Dr. Stephen Julian
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 more than 30 years in a variety of settings – including Africa, South and Central America.
Stephen earned a PhD in Communication 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 30 years, “Your next degree will be with your next wife.” Currently he is not enrolled in a degree program.