Julie is credentialed as an associate certified coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She graduated from MentorCoach, an ICF-accredited coaching program, based in Bethesda, Maryland, for which she invested two years part-time to complete required and elective coursework. Upon completion of the program, she prepared for and successfully passed written and oral exams that qualified her to apply for certification. Credentialed members of the ICF must apply to renew their credentials every three years and meet continuing education requirements.
As a member of the ICF, Julie adheres to the ICF Code of Ethics in her practice and utilizes core competencies as defined by the ICF. The ICF Regulatory Committee currently oversees the profession's self-regulation and it is predicted that the profession will become state-regulated in the future.
To learn more, visit the ICF web site at www.coachfederation.org.
Well-being survey certification: Julie is certified in administering the Quality of Life Inventory, a research-based well-being instrument developed by Dr. Michael Frisch of Baylor University.
Julie holds an undergraduate degree from Luther College in Scandinavian Studies and a master's degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Career Prior to Coaching
Julie served on the faculty at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for fourteen years in program and outreach directorship positions in the library prior to starting her coaching practice. In those roles, she worked with faculty throughout the university, focusing on student education and online initiatives, assessment of student learning, and faculty governance. She held positions at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, and Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, prior to moving to Wisconsin.
Harvard Leadership Training: The Graduate School of Education at Harvard University accepted Julie into a one-week leadership program while employed at Marquette University.
Fulbright: The U.S. Department of State granted Julie a Fulbright Scholarship after completion of her master's degree to study the Icelandic Language in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Outdoor Education: Julie holds certification as a Wilderness First Responder, providing her with the knowledge and ability to address injuries and illness in wilderness areas. She has also completed a four-month mountain survival and recreation program in Gol, Norway.