Dr. Julie Connor is a youth leadership superstar. She's been involved with Best Ever You for quite a few years now and I thought it was time to shine the spotlight on all she does to help our youth be their very best!
As a TED speaker, educator, and leadership consultant, Dr. Julie Connor prepares youth to be leaders and adults to be mentors and role models. She empowers others with knowledge and skills to successfully work together as collaborative teams.
We asked Julie a few questions about what she does and what she has planned for 2017:
What do you do to help others be their best?
As a TED speaker, educator, and collaborative leadership consultant, I prepare youth to be leaders and adults to be mentors and role models. I motivate and inspire youth and adult audiences to live their best lives by believing in their potential and pursuing their passions throughout the country. I provide others with skills and tools to transform a dream into a plan of action with attainable goals. I am the author of a Best Ever You blue ribbon personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide.
What is a book or two that you recommend?
Well, of course, I'd recommend Percolate!
I also recommend Amy Lynn Andrews's Tell Your Time for time management and focus skills (I quote her in my own book!).
For social media tips, my favorite is The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick.
And for anyone who has a book burning inside of them,
Why do you do what you do?
I am super-passionate about empowering others with tools to pursue their passions. As a teacher, I felt so frustrated because I wanted to teach goal-setting strategies, but was discouraged from doing so because it didn't fit into the assigned curriculum. As a speaker, I have opportunities to inspire others and get them excited about their own lives. Years ago, I was crippled with depression and a severe panic disorder (agoraphobia). I learned I had power within me to control my own thoughts and change my own life (this is something I'm being asked more to share with others. See this link when I spoke at the Center for Spiritual Living in Kansas City (fast-forward to 21:30)
What are a few of your goals for 2017?
I want to create a webinar to accompany Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide.
I want to develop my video library of presentations.
I want to continue to equip churches throughout the country with skills and tools to create collaborative leadership with church staffs and youth ministry teams. This is the work I am so passionate about: I provide churches and schools with vision, mission, and goal-setting strategies to launch sustainable collaborative teams.
Julie is the author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide, your essential guide to help you transform your dream into reality. Many speakers tell audiences to “dream big” – Julie will actually give you the tools to do something about it.
Julie has helped schools and churches, businesses and organizations throughout thecountry launch rock-solid programs with a collaborative vision and mission as a goal-setting strategist and teamwork expert for more than 30 years. If you want inspiration to lead your life to the fullest, Julie will equip you with the confidence you need to celebrate success.
Connect with Dr. Julie Connor
Dr. Julie Connor website: https://www.drjulieconnor.com/
Best Ever You (contributing writer):http://www.besteveryou.com/blog/category/Dr.-Julie-Connor
Facebook (Dr. Julie Connor page):https://www.facebook.com/DrJulieConnorEdD
Facebook (Youth & Youth Leadership): https://www.facebook.com/groups/YouthAndYouthLeadership/
Facebook (Awesome Speakers
Dreams to Action Weekly (weekly newsletter): http://paper.li/f-1376719941