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Why is it so IMPORTANT to talk about conversations?

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Welcome to the very first episode of the Conversations with Julie Podcast! This is the introductory episode that gets into why Julie Gillespie has created this podcast about conversations.

Julie wanted to create a safe place for you to come to, to understand how  conversations are what connect us… they enable us to be functional, compassionate humans.

Helen Palmer talks Julie through this introduction, so you can see how this podcast has become a project of hope for her.

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Our Reflections

By Emma Schneider and Julie Gillespie

Why a podcast about conversations?

Julie learns best by having a conversation. She knows that conversations are an exploration to progress through to an answer or outcome. That it’s about setting up a safe space to be able to sit in the mess and figure it out with people. Her lived experience coupled with deep curiosity has given her the lived expertise to share her stories and knowledge about how conversations can be a good thing, and can even save a life.

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About Julie


Julie’s mission is to help create mentally safe work spaces, where every person can turn up as their best self, every day! This is her passion work.

Her consulting, coaching, and training work is grounded in over 25 years of business leadership experience and technical training, supported by an Executive Master of Business Administration.
Julie has also lived with mental ill health and knows how tough it is to keep going when the deadlines are running, and people are looking to be led. This has fuelled Julie’s research, study, and education around mental health and wellbeing, to find valid solutions and resources so others can benefit from her experience.
As an Accredited Principal Master Instructor for Mental Health First Aid® with Credentials in the Science and Practice of Wellbeing, Julie has the resources, tools, support, and network to achieve her mission with you.

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