When Julie Milner takes the stage, you are in for a show. Ask her students what sets her apart and the first word they’ll use will undoubtedly be “energy.” “I have never seen a professor as talented, as passionate, and as willing to engage the entire class to learn about a subject,” writes Juan Jose Gutierrez (’18). “Several afternoons, Julia watched all of us (+40 students) come into class lacking energy after an intense morning session, it was within a matter of minutes that she had infused her energy in class and had everyone engaged in her topic; This is a true talent of Julia’s.”
Are you successful at coaching your employees? Many executives are unable to correctly answer this question, because they think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do. This behavior is often reinforced by their peers, and is hardly an effective way to motivate people and help them grow. Instead, research suggests, coaching leaders in how to be coaches can pay dividends, but only if you start by defining “coaching” and give ample room for self-reflection and feedback.
Giving advice is often counterproductive, say experts, even when someone asks you for it. Here are some pointers on how to get it right.
“The surprising truth in how to be a great leader”: Julia Milner, Professor of Leadership, Director at International Centre for Leadership Coaching. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Julia has extensive industry experience as a Business Coach & Management Consultant – working with executives and international companies around the globe training more than 1000 leaders and coaching executives. Julia has studied or worked with 25 Universities worldwide, across six disciplines and in seven cultures. She is an expert in the area of Leadership, Coaching and Positive Psychology. Julia has lived in Germany, North America, Spain, Belgium, Finland, China, France, Great Britain and Australia. Julia received multiple awards across several countries for her work, for example a national award from the Australian Government and a German National Coaching Award for her coaching work and has been designing degrees and developing professional coaches herself as part University Master programs. She holds a Professorship at one of the top Business Schools in France and is an Honorary Professor at the Sydney Business School (UoW). She delivered a Tedx talk on the topic of ‘The surprising truth in how to be a great leader’ and her research has been featured on Ted.com, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business Review & The Economist and she has published with Random House.
Julia has a unique multidisciplinary profile across six disciplines bringing her qualifications of PhD in Communications and three Masters in Applied Cultural Studies, Business Coaching and Change Management, Professional Education and Training to her work. Furthermore, she leads European and international projects in the area of Leadership, Communication, Technology, Health, Organizational Behaviour & Professional Development, collaborating with colleagues from Engineering, Finance, Health, Psychology, Law, Education, Neuroscience and Technology fields. Her international work experience in a range of disciplines (Management, Psychology, Education, Marketing, Business Coaching, and Communication), allows her to bring to an interdisciplinary perspective to her work.