Hi! I’m Julie. An entrepreneur, author, consultant, island pin-up, and an unshakable optimist. I am an advocate of the Slow movement. Let’s rethink your speed of life together and guide you into becoming the best version of yourself.
I was born in Belgium, but I never felt inspired to live there as an adult. I traveled around the world, horizontally and vertically, for seven years, teaching scuba diving. During my travels, I fell in love with the blue planet and its swaying predators, peeking under every coral reef for a moment with them to make my week extraordinary. I fell in love with Gili Air, a tiny, remote island.
In Gili, there was no traffic; the only way to get around was by horse cart, bicycle, or on foot.
The diving was amazing, the nightlife buzzing, and living in Gili was a healing journey for me.
The island was on the rise, and for me, it was a right place at the right time kind of thing—I found investors and overnight became an unexpected entrepreneur. I never (and will never) fit into a conventional box. I turned my passion into profit while creating a meaningful life for myself.
I started embracing who I was and my unique view on things; I nurtured my body, and I created a formula to remain balanced through the movement of my life. I enjoyed the success I had worked so hard for, without having to sacrifice my soul for it. I learned to listen to the whispers of my soul.
My mission is to be an advocate for the Slow movement. Promoting sustainability, fighting burnout, and awakening a more easeful lifestyle in lives all over the world. I believe today’s society is pushing us so hard, and pressing us like lemons until we are left dry. That’s why I am so passionate about the Slow movement. It was created by the action of Carlo Petrini, in Rome, when he protested against the opening of a McDonald’s there in 1986. The movement advocates for a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace. Proponents of the movement will inspire you to rethink your speed of life and prioritize efficiency.
“There is more to life than increasing its speed”
I found purpose in my work when helping individuals and businesses unlock their potential and guide them into becoming the best version of themselves, which is the best position to be in to naturally accomplish your goals.
I love having a deep impact on others, inspiring them to just do it! It positively has impacted my life. Your extraordinary life starts with following what your heart desires. That special gift, that only you have inside, the world needs that.