Of all the places you could have landed on the interwebs you’ve stepped into my online home. And for that I am so grateful.
I’m Julie Parker and I am a Priestess, speaker, author, life coach trainer, magazine editor, podcast host and Founder of the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. Yes, that’s a real mixed bag of lollies!
I run a global training company that supports incredible people to become life coaches and as a modern day Priestess I am committed to supporting and inspiring women to activate their spiritual gifts and knowing in service to themselves, their communities and the wider world. It’s ‘work’ that is fuelled by love, tea, and a desire to make sure that this one incredible life I have been given is put to full use.
THE JULIE JOURNEY…
I grew up up on a farm raised by a loving single Mother who believed how much you were in service to others was as important as your school marks. It inspired in me a passion for ‘helping’ and that nothing is more important than being kind. And now as a practicing Priestess, it has shown to me the incredible lineage of women I come from in the Celtic, Nordic and Mayan ancestries who are carers, healers, activists, leaders and community mavens. Priestesses in their own right.
I began my career as a social worker in an area rife with drugs, prostitution, refugees, gangs and homelessness and after nearly ten years of hard core street work I joyously worked for a number of wonderful charities in management roles. I then found what was to become one of my great passions – coaching. It lit a fire in me and I became hooked on the extraordinary transformations people underwent through its process. I knew it was what I wanted to do with my working moments, but it was not to happen without heartache first.
The experience of being violently assaulted in an event that changed the course of my life, and soon after wrestling with a cancer diagnosis, saw my coaching business dreams halt. Vulnerable and lost I had to rebuild myself after a period of enormous personal heartache. I moaned ‘Why me?’ far too often, but now know both experiences have been my greatest teachers and that no perceived or real fear will ever break me. Or my belief that anything can break you either. It was also the time my spiritual awakening and remembrance as a Priestess emerged within me.
Back on my feet I started coaching and one client turned into ten, turned into hundreds. I coached career women, divine mothers, athletes, models, community leaders, and a couple of superstars who I still get a kick out of seeing on a red carpet. Newsflash…they really are just like us.
I started to attract coaches who wanted to know how they could have the thriving coaching business I now did. I loved coaching them, especially in what I believe to be the greatest secret weapon of any business owner – self-love and connection to their own sacredness and divinity. No longer able to stem the tide of a very long waiting list, I started to have crazy thoughts that I should start a school, teaching others the way of coaching I had honed over many years. After a lot of fearful thoughts I sheepishly emailed my newsletter tribe asking who might be keen to be in a pilot. I was in awe at the sheer flood of people who said – ‘I’m in.’ The Beautiful You Coaching Academy was born.
There are now more than 600 trained Beautiful You Life Coaches from around the world and we grow by the hundreds every year. Soulful spirited sisters and the odd divine man who have raised their hand to say I want to coach people in the ‘Beautiful You’ way. And I’ve gone from a social worker barely making above minimum wage to running a multi-million dollar business, managing a team of extraordinary staff and holding a tiny piece of the hundreds of hearts that belong to each of our trainees. And as a modern day Priestess I am bringing forth my lineage of spiritual service through The Priestess Podcast, Sacred Priestess Circles, writing and holding space for the heart and dreams of so many. It is a life long path and commitment I walk with love and pride on every day.
Along the way I have popped up on tv and national broadcasts, seen my name and photo in glossy magazines, won a couple of super nice awards, had a book published, interviewed some of the worlds great change makers including Danielle LaPorte, Rebecca Campbell and Marie Forleo, and been blessed to speak to audiences around the world on the things I am most passionate about – love, leadership, authenticity, soulful business, the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, practical Priestessing and inspiring everyone I meet to fully grasp the knowledge that we all only get one life. Hand me a microphone and you get all of me – and then a little more.
Over these many years I have come to know that every person is inherently beautiful, capable of greatness and worthy of love.
And youare fully included in that belief.
Whether you are here to soak up my writing on life, love, the Divine, Goddess, wishing to interview and have me share some words with your tribe, are listening in to my podcast or are thinking of bringing me to your stage – I send you love and gratitude for being here.
You have already touched my life by doing so and I am here in honour and service of the beautiful life I know you are consciously creating.
Hailed by ELLE Magazine as a ‘self-help guru,’ Julie Parker is the Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains and supports heart centered people to become life coaches. The Editor in Chief of inspired COACH Magazine, a published author, podcast host and in demand speaker, Julie has inspired thousands of people on stages all over the world and is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s business awards.
Julie is also a modern day Priestess with a focus on her Celtic, Nordic and Roman lineage. She is committed to contributing to a world where qualities of intuition, presence, nurturing, spiritual exploration, social justice and service are honoured. Julie is currently undertaking intensive training to become a Priestess of the Magdalene and she holds sacred circles in honour of the Goddess and Wheel of the Year regularly.
Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband, stepdaughter and two much loved adopted cats.