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CoachXConversations: Julie Carrier and Carol Kauffman on Empowering the Younger Generation

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CoachXConversations: Julie Carrier and Carol Kauffman on Empowering the Younger Generation

Julie Carrier is changing the paradigm of secondary education and business leadership with the radical idea that leader development and executive coaching shouldn’t be reserved for already senior employees, but should be something teens experience during their most formative years of development.

Julie, Founder of The Leadership Development Institute for Young Women, is leading a movement to bring world-class leadership development and coaching, normally reserved for the C-Suite, to impact young people when it can have the most impact: high schools. Supported by many of the world’s foremost experts in leader development, including Carol Kauffman 100Coaches and Thinkers50, she is the lead developer of The Leadership Course, the first evidence-based, applied neuroscience leadership and coaching curriculum that is taught during the high school academic school day.   

For this, and the rest of her inspirational work, Julie was shortlisted for the #Thinkers50 Coaching and Mentoring Award, is recognized as the World’s #1 Coach for Young Women by Marshall Goldsmith.

A trailblazer in young women’s leadership, Julie Carrier is bringing world-class, evidence-based, applied-neuroscience leadership coaching and development—normally reserved for executives in the C-suite—to reach girls and young women, when it can have the most profound impact: in high schools.

A former Senior Management Consultant in leadership development for the Pentagon, Julie is recognized as the “World’s #1 Coach for Young Women” by leadership coach and thought leader, Marshall Goldsmith, and was named to the Thinkers50 Coaching and Mentoring Shortlist (Top 8 Coaches).

Julie founded The Leadership Development Institute for Young Women — an initiative supported and advised by a team of the world’s top thought leaders in coaching and leader development who came together to champion this movement from Harvard, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, The Center on Leadership and Ethics at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and others. By bringing world-class leadership coaching practices to equip and certify high school educators as leadership coaches for students within a set framework and best-practice curriculum, Julie is helping to transform education and closing the gender based leadership and confidence gaps when they start—resulting in dramatic increases in girls’ leader identity, growth mindset, confidence and even academic performance for underserved students.

A global authority on leadership and coaching for young women and a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching, Julie has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, and in Forbes and The New York Times. As an author, she has written the US national bestseller, Girls Lead, and the world’s first evidence-based, applied-neuroscience leadership development and coaching curriculum for young women, The Leadership Course. She is also a contributing author to Insights on Coaching, The Success Principles for Teens and many other publications.

As an Advisory Board Member for The United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up program, Julie is also working to scale equitable, evidence-based leadership coaching and development for girls globally. As a speaker, she has addressed audiences of up to 70,000 and reached over a million youth, young women and girls, worldwide.

Julie was recently included on the Thinkers50 “Radar List” as one of the top 30 emerging leadership thinkers whose new ideas are changing the world. Because of her groundbreaking leadership work and coaching for young women, she was also recognized as the “Woman of the Decade for Girl Empowerment” by the Women Economic Forum.

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