Julie has a calming presence, with loads of experience and wisdom to share. I loved hearing the stories of how her work has evolved, how she’s been shaped by motherhood, and how her own leadership keeps expanding as she expands Mother’s Quest.
We talk about so much, from personal challenges, to losing ourselves in motherhood, to the power of storytelling to feel our common humanity, to activism. Listen, enjoy, and share away.
- An inspiring definition of courage (from a 14 year old!)
- What it means to live an EPIC life
- The moment that moved her to activism
- Using growth mindset to explore challenging topics
- Leadership and permission
- An incredible story of two birds in a her house, and their timely lesson
This is Not the Life I ordered
Planting Seeds for Mother’s Quest
Courageous Conversations about Race with Nicole Lee
Intersectionality and the Age of the New Heroine with Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin
Living Out Loud with Jenjii Hysten
The blog post about the two birds
She founded her for-purpose venture, Mother’s Quest, to provide inspiration, coaching and community for herself and other mothers who want to live what she calls an E.P.I.C. life. She hosts the Mother’s Quest Podcast, where she shares her own and other women’s stories about the transformative experience of parenting at mothersquest.com.
In the fall of 2017, she launched the Women Podcasters in Solidarity Initiative as a twice yearly effort to raise awareness and dollars for social justice issues through the power of podcasting. The first focus of the Initiative was on Anti-Racism and the Movement for Black Lives, with over a dozen women podcasters contributing. Julie recorded three powerful episodes on this topic, one with human rights attorney Nicole Lee, a second with “Rad Women” author and activist Kate Schatz, and a third with the co-founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality.
Julie received her Masters in City Planning, Community Development from UC Berkeley and a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA, where she met her husband. She currently lives with her husband and two boys in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Sage brings personal experiences, humor and practical methods for approaching challenging conversations. She is relatable, supportive and authentic – tremendous assets for diversity and inclusion conversations. Sage blended her skillful communication expertise and training, with information and exercises on empathy, equity and social justice to create more inclusive, person-to-person leadership practices.
Sage is the real deal! She listens to words you didn’t even know you said aloud. She is deliberate, strategic, and effortless in her coaching approach, making it incredibly natural to be open to her process and ultimately see change in yourself.
Sage embodies a foundational belief in the power and beauty of humanity and the possibility of all of us continually working toward becoming better versions of ourselves. She is a masterful facilitator.
Sage’s presentation to our group stimulated a momentum that ran through the event – inspiring our group with purpose, passion, inspiration, and fresh tools to bring to the new work year.