“She brings the perfect combination of heart and strength to her clients, knowing just what is needed in every moment. This is the hallmark of a masterful coach”
I would recommend Julia Curtis without hesitation or reservation
It is hard to put into words how much Julia has meant to our firm. It is also significant to me that my first “official” interaction with Julia was also my first day at Plexus. She led us through an off-site
retreat that was focused on how to establish a gold-standard for receiving and providing feedback that has been a game-changer for me personally and professionally. From day one, Plexus has been oriented around creating world-class culture and a “collective ambition” for our team. In a very short period of time, Julia has become a steadfast, creative, wise and thoughtful addition to our culture and to our goals as an organization. She is a valuable resource, a trusted advisor, a diligent coach, and a dear friend. I would recommend Julia Curtis without hesitation or reservation.
Jay Jester, Partner
Profound impact on my career and professional development
Julia’s coaching over a span of about one-and-a-half years has had a profound impact on my career and professional development. Julia’s coaching approach relies on attentive listening, helping her clients uncover stories their minds weave, and turning those stories into
a fuel for transformation. She emphasizes the cultivation of values her clients bring to the table, especially those that facilitate building meaningful, successful, and productive relationships with oneself and others. She helped me hone in on the strengths that may have laid dormant or under-acknowledged, while guiding me to reach for my goals one step at a time. She helped me transform the in-satiated perfectionist tendencies into opportunities for endless learning. What a difference a change of perspective can make! I highly recommend Julia as a very effective coach.
Basia Coulter, Ph.D, Strategist
Her attentiveness, questions, and gentle encouragement propelled me forward
I highly recommend Julia for a mentor/coach. Julia was my first mentor coming out of Raleigh Coaching Academy and I was grateful for each of our sessions. I always felt that her attentiveness, probing questions, and gentle encouragement propelled me
forward and guided me toward a new awareness. Thank you Julia!
Michelle Woods, M.Ed., ALC
Woods Life Coaching, Wake County Public School System
Masterful at drawing out clients’ strengths and opportunities
Julia is fantastic! She is a highly skilled and attuned listener, and is masterful at drawing out clients’ strengths and opportunities. I appreciate her candor, optimism, professionalism, and ease with which she breaks down complex issues into manageable pieces. I
would highly recommend her to any individual, group, company, board of directors, and more!
Liz McFarlane, Director of Development
Durham Technical Community College
Working with Julia really has transformed my way of thinking
Working with Julia really has transformed my way of thinking and opened up opportunities that I previously thought were maybe not possible, or at best, far into the future. An example of this was discussing the sale of our business
and when would be the best timing for such a transaction. Julia’s approach, clarity and sound advice was a catalyst that started the process and ended up with a successful outcome, in a time frame that I did not think was likely. “Anything is possible if you believe” and Julia was instrumental in this process, and for that I am very grateful!
Rick Hughes, Principal
The Medical Consultancy
She will equip you to not only survive, but to thrive in your new environment
I recently had the pleasure to work with Julia as my professional coach. She helped me navigate the uncertainty, fear, anger, helplessness, and even grief associated with changes happening in my workplace and the loss of my father. She is
a skilled listener and guided me through the soul searching one must do to answer the question, “What do I truly want to do with the rest of my life.” Realism is of utmost importance, but so is positivity. On some darker days, Julia helped me to look through my life lens with rose colored glasses, but without blinders, viewing my emotions with a sense of curiosity instead of judgment. I would highly recommend her to anyone dealing with the daunting ‘change curve’. She will equip you to not only survive, but to thrive in your new environment!
Tonya Hodgkins, Head of Row Crop Seed Production
Bayer Crop Science
Was able to connect with a diverse group and helped to facilitate an amazing experience!
I recently had the opportunity to work with Julia where she was part of facilitating coaching training at the Raleigh Coaching Academy. Julia was amazing, she had her finger on the pulse of the class, had a great handle on
the material, was able to connect with a diverse group and helped to facilitate an amazing experience!
Tim Johnson, VP, HR & Recruiting
Strong, yet heart centered leader and coach
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Julia since 2015 as a colleague and fellow coach at Raleigh Coaching Academy. She is a strong, yet heart centered leader and coach. Julia exemplifies confidence, compassion and class! Her wisdom and expertise
make her an indispensable part of any group / organization she serves. I look forward to my continued association with Julia both as a colleague and friend.
Vahbiz Schroff, Ph.D., ACC, Owner & President
Living Your Best Coaching
She is the very definition of an authentic leader, a natural coach, and a skilled facilitator
I feel very fortunate to have connected with Julia at Quintiles. She is the very definition of an authentic leader, a natural coach, and a skilled facilitator. Julia’s strength as a career and business coach is bolstered by her broad
HR expertise, global perspective, and solid business acumen. As a colleague, I always found her approach to be creative, insightful, and anchored in smart business and practicality. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Julia will find they have connected with a remarkable leader and coach from whom they can learn a great deal!
