Testimonials

Growth Axis provided me with executive coaching for nearly 2 years, in support of my role morphing and expanding from VP to CFO. My coaches’ insights, influence and honesty were incredibly impactful to me throughout this transition period. I am hugely grateful for the exceptional mentoring and coaching; my coach provided me with insights that have allowed me to reach deeper from within to enhance and improve my overall performance.
– SVP and Chief Financial Officer at Theravance Biopharma

As a result of working with Growth Axis, I am a more successful executive and my team has elevated its collective leadership performance immensely. I unconditionally recommend Growth Axis to my most valued clients. My clients include F500 C-level leaders and their teams globally
– Head of Global Corporate Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds

Julie is a talented and insightful coach, facilitator and strategist. I would recommend her highly to anyone who is looking to improve the performance of any team. I have worked closely with her for years as a facilitator of a 12 member CEO Roundtable. I was so impressed with her skills in that challenging setting that I hired her and her team to take on several important projects for top teams at my company. By far the best investment we made last year. The off-sites were well planned and executed and we have seen significant improvement in performance as a result of the work we did and the learnings Julie and her team helped us to discover and act on. I encourage you to get a spot on her dance card – I know that you will be grateful for the opportunity of knowing her and working with her.
– CEO, Hanson Bridgett

Our coaching was a wise investment. The time we have together provides me with an opportunity to reflect and be strategic in an environment of constant change. My coach is an expert who pushes my thinking. Our dialogue is confidential so we can be candid.
– SVP National Sales and Account Management, Kaiser

I can honestly say that my continued success and ability to impact the business in bold new ways is directly related to the input, support, and coaching I received from my Growth Axis coach. She taught me how to build strong internal relationships, to lead by example, and to find a balance between my strengths and vulnerabilities. She is flexible, responsive and always available. She is a kind and caring coach.
– VP, Competitive Intelligence, T-Mobile

While my Growth Axis coach applied helpful best practice frameworks, she also clearly put in a lot of time thinking about my personality, mindset and unique situation. She listened thoughtfully, challenged me regularly and always left me with actionable insights. At the end of the day, what came through is that she cared about my personal success and me. Having an “ally” like her on my side to work through things was tremendously valuable. I have seen tangible progress in both my career and my work satisfaction as a result of my sessions with my coach and can’t recommend her highly enough.
– Principal, Global Alliances, Google

I had to manage significant team change and earn the trust of many new stakeholders. In the past year, I was able to restructure the team to save ~$500k annually in salary/benefits and significantly improved the efficiencies and effectiveness of the team. The team now has a stellar reputation and serves as a model for other teams. I have no doubt that my Growth Axis coach was instrumental in this work.
– Senior Director, Kaiser Permanente

Growth Axis greatly exceeded my expectations.  Not only was the Myers-Briggs and team building event for my team a big success, but the post-event coaching and feedback shared of my strengths and development areas as a leader were very insightful. I look forward to our continued work together.
– SVP, Salesforce.com

I belong to a group of CEOs who meet regularly to discuss strategic issues and management best practices. The team from Growth Axis brings phenomenal capability to our group of hugely diverse personalities. They helped us create an environment of deep trust and openness, which enables us to very quickly identify and address key issues. They provided us with a great framework for engagement, and have a unique ability to push us to look at things more deeply and critically, in a supportive, thoughtful, and constructive way. Their experience in organizational and leadership issues, and strong capabilities in facilitation, enable them to bring out the individual and collective best in a group.
– President & CEO, Second Genome

Thanks to our coaching, I am improving my skills and ability in holding courageous conversations, appropriate delegation and accountability, mindfulness and focus, team leadership, and “executive presence”.  The tools and practices the Growth Axis coach brought to me thus far will reap rewards for me and my organization for many years to come.
– Director, Kaiser Permanente

The Growth Axis team did a fabulous job kicking off the team-building and integration needed for a new group coming together to lead one of Visa’s business units.  Their compassion, understanding of business, and personable nature was very powerful for the entire team.  Their insights helped me think through the relative strengths and weaknesses of my staff and how to most effectively manage our team going forward.
– Head of Consumer Credit, Visa

I have worked with Growth Axis since hiring a new team of colleagues at my firm.  The insights that I have garnered from the 360 evaluations and ongoing coaching have been nothing short of life-altering. I have appreciated the coach’s holistic, realistic, and tough but kind and empathetic approach. She never stopped pushing and questioning me, even when it was uncomfortable.  She has helped me learn how to be a better manager, a more effective leader, and a more thoughtful human being. Anyone who works with her will be better off for having invested the time.
– Managing Director, Russell Reynolds

Collaborative, challenging, and insightful, they go deep! Our work challenged me to really think about the truth: what drives my motivation, what drives my fears, why do I have these fears, and how do I overcome them to achieve my goals. They hold themselves just as accountable as their clients to help identify and realize true potential.
– VP Marketing & Sales, Numi Tea

My Growth Axis coach’s business savvy combined with her positive and encouraging attitude makes her a terrific executive coach. She does an excellent job of helping people to clarify their goals, come up with steps to achieve those goals and get motivated to actually take those steps. While she is professional and focused she is also compassionate and understanding, which makes it great to work with her.
– Partner, Bay Area Law Firm

Julie leverages her deep understanding of how business works combined with her deep understanding of how peoples’ minds and emotions work to deliver practical, powerful, effective coaching to senior leaders. She forces me to look the truth in the eye, holds me responsible for making changes, and does so with an empathy that makes personal and professional growth easier and quicker to achieve.
– CEO, Brandology