Julia Sullivan

This is what is written on the back of my book "Geeks Guide To Work" (Rethink Press, 2021, shortlisted in the personal development category of the UK Business Book Of The Year Awards 2022) https://bit.ly/3Sby1gB:

"Julia Sullivan is a personal development facilitator and has spent the past twenty years supporting individuals and teams to tap into their hidden human potential and improve their communication skills. She believes businesses have an important role as forces for good in society and has helped many pioneering organisations transform through personal development."

She has worked with over 50 organisations, including hospitals, universities, government bodies. And since 2014 she has worked with teams, individuals and management teams in numerous tech organisions including Backbase, Mobiquity, Omnia, Hiber, Utilus, RIPE and Service Now.

Julia was raised in the UK, and has been living in Amsterdam since 1992. She is married to Robbert Tilli and they have two grown up sons.

In her spare time she loves being out in nature and can be spotted out on the racing bike or at the community garden Stadstuinnoordoogst.

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Become A Person Of Influence
Julia Sullivan

If you want to become successful in the business world, you will need a lot more than technical knowledge. Whether your career stagnates or takes off depends on whether you learn to become a person of influence.

Why do some people get noticed as high potentials and why do others not? What makes some people good at getting support for their ideas, and others not? How come some people are taken more seriously than others in meetings? The answer lies in your ability to capture the trust and respect of those you are talking to.

Many people view charisma, personal leadership and people skills as something you were either born with or not. But that’s not true. In this workshop you will become acquainted with the 5 aspects that make a charismatic leader. Each aspect contains a specific series of skills, and in the workshop you will find out that anyone who is interested can learn and master them.

In this interactive and thought-provoking 3 hour workshop you will learn how to capture the attention of the person or people you are talking to so they see you as a serious partner.

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Long live the imposter syndrome!
Julia Sullivan

It’s time to rethink the imposter syndrome, urges Julia Sullivan, author of Geeks Guide To Work*, because it has wrongly been given a bad name.

These days it’s common to talk about the fear of not keeping up or living up to expectations as if it is a stressful and lonely condition we need to be cured of. But when we admit that fear and uncertainty are at the very core of being a human being we can use them as a powerful source to move and excite us and create strong and meaningful connections with others.

In a light-hearted journey through popular and less popular culture, Julia examines the thinking flaws that lead us into self doubt and loneliness. While most people spend years studying “hard” skills, Julia shows that the key to a successful, happy and fulfilled life lies in learning how to get better at maintain nourishing and resilient relationships. Above all with ourselves.

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