Julia Erickson helps people be happy working. She coaches people to find, get and do their “right fit” work – work they love, do well, and want to do again, in a culture that appreciates their style and abilities. As an executive coach, Julia/e helps people navigate office politics and power structures so they can be most effective and satisfied, as well as progress in their career. She specializes in coaching leaders and those transitioning into leadership positions. Julie blogs and tweets about career issues and job search, and on leadership development, especially in the non-profit sector. She’s regularly consulted by journalists on career issues.
Julia’s coaching is grounded in nearly 30 years experience in NYC’s non-profit industry, including 12 as CEO of two major organizations. She grew one, City Harvest, into one of the best known and most effective non-profits in New York City. Julia applies to career management the marketing expertise she used to raise more than $100 million, much through direct response. She matches her marketing expertise with knowledge and experience in workforce development, human resource management, and culture development. Through her career, Julia hired many, fired some, and coached many to use their talents at work. During the Dinkins administration, she led Public/Private Initiatives at NYC’s Department of Employment, which gave her in-depth knowledge of what employers want.
Julia graduated from Smith College and has an MBA in leadership. She was the James Beard Foundation’s 2003 Humanitarian of the Year, and a Women’s Day’s “Women Who Inspire Us” in 2002.