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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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”— T.S. Eliot
Leading in a Crisis: Five Lessons from the Almeda Fire
Well, I thought I’d come to terms with living life out of control. Crises surround us: a pandemic, a tanked economy, lawless…
Mastering Business Development
For many leaders, business development resides outside their core competencies and comfort zone, to their firm’s detriment…
Independent Press Award Winner
The Journey continues! I just learned that my book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, received a 2020 Distinguished Favorite INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD in the Leadership category. The IPA evaluates books in multiple categories from writers across the globe. Aside from the honor of being recognized by that community, I appreciate its support for the core Journey message to take chances and embrace the scariness of the new to make life better. We could use a lot of that right now!
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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.
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 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 »
Ryan Jespersen interviews Julie Benezet, author of The Journey of Not Knowing, and former director at Amazon. Listen Now »
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