Communication extends far beyond what is said and seen. It starts energetically. It begins deep within the sensory state of being. As a master communicator I understand the psychology of communication – from body language, to mirroring, to energetically creating space while witnessing interactions and engagements. These skills have allowed me to excel as an adaptable leader in whatever environment I find myself.


Dynamic and effective verbal communication starts with one’s ability to first listen, then speak from a place of authenticity, clarity and self-awareness. As a speaker with decades of experience addressing diverse audiences on a wide range of subject matters, I am able to quickly adapt to any circumstance when called upon. My skills have been fine-tuned through experiences where I am story telling on stage, leading professional presentations, hosting podcasts, providing voice-over for commercial use, or simply leading a meeting or conversation.



Everyone has a story. A unique perspective on the world and a series of experiences that define who and what they are. The telling of that story shows up in a variety of ways and no person walks the planet without one. Ever. The ability to intepret these stories is at the heart of everything I do. Whether I am writing a personal narrative, feature article, press release, short story, or screenplay, I am able to offer a level of clarity and depth of narrative for a wide range of story telling options.


Communication is not only words spoken or written – it really begins with texture, tone and color. How we perceive ourselves, others, and the world around us should be reflected in this expression. As a graphic designer, web designer, stage producer, space or interior designer, I have fine-tuned my talents in creating and arranging visual elements that reflect the vision of my client from space, page, or screen. 


Collaborative – As an adaptable communicator I understand how the diversity of individuals, content, and context play a huge role in effective communication. My career includes deep partnerships that require me to be both a leader and an inspiring source of support. This extends through  creative as well as corporate environments and my deep understanding of human nature allows me to effectively collaborate on a multitude of platforms.

Lizzi Larbalestier, Owner

Blue Health Coach

“An excellent communicator Julie arrives at any conversation with an energy that is fully present and attentive, warm and seeking to explore and help. She is an idea person and has been at the heart of some amazing and innovative projects not least bringing Blue Mind into a more collective consciousness. A queen of interpreting the zeitgeist and encouraging social and environmental conscience, Julie is observant, articulate and has a sharp sense of humour “

Chandra Stewart, Director

The Nature Conservancy

“Working with Julie to schedule and organize a keynote presentation with Jay was truly effortless – she makes everything easy and is always two steps ahead of requests. Beyond being highly organized, her passion for the “heart science” of conservation is obvious and further ignited our team’s curiosity for learning more.”

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Scientist

Author, Blue Mind

“While I don’t work for Julie and she doesn’t work for me, we do work together collaboratively and have done so for more than five years. She is as committed to figuring out and delivering what you need as well as to working to make our blue planet better as anyone you’ll meet. And she always does so with kindness, creativity, generosity and her signature personal touch.”

Jeff Ainslie, President

“Our exhilarating and rejuvenating brainstorming sessions have always been a highlight in our relationship and no one has ever been as bright or creative as you.”

Bob Widener, President

“Her vision, creativity, design and overall approach resulted in the creation of a world-class program that served our company well for many years.”

Kirk Gray, CEO

“Ms. Starke is a very creative professional who listens and hears what her client has to say and transforms that into a product — whether it is a publication, corporate brochure, signage, or an event involving the highest levels of local, regional and federal government. ”


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