Julia Tang Peters, Author, Business Advisor, Leadership Expert
“Leadership is about making decisions to change the story –changing the course of events from how it will likely go if you don’t take bold action, and having a vision for how you want the story to go if you took bold action. There are five opportunities where you make the story instead of the story making you.”
– Julia Tang Peters, from an interview on forbes.com
Julia Tang Peters, author of PIVOT POINTS Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make, works with leaders who want to spend more time leading. Clients embrace Julia’s knack for seeing what others miss and bringing into focus the core issues for decision-making and action plans. One client says, “You have been remarkably intuitive, if not prescient. I am very grateful for your commitment to my success and awed by your gifts.” She works with executives from the Fortune 100 to mid-market businesses to entrepreneurial organizations. Industries served include medical products and services, financial services, consumer products, professional services and technology.
Julia’s highly effective methods and style come from a career and education that spans business, psychology and higher education. With over 25 years in business leadership roles, Julia understands the real-life context and complexities of leading and team dynamics. She has substantial understanding of human behavior gained from her prior practice as a Licensed Family Therapist working with executives and their families.
Prior to focusing on leadership consulting, Julia was Managing Consultant at Hewitt Associates working with Fortune 100 companies on operationalizing leadership core competencies. She also was Chief Marketing Officer of Buzz Divine, a Divine interVentures company, helping to take the technology services company from start-up to IPO in a year. Julia gained comprehensive marketing, brand building and communications experience as Managing Director at the Leo Burnett Company and Account Director at Frankel & Company. Marketing clients included Citibank and Citicorp, Motorola, Kraft Foods, Hallmark Cards. At Northwestern University, she advised faculty and students.
Her formal education includes a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Masters of Science in Psychology from Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute. She earned a B.A. in History, Phi Beta Kappa, from Lake Forest College. Julia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Illinois. She is a Mentor for Menttium 100 and serves on advisory boards.
For recreation, Julia enjoys global travel and cultures, photography and meeting people who have bold ideas and act on them.