Cookson Coaching & Consulting 

Expert Guidance


What can Coaching do for you?

When did you last invest in yourself?  Having a Career or Life Coach can change your life!  A coach partners with you to learn about your dreams, your goals and the challenges preventing you from getting there.  As your coach, I can help you achieve extraordinary success in your life and career!

Forbes Magazine lists "23 Benefits of Coaching;" I'll share a few here:


*Gain clarity of purpose   *Helps to increase your productivity   *Boosts your self-confidence

*Increases work/life balance    *Reduces stress and anxiety  * Improves overall motivation

I care deeply about my clients, and I will partner with you to get you unstuck.  How?  Together, we identify your goals and collaborate to remove obstacles so you can have the life you want. Get in touch today and let's get started!

This is your opportunity to invest in YOU!

Career Development Coaching

This experience is designed for me to partner with my clients to identify and develop solutions they are willing to tackle that allow them to reach their career goals.  We collaborate to identify areas of  professional performance and review development opportunities that exist.  Appropriate development tools will be reviewed and applied, if needed, including: assessments, networking tips, resume review and social media. I provide customized solutions to all of my clients, and am an extremely results-oriented professional. I will work with you throughout the entire decision-making process to help you achieve all your goals. Contact me to find out how I can help today!

Life Coaching

My clients are my number one priority, and I’ll go the extra mile to make sure they’re completely satisfied with my work and are positioned to address obstacles blocking them from success. Have a specific project that requires professional attention? My services are designed to tackle even the most complex projects. Contact me today to discover how I can help!

Career Transition Coaching

Whether a client has recently changed careers, or needs to, this specific approach is designed to help them discover the best job options and career choices!  We will partner to determine what may be stopping clients from finding a great career, and with permission, input and client accountability, we will catalog strengths and talents to align them to the next career steps.  Call me and let's get started!

My Story.....

Your Coaching Partner

I am a Life and Career Development/Transition Coach, certified through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and The Career Development Network.  A 2011 graduate of CoachU, my expertise also includes  24 years as a Human Resources senior executive who designed and built an award-winning, best-practice Human Resources department in the entertainment industry.  My HR focus has been on Talent Management, M&A, and Business Strategy.

I reside in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, and am a foster and adoptive Mom to two beautiful children (with two small granddaughters)! 


I utilize all my past experiences and skills in my business, Cookson Coaching & Consulting, to enhance the quality of clients' professional and personal lives!



"Julie possesses the ability to inspire and motivate those around her.  I am thrilled she is an ICF-certified Career and Life Coach!   Coaching opens a whole new world of greater candor, more respect at all levels, professional alliances and relationships and learning skills to achieve goals.  If you are looking for a coach with your best interests in mind, you will find these special qualities in Julie!"

Jamie Yang, Managing Partner at Recruiting Pals and HR Pals

“You helped me expand my brand to a level I never thought possible. Thank you, Julie (and Cookson Coaching & Consulting), for believing in me and pushing me forward. I really couldn’t have done it without you.”

Lorraine Carpentier-Jones, New Zealand

I don't think I can count the number of conversations where she gave me invaluable direction; she is compassionate, smart and full of patience.  Julie advised me within a fast-paced, growing organization, which was particularly important to me as my own responsibilities shifted and expanded.  I highly recommend Julie!

Jennifer Leitman, MBA

EVP, Marketing, Alcohol Bev., Entertainment, Digital Media

Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Anyone that's been fortunate to work with Julie has experienced the authenticity and genuineness that she exudes in both personal and professional relationships.  She is positive, uplifting and incredibly helpful.  She has always been an incredible coach, creating meaningful direction, organization and consistent solutions.  

Eric Jensen, Global Brand Marketing Lead, Harley-Davidson Motor Company


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