Julie Reed

Office Dynamics International Elite Trainer, Administrative Coach



Julie is an experienced administrative professional with a demonstrated history of building strategic partnerships and providing proactive support.  Over the past 20 years, she has navigated her own career up a spiral staircase — as a travel agent, HR staffing assistant, administrative assistant, and office manager.  In her most recent assignment, she implemented the Star Achievement Series® for the administrative staff at her company, a cultural movement that changed the perception of the role, “gaining the participants a seat at the table, and not to just take the notes!”  Julie values everyday leadership and is passionate about developing her team, colleagues and industry partners, through one on one mentoring and coaching.  As a certified Star Trainer in Levels I-III and World Class Assistant™ Trainer, Julie brings creativity, gamification, improv, and one-click technology tips, into the classroom to engage and inspire.  A champion for her career of choice, Julie empowers her peers to …. “Keep Yourself in the Equation”!

Julie has been married to Jon for 34 years.  They have four grown daughters and two granddaughters.  They enjoy active and adventurous travel.

Julie encourages all of us to support Dress for Success and their mission “to help men and women thrive in work and in life.”



Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 3:50 – 5:00 p.m.

Coffee Table Talk with Julie Reed: C-Suite Tips and Tricks

Is it really that different to be in a C Suite role?  YES! 

C Suite Executives are the top tier of the organization.  Boldly stated, they are the most powerful and influential members who hold the keys to the company’s strategy.  As a C Suite Administrative Assistant, you navigate multiple, ever-changing priorities, where pressures mount in tandem with increasing stakes.  All while representing the culture of the company and the face of your executive’s brand.  And frankly, it can be lonely at the top.

So why would anyone want to be part of the C Suite?  Because you have a front row seat as you become part of the executive team.

Julie is extremely knowledgeable on this topic as someone who achieved great success during her administrative career. Having coached and mentored multiple administrative assistants who are curious about moving into this space, or who are currently in this role, she is ready to answer questions and share best practices. 

There is no formal sign up for this session. Conference attendees will receive an email about two months prior to the conference start date asking if you wish to attend this session. Seating is limited. If you already know you want to be a part of this discussion, you can call Melia Amira at 800-STAR-139.

Bring your cup of coffee and join Elite Trainer, Julie Reed for a casual conversation around C-Suite Tips and Tricks.

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 10:40 – 11:45 p.m.

Succession Planning for Administrative and Executive Assistants - Blaze Your Trail: How To Create Change

As an avid horseback riding enthusiast, Julie learned early on the value of saddling her own horse.  “You should never put your own safety in someone else’s hands.”  Applying every day, practical experiences and lessons learned to career management, Julie managed her own career, and “saddled her own horse”. 

Following the same theme, Julie will share with you her story of how to Blaze Your Own Trail.  You will learn:

  • Practical lessons applied to change management – change can be fun!
  • The power of resiliency and the ability to bounce back
  • How to influence your company’s culture with assumed authority
  • Change – what’s good for you is good for your company
  • And finally, Julie will close with a Change Challenge. 

Do you have the courage to saddle your own horse and blaze your own trail?

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