Kristina Hayes, VP, Organization Development & Talent Solutions
She distilled the most important directives into manageable reminders that I use daily
If you suffer from “paralysis by analysis” (like me), you need a person with x-ray vision to see past the curtain of chaos and show you the light at the end of the tunnel. Julia Curtis has the intuition, emotional
intelligence, business acumen and good old fashioned common sense to do this – and efficiently. She distilled the most important directives into manageable reminders that I use daily. She is truly empathetic and made me feel like I was the most important person in the world during our sessions. Thank you, Julia!
Ashley Young, Research Agreements Manager
Duke University School of Medicine
She has been like an angel on my shoulder
Julia has supported me for six months as a career coach and counselor, assisting me as I transition from my second go-around of graduate school back into a leadership role in the workplace. She has been like an angel on
my shoulder, keeping me centered and positive, even when I allowed myself to become discouraged with the process. She has taught me how to not just optimize my Linked In presence and be more successful in the interview process, but how to stay focused on the objective at-hand despite setbacks and disappointments. She is a successful, seasoned expert who understands the modern recruiter and job-seeker challenges. Julia is empathetic and genuine and knows what it takes to make me successful but has shared her insights to really empower me to champion my own success. I have so enjoyed working with her!
Kathryn Lawrence, MS, MBA, VP of Business Development
Inspiring to make you be the best you can be
I have known Julia Curtis personally and professionally for the past 16 years. My first encounter with Julia was when we were asked to help launch a newly created GE (General Electric) Women’s Forum. As a pioneer of the Women’s
Forum, Julia laid the foundation for a Forum that is robust, respected by our business leaders and is still going strong. Julia’s dedication to that initiative 16 years ago has created a resource that is still strengthening and empowering women in our business today. It has helped guide many GE/Genworth career women to progress and evolve into roles they would not otherwise have thought they had the confidence to try. The Women’s Forum is just one of the many ways Julia demonstrated her Coaching and Mentoring skills. As Julia transitioned into the HR role of Director, Organizational Effectiveness, she brought creativity to coursework, introduced innovative networking opportunities and leadership interactions that strengthened our GE/Genworth workforce. She raised the bar for future HR leaders. Julia is a trusted advisor who will seek to be honest, constructive, motivating and inspiring to make you be the best you can be.
Elizabeth Schuette, MBA, AMP, Account Development Manager
Genworth Mortgage Insurance
She is completely client-focused
I had the good fortune of connecting with Julia as a coach through my MBA program at Meredith College. Julia has a wealth of experience not just in the operations of business, but had so much to offer in our
sessions about personally communicating effectively and networking brilliantly. Julia listens more than she talks, which speaks volumes about how she is completely client-focused, and after listening provides meaningful suggestions for attainable steps that take you closer to the goals that you identify for yourself. Like any great teacher, she has an uncanny ability to envision the future you describe and helps you find within yourself the tools and skills to take you to your destination. I would recommend Julia to anyone who is dreaming for something more and is ready to move ahead.
Emily Buccola, MBA, Practice Administrator
Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates
She has the ability to connect with people
As a peer and co-facilitator it is my privilege to recommend Julia. Leading teams through Change takes a unique set of skills of which she excels. Julia is strategic and organized as we planned our working sessions. More importantly she
strikes the perfect balance between directing/telling our clients and listening to their needs and ideas. Similar skills will serve Julia well as she grows her coaching practice. She has the ability to connect with people, to really understand their current situation and how they feel about it, and to guide them toward their goals gracefully. Julia is smart, personable, and a tremendous team player. It is an honor to have worked with her in the past and a gift to consider her a friend.
Larry Rosenberg, Change Leadership Consultant
Julia is a gifted and insightful coach
Julia is a gifted and insightful coach. After meeting her at Quintiles, I was so fortunate to re-engage with her at the Raleigh Coaching Academy. She provided valuable, specific feedback to me and all members of my coaching cohort. Her
deep corporate experience coupled with her natural ability to connect with others makes her an exceptional coach. I would recommend her without hesitation
Catherine Robinson, M.Ed., PCC, Executive Coach & Consultant
Interact Coaching and Consulting
Julia’s coaching and support have been invaluable to me
Julia is able to smoothly flex between the role of coach and mentor based on what the client needs. She uses creative problem solving approaches to help clients view challenges from different angles while always remaining authentic to help the
client identify their own truth and go-forward path. Julia’s coaching and support have been invaluable to me and I can recommend her without reservations.
Cindy (Gage) Baudoin, Director, Talent + Performance Management
She is truly a gifted coach
Julia is one of those rare “natural” coaches. She has awe inspiring intuition!! Combine that with compassionate listening skills and authentic presence and you have someone who knows exactly the right questions to ask in order to remove the clutter
and bring forth clarity. Her skills allow her clients to explore opportunities they never before thought possible! She is truly a gifted coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone on a journey of self discovery and transformation!
Laura Neal, ACC, CSD, Founding Partner