Raising Your Voice
"Julie helps you weave the threads of your experience into a cohesive narrative that breathes new life and power into whatever work you do." Cali Williams Yost, Founder and CEO of Flex+Strategy Group
I work as a strategic thinking partner for individuals and organizations who want to tell their stories in new ways. This work is exciting for all involved. We discover together the narratives that underly and energize their productive lives.
With clients who are preparing for public speaking events, such as TED talks and book tours, I draw on my long experience as a radio producer to listen deeply to a client's story, help find the arc of the narrative, and craft compelling openings and endings that resonate with audiences.
A similar approach is powerful for helping business leaders and entrepreneurs tell the story of their companies in new and compelling ways.
My clients include writers, business and academic leaders, scientists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Recently, one of my clients received millions of views for his TED talks, another became a college president, and another received a mid-six-figure book deal.
Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki’s TED talk about the positive effects of exercise on our brains, which was one of the most-watched talks of 2018.
Andrew Solomon's TEDxMet talk elicited a standing ovation, and has been viewed more than 8 million times.
What people are saying about my work as coach and consultant:
“When you dedicate your career and life to developing a particular expertise, it can be hard to step away, pull back the lens and clearly articulate “this is who I am,” “this is what I have learned,” “this is what I want to say.” Julie Burstein has the most remarkable ability to help you identify the core of your unique “spark,” and, in turn, unearth the value that only you can bring to world. It doesn’t matter if you are a business person, non-profit administrator, or artist, Julie helps you weave the threads of your experience into a cohesive narrative that breathes new life and power into whatever work you do.” Cali Williams Yost, Founder and CEO of Flex+Strategy Group
"In working with Julie to craft my very personal talk for PopTech, she knew just the right questions to ask to draw out my stories and then had the vision to tie them together in a way that resonated with the audience. Throughout the process it felt like we were weaving something very special together, with her expert editorial ear and innate sense for storytelling guiding the way." Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup
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Jessica Lawrence's talk at Pop Tech