Julia Holloway

Julia Holloway is an independent business consultant and leadership coach specializing in helping motivated organizations and individuals implement change. Julia is passionate about helping teams identify the right strategic goals and then mapping out a collective course of action so they arrive at their destination strengthened instead of disillusioned. While larger consulting groups may offer paradigms for wholesale change, Julia focuses on helping leaders and teams make sure they’re answering the right question at the front-end and following through with practical implementation on the back-end. Successful implementation means aligning mission, vision, and values across an organization and developing workable business strategies and diverse teams to execute strategic priorities. She has extensive expertise in building cross-functional teams and matrixed organizations – critical success factors in today’s workplace.

Areas of Coaching Support

In an increasingly complex and dynamic business world, Julia’s coaching practice focuses on helping leaders understand and drive the process of change while building their own inner capacity and resilience. She especially enjoys working with emerging leaders who are making great strides in their organization and need structure and support as they move from management to leadership roles. Areas of coaching support include: leadership transition and assimilation, behavioral awareness and change, and team development.

Over 20 Years of Experience

She brings over 20 years of experience in strategy, sales, marketing, and operations to help clients succeed across the spectrum of functional business areas. Julia has held a variety of positions within the financial services industry, including Chief Operating Officer, Head of Strategy and Execution, and as Vice President, Fixed Indexed Annuity Sales. She began her career as a real estate attorney for Wilmer Hale in Boston and worked for a number of years as an attorney in the Investment Law Divisions for Sun Life Financial and New England Financial.

Julia Excels At:

  • Building teams at all levels and across multiple functions to achieve optimal results;
  • Planning and facilitating senior leadership team off-sites and strategy sessions;
  • Designing, delivering and supervising the rollout of leadership events;
  • Providing business coaching services to enable leaders to realize their professional and personal aspirations;
  • Working with clients to align leadership behavior with external business goals and internal core values

Education & Background

Julia graduated from Smith College, has a law degree from Northeastern University, and most recently graduated from the Hudson Institute’s ICF-certified coaching program. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts and is an active member of The Boston Club, a women’s leadership organization. An avid student of the mind-body connection, she practices Tai Chi and Qi Gong. She also balances left brained activities with many creative pursuits, including painting, knitting, and sewing. She is a life-long Cambridge resident along with her husband, nineteen-year old son, and two dogs.