E&Y was so pleased to have Julie as a speaker at both our 2012 and 2013 International Strategic Growth Forums in Palm Springs. Her talk Catching Happiness: Living a happier life in 2012 was standing room only and so well received we invited her back for 2013. Julie’s knowledge, humor and enthusiasm kept us engaged and entertained. Everyone left with specific practical tools to use and clearly defined next steps to take to become happier. In 2013, her talk Imagine..Then Do It was a highlight of the week long conference.
Julia Poston, Managing Partner E&Y Cincinnati
Thank you Julie for your vision of what our Duke Energy Women’s Event could be. The impact of that one day discussion of Lean In with your keynote and moderation of our panel, continues to facilitate new conversations and new relationships among the women of our company. I can’t wait to see where we go from here.
Johnna Reeder Duke Energy Vice President, Community Relations
We hired Julie for our corporate women’s networking group to conduct a morning workshop based on concepts from Lean In. Julie’s own illustrations of how she applied those principles to her career were impactful and were a great conversation starter amongst our small groups in our workshop. The feedback from our group was great! I recommend Julie without reservation!
Louise Jones, LexisNexis
“Informative, inspiring, and funny.” That is how one woman spoke of Julie. Another woman said that Julie’s warm and easy going manner made everyone comfortable and that she couldn’t wait to get home to begin reading the book. Her “Imagine….then do it” presentation inspired women of all ages and backgrounds to reach for those goals and her book provides them with the tools to achieve them. Then the next morning, her “Catching Happiness” presentation made everyone feel good. Julie intermixed relatable and humorous stories with interactive exercises that guided the audience to improving the happiness quotient in their daily lives.
Jennifer Levine Women’s Dept Federation of Detroit
I invited Julie Shifman to be the keynote speaker for the inaugural women’s alumni networking meeting for Newcombe/Tulane University. Our participants reported that Julie’s Imagine…then do it presentation was a powerful experience, highly motivating and invaluable in planning and taking next steps.
Heather Corbett, Tulane Alumnae Office Director
I wanted to personally express my appreciation and accolades to you. Having been to
motivational programs in the past, I found you to be remarkably fresh and insightful.
Your personal presence on stage was captivating. This was a pivotal, potentially life-
altering moment for me.
Robin Horst Audience Member
This morning made us all feel as if we CAN do anything if we risk and if we dream. This is my belief as well, but always good to be reminded of our purpose. The ladies I sat with at my table were moved to tears several times and I was also glad for some tissues in my purse.
Meg Graham Audience Member
We received numerous praises from your presentation. I’m so pleased we had this opportunity to provide this meaningful program to our alumnae. Thank you so much for graciously offering to share your experience with these women; it was wonderful to watch them all putting your advice into action.
Lauren Carrescia New York University Career Director
All I have to say is “WOW”! It seems as though everything is aligning in my life since I began my journey after your talk…. so much has been accomplished just when I thought I couldn’t see the light of the very next day. I’m very happy to see that you are offering the DVD of your talk! It’s nice to have a bit of “Imagine” when we need it!
Melanie Drury Audience Member
Julie is an extremely engaging speaker whose personal story and presentation are tremendously inspiring!
My friends and I took away valuable tools which will help us to make impactful changes in our lives. Following Julie’s session, I immediately began reading her book, Act Three which contains thought-provoking, helpful advice. Thank you, Julie, for encouraging us to ‘first imagine, then do it’!
Andrea Mail Jacksonville Federation Lion of Judah Event
Julie Shifman has a knack for meeting women where they are now, and inspiring them to look ahead to their next endeavor. Speaking to a group of women from Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women, and a local synagogue sisterhood, Julie faced a diverse audience. There were professional women considering a career change; stay-at-home moms wondering if this was an opportune time for them to re-enter the workplace; full-time community volunteers; and others as yet unsure of their future plans. Yet, Julie had something useful to offer everyone present. Her talk combined practical exercises to pinpoint the needs and skills of her listeners, and inspirational stories to help them overcome obstacles to their success. We loved her energy, her passion, and her dynamic speaking style, and would recommend her to any women’s group seeking a motivational speaker.
Julie E. Schwartz President, New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah
Phyllis Nitzkin President, New Orleans NCJW
Thank you for delivering your workshop and for sharing your time, insight, and expertise with us. Many participants mentioned they were looking forward to reading Act Three and going even deeper into your impactful exercises.
Linda Mercurio Director Lawyer Reentry program American University
As we all search to bring more meaning into our lives, eye-opening presentations are valued in helping us reach our goals. Julie Shifman brought a wealth of useful tools to help our group identify and navigate our future endeavors. Her presentation Imagine…then do it assisted us in imaging and reaching our potential goals and the next day her presentation Catching Happiness emphasized the obtainable path to happiness. I highly recommend her keynotes to non-profits groups like ours and assume these skills would benefit the corporate world as well.
Lisa Lis President Women’s Dept Jewish Federation Detroit
Julie, I’m so pleased I was able to partner with you as the keynote to reach my clients in a completely different way. The feedback from the women I invited was amazing. They felt energized and empowered and I know this helped to strengthen my relationship with them as we experienced the power of your words together. I’m so excited to do more events with you as our keynote in the future. –
Julie Speaking at ML Event
Jen Daniels First Vice President – Wealth Management, Senior Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch