"I've been working with Julia Gorelik Velasco all summer and found her to be an exceptional coach. She is an excellent listener who asks the kind of questions that trigger the intuitive, revealing new directions and the next steps to accomplish them. I have generated valuable insights that have led to strongly revising both my professional and creative careers and would give her my highest recommendation."
Doug F., Internet Consultant
"As a 55 year old women, getting laid off from my job in October of 2008 was heart breaking and challenging. My confidence was crushed and I grew very hurt and doubtful as it related to my value and self worth. With the help of Julia, I quickly regained my optimism while increasing my interview skills and immediately felt more self assured and able to concur the world, one interview at a time."
Carol J., Credit Analyst
"Despite years of hard work and a college degree, I had nothing to show for it. A series of dead-end jobs had left me feeling empty and defeated. I had always wanted to become a professional counselor, but a fear of graduate school and some financial set-backs had kept me from realizing my dream. With Julia's support and direction, I was able to come up with a realistic plan to achieve my career goal. Now I'm in my last year of graduate school, majoring in marriage and family counseling, eager to begin my new life. I couldn’t have done it without Julia's excellent coaching. I'd highly recommend her services to anyone who is serious about changing their life around for the better!"
Anna G., Marriage and Family Counselor
"Although Julia is one of my oldest and dearest friends from childhood, I have most recently gotten to know her on a professional level. I have always known her to be one of the most optimistic and enthusiastic people I've ever known. Since she sees the glass as "half full", her positive nature has been contagious with me. Recently, I've had financial troubles and have had to seek her assistance with help in balancing my checkbook and budgeting my finances. After asking me basic questions for background information, she provided me with the tools to create appropriate spreadsheets. Also, she has set up a time to meet with me in person to get me started on "the right track" for a better future! I'm confident in her ability to help others within and outside the financial realm, and highly recommend her as a life coach!"
Ellen S., Teacher
"I was going through a transition in jobs that caused stress both personally and professionally. I needed to manage the transition from one job to the next, finishing up my former tasks and beginning the new ones while packing up my old office, buying 'formal' clothes for the new one, and saying goodbye to good friends that I had made at my former position. Julia provided a coaching and mentoring ear that assisted greatly in my transition. I believe that her coaching and 'counseling' helped me focus and transition positively and make the process a smooth one. I recommend Julia's services to anyone in a transitory period like I was. Julia was invaluable during this process."
Jenn S., Human Resources Generalist
"I was going through an extremely difficult transition period in my personal life, which involved a painful break-up and changing my entire perspective on life as I've known it. Julia was very effective at being the most wonderful life coach I could have asked for. She was warm, supportive, non-judgmental, patient, available, constructively critical and a great listener. She, unlike most people I know, has an amazing ability to step out of her own shoes and right into yours, which makes her so much more effective at understanding her clients and being able to help them. Not to mention her unbelievably warm, comforting, calming and reassuring aura that she radiates. In her presence, I always felt less anxious, even in the hardest moments of my life. She definitely knows her audience, which gives her a great edge over other life coaches I've met, because she is able to help you in a way that's most effective for you, thus, making this painful and difficult journey so much more possible. I am so grateful for and happy with the results of Julia's ceaseless coaching. Without her ever-so-optimistic and refreshing unconditional love and support, I would have had a much harder time getting out of my tunnel-vision, "broken record" mode, and into a more open-minded and productive way of living."
Vlada N., Optometrist
“After my maternity leave I needed some clarity, focus and structure to get going again. I had a lot of things to do and just didn't know where to begin. After the first session, Julia provided structure and focus. It made me feel incredibly relaxed and organized. After twelve weeks of coaching with Julia, I had accomplished all my goals and had my show back on the road. It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend Julia to anyone looking for guidance, structure and focus!”
Marieke K., Life Coach
"I was going through a period when I found myself feeling a bit stagnant in my life. I needed something to make my life more exciting and would fulfill my constant need to learn. Julia provided me with fresh ideas through professional and life coaching that invigorated me. I am very happy with her work with me. I feel like a brand new person and definitely see positive results in my life. I would recommend Julia's expertise to anyone. I cannot say enough great things about her."
Emma L., Optometrist
"Julia has been an inspiration to me. In the short time that I’ve been working with her, I have learned so much. I am wiser, kinder and a much better decision maker. Many times when I have a situation present itself where I'm not sure how to proceed I think, "What would Julia advise me to do?" She is my conscience, she’s more then a life coach, she’s my friend and I am so blessed to have her in my life."
Lael F., Account Executive