Julie Winkle Giulioni has spent the past 25 years improving performance through learning. She’s partnered with hundreds of organizations to develop and deploy innovative training products that are in use worldwide. Julie is well-known and well-regarded for her creative, one-of-a-kind solutions that consistently deliver bottom-line results.
As co-founder and principal of DesignArounds, Julie leads multi-disciplinary teams that create award-winning electronic and instructor-led training. She is an author and respected speaker on a variety of topics, including performance improvement, leadership, sales and customer service.
Previously, Julie was the director of product development for AchieveGlobal, one of the world’s largest commercial training and development companies. She has also held training management positions in financial services and retail organizations, taught marketing at the secondary and post-secondary level and served as a department chair at Woodbury University.
When Julie is not working with clients, she’s an active community member and PTA/soccer mom. A Southern California native, she’s as comfortable doing stand-up paddle boarding as she is doing stand-up training. Julie currently lives with her husband, Peter, and their two children, Nick and Jenna, in South Pasadena, CA.
Last week, I had the pleasure of working with a national retailer whose leadership team has established some bold goals to transform the culture and reinvent the customer experience. It’s a heady vision that, given their size and structure, will likely prove to be ambitious. Yet, given the distance this organization must travel and the […]
‘Tis the season… when leaders everywhere scramble to find the perfect holiday gift for their staffs. This year, will it be: The latest business title? A gift card for designer coffee? An outing featuring laser tag, team building and pizza? Perhaps you’d like to do something entirely different. Why not give employees something they really […]
Most workers don’t aspire to leadership roles. That’s the key finding of a study conducted by CareerBuilder and Harris Poll. Based on the responses of more than 3,500 workers across the U.S., only about one-third (34%) aspire to leadership positions. This is interesting data for organizations and leaders everywhere. First, it might settle the nerves of […]
First impressions apply to organizations as well as individuals. Employers have a short window during which to capture the hearts and minds of a new employee. Unfortunately, too frequently the window closes… about the same time that a door opens and the disappointed, disillusioned employee walks out! We’ve all had that new employee experience. What drew […]
As many organizations look to add young talent, the opportunity to develop, inspire, engage and grow these new workplace entrants is great. So is the potential to kill their motivation and drive… with just four small words. I met a young man in his mid-20s recently who shared with me his plans to change jobs. He’d been […]