Julia Burns began consulting in the early ‘90s when she helped major New York firms including American Express, Bankers Trust, M&M Mars, Revlon, and Pfizer develop customized outsourced technology training programs. She went on to become the Management Consulting practice lead for Blackwell Consulting Services in Chicago where she worked with organizations including Waste Management and the City of Chicago.
Julia founded Converse Consulting when she moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1998 and she has since focused her work on nonprofit organizations. Julia specializes in strategic planning, using data and stakeholder input to inform an interactive and facilitative approach. While helping nonprofit organizations through a wide-variety of situations and serving as an Interim Executive Director, Julia saw the need for succession planning especially as it related to finding the best leadership and minimizing impact on mission.