Julie Cross, by her own admission, is not your “run-of-the-mill professional speaker.” In fact, Julie loves that she is more often referred to as a “passionate speaker,” and that's what makes her so memorable and her presentations so incredibly powerful and life-changing. She's not all about reciting cliché quotes and retelling “same-old, same-old” stories. Julie believes in the power of authenticity, of telling it how it is, of sharing her own journey, and being both brave and vulnerable at the same time. A multi-award winning speaker, Julie can customize her presentation to suit any organization's or event's needs. Her repertoire is broad, including but not limited to motivation and inspiration, retail, resilience, team building, attitude, and customer service. Her core message is simple: inspiring people to empower up, take responsibility, and better know themselves—which in turn will help them to be happier and more productive in their life and career. In Australia, Julie is one of the industry's most sought-after speakers thanks to her unique style and commitment to empowering her audiences. Her speaking business has continued to grow due to word-of-mouth referrals, while her personal life has offered many immense challenges and opportunities for growth. It is this “real life” experience that forms a foundation of an authentic and relatable message, one that only Julie could present in the way that she does.