Lucky Decisions

Julia Tang Peters, Author, Business Advisor, Leadership Coach

Leadership is about making decisions, the right decisions at the right time.  At these pivot points, your decisions will bring more “luck” and opportunities.  Or your decisions will make you wonder why other people get all the luck.

– Julia Tang Peters, from an interview on forbes.com

Consequential decisions are tough to make even for highly effective leaders.  They need to sort it out with an objective person with experience, insight, and wise judgement.  Many have turned to Julia Tang Peters, author of PIVOT POINTS Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make, for her track record as an active listener with deep understanding of people, organizations, and business. 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 30 years in business leadership roles, Julia understands the real-life context and complexities of leading and team dynamics.  Her insightful understanding of human behavior began 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.