you can do is fully embrace and enjoy the current moment. I’ve learned to catch myself in the runaway train of anticipating, overthinking, and catastrophizing and ask myself “Is this really helping me in this moment?” Ok, so maybe I haven’t learned to fully stop the train, but I at least recognize there is a train!
What’s your favorite place?
This is such a tricky one, and I think it’s a toss up between three – London (my favorite city and where I most recently lived), USC (my alma mater, where I got married, and a very special place to me), and my home (it’s filled with warmth, love, family, and friends!).