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This week we’re excited to introduce you to one of our very first book launch clients. Shortly after taking off as a company, we were honored to have her entrust us with the promotion of her first book. And if the honor of working with her for the last year wasn’t enough, she also introduced us to Fairytale Brownies upon the successful launch of her book last September. A woman, author, speaker, and friend who has been a joy to work with, and is a delight to know.


Julie is the co-founder and principle of DesignArounds, a bi-coastal consulting, training, and development firm. She is a speaker and trainer who is passionate about improving performance through learning. It was this passion which led her to co-author the Amazon Best Seller, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want with Beverly Kaye. When she’s not busy writing best sellers, training teams, or speaking at TEDx, Julie can be found spending time with her husband and children, or paddle boarding off the coast of California.


The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange – Declining Development: Heck No, I Won’t Grow

Halogen Software – From Distracted to Drawn In: 3 VILT Strategies for Optimal Engagement

Linkage – What’s the Difference Between Employee Development and Career Development?

New post on her blog each Tuesday – Common Career Advice That’s Well-Intended, Well-Worn, and Well – Full of It! 


Visit Julie’s website, learn more about DesignArounds, follow her on Twitter and Pinterest, and connect on Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Just in case you’re in New York City this autumn and find yourself without plans, Julie and her Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go co-author, Beverly Kaye, will be hosting a workshop at The Conference Board Conference Center, October 22, 2013. The topic for discussion is Reinventing the Career Conversation in a Time Starved World. It’s no secret that we all find ourselves a little short on time, so this should be a very helpful event to attend, if you find yourself in the area. For more information, or to register, click here.

Share Your Thoughts: Have you read Help Them Grow? If you could talk to Julie about your career, what would you ask?