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, negotiated major financing deals, and founded several successful businesses.

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

Julie’s recently released 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.   Read More »

Julie’s Book

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

What’s New

The Reward of Change

Change is hard, for everyone, but the reward of entering the discomfort zone is valuable new information and opportunity. Read More »

Julie Benezet Joins FGI Board

The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Benezet, MSc, to the Board of Directors. Learn More »

Operational Issues Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Curing a specific operational issue and building something of longer-term value are part of the same effort. Read More »

Now Available as an Audiobook

You can now peer into your future via your headphones. The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None is available on all your favorite audiobook channels. The book starts with a true story from Amazon in 1999, then moves on to the corridors of Arrow, Inc., a fictional company with characters highly recognizable to anyone who has worked. Combining storytelling, business experience and human psychology, The Journey of Not Knowing illuminates the importance of being comfortable with the discomfort of not knowing what the future might hold for leaders and anyone else who dares to pursue better things.

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Julie’s Popular Posts

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Introducing “The View from the Treehouse”

Rebranding the Blog, introducing “The View from the Treehouse”

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The Heresy of Change: How Self-Knowledge Empowers Leaders

Is there something in the water that heralds different thinking?

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How are Mindfulness and Executive Presence Related

Principles to follow on how the mindfulness and executive presence are related.

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

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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.

Latest Book Awards

Foreword Indies Award

Judged by booksellers and librarians, the Foreword INDIES honor the best independently published books. The Journey of Not Knowing book was a Foreword INDIES Winner in the category of Business & Economics.

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.


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