Julie Wechsler

M.A., Ed.D.

Intentional focus on strengths, engagement and well-being to help people and organizations achieve their goals

Julie’s passion is helping people and organizations achieve their goals through an intentional focus on strengths, engagement, and well-being. She has the academic background and organizational experience to design, implement and evaluate initiatives designed to increase engagement and productivity through the use of individual and team strengths.


  • Career at IBM and later worked as an organizational development consultant
  • Over 20 years of experience with leadership programs and organizational development and has worked with organizations ranging from a local family business to a global technology corporation
  • Supported strengths and well-being initiatives at a number of community colleges
  • Regular presenter at national education conferences on topics related to leadership development, strengths and well-being


  • Serves as a personal and executive coach, offers keynote sessions and group workshops, and offers consultation to leaders interested in increasing organizational effectiveness through strengths, engagement and well-being
  • Research-informed commitment to strengths and well-being interventions help organizations and individuals produce measureable gains in engagement and strategic success

Education, Credentials and Achievements:

  • BS in Business Administration, Arizona State University, AZ
  • MA in Communication, Arizona State University
  • EdD in Educational Leadership, Argosy University
  • Advanced certifications from the IBM Advanced Business Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Postgraduate certificate in Executive Coaching (College of Executive Coaching)
  • Certificate in Strengths Coaching (Gallup)
  • Certificate in Strengths Strategy Coaching (Gallup)


  • Founder, Coach – Wellbeing Essentials (2014)
  • Senior Consultant – Thunderbird Leadership Consulting (2014)
“I’ve used Julie’s services as a strengths coach with my leadership team. Her expert facilitation of our leadership retreats, along with her engaging presence, helped to motivate even skeptical team members to learn more about themselves and each other. Not only does Julie listen, but she follows through to make sure she meets everyone’s expectations.” Dr. Linda Lujan, President, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Read Julie’s Blog on employee wellbeing and the bottom line.