Are you at the beginning of something big? Have you taken on a challenging new assignment or role? Are you working to overturn the status quo and build something better in its place? Or stepping into your own spotlight for the first time?
When you think about the task ahead of you, do you worry you don't have what it takes? Are overwhelmed by the possibilities? Are you wondering where and how to start? Good news:
YOU have everything you need to succeed within you!
You have a unique combination of Values, Motivation, Strengths, and Inclination that never have existed on this Earth before. You can focus that Genius to make a difference, and create something that no-one else could make.
Activate Your Genius
The Activate Your Genius Individual Coaching Program is for achievers. For people at the beginning of an incredible challenge, who want to stop spinning their wheels, find focus, and get going.
Within the safe and confidential environment of our (yours and mine) coaching framework, you will uncover your unique Genius - your Values, Motivation, Strengths, and Inclination.
You will clarify for vision for the future. You will determine the contribution that only you can make. Then we will create an actionable implementation strategy and accountability plan to propel you toward success.
I believe untapped human potential is the greatest waste of natural resources our culture perpetrates on this Earth. I believe that we each have within us the seeds of incredible accomplishment, and it is our responsibility to access and engage our gifts to make the difference that only we can make. I created the Activate Program to support you while you do just that.
I'm Julie Slanker and I have spent my career assembling the right expertise, information, technology, resources, and equipment to overcome insurmountable challenge. I have master's degrees in Physics and International Affairs and have led scientific and government teams through major reinvention efforts.
I hold a certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance from George Mason University. I am a member of the International Coach Federation and abide by the ICF code of ethics. I also am a licensed facilitator of The Desire Map
"Working with Julie gave me clarity about what I want to change and a strategy to see my vision through. I have been so motivated since I completed the program, I can't stop working, and I'm enjoying the hard work!"
- Cory T.
"Julie's Program offers people who are trying to do it all clarity on what is most important to them. She taught me to focus my energy on specific goals while talking me through the whole process. I highly recommend her program if you want to feel empowered to turn your dreams into realities."
- Lindsey M.
"It's hard for me to look back and actually acknowledge all that I have done. I feel like I have accomplished more in the last year than I have in the last 10 years of my life. I am so thankful and incredibly happy... I couldn't have done any of this without Julie."
- James B.
Activate Your GEnius Program Info
In our first [no obligation] session, we’ll talk about what motivated you to take on this commitment and outline your definition of success for our time together. We will co-create our tailored coaching contract to set our schedule and communication plan, and describe our follow-up and accountability strategy.
Once we are both energized by the arrangement and committed to doing this work, I will send you a link to the payment page.
Then we will begin.
We will meet three times a month, for three months to apply The Activated Genius Method to your life and goals. During the first four sessions, you will Access your Genius: your Vision, Motivation, Strengths, and Inclination. Next, you will Engage your Genius to create your path forward - focused on the unique contribution that only you can make. Finally, you will develop tools to help you Accelerate toward success.
At the end of our focused sessions, I will ask you to look back. To determine what you have learned and accomplished. And I will ask you to project forward, to outline your next major milestones, and your path to achievement.
Then, three months later, we will get back together to determine what worked, what didn't, and what you can do next to further accelerate your progress.
Activate Your Genius program details
Session 0: [No Obligation] Coaching Intro and Contracting
Session 1: Access: Your Values
Session 2: Access: Your Motivation
Session 3: Access: Your Strengths
Session 4: Access: Your Inclination
Session 5: Engage: The World You Want to Help Create
Session 6: Engage: The Difference that Only You Can Make
Session 7: Accelerate: Confronting Fear
Session 8: Accelerate: Creating Your Action Plan
Session 9: Accelerate: Integrating Your Experience
Session 10: Three month Follow-Up
Is the Activate program right for me?
Maybe! The Activate program Might be right for you if...
...you are taking on a new challenge and you are dead-set on achieving it...
...you know you have a unique contribution to make, but you're not quite sure what it is...
...you're overwhelmed by the opportunity and you're not sure where to start...
...you feel like you have big shoes to fill and you don't want to let anyone down...
…you want to be sure you have ample stores of motivation to face the obstacles ahead…
ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO?
This is your challenge and you are the expert on you.
My mission is to be a capable and resourceful guide. To provide a space that is safe for creative thought and innovation. To help you uncover your Genius and create an action plan tailored to your unique situation. To help you understand what works for you and the contribution that only you can make. I will challenge you. I will hold you accountable. You will have the final say on how you move forward.
I'm only free on the evenings or weekends, will that work?
During our first [no obligation] session, we will talk about what times and days work best for you. We will work to avoid distractions and optimize emotional energy. For example, if an hour of time is consistently open after your weekly staff meeting, but you also consistently feel rushed and drained at that time, we'll want to choose a better day. If you are an early bird and feel the most creative and energetic in the morning before work, we can make that work! Evenings? Weekends? The point is to find a time that supports - instead of detracts from - the work we are doing together.
I don't live in your town, how will we meet?
Location is not an issue.
The Activate Program is equally effective when we work together by video chat or phone. Even local clients have opted to work remotely because it better fit into their routine.
Can I email or text in between sessions if I have questions?
We will co-create a tailored communication and accountability plan that works for both of us. If you work best when you have uninterrupted time to think and process, you got it! If you prefer to receive prompts and reminders to keep you progressing through the assignments, we can build that in. Is your inbox overflowing? Do you prefer short reminders by text? Would you rather I send a Facebook message? These are all things we will discuss in your first session.
Wait. YOu're a physicist?
I'm a born problem-solver and physics offered me the opportunity to solve incredibly challenging problems. My training also shaped my mindset and perspective. Taking in information, forming hypotheses, running short sprints or experiments, and gathering new information are now second nature to me. I layered those skills with my years of research into optimizing individual and team performance - along with my coaching techniques - to form the foundation for Tailored Output and this coaching program.
Will it be hard?
I am going to ask you to look within yourself in a way that most people haven't experienced before. I am going to ask you to challenge your identity and uncover what drives you to succeed. You are going to put words around concepts that are difficult to describe and sometimes hard to admit. So yes, it will be hard. And it also will be worth it.
Still not sure?
I understand. There is no more vulnerable work than face a new challenge head-on. You shouldn't share that sacred space with just anyone. Please take some time to get to know me—through my About page, by reading my blog, or through my weekly email—before committing yourself to this process.
And if you'd rather just chat, we can do that, too!