Julie Jakopic

Julie JakopicJulie Jakopic, President/CEO of iLead Strategies has been helping leaders succeed since she tutored her friends in math in third grade. She started her career in retail and was one of the youngest managers for Bloomingdales and Estee Lauder, while still in college. She moved to the non-profit sector, taking her private sector customer service skills to serving families at-risk and her entrepreneurial skills to building organizations. In 2003, she moved back to the private sector, as a Vice President of the Development Services Group, where she led the firm’s work with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Julie is a nationally recognized and respected coach, speaker and strategist. She has shared the stage with President Obama and has been featured as a business coach by WUSA television. Her coaching practice includes leaders ranging from mid-career managers to elected officials and senior executive balancing professional and personal success. The projects of iLead Strategies center on assisting organizations and their leaders design and implement major change initiatives. Before launching iLead Strategies, Julie held executive positions at ICF International, The Finance Project and the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). She was awarded the Ann Kagie National Community Service award by the National Association for State Community Services Programs and the Legislative & Public Policy Award by the Alexandria Commission for Women. She holds an MA in Sociology and a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland.

When not working with leaders, Julie can be found wandering the forests with her camera or creating great dinners for friends and family.
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