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Julie Lawson

CEO  |  Executive Director  |   Bestselling Author  |   Podcaster


Julie Lawson has more than 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit executive, women’s advocate, and leadership consultant. She is the Founder and CEO of Reins Institute, a leadership development consulting company providing customizable leadership development programming and coaching. As a leadership consultant and certified coach, Julie has trained more than 3,500 leaders and managers, with an emphasis in women’s leadership initiatives.

Julie has served as the Executive Director of the Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO), the Crime Victim Center, Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness and the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis, in addition to other leadership roles in the nonprofit sector.

Julie is considered a national expert in terrorism victimization by the Department of Justice. She is a certified trainer in cultural competency for the U.S. Department of Justice and a Certified Crisis Responder for the National Organization for Victims Assistance. She is certified in a variety of leadership testing and methodologies and holds her Change Management certification from Cornell University.

Julie holds two advanced degrees in organizational psychology and communications and a bachelor’s degree in Media. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of subjects related to the importance of resiliency, emotional intelligence, and trauma recovery.

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