Julie Benezet has devoted her professional life to exploring the new, building businesses and helping others do the same.?She currently works as a leadership consultant, teacher, and owner of The Journey of Not Knowing?, a leadership program she founded. She speaks and writes on leading and living in the 21st Century and decoding human behavior in the face of change. Her book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, received a 2017 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal and the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal for Business & Economics. Her newest book, The Journal of Not Knowing: How to Chart Your Own Course was released in the fall of 2018.
Julie spent four years as a member of the Amazon.com leadership team that brought the company from the early steep ramp up phase to its emergence as a thriving enterprise. Before joining Amazon.com, Julie built businesses and raised capital for a broad range of industries from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. She practiced law in New York and Seattle.
Julie loves both to learn and teach. She led the ?Challenges of Leadership? program for executives at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for ten years. She has appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Tech Republic.com, Training Industry and The Zweig Letter. She holds an LLB (law) and M.Sc. (psychology) from McGill University and a B.A. from Cornell University.
When she is not working, she loves to read mysteries, explore new wineries, and wander through compelling physical environments.