Julie Wolk helps hard-working coaches, consultants, and healers slow down and grow rooted, blossoming, burnout-free businesses modeled after the way nature works. She's a firm believer that if we step off the obsessive productivity hamster wheel, and tune into nature’s rhythms, we can grow more sustainable lives, businesses and even—gasp!—a better world. A lifelong nature freak, she has over 15 years of experience turning vision into and would love to help you create a simpler, more enjoyable, nature-led life and business. She offers private business coaching online and in nature, the annual Replenish Winter Reflection & Strategy Retreat for Women Entrepreneurs, the Roots of Business home study course, and the Redwood Circle Women’s Business Community.
Before founding her own coaching and consulting business in 2013, Julie co-founded and co-directed Wilderness Torah, a thriving organization dedicated to reconnecting people to nature and their unique gifts. From a single event in 2007, she helped a visionary seed flourish quickly into an organization and community serving hundreds of people each year through a variety of programs. As lead business strategist and operational director, she put structure around a lofty vision, developing their business plan from the ground up, as well as managing day-to-day operations, human resources, marketing, outreach, and fundraising strategy, and the other myriad projects that inevitably come up in a new business or organization! She hired, trained, and supervised many highly successful staff and built a community of all-star volunteer leaders and board members. Julie has planned powerful staff and board retreats and strategy sessions, events for hundreds (from outdoor festivals to fancy fundraisers), and she prides herself on being a leader who delegates well. Her large and talented network of friends and colleagues (and knowing when to call them) is one of her greatest assets.
Previous to that, Julie worked for a decade in environmental and social justice advocacy and public relations in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA, convincing politicians and corporations to do the right thing by organizing a LOT of people. Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, but her education comes from her life experiences, in particular, starting and running a successful nonprofit organization (talk about a DIY crash-course MBA). She’ll soon be a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.