Julie Ford

is a certified life coach, author, speaker, tutor and trainer. With one-on-one and group coaching, she helps her clients to define what matters most in their lives, and to realize what is and isn’t working. Collaboratively, they move through a customized plan to find more joy and less chaos in the everyday.

Certified Life Coach, Author, Speaker, and Trainer


Many of Julie’s speaking topics are based on her workbooks and courses. Creating Time and Energy is her most recent publication now available on Amazon.


Julie speaks to groups and leads live and virtual classes on numerous topics related to creating values-based habits, prioritization, and keeping joy and passion in one’s work, parenting, and life. She specializes in helping organizations support their high performing parents through transitions. By teaching working parents how to keep their chaos level under “code yellow,” organizations increase engagement, effectiveness and retention.  Additionally, parents can do the important work of raising the next generation without blowing into a flaming “code red.”

Her live workshops have entertained and enlightened audiences large and small including the US Naval Reserves, American Business Women’s Association, Right Management, Rock Prairie Montessori School Board, Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS), and Aurora University. Some of her topics include:

  • Creating Time and Energy: Foundational Habits for a Scattered World
  • Valuable Habits to Support Your Personal Chaos Tolerance
  • Creating Great Habits and Making them Stick
  • Momaste: A World with More Love Than Snark
  • Creating Valuable Habits for Mom-trepreneurs
  • Creating a Valuable Summer Schedule
  • Get Out of Your Way!



Julie’s background is in training and development with professional services firms. While at Arthur Andersen in the early 2000’s, she pioneered a coaching pilot for retention. Since then, she has written and delivered workshops that refresh her audiences with humorous analogies, easily implementable systems, and common sense. Her workshops include:

Creating Time and Energy: Foundational Habits 

This versatile workshop brings to light some basic truths about where time and energy may be leaking from our lives.  How often do we identify ourselves as “crazy busy”? When we ground ourselves in what we value most, the daunting “sea of choice” becomes easier to navigate. Instead of “crazy busy,” participants can own a calendar filled with no regrets and use their energy on the most fulfilling aspects of their lives.  Time and energy have always been there – let Julie help your group find it in the mess of it all. This program is available with 10 one-month memberships and/or 1:1 coaching for participants to seal in the learning in a customized way.

Valuable Habits for Working Families: Harmony at Home = Outstanding in the Office

Based on Julie’s second workbook (now in progress), this workshop is an exploration in chaos tolerance and mitigation.  Chaos happens, so what do we do when it does? In this workshop, we identify behaviors in ourselves and those close to us (colleagues, family members, etc.) that indicate a chaos level of code yellow or more.  We also identify methods to mitigate chaos and/or coping mechanisms to get us through until situations calm. Julie provides interactive learning and discussion, and one-on-one coaching follow-up (1 hour per participant) to customize and solidify valuable changes for each participant.

Work/life BLEND – “When things are running smoothly at home, AMAZING things can happen at work.”

As a parent of two daughters, raising the next generation is a mission dear to her heart. By helping organizations support their high-performing individuals, Julie hopes to transform “work/life blend” into a wildly positive notion!


As 2020 threw many of our plans in the air, Julie blended her creative teaching style with her coaching and writing skills and began tutoring students from ages 10 to 70. In the early 90s, she had pondered a teacher’s certification but, after a full year of subbing, chose to remain independent and teach using her own ways. Her students have appreciated her candor, style, and unique methods for increasing their comfort with writing and speaking. Given her coaching background, “adulting readiness” comes into play for many of her students. She helps them prep their application essays, have adult conversations in networking (and other) situations, shine up their interviewing skills, and take job exploration to the next level beyond “the job.”

Her online tutoring topics have included:

Writing Anxiety, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Technical Writing

Speaking Anxiety, Speech Writing, Live and Online Presentation Skills

Resume Creation/Updates, Interviewing, Networking, and Career Exploration

College Entrance Essay Consultation and Editing

Conversational English for ESL Students, Grammar and Pronunciation for Non-Native Speakers

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