As a leadership coach, Julie Thompson brings over 20 years of experience in change agent roles within corporate America and the Federal Government. Julie is an advisor to senior leaders within client organizations’ transformational programs, providing organizational development interventions and consulting leadership on issues related to collaboration in the workforce. Julie partners with leaders in a coaching capacity to identify, assess, and develop key leadership competencies. She frequently works with leaders from technical and engineering backgrounds who seek to develop and enhance leadership skills.
Areas of transformation that Julie has addressed with her clients through coaching include: managing organizational change, effectively communicating, leveraging conflict, enhancing emotional intelligence, developing direct reports and successors, and honing leadership presence. Coaching clients include the Federal Aviation Agency, Dominion Power, the George Washington University Executive MBA students, Career Core, through which she provided coaching services to a global management consulting and technology services firm; Nestle, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association. Julie has also coached and counseled multi-cultural clients at The Women’s Center, a community services organization in Vienna, Virginia.
Formerly a Vice President for an information technology consulting firm, Julie started up and led the company’s most profitable consulting practice. In this role, she brought a strong human capital focused change management orientation to client business process reengineering and technology implementation projects.
Julie is an accredited coach through International Coach Federation, an alumna of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program, holds a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Maryland. She is a certified in the The Leadership Circle’s 360 degree Leadership ProfileTM instrument and Cultural Survey, the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI®), the EQ- I® Emotional Quotient Inventory, and the Booth 360 Leadership EQ 360 degree instrument.