Dr. Stephen Julian is President of Julian Consulting, a firm specializing in team health, effective communication, and leadership development. He has worked with leaders and their teams for nearly 30 years in a variety of settings – including Africa, South and Central America.
Stephen earned a PhD in Communications from Northwestern University and has taught for a number of prestigious schools, including Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, and University of Notre Dame. He was selected more than once for inclusion in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers, placing him among less than 1% of America’s college professors honored in this way.
Stephen is invited regularly to speak to groups about personal development and interpersonal relationships. He leads individuals and teams through self-assessment and team enhancement principles using tools such as Everything DiSC and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Guiding organizations through problem-solving processes he emphasizes the need to address both behavioral systems and interpersonal relationships.
A passionate, gifted communicator, Stephen desires to free people to be themselves and to appreciate others so that healthy teams can emerge and be developed. He believes in focusing on one’s strengths, addressing one’s debilitative weaknesses (those that undermine one’s effectiveness), and surrounding oneself with people having complementary strengths.
Stephen’s passion for communication began early – spending what seemed like half of third grade in the hall for talking. He was a successful debater and extemporaneous speaker, placing 2nd in the State of Ohio in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Since that time he has learned to listen and to rely more on appealing to rational self-interest through an understanding of the personalities of others than on domination through logic.
Stephen is a lifelong learner who was told by his wife of more than 25 years, “Your next degree will be with your next wife.” Currently he is not enrolled in a degree program.
Timothy O. Cornell, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager
“During the years we’ve worked with Stephen our production has doubled and our headcount has decreased through self-selected attrition. He has helped our team members collaborate more effectively while building on their individual strengths. He has guided the leadership of our team through significant transition. Stephen comes highly recommended.”
Rev. David Smith, Lead Pastor, Fairhaven Church
“It is great to share ideas, best practices, and resources. We have a resource we have used that I want to share with all of you. It is Stephen Julian! Stephen understands the large church very well. He works with leadership teams to develop better team dynamics and focus. He is an extremely gifted communicator and very intuitive in providing feedback. Don’t miss an opportunity to have him come and meet with your team.”
Del Creps, CEO, Envision Radiology
“As the CEO of Envision Radiology, a national medical imaging company, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Stephen. I have found myself better equipped to objectively and positively handle issues in my personal and professional life. Stephen is an invaluable sounding board, providing wisdom and insight gleaned from his years of consulting. As an owner and executive I have worked closely with a number of advisors and consultants. Stephen is truly one of the best.”
Peter D. Crane, Executive Director, Erickson Communities
“Thank you for leading our annual management retreat. I received multiple comments and thank-yous for engaging you as our speaker. Many said that your way of communicating, teaching, and engaging the audience to think went beyond their expectations and they didn’t want the day to end. We are an organization that invests in our employees and the money spent on this retreat has had an immediate payoff.”
Dr. Tom Henderson, Superintendent, Centerville City Schools
“The research literature contains overwhelming evidence of the correlation between effective schools and the leadership by the building principal. Dr. Julian provided thought-provoking educational dialogue which challenged our administrators and promoted positive self-reflection. I have no doubt he would provide this same kind of service to your institution. In addition, Dr. Julian has also been a regular presenter in our Teacher Staff Development Programs. He has also made himself available for individual conferences working one-on-one with many of our staff.”
Our clients include
Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors
Willie Grové (UBS) – #13 in Ohio
Tim Cornell (UBS) – #25 in Ohio
State of Ohio Excellent Rating (11 Consecutive Years)
Centerville City Schools
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Incarnation Catholic School
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
Outreach 100 Fastest-Growing U.S. Churches
HealthGrades Distinguished Award for Clinical Excellence
Miami Valley Hospital of Premier Health Partners