Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up."James Belasco and Ralph Staye
Those who work with Julie know she is a practical optimist and an effective project manager who’s always willing to try a new approach. With more than 20 years of progressive human resource experience, Julie has worked in the distribution, manufacturing, service, and healthcare environments. She works as a business partner and collaborator to help members increase organizational effectiveness.
Julie’s broad background includes talent acquisition and retention, employee relations, training and development, employment law and regulations, performance management, policy development, and compensation and benefits administration. She is also experienced in organizational change, including merger and acquisitions, expansion and new construction, and culture transformation. She has coached and advised managers and senior leaders on complex employee relations issues. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
- Developed leaders’ skills with one-on-one coaching in communication, leadership, and management.
- Improved performance management, reward and recognition systems, communication processes, and employee engagement systems.
- Led training and development processes for a multi-site organization, including a succession planning program.
Julie graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, and graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in organizational communication from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.