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About Julie Benezet

Julie Benezet has devoted her working life to exploring the new, building businesses and helping others do the same. She developed Amazon’s first global real estate organization, worked many years as a finance lawyer, and led the growth of several successful businesses.

She now consults, writes, and speaks on living and leading in the 21st Century and decoding human behavior in the face of change.

Julie’s book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, advocates a new approach to leadership that embraces the scariness of the unknown as a source of inspiration rather than an obstacle to building a better future.
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Julie’s Books

The Journey of Not Knowing books

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”— T.S. Eliot

What’s New

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Hitting the Re-Set button—Five Steps to Overcome Inertia

Remembering why you want to promote a new idea will help you to re-set…

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Winning Workplaces Have (Your) Ears

A lot of people leave their jobs because they hate their bosses…

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The Leadership Life Is Messy: 5 Ideas to Address the Mess

Leadership requires something that lies outside of the orderly world of tools…

Uncertain about the future of your enterprise?
Here are 4 tips to confront and defeat those fears.

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Recent Media Chats

With the recent publication of The Journal of Not Knowing, Julie has been the subject of the following media interviews.

How Business Leaders Can Navigate the Unknown — and Thrive

Julie Benezet joined Amazon in 1998, when the company was just another ambitious startup in the nascent business of internet retail. Listen Now »

Bert Martinez Interview with Julie Benezet

Bert Martinez is a best selling author and radio show host of Money For Lunch. In this video he interviews Julie and discusses her career and her book, The Journey of Not Knowing. Watch Now »

The Government Shutdown: How to Embrace the Unknown to Survive and Thrive

Julie Benezet’s January 23, 2019 interview with Steve Bertrand on WGN’s Wintrust Business Lunch. Watch Now »


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The Journey of Not Knowing book was awarded a gold medal for cover design by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Kudos go to the creative people at theBookDesigners out of San Francisco who helped bring the design to life!


A Transformational Leadership Program

The Journey of Not Knowing Leadership Program is an executive development program that combines comprehensive classroom experience with individual coaching, assessment, and development work in the context of a peer-based community.

The program focuses on learning to navigate the unknown to move organizations into the future and applying the critical core competencies of leadership to get there.


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