A multi-award winning speaker, Julie Cross can customise her presentation to suit any organisation or event’s needs. Her repertoire is broad including, but not limited to, motivation and inspiration, retail, resilience, team building, attitude, and customer service.
And her core message is simple – she’s all about encouraging people to empower up to better know themselves, which in turn will help them to be happier and more productive in their life and career. Julie, by her own admission, is not your “run-of-the-mill professional speaker”. In fact, Julie jokes that she prefers the title “passionate speaker”, and that’s what makes her so memorable, and her presentations so incredibly powerful and life-changing. An experienced speaker with 17 years under her belt empowering, educating, energising and entertaining people (and some of the world’s biggest corporate brands) the country over, Julie has an innate ability to connect with her audiences.
She’s not all about reciting clichéd quotes and retelling ‘same-old, same-old’ stories. Julie believes in the power of authenticity, of telling it how it is, of sharing her own journey and being both brave and vulnerable at the same time, which leaves a longlasting impression on those fortunate enough to experience one of her shows.
While she’s committed to entertaining her audiences and making them laugh, Julie is all about the end result ... ensuring audience leave with very real tips, tools and insights they can apply to their careers, businesses and personal lives.
Time with Julie is time well spent – she has the amasing ability to delivery intellectual, educational and informational material while challenging each audience member’s emotions and allowing them to best connect with and really feel her message.
And Julie is not just a speaker, she’s an inspirational entertainer, a trainer and an experienced Master of Ceremonies. Her commitment is to empower, energise and entertain her audiences, and she certainly has built a solid reputation based on delivery.
Julie’s qualifications and expertise stem from an early start in the workforce and through gaining a real life diploma by taking responsibility for her own personal development while coping with personal and professional challenges, many of which she shares during her powerful and moving presentations (including her experiences with grief and living with autism).
Julie has 17 years’ speaking experience to her name. Having kick-started her working life as a hairdresser in her teens, Julie’s strength has always been motivating and inspiring staff (and talking – a lot, and fast!). After completing an apprenticeship in the hairdressing industry, Julie quickly moved into management and leadership roles, and, thanks to her gift for communicating and empowering others, soon into sales and training. It was in the capacity of trainer that she discovered her passion and natural talent for speaking. So with a dream in her head and passion in her heart she started her own business.
Today Julie is one of the industry’s most sought-after speakers thanks to her unique style and commitment to empowering her audiences. Her speaking business has continued to grow due to word-of-mouth referrals, while her personal life has offered many immense challenges and opportunities for growth. It is this ‘real life’ experience that forms a foundation of an authentic and relatable message, one that only Julie could deliver.