Julie is a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks who specialises in Product Strategy and Advisory. For the past 15 year's she has helped healthcare, retail and telecommunication organisations create and deliver disruptive growth strategies grounded in customer needs. One of her passions is building highly collaborative purpose led teams to deliver new products and services to the market which make a meaningful difference to people, balanced with sustainable business returns.
Julie often speaks as a Thought Leader on corporate innovation, culture, and mindset with a focus on being purpose led and how this can make or break an organisations culture.
She is also the proud founder of a failed start up; 'Popping Up' whose purpose was to reinvigorate once vibrant community shopping districts with online retailers on a semi-permanent basis. This was a big learning curve for Julie and it enabled her to have a deeper understanding of the founders dilemma and the importance of cultivating an optimistic mindset. This has since led her to become an active mentor in the start-up community, especially those who focus on social/community innovation.