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Julia Douglas

For over 25 years, Julia has been a facilitator and coach, providing team and leadership development programs internationally. Her approach & solutions are characterized by:

  • an engaging process,
  • diverse & unique learning components,
  • immediately applicable take-aways impacting an individual’s or group’s performance.

Julia launched her career with IBM Canada before moving to Boston to pursue an MS in Training & Development and begin her career supporting teams and individuals with the skills, tools, and motivation to make significant strides forward in their effectiveness and impact.

Julia’s programs are often focused on successfully up-skilling new leaders, launching new teams, and re-igniting teams-in-progress; helping participants improve in areas such as communication, presence & storytelling, managing change, strategic thinking, and the overall strengthening of a group’s culture & relationships. Julia also provides in-depth Presence coaching assisting individuals to dramatically improve their ability to engage, influence, and inspire their audiences.

A sampling of the organizations that Julia has worked with includes ACS, Allstate, Biogen, Cox Communications, Capital One, DuPont, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Gillette, Hard Rock Café, KPMG, Liberty Mutual, Merck, Millennium, Nestle, Pfizer, Raytheon, Roche, US Navy, Wyeth & Verizon.

Victor motivates people to shine. As a speaker, ICF-certified coach and consultant, he leads audiences toward deeper connection, greater emotional intelligence and impactful communication. He has been a featured and keynote speaker in the NY metropolitan area and abroad, has facilitated trainings, seminars and learning events all over the world and has coached Fortune 500 leaders for keynotes, TEDx Talks and high-profile national presentations. He also believes in the importance of community and has done extensive work with non-profit and philanthropic organizations. He is the founder and owner of Proscenium LLC, where he provides clients with ‘heart- centered leadership development’ through his speaking, coaching and consulting services. His portfolio includes top executives from a wide spectrum of organizations, including Janssen, Tri Corporation, Ogilvy, Alcon, Amgen, What! If?, Gehl Studios, Jewish World Watch, Siemens, Southern California Edison, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. You can learn more:

Victor guides behavioral change through an investigative journey of self-examination, intentional practice, endorsement, and mindful action steps. His coaching client portfolio includes: Alcon Executive speakers for Alconic Speaker Series, 2020-2021; Executive Director of Ogilvy DC; Strategy Director of Ogilvy DC; Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory Services LLC; Vice President of DCAT 2018; COO of Prudential Insurance; Executive Director of American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute; TEDx National Speakers (2015-2016, 2019); Execitive Director of Jewish World Watch; Regional Director of Enterprise Car Rental Westchester, NY.

Crystal began her career in 2000 as a Teleprompter trainer/ event operator and Presentations coach for on-camera & on-stage productions. Since then, she has learned from and coached 1000’s of successful entrepreneurs, C-level executives, government officials, politicians, actors, entertainers and many others, in person and virtually.

Crystal grew up in the Boston area and has traveled with clients nationally and internationally. During these uncertain times, she continues to focus on creating a positive environment and helping to deliver the clients message effectively. The goal: To prepare you to look, sound and engage effectively throughout your virtual presentation or meeting.

Here are some nice words from clients:

“We worked extensively with Crystal in preparation for a series of international meetings where the presenters’ skills in general needed much improvement. In working with each of our 12 speakers, Crystal produced excellent results without fail and the speakers at each meeting consistently received high approvals from attendees.

Crystal’s approach is thoughtful, tactful, and non-threatening with immediate results. She worked with the team in one-to-one sessions and then as a group to reinforce the techniques we needed to learn. She quickly became an essential member of the meeting team and earned high praise from everyone she worked with. I strongly recommend Crystal to anyone seeking to improve their comfort level speaking in public, their presentation skills and stage presence.”

“Dear Crystal, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your help during my presidential address; as you tried to reassure me that it would go well, I felt that it did. Thanks again for making this important highlight of my professional career a success.”