“Let’s not be constrained by our circumstances. You can overcome your own challenges and hardships, so you can find your own purpose and pathway to a ridiculously good life
Julie supports the personal development of top talents, senior and middle managers and aspiring professionals in their career advancement journey. Drawing upon her decades of corporate and management consulting experience in global business environments, Julie is able to relate to the issues and challenges faced by her clients at their own levels, and to help expand their perspectives while guiding them through a process of self-discovery, making conscious choices and taking meaningful actions.
Leadership Development, Coaching & Consulting Experience
Before her career of executive coaching, Julie worked for 6 years with Allianz, the world’s biggest financial institution by assets. She had a few senior leadership positions responsible for corporate strategy, operation excellence and IT. In her tenure, she successfully championed the culture for change and innovation in the Allianz China organization, orchestrated large-scale projects to achieve lean operations, initiated the e-business platform that supports multiple channels for customer interactions, and led the IT organization to transform from a reactive, pure service/supporting role to a proactive, leading/advising and partnership-based role.
Other relevant experience
Julie had 10 years’ career success with 3 world-leading consulting firms, EDS/A.T. Kearney, PwC Consulting and IBM. As a Senior Practice Leader, she was responsible for both sales and delivery, leading multiple project teams in parallel. She was in charge of large-scale and high-impact company-wide change initiatives involving functional areas such as supply chain, finance, manufacturing and IT.
In her earlier career, she spent 4 years with Lucent Technologies, managing supply chain operations.
Julie has quite diverse industry experience. She served in Financial, Telecommunications and Consulting industries. While in consultancy, her clients were mostly big multinationals including Toshiba, VW, Nissan, Fuji Xerox, CMA CGM, Huchison Huangpu, Metso and Emerson.
Education, Qualifications & Certifications
- Certified Professional Corporate Coach
- Certified in Harrison Assessment
- Certified Project Management & Change Management trainer
- MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
- Steering Committee Member of Shanghai Coaching Circle (NGO)
Linkedin: Julie Zhang