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Julia Rees

Female Founder Spotlight: Julia Rees

6 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Julia Rees
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Julia Rees

Julia is passionate about helping women to find balance, clarity, confidence, freedom and direction both within their personal and professional lives.  She is the founder of Julia Rees Coaching, offering Style, Confidence and Success Coaching for women who are ready to take (back) control of their lives, feel empowered and live the life of their dreams. 

She inspires women to think about who and what they want to be and why and shows them that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. She coaches women in life & business to help them go from where they are to where they truly want to be, whilst enjoying the journey! 

She is also the Senior Managing Editor of the Code of Style Magazine, the owner and founder of the Style with Julia Styling Agency and the Velvet Runway Style & Travel blog, and she has 2 published books. 

She gives women the tools and resources they need and works with them to overcome limiting beliefs, breakthrough fear and develop a confident and positive mindset and encourages them to take action and make the necessary changes so they can begin to fully enjoy and to thrive (not just survive) in their personal and professional lives!  She’s not just their coach, she’s their cheerleader and business partner too, and she works alongside them every step of the way to help them achieve their goals and dreams.

What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own company? 

“I would love to encourage women to start their own company as there is nothing more motivating than having the freedom to work for yourself. You can have both financial and location independence and you get to choose your own hours and the people you work with. 

I really feel like I am making a difference to other women’s lives and the feeling I get when a client has a win is the most incredible feeling and what keeps me motivated! 

I would really encourage women to take a leap of faith and believe in themselves! Launching your own business is scary, but lots of skills and knowledge are transferable. 

My own career path has been very varied, but it is precisely because of this varied trajectory that I am uniquely qualified to help other women on their journey. 

I’ve worked as a Personal Stylist, a Secondary School Teacher and a Finance and Marketing Director, as well as having studied Pathology and Psychology at University, and each of these jobs has given me knowledge and/or a skill that I am now using in my own business. 

Believe in yourself and believe in your idea. Do the research, ask others for advice, get a mentor, whatever it takes, but just do it! 

That isn’t to say that hard work isn’t an essential requirement to starting your own company. Maximum effort equals maximum results and you will get out of your business what you put into it. 

But, waking up every day feeling excited and grateful that I get to do a job I love and help other women achieve their dreams is worth all the efforts I have to put in.”

What are your top tips for entrepreneurial success? 

Take a leap of faith : When you start out it can seem very overwhelming, but don’t be put off by the enormity of the task. Instead, break it down into manageable pieces and just take one small step at a time. Celebrate all the wins, no matter how small and treat any failures and incompletes as opportunities for learning

Start with a vision : Many people start a business without really taking time to envision the end result! What will success look like? How will I know if I’ve achieved it? If you don’t know where you’re trying to get to, you will never know if you get there! You need to fix your end point and clearly be able to visualise it so you can put in place strategies and action plans to achieve it. If you don’t have a clear vision of what success will look like for you, you will constantly drift off course and waste time on doing the “wrong things”.

Enjoy the journey – if you’re constantly fixated on the goal, the whole process will be stressful and overwhelming. Instead, fix your end point, your stepping stones along the way (your goals) and then enjoy the journey.

Stay consistent and persevere – there will be times when you will want to give up – I guarantee it – but don’t! Perseverance will pay off in the end! The key to maintaining momentum is to transform as many actions as possible into routines so that you are not spending time worrying about them. A morning routine is really essential to start your day on the right foot.

Fix your destination, but be flexible about the route! You need to be clear on your vision of success, but you want to be flexible about the route you take. You may hit “roadblocks” along the way, new opportunities may present themselves, situations may change, you may meet new people, so be open to change. You may have to take a detour but fix the end point .
Embrace failure – Fail fast and fail often – the harder and quicker you fail the more you learn! Get over your ego! This is still hard for me, as I’m always nervous of doing presentations and making a mess of them. But, I have to remind myself that it’s just my ego and that I need to risk my ego if I want to succeed and if I want to help other women succeed too! 

IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Julia Rees
IWD Inspirational Female Founders Spotlight: Julia Rees

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most? 

Michelle Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Sara Blakely

J. K Rowling

My daughters (technically 2 women!) 

What are your favourite sayings/inspirational quotes?

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t-you’re right. “ – Henry Ford 

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already” – J K Rowling 

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Founder and CEO of Julia Rees Coaching and The Velvet Runway
Senior Managing Editor at The Code of Style Magazine
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