Julie Holmes developed her high-energy, cheeky delivery style as a university lecturer. She taught Communication, and states that the toughest audience imaginable are class students, at 8 a.m., after a busy night of ‘socializing’.
After leaving academia, Julie started out corporate life as a software consultant in the 1990’s. She implemented different ERP systems such as JD Edwards, Lawson, and Oracle at SMB and enterprise throughout the United States and Europe.
The last twenty years have seen Julie Holmes build a solid track record in the B2B industry as a highly successful sales rep, product manager, and Marketing Director, working at different companies and startups.
Of herself, at the time, Julie says that she was “…the best ‘worst’ salesperson ever. I hated asking for the sale. So I avoided this dreaded task by making sure I knew what the prospect needed better than they did and I articulated the value so clearly they couldn’t resist.”
Julie is fascinated by business and how it works. A company’s needs, wants, and expectations are deciding factors in their decision-making process.
Holding a Master’s in Communication, Julie’s vast experience in sales, marketing, leadership, and the entrepreneurial environment make her an expert in her particular fields as a speaker where her natural curiosity and spirit are clearly identified.
“The perfect mix of inspiration, humor, learning and actionable advice” – Glenn Wirick, Pegasus Solutions
As an entrepreneur, Julie founded Inline Strategy Ltd. This sales consultancy is firmly focused on what Julie coins “Whole Company Selling”. To this end, Julie feels companies should rethink their philosophy and approach when it comes to new customers, and that entire organisations need to develop the skills needed to ensure a satisfying, high-value, long-term relationship with potential prospects.
“I saw Julie present at an Expedia event, she made us think about ourselves differently and made us realise that it is okay – better than okay, our right to be awesomely confident. I’d definitely want to see her speak again in the future and if you are considering a speaker, give her a call!” – Rehana Nanji, Project Manager, Expedia Worldwide Engineering at Expedia, Inc.
Julie Holmes excels at working with companies to build a perfect, custom program that addresses their specific needs. He sales, marketing, and technology expertise add even more value when it is applied to specific challenges faced in a business environment. Julie’s well-rounded personality and captivating speaking style leave her audiences wondering ‘what’s next’?
“Julie has a very interesting presentation style: within minutes, you are very comfortable in sharing thoughts, experiences and, what I loved most, questioning your thinking. That’s thanks to her capacity to make things fun while she delivers powerful statements. Every single one of her recommendations was easy to identify, valuable and, most importantly, easy to apply. In fact, I walked away, one hour later, with a full plan mapped out in my head of things I could take on or do differently. – Elena Quijano, Area Manager – London Market
Julie did a superb job hosting the 2017 National Sales Conference. Aside from delivering an insightful session and introducing/linking the keynote sessions throughout the day; pre-show Julie invested the time to truly understand what we wanted to achieve for our delegates, integrating herself within our events team, offering support, advice and providing valuable marketing/social media coverage. NSC17 was a huge success and in part this was thanks to Julie’s contribution and smooth running of the day.
“What Julie doesn’t know about business revenue growth through effective sales and marketing isn’t worth knowing. I have worked with hundreds of coaches across the world in the business space and Julie is without doubt one of the most articulate, knowledgeable, kind and inspiring coaches I have ever had the pleasure to spend my time with. Julie's ability to hold an audience captive from the stage is a sight to behold. I am thankful that our paths crossed and we had the chance to work together.”