Julie Williamson

  • Co-Author with Peter Sheahan of MATTER: Create more value, move beyond the competition, and become the obvious choice
  • Vice President of Strategy + Research, Karrikins Group

Dr. Williamson is a Vice President of Strategy and Research for Karrikins Group, where she has worked with some of the world's largest companies, helping them set and execute on strategy and transformation. She is a leading voice in how organizations link together communication, design, strategy, sales, marketing and service to deliver sustainable growth. She uses both traditional and forward looking resources in her strategy and transformation work, leveraging design thinking to help client arrive at solutions that are informed by data and inspired by creativity.

Her work with Peter Sheahan on the recently released book MATTER: Create more value, move beyond the competition, and become the obvious choice highlights Julie’s commitment to working with clients to find and deliver on opportunities for growth and development.

Julie is an educator and a professional, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses on organizational strategy, behavior, and change, and helping students connect the theoretical concepts to real-world applications. Her work with knowledge management and leadership development has been put to the test with Fortune 100 companies and stands well outside of the classroom.

 
  

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Julie Williamson
  • Cardinal Health
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Microsoft
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Building Generative Organizations - Driving Impact and Innovation

Generative organizations continuously create more impact on their customers, employees, and communities. As a result, they routinely are able to differentiate themselves and provide higher value products and services that drive more value. They are resilient in times of disruption, and they continua ...

Generative organizations continuously create more impact on their customers, employees, and communities. As a result, they routinely are able to differentiate themselves and provide higher value products and services that drive more value. They are resilient in times of disruption, and they continually generate new solutions by proactively re-inventing their products, services, operating models, and even their markets. This case-study rich presentation provides examples of companies that have delivered unique impact during incredibly disruptive times. Participants will learn three ways they can think about creating a generative environment within their own organization.

Finding Your Edge of Disruption

Taking control of disruption and benefiting from it means finding the place where you can uniquely create the most value. How do you find that place where you can leverage the best of what you’ve delivered in the past with where the market is going – your edge of disruption? You have to commit to se ...

Taking control of disruption and benefiting from it means finding the place where you can uniquely create the most value. How do you find that place where you can leverage the best of what you’ve delivered in the past with where the market is going – your edge of disruption? You have to commit to seeing the whole board, challenging assumptions, and choosing to be optimistic about the future. This presentation walks the audience through an entertaining and engaging process to discover their own edge of disruption, as they work to stay ahead of changes in the market and find ways to matter more in their industries.

Generative Leadership - Thriving in Turbulent Times

Legacy models of leadership are leading people to work harder and harder, but without getting more done. Generative leaders know how to reduced the noise, and do the work that really matters- how to do less better, and in doing so creating more space for their people to innovate new ways of providin ...

Legacy models of leadership are leading people to work harder and harder, but without getting more done. Generative leaders know how to reduced the noise, and do the work that really matters- how to do less better, and in doing so creating more space for their people to innovate new ways of providing value. How? Generative leaders do four things incredibly well: they co-create solutions, they focus on engagement with their teams and their customers, they visibly align themselves and their teams to higher order strategic goals, and they are change-able themselves, while creating an environment where their teams are too. As a result, their teams are able to generate more results sustainably over time. This engaging presentation will inspire people to become generative leaders in their own organizations, and provide concrete actions people can take immediately to do so.

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Fortune sheds some light on Matter

The innovative work by renowned disruption expert, business trends analyst, and Vice President of Strategy and Research at Karrikins Group, Julie Williamson, PhD, is highlighted in this Fortune Magazine piece.  With successful relationships with clients like Microsoft, AT&T, and Wells Fargo, Williamson in the book Matter, has helped businesses embrace disruption and use it as an opportunity.

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Vice President of Strategy + Research for Karrikins Group, Julie Williamson has worked around the world with some of the largest companies, helping them set and execute on strategy and transformation. At the same time, she has worked with small, local organizations (for profit, non-profit, and government) to drive success as they seek to grow their revenue and their impact their communities.

Julie is an educator and a professional, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses on organizational strategy, behavior, and change, and helping students connect the theoretical concepts to real-world applications. Her work with knowledge management and leadership development has been put to the test with Fortune 100 companies and stands well outside of the classroom.

Her work with Peter Sheahan on the recently released book MATTER: Create more value, move beyond the competition, and become the obvious choicehighlights Julie’s commitment to working with clients to find and deliver on opportunities for growth and development.

Julie has worked in many industries, including telecom and cable, health care, utilities, financial services, and CPG. In consulting, Julie is particularly interested in working with clients on customer to brand and employee to brand connections and engagement, and building strategies focused on growth

As a speaker and an author, Julie focuses on several key areas, including:

  • Creating culture with intention, for example, a culture of innovation
  • Building organizations that Matter, and that consistently are the obvious choice for their customers, employees, and communities
  • Developing organizational resiliency, where employees cannot just survive but thrive in turbulent times
  • Pushing leaders to set, design, and communicate strategies for achieving growth goals, and then articulating that in effective ways
  • Finding and giving voice to what’s “really happening” as a company sets a new strategic goal