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Julie Takac: Extraordinary Leader

Julie Takac is a health coach & hope dealer and completed her leadership program in October 2019. Julie not only helped Michael Sgro lose 100lbs but provided him with an enriching coaching experience as a client. She is in the business of inspiring action and empowering others to live their best lives. As a business owner, she mentors other health coaches, advocates for clients and changes lives across the country every day.

What is Empathic Leadership?

Empathetic Leadership is the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes. It's the willingness and ability to understand and honor the other person's point of view, even if you don't agree with it, and to be fully present with that person.

What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?

My ability to effectively communicate with people of all DISC styles. DISC training was a game changer for me! I also greatly increased by peopling skills.

Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.

I've been able to attract more I-Style clients and coaches and effectively lead them.

What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?

As leaders, we need to be more flexible in our interactions with others. In order to be most effective, we need to respond rather than react, to observe not judge.

Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.

Michael Sgro is an incredibly skilled coach. He is a master of all the skills he coaches and masterfully transfers those skills through empathetic coaching. Through my time coaching with Michael, I have grown as both a professional and an individual. As a result, I am more effective in both my business and in my personal life. I strongly recommend Michael to anyone looking to take their business to the next level.

Anything else you want to share about leadership?

Leadership is who you are, not what you do and it's something that requires constant attention. We are always growing as leaders.

Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as a core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​


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