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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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Defining Roles and Responsibilities

Companies in every sector and stage of growth resist defining roles and responsibilities to steer them. Failure to do so can be costly…

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Lack of Time Is Good for You

Time limits tighten focus, propel you over challenging hurdles, and maximize your chances of success…

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COVID and the Gift of Organizational Change

People have adapted to new ways of working and living, and in the process discovered…

NYC Big Book Award

The Journey of Not Knowing has won a 2020 Distinguished Favorite NYC Big Book Award for leadership! It’s exciting that despite the pandemic, writers from a worldwide community of writers from six continents and 100 cities participated.  May we all keep writing about and sharing new ideas!

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

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Take the Journey Quiz
Are you ready?


Find common challenges that stall careers, as reported by senior executives. Take the quiz and ask yourself if the behaviors describe you.

Media Chats

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

In Chamber: The Podcast

Julie Benezet gave up a law career to enter real estate development and later was an early executive at Amazon. Both provided valuable lessons in overcoming the unknown – “we lived change every hour of every day” at Amazon – and adapting to evolving circumstances. 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 »

Leading change: How one woman helped then-fledgling Amazon survive and thrive

Ryan Jespersen interviews Julie Benezet, author of The Journey of Not Knowing, and former director at Amazon. Listen Now »

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