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"Julie Ann is an organizational expert and all round badass mama. She has been immensely helpful in thinking deeply and strategically about how to develop our financial systems, fundraising, communications systems, administrative roles & responsibilities, all while keeping us aligned with our individual heart missions and nurturing a work/life balance. Julie Ann also facilitated our retreat so that we all could all participate fully and effectively in the important conversations we needed to have." 

"Julie Ann's guidance has been vital in helping us grow into a sustainable and thriving organization. Her professional and astute advising of our team has enabled us to stay ahead of the wave and evolve our stewardship, financials, and management structure. Her attention to work/life balance and developing passionate, healthy leaders is icing on the cake. I highly recommend Julie Ann!"

"When we
 first started working with Julie Ann, I thought it would take a while to fully explain our work and professional relationships. Instead, she was able to jump right in and help us to improve our effectiveness when communicating with others."



"Julie Ann is an exceptionally affirming and effective coach.  The sessions, for me, were a wonderful collaboration examining goals and objectives, possible strategies to achieve them and setting realistic timelines to get there. I recommend coaching with Julie Ann not only to people starting on a new endeavor, but to those who might be feeling blocked from progressing in their business.  Julie Ann can get you rolling!" 


"Julie Ann instinctively knows how to challenge me. She zeros in on the emotional core of the situation and pushes me to work with it in a new way. Her manner is playful and supportive, but never cliché or conventional. I truly cannot predict what she will tell me, and I love that."


"I had been stuck in a rut. Unable to get out of my own way, dealing with bad luck, poor health, and all the grit of life. I had exhausted my "healthy outlook toolbox,” trying every trick to pull myself up with little to no results. Julie Ann’s guided meditation sessions helped me gently get outside of my thoughts, let go of my torments, and reclaim space that had been blocked up. I knew I was in my own way, and it felt like I just didn't have the strength to do anything about it. Working with Julie Ann, I found a new perspective; I am plenty strong/able but just need the proper application of my energy and intellect, like a crow bar multiplying force with the right leverage.

Since working with Julie Ann, I have been getting up to watch the sunrise over the ocean every morning. I have a new found peace with my surroundings. Mostly, I have melted away much toxicity and painful holding on. I feel a reawakening of my whole body and have discovered "letting go" on a much more deep, internal level. It’s like I’m gently shaking hands with myself in a new way now. Julie Ann shone a bright light in my direction, and she is a true blessing. Thank you, Julie Ann!"

"Julie Ann helped me focus on what was holding me back and what I could do in a joyful and whole-hearted way to move forward and get the results I needed... She is fun to work with and always left me feeling much better and more confident about my ability to persuade others that the cause I am working for is important and valuable. She is a wonderful person - warm and giving - and a pleasure to work with."

"Julie Ann opens up the heart of the artist in such a way that strategic planning and economic development become compatible tools to both develop and manage. She teaches in such a way that one actually learns.  Julie Ann has the extraordinary skill of listening to hear.  Her feedback was invaluable. It allowed me to relieve stress and to know that I am exploring with someone who truly understands me as an artist and understands the direction I’m wanting to travel."

The laws of ease

  1. The only path to ease is ease.

  2. The evidence you collect becomes reality.

  3. You are unconditionally worthy.

  4. Ease only ever happens right now.

  5. Peace is a process of uncovering.

  6. Suffering reliably points away from where you are going.

  7. Sacrifice is not service.

  8. Worthiness and equity are two sides of the same coin.

  9. Pleasure is a pre-requisite for peace.

  10. True power has no enemy.

Effective change happens when we shift from a mode of fixing or coping to boldly creating from a place of sufficiency and ease. I catalyze meaningful change for leaders and organizations by helping them to identify toxic patterns and practices, to recognize how to reverse and re-engineer pathways in the brain and body, and then to implement new and successful practices to build their intended outcomes. The result is a toolkit that reliably creates stress-free success, time after time.


With two decades of experience in business management and body-mind integration training, I know that changing habits and achieving goals takes practice and commitment. I use a wide range of modalities custom-tailored for each organization and individual, including vipassana and metta meditation, visualization and breathing techniques, writing exercises, and non-violent communication training. Using these creative, strategic, and body-based practices helps clients break out of old systems so that they can achieve their goals. Just as importantly, they improve the quality of their relationships and return to a natural experience of satisfaction and ease in their work and their lives. 


My clients have strong analytical skills, an understanding of emotional intelligence factors, and are ready to unlearn old, stress-based practices. They are ready to develop their knowledge of somatic (embodied) leadership, neurobiology, and sustainable abundance practices that will literally rewire them for a new future. 

for effective leadership, communication, and performance. 
Minimum six-month engagement.

for improved performance, communication, and leadership skills. Minimum one-day engagement.

for dramatically shifting workplace culture, profitability, and employee retention. Minimum 14-month engagement.

© 2014 Julie Ann Otis

Julie Ann Otis is a creative consultant and civic engagement artist commited to radical sufficiency and ease for all people. 

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