What’s Your Story?
Everyone has a compelling story, and I love bringing those stories to life. Whether it’s crafting a press release with the latest company news or shepherding employees through a merger announcement, every story should have a clear goal, take you on a journey, and be easy to understand. That is my superpower.
How May I Help You?
As a Communications Executive and Master Storyteller, I can help you:
- Devise and implement comprehensive communication strategies
- Tell compelling stories that engage internal and external audiences
- Lead communications at the executive level while igniting and mentoring diverse teams
I specialize in building high-performing communications, PR, and content teams for high-growth tech companies. Today I lead the Communications & Policy Department for a SaaS technology division of Ford Motor Company. Serving B2G, B2B, and B2C markets, we are driving the future of mobility with mission-critical solutions for transit providers. We believe that mobility is a fundamental human right as it connects people to opportunities so they may lead the lives they deserve.
My team is responsible for:
- Communication Strategy
- Corporate Communications
- Internal Communications
- Public Relations
- Executive Communications
- M&A and Change Management Comms
- Crisis Communications
- Reputation Management
- Company Messaging
- Sales Enablement & Customer Comms
- Thought Leadership
- Public Policy
My team has produced 23 award wins, including Fast Company’s “Innovation By Design.” Our nomination competed against 4,300 entries and was recognized alongside NASA and Uber. Winning business awards increases company credibility with a third-party endorsement of your product and services. Additionally, awards are rocket fuel for employee morale when they see their hard work recognized.
“Julie’s positivity radiates through her work, her teams and her leadership. She is an incredible communicator, public speaker, coach, writer and leads by example. She pours her talents and skills from decades of communication experience into her work and she takes the time to lead and coach others along the way. Her work ethic is unstoppable.”— Aviva Imbrey, Marketing Director, TransLoc, A Ford Mobility Company
With an eye on building our brand, my team generated buzz by securing positive media coverage with top tier, business, tech, and transportation media. Earned media coverage allows us to reach our target audience, build credibility, and create leads for our sales pipeline. Here are a few high-authority publications where we secured ink, earning more than 12.8 billion impressions.
Landing our thought leaders on conference stages and virtual events is a high priority as it builds brand credibility, generates sales leads, and gives value back to the industry. Keeping an eye on meaningful trends, we have become very strategic with our event pitching. As a result, my team has secured 95 speaking opportunities. Additionally, we launched an initiative to secure a roster of diverse company talent to ensure underrepresented voices are heard at industry events.
Julie is a dynamic leader and skilled public relations strategist. With a natural ability to motivate and develop, Julie creates a safe environment that inspires and empowers employees to flourish. Her knack for creating a winning PR strategy propels her team to success.— L’erin Jensen, Corporate Communications Manager, HubSpot
Designing a holistic internal communications strategy can transform a hair-on-fire, reactionary workplace to an invigorating environment where employees thrive. When proper communication is flowing, FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) subsides and individual contributors can focus on what matters most. This work is immensely rewarding because it gives my crew the opportunity to collaborate with leaders across the organization. Whether we’re implementing employee surveys, culture audits, or disseminating important information, it’s crucial to have everyone on the same page to build a robust company culture.
“Julie is a motivator, mentor and expert in her field. She is also extremely warm and welcoming to everyone around her!”— Anonymous results from an employee feedback survey
“Julie approaches any issue from multiple angles, empowers her team with words of affirmation, and makes us look and sound good!”
“I really appreciate all that Julie’s diverse background brings to the table. She’s able to jump in and be an expert on various projects with different audiences. She’s a huge value add to the team and company.”
How May I Serve?
Communications is the heartbeat of the company. The Comms team pulses critically important information through an organization and out to the market, building the company’s brand, driving revenue, and protecting its reputation in a relentless 24/7 news cycle. When communication flows smoothly, magic happens. How may I help with your organization?
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