Dr. Julie Connor (TED speaker & author) works with people who want to build bridges of understanding through communication, collaboration, and inclusion. Julie inspires others to transform challenges into opportunities. She delivers high content, interactive, motivating presentations that strengthen relationships and help others to work together as collaborative teams. She is the author of an award-winning goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide. Areas of expertise include motivation, goal-setting strategies, collaboration and teamwork, communication and conflict resolution skills, and diversity and inclusion. Visit www.DrJulieConnor.com for more information.
What to Expect
As a TEDx speaker, seasoned educator, and collaborative leadership expert, I prepare youth to be leaders and adults to be mentors and role models. I ask questions that inspire youth and adults to reflect and identify their gifts and learn specific ways to transform their dreams and great ideas into attainable goals. I inspire and motivate others to embrace their potential. I provide highly interactive presentations that empower others with communication and conflict resolution skills. I support the steps described to reach their goals with tools from my goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide. I am a powerful storyteller. I am a educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and a learning disability. "LD" means "learns differently;" I remind audience members that labels only have the power we give them. I am a speaker - and a brain injury survivor affected by short-term memory loss. Challenges are issues of perception; they are either obstacles or directional arrows that propel us forward and invite new adventures. The purpose of my stories is not about (and should not be) about me - the purpose of stories is to invite others to discover their own stories in my experience. I am energetic, organized, and fun. Breakout sessions following keynote presentations provide audience members with specific steps (such as goal-setting strategies, vision/mission creation, teamwork and collaboration skills, etc.). I tailor my presentations to the needs of the audience, the hosting organizations, and event planners.
As a TEDx speaker, educator, and collaborative leadership consultant, Dr. Julie Connor prepares youth to be leaders and adults to be mentors and role models. She will motivate and inspire you with tools to transform your gifts into goals and your goals into greatness. Julie has shown youth and adult leadership teams how to create a collaborative vision, define their purpose, and create attainable goals for more than 30 years. Dr. Connor is the author of an award-winning goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide. Lots of people may encourage you to pursue your dreams and insist your goals are within reach – Julie will show you how to actually do something about it. Start today. Go big or why bother? You’ll find more information about Julie at www.DrJulieConnor.com.
My Vision: I motivate everyone to dream big and live with purposeful intention.
My Mission: I empower youth and adults with skills and tools to create strong collaborative leadership teams and build caring communities.
My Purpose Statement: I help others establish strong communities with goals aligned with their vision, mission, and core values.
Record of accomplishment and deeply experienced in:
• Guiding others as they identify their individual gifts and unique contributions to a group
• Empowering others with tools to create personal and group vision and mission statements
• Providing rich leadership training and innovative resources
• Modeling rigorous and relevant instruction
* Supporting teamwork, collaboration, consensus, and inclusive dialogue
• Vision and mission statement development; goal-setting strategies and planning
• Innovative professional development, instructional training, and support
• Collaborative leadership, consensus, teamwork, and inclusion
• Outstanding vision, mission, and goal-setting strategies
• Seasoned instructional, leadership, and communication skills
• Exceptional training and coaching skills
• Strong collaborative leadership and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated technological skills, presentation applications, and resources
Additional Booking Notes
I need a microphone (preferably a wireless microphone). A projector and laptop are good tools to have available (I will bring my own PowerPoint flash drive), but they are not necessary. I am particularly grateful when organizations record the presentation and provide me with a copy of the video.
I need a microphone (preferably a wireless microphone)
A projector and laptop are good tools to have available (I will bring my own PowerPoint flash drive), but they are not necessary.
I am particularly grateful when organizations record the presentation and provide me with a copy of the video.