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 people 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 people 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, Balkan, Iberian and Greek 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.
I started coaching my coaching business slowly (big tip…it’s the best way to do it!) 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 community 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 1500 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 global 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, Priestess Temple School and 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 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 you are 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 community, 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.
Julie Parker is the Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains heart centered people to become life coaches. As the Co-Founder of Priestess Temple School, a global movement devoted to uplifting modern day Priestesses as they explore sacred leadership and service in the 21st century, Julie is committed to contributing to a world where presence, healing and social justice are honoured. She has trained with High Priestesses and Modern Day Mystery Schools from all over the world.
Julie has inspired thousands of people as an in demand speaker, sacred circle holder, priestess and flower essence practitioner, and is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s awards. Host of the top ranking Priestess Podcast, Julie has interviewed some of the world’s great spiritual thought leaders and has a committed spiritual practice that honours her Celtic lineage, connection to the Great Mother and self.
Julie lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, stepdaughter, and two much loved adopted cats.
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My Commitment to Justice and Equity
I acknowledge that my core workplace is situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in my wider communities and acknowledged that sovereignty was never ceded.
I am committed to the personal and organisational work required to create equity and justice. Diversity is one of my core values, and I welcome people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender identities and religions and spiritual beliefs to my work, especially those who hold an underrepresented identity such as being Black, Brown, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, a person with a disability or those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersex or asexual.
I am co-creating a movement of spiritual beings who desire to impact positive change in their lives and that of their communities, and I am committed to as diverse and inclusive a representation of people as possible in my work and the continuation of addressing my own privilege, bias and anti-racism through undertaking my own personal and professional development on an ongoing basis.
Thank you for being a part of my online space and community.