- General Nursing Certificate Div 1 – Prince Henry’s Hospital
- Self Esteem Facilitation Skills with Jack Canfield in USA
- Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Professional / Volunteer Experience
Throughout her nursing training Julie felt there was something else calling her. A trip to Europe after graduation sparked her interest in art and design but without a folio she couldn’t get into university. Not to be put off, she began dabbling and created a range of simple greeting cards full of terrible puns and dreadful cartoons.
Pracise, persistence and determination eventually lead to improved skills and paved the way for freelance work with clients such as Vic Govt, NAB Travel, BHP and a host of children’s book publishers.
Her life purpose became clear as she watched her dad deal in a positive and proactive way with a terminal illness. While researching the role that attitude plays in health (both physical and mental) she discovered wisdom and strategies that many people didn’t learn at school or home and packaged them in a little book titled A for Attitude.
Testimonials from families, teachers, psychologists and others, inspired the launch of the Attitude Books Project which aims to place a copy of A for Attitude in the hands of every grade 3 child every year.
As a Rotarian, Julie designed and developed the website and social media platforms for the Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye and continues to offer pro-bono support for their online presence. She has co-founded several local environmental initiatives and is a regular volunteer at McCrae Yacht Club.
I believe that success, in any area of life, is all about attitude and the choices we make and am passionate about helping children to be resilient, responsible and productive human beings.