Julie Straw has spent her thirty-five years in business helping trainers, coaches and consultants build successful businesses. For the last twenty years, she has worked with learning assessments focusing on improving workplace productivity. She was responsible for building, training and maintaining a thriving network of over 1800 Everything DiSC Authorized Partners in the United States and Canada. Her roles have ranged from product development, marketing, and sales, to her current position as key spokesperson for Everything DiSC. Julie’s passion for leadership led to being co-author of The Work of Leaders, summarizing six years of research and development on leadership.
Julie is currently Vice President of Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions group, which specializes in publishing research-based self-assessments designed to help people improve performance, increase job satisfaction, and value differences. Julie spends her time speaking at events and conferences, and supporting Partner events around the world to promote their offerings in leadership, management, and employee engagement.
Prior to joining Wiley in 1993, Julie worked as a marketing manager and senior instructional designer at NCR Comten. She also spent several years developing a sales channel for a start-up computer company.
Julie is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars. In addition to being co-author The Work of Leaders, she is author of The 4-Dimensional Manager, published by Berrett-Koehler. Julie holds a master's degree in Business Administration and Management, and bachelor’s degrees in Education.