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After over a decade managing hospitality programs and designing human-centered experiences for leading lifestyle, luxury and high growth brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Google, and WeWork, I felt a clear calling to serve others in a new way: by helping people tap into their inner wisdom and design the lives they want.

I began my coaching journey after experiencing powerful coaching firsthand and discovering my life purpose. I am now a professional Co-Active coach trained and certified by the Co-Active Training Institute and the International Coaches Federation (ACC). My coaching style is rooted in creating connection, nurturing inner wisdom and propelling my clients into action -- all with a touch of warm hospitality. 

The experience and wisdom I draw on ...

I've made it a priority to design (and redesign) my life through its many transitions since childhood. Always ensuring I am living according to my values -- living my fully expressed life -- knowing what excites me, motivates me and energizes me.

I have lived in three countries and speak four languages, including fluent Russian and Italian. I now call San Francisco my home after almost two decades in New York City.

When I'm not coaching, you can find me cooking, doing yoga, hiking, journaling, and exploring the world with my husband. My joys in life are connecting with people deeply and always learning and evolving.


Cornell University, B.S.

Stanford University, d School, Design Thinking

Co-Active Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

Positive Intelligence, Trained Coach


Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, Designing Your Life & Designing Your Work Life

Shirzad Chamine, Positive Intelligence

Growth Mindset, Carol Dwek

Benjamin Zander, The Art of Possibility

Amy Jen Su, Own the Room

Gallup, Strengthsfinder

Simon Sinek, Start with WHY

Michel Singer, The Untethered Soul

John Gottman, The Gottman Institute

Alain de Botton, The School of Life, The Course of Love

Esther Perel, Mating in Captivity

Brene Brown, Dare to Lead

Meet Julia: Services

... the biggest gifts Julia has given me is learning how to trust my inner compass again and to live a life with purpose, full of colorful visions and dreams and above all - balance.  I always left our sessions with the feeling of the veil lifting and seeing that the road ahead is sharp, clear and full of possibilities. - P.H.

Julia is fantastic at motivating people, helping them find their purpose, find spirit, and find healthy perspectives  looking at the world creatively. - K.K

Julia got me to make myself a priority and pushed me to think outside of my comfort zone. - J.N.

Her calm and nurturing nature makes it very easy to connect with her almost instantly while her honesty and practicality kept me grounded and accountable in achieving my goals. - P.H.

Meet Julia: Testimonials


Let's connect to discover how you can start navigating to your life by design and see if we're a match!

